Online survey into Milngavie’s future

Milngavie Precinct'Photo by Emma Mitchell'7/6/13
Milngavie Precinct'Photo by Emma Mitchell'7/6/13

An online survey has been set up where you can take your part in the on-going conversation about the future of Milngavie.

The short questionnaire accompanies last week’s successful Making The Most Of Milngavie meeting, which sought people’s views on the way forward for the town.

It asks three questions: what do you like about Milngavie?, what don’t you like about Milngavie and what bright ideas do you have for Milngavie’s future?

All submissions will go towards information being compiled by organisers of the meeting, which was supported by Milngavie Community Council and other local organisations and which drew around 100 people to the Fraser Centre.

Callum Christie, of Frontier Holidays, was instrumental in getting the meeting off the ground.

He said: “The meeting was very well attended, but there were people who couldn’t come along or who didn’t know about it and this allows people to get in touch and have their say.

“We’d ask people who were at the meeting to fill in the survey as well. The meeting was a big step forward and I’m delighted at how it went.”

The meeting heard a wide ranging discussion about the town.

People identified Milngavie’s natural setting, including features such as the start of the West Highland Way, the reservoirs and Mugdock Park as being amongst its greatest assets, along with its community spirit and history.

Attendees criticised the lack of parking, a lack of allotment space and the “poor range of shops” in the precinct .

Claims were made that the town centre “looked tired” and that it was “dead at night” and that it lacked cover for outdoors events.

The next stage of the process will involve a meeting with representatives with East Dunbartonshire Council and further public meetings, the details of which are yet to be announced.

People can take part in the survey by going to tinyurl.com/milngavie-june2013

What are your views? What is the way forward for Milngavie and the surrounding area? Leave a comment below, e-mail us at mbherald@jnscotland.co.uk or write to us at 11 Dalrymple Court, Kirkintilloch, G66 3AA.