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LETTER: CALA director’s open letter to Bishopbriggs community over Meadowburn housing plan

Sir, – In response to East Dunbartonshire Council’s recent decision to refuse an application for residential development on a brownfield site at Jellyhill, Bishopbriggs – an area of land which was allocated by the council for housing in their own adopted Local Development Plan – CALA Homes (West) would wish to convey our disappointment with the decision.

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Storm Ophelia seen from the Meteosat satellite captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station, showing the size of the storm heading towards the UK.

Fallen tree due to Storm Ophelia has now been cleared

Storm Ophelia caused a tree to fall on Strathblane Road, Milngavie, around 9pm last night but the road has now been cleared by East Dunbartonshire Council’s emergency roads team.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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This shows the damage to trees and vegetation on Barloch Moor

Anger over moor ‘destruction’

Residents claim that work to replace a footbridge and paths in Barloch Moor, Milngavie, has damaged an old stone wall, paths, kerbs and trees.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Antonine Wall in New Kilpatrick Cemetery. Picture: Emma Mitchell

What was once a barrier will bring communities together

An ambitious project to bring the Antonine Wall to life has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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There will be plenty of opportunities for all those taking part on the day.

Explore the history of East Dunbartonshire

Residents are being urged to explore the history of East Dunbartonshire as Scotland prepares to celebrate Heritage Awareness Day.

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Campaigners during a protest at No10 Downing Street recently

Kirkintilloch shared space campaigners: ‘We have been vindicated’

The battle to have Kirkintilloch’s controversial shared space road layout reversed stepped up a gear this week.

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Major housing plan rejected

Major housing plan rejected

Campaigners are jubilant after plans for a major housing development on greenspace at Bishopbriggs were unanimously rejected last week.

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Westerton Hall

Helpers needed for Westerton action day

A wee reminder that this Saturday (September 30) volunteers are needed to join a community day to help spruce up the area in front of Westerton Hall on Maxwell Avenue.

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Study reveals opposition to bin collection changes in North Lanarkshire

Study reveals opposition to bin collection changes in North Lanarkshire

A survey carried out by SNP politicians found 9/10 people oppose changes to bin collections in North Lanarkshire.

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More hold-ups for motorists at Lenzie

More hold-ups for motorists at Lenzie

There are more hold-ups for motorists at Lenzie because of roadworks.

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Council leader Gordan Low with the plans at Mugdock Park.

East Dunbartonshire Council is planning a green future

Two green-themed plans, described as “crucial to the wellbeing of East Dunbartonshire’s places and people”, have been officially unveiled.

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Pass a test to get a bigger bin in North Lanarkshire

Pass a test to get a bigger bin in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council officials will give householders a bigger bin - but only if a visiting inspector is satisfied that a bigger receptacle is required.

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Plans for new affordable homes and retiral flats at Kirkintilloch

Plans for new affordable homes and retiral flats at Kirkintilloch

Plans are afoot to build 50 new affordable homes and 38 new retirement flats on ground at playing fields in Kirkintilloch.

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Could you be a waste warrior?

Could you be a waste warrior?

East Dunbartonshire Council has signed up to join Recycle Week’s army of ambassadors in a bid to get Scotland recycling more.

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John Devlin 29/05/17. GLASGOW. Stock shot of Scottish Green Party MSP for West of Scotland, Ross Greer.

Slapping a tax on vacant land in East Dunbartonshire could bring in £1m, say Greens

A new report by the Scottish Greens claims giving East Dunbartonshire Council the power to tax the 70 football pitches worth of vacant and derelict land in the area could generate nearly £1 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis.

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Photo Emma Mitchell 11.09.17  Photo of Muirhead Councillor John McLaren with furious residents at Muirhead

Fury after trees flattened and paths damaged

Residents in a North Lanarkshire village are up in arms after a development company flattened woodland behind their homes and damaged public footpaths.

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