Your chance to have say on transport

YOU are being invited to have your say on transport issues in East Dunbartonshire.

It’s a hot topic just now, with recent speculation over the creation of a new train station between Hillfoot and Milngavie and the recent decision by First Glasgow to axe a bus route.

East Dunbartonshire Council is formulating its Local Transport Strategy (LTS) and is giving people the chance to talk to council officers and fill in a questionnaire.

The LTS looks at improvements that can be made to all modes of travel in Bearsden, Milngavie and beyond.

Drop in sessions are being held where people can ask questions and have some input.

They take place on Monday from 10am-12.30pm in Brookwood Library, Bearsden, and on Tuesday from 10am-12.30pm in the Allander Leisure centre.

If you cannot attend then you can make your views known by picking up a questionnaire from your local library and returning it using freepost or by completing it online at Both the paper and online questionnaires will be available from Monday.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the development & infrastructure committee, hopes that as many local people as possible get involved.

He said: “The council is committed to making it easier to travel in and around East Dunbartonshire and revising the Local Transport Strategy is key to helping us deliver on that commitment.

“It is important that there is wide participation in developing the new strategy which is why we have arranged drop-in sessions and produced a questionnaire that will be widely available to the people of East Dunbartonshire.

“Delivering improvements to our transport network will benefit the whole community and we look forward to hearing the views of local people and our various partners over coming weeks.”