Westerton conservation grants cut

EAST Dunbartonshire Cou ncil has cut the home improvement grant to homeowners living in Westerton’s conservation area to 15 per cent - up to a limit of £3,000.

Until last April Historic Scotland (HS) provided help of 25 per cent with the council matching this to meet the additional costs of maintaining a property within the Westerton Garden Suburb Town Scheme.

But following the withdrawal of funding from HS the council has had to look again at their funding.

Councillors agreed to the change on the proviso they would have another look at it in six months time.

Wall planning pledge

MORE stringent planning regulations have been proposed to protect the Antonine Wall.

Councillors agreed at a development and infrastructure meeting to a impliment additional safeguards looking at a range of environmental considerations on developments along the length of the Roman remains, a World Heritage Site which runs through Bearsden.

A public consultation will be carried out starting in late June involving community councils and other interest groups.

Man ‘had cannabis’

A 19-YEAR-OLD Milngavie man was arrested after police stopped and searched him in Clober Road, Milngavie on Tuesday at 9pm. He allegedly had a quantity of cannabis on him.