To download the report click the link below.
wyndford-tree-report – 67.4MB pdf
Cube submitted the report to Glasgow City Council in July as part of the planning application. A member of staff from the council will be going round Wyndford this week to confirm if the details in the report are correct or not.
To view all three of the full planning applications go to the link below, change the ‘status’ to current, and type Wyndford into the search box.
For updates see the WRA facebook page.
Last year the WRA chose to move it’s main focus from ‘Police and Antisocial Behaviour’, to ‘Landscape & Environment’. The lighting around the estate has all been upgraded , which has made a huge improvement, but a lot of people agreed that something needed to be done about the general state of the streets and other areas.
Members of the committee noted, and took pictures, of parts of the estate that had simply started to fall apart. Lets be blunt about this, most of it wasn’t vandalism, it was neglect.
Alasdair MacMahon personally walked the length of Wyndford to list all the repairs needed. He then prepared a detailed report for the Council and Cube Housing. As a result Councillors and Cube have agreed to meet with residents to do a ‘walkabout’, and discuss what action will be taken next. If you want to come along, it will be held on Thursday the 24th of October, at 1pm. See the facebook page for more info.
Bouncy Castles – Ponies – Face Painting – Petting Zoo – Artillery Gun – Bouncy Assault Course – Fire Engine – Art Stall – DJ – Football – Live Band + more… ALL FREE!
The WRA will be having it’s annual Fun Day in The Maryhill Hub, from 12-4pm.
This is being supported by Cube Housing Association, the Wheatley Group, and Glasgow Community & Safety Services.
On the Wednesday the 16th of January members of the WRA set out with members from the Wyndford & District Community Council to grit the paths for the snow that was forecast for the coming Friday. As it turned out the snow ended up moving south, and nothing fell. Not to worry, as it was good practice, and we realised that it take us a lot less time than we thought it would to grit the estate. We’ve also asked the Council to move one of the grit bins nearer to the sheltered housing complex.
We’d like to thank GHA and Cube Housing for donating £50 towards equipment and salt (as well as a place to store our equipment), and Tesco for giving us some salt and snow shovels. Carol Lang from Glasgow Community & Safety Services has also provide a lot of support, and information.
Andy Waddell, Head of Roads and Neighbourhood Services has confirmed that work to upgrade the street lights in the estate will start sometime shortly after the 19th of November this year. The yellow lights will be replaced by white lighting. Work was due to start in September, but there were problems purchasing materials for the job.
If you notice any lights out on the estate please call Roads and Lighting Faults (RALF) on 0800 37 36 35 or 0141 276 7000. It’s always a good idea to keep any references they give you in case the work doesn’t get done. If it doesn’t please contact the WRA and we will chase it up. 07403 521 530.
Police will be attending the meeting to discuss their plans for the area. This will also give residents a chance to voice their concerns, and ask questions.
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Seeing as the last few winters have been it a bit extreme it would make sense if we tried to prepare as much as possible for this one. Some of the pavements and stairs have been so bad that going to the shops for a pint of milk seemed more like a death wish than a daily chore.
The map above shows the roads and footpaths that are gritted by the Council. The yellow squares are were grit bins should be. At the moment there are only three in the estate, as some bins are taken in after winter to avoid vandalism.
The WRA will be asking the Council to put in extra bins, especially near the Sheltered Housing, and the Garrioch Road entrance. With a bit of luck we might be able to get the council to agree to gritting more footpaths as well. Please let us know if you think there is a particular spot that needs attention, as this will help us make our case to the council department responsible. Land and Environmental Services (LES)
If your able to make it to an LES depot you can pick up 10kg(Max) of rock salt for your own use. The nearest depot is Dawsholm Recycling Centre, just past Kelvindale train station. Here a list of all the depots, and the opening hours for salt.
Glasgow City Council – Common Questions on Winter Maintenance
Frank Martin – Secretary