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Get your skates on and head to the park

A new £120,000 skate park was opened in Milngavie’s Lennox Park last week and it’s already proving wheely popular.

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Disruption on the road at Bearsden

Disruption on the road at Bearsden

Motorists are advised to avoid a road in Bearsden if they can because of long tailbacks.

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Tannoch Loch, Milngavie. Picture by Emma Mitchell.

Plea to feed the birds the right way

Residents in Milngavie are warning people not to feed the ducks with bread on Tannoch Loch because it causes a variety of problems.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Chaos at Catherine Street junction without the safety lights

Second bid by SNP councillors to have lights reinstated at Kirkintilloch shared space

SNP councillors are to make another bid to have safety lights reinstated at Catherine Street junction in Kirkintilloch at a meeting of East Dunbartonshire Council next week.

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Gil Paterson outside the flats in Nithsdale Crescent, Bearsden.

MSP wants flats to be demolished

MSP Gil Paterson is calling for a derelict block of flats to be pulled down in Bearsden, and replaced with a modern

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3.4.17 Photo Jamie Forbes. Campaigners who are celebrating after a controversial housing development on greenbelt land in Torrance was rejected by the Scottish Government.

Victory for campaigners as Scottish Ministers reject housing plan

Campaigners are jubilant 
after Scottish Government ministers rejected an 
appeal by builders for a 
controversial housing development on a greenbelt site.

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SLIDESHOW: New “Spirit of Peace” garden opening

A new garden has been officially opened at St Andrew’s Church in Bearsden as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Gil Paterson MSP calls for block to be demolished and social affordable housing to be built instead.

MSP calls for demolition of derelict flats and construction of affordable housing

MSP Gil Paterson is calling on a derelict block of flats to be pulled down in Bearsden, and replaced with a modern affordable front-and-backdoor housing.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Villagers sign up for SMART power project

A pioneering ‘smart energy’ project in a Scottish village is powering ahead after more than a quarter of local residents signed up to take part.

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Bulky items can be donated to charity

Think twice before binning

Council chiefs have diverted over six tonnes of unwanted bulky items destined for landfill to local charities in the past year.

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Children from Milngavie Nursery planted daffodil bulbs and picked brambles for the Milngavie Orchard project.

New Milngavie Orchard opens this Saturday

A new orchard at Milngavie Primary School is going to be officially opened this Saturday (May 20) at 10.40am just before the the School’s Summer Fayre.

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Maxwell Avenue, Westerton.

Section of Maxwell Avenue will be closed for three days

A section of Maxwell Avenue in Bearsden is going to be closed for three days from Thursday, May 25 to enable Scottish Water to carry out improvement work on the waste water network.

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This lovely mural is in the lane next to Finsbay in Milngavie.

Lane next to Finsbay is being transformed

The owners of Finsbay restaurant and pub in Milngavie have been involved in developing the lane next to them with help from East Dunbartonshire Council’s Stalled Spaces and Milngavie BID to make it more attractive and offer people a place to take a photo, sit and enjoy a drink or a Colpi’s ice cream.

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MSP Rona Mackay is handed the petition

Thousands want fracking ban

A group dedicated to stopping fracking in East Dunbartonshire have helped deliver a 5,000-strong petition to Holyrood.

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The Bentley Effect film aims to inspire people to take a stand against fracking.

Film aims to inspire people to take a stand against fracking

Campaigners hope that an award-winning film telling the story of an Australian community’s fight against fracking will inspire people in East Dunbartonshire to support the cause.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Residents are being asked if they'd like the opportunity to grow their own food.

Would you like to grow your own food?

Communities are being given food for thought as work gets underway to develop a Food Growing Strategy for East Dunbartonshire.

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