Monday, 30 July 2018

New Woodside Health Centre takes shape

As part of my travels on Garscube Road, I have noticed the development of the new Woodside Health and Social Care Centre which is due to open in early 2019.

 View of the new building from Garscube Road
View of new bike parking and spaces for Nextbike, nearby on Firhill Road.

I am supporting the provision of a Green Travel Plan for the new facilities. Requests have been made for local cycle hire provision and better bike parking to make it easier to travel to and from the new centre by bike.

Visit to Claypits Local Nature Reserve

On several occasions in the last month, I have visited the local nature reserve known as Claypits, which has its main entrance located at the Applecross Basin. It has fully accessible paths throughout the area overlooking the Forth and Clyde Canal and rooftops of Glasgow's West End.

 Views of the new pathway through Claypits to Hamiltonhill.
Looking across the local nature reserve to the University of Glasgow.

I have enjoyed walking and jogging along the pathways. There are stunning views over the city's rooftops from the highest point on the path. It is the site of wetland and willow scrub used by roe deer and waterfowl. 

Flowers in Kersland Lane

This month, I have supported community litter picks and clean ups at Kersland Lane. The appearance of this neighbourhood has benefited from the many flowers in the planters and throughout the community garden. The quality of life for residents is enhanced by having access to this community garden with seating.

 Planter on Cecil Street
Wildflowers growing in the community garden

There is a still a problem with rubbish dumped in Kersland Lane and in recent weeks, some bins were set on fire. Clean ups are needed to help maintain the open spaces and any fire raising incidents or litter issues are reported to the relevant agencies.