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West End Festival 2018


Just a reminder that the West End Festival is upon us again. For a full list of what’s on check out the link below:


Wilton Street Gardens Fete – Saturday June 2nd


The annual Wilton Street Gardens Fete is on this Saturday (June 2nd) between 1.30 & 4pm.

Everyone’s welcome for a fun filled afternoon with kids’ entertainment, BBQ, scrumptious cakes, local artists and craft workers, apple juicing, bric-a-brac, massage and music. And this year we’re hooking up with Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival, with wildlife gardening activities and advice.

A great afternoon out for all the family!


‘The Woody’ by Martin Gavin


Thanks to Martin Gavin for sending us his image of ‘The Woody’ aka The Woodside Social Club. Closed in 2007 it is now residential dwellings.

This  ‘B’ listed building in North Woodside Road was built as a mission church for the Free College Church near Lyndeoch Crescent.  As the location for the founding  of the First Glasgow Company of the Boys’ Brigade, the earliest uniformed organisation in the world, the building is of historical interest.

The BB was founded by William Smith,  an elder and  Sunday School teacher in the College Church . Smith was also a member of the Lanarkshire Volunteers on which he based the new organisation.

New Woodside Health and Care Centre Update


New Health and Care Centre Project Update

The new Woodside Health and Care Centre development is still on schedule for completion and ‘hand over’ from the contractor by the end of 2018. The precise dates for services to be operational within the new facility will be confirmed in due course. After the building work is complete, the system and services will be fully tested and the building cleaned and furnished to ensure a smooth transfer for patients, staff and visitors.

The new address will be: 891 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7ER.

The new telephone numbers and transfer date will be widely publicised when available.

Getting to the New Centre and Campus Facilities

The bus routes on Maryhill Road are:

No 60       Easterhouse – Clydebank Bus Station

No 60A     Easterhouse – Milngavie

No 61       Sandyhills – Summerston

No 17       Glasgow (Central Station) – Duntocher

N0 C8/10  Buchanan Bus Station – Balfron

And the bus routes on Garscube Road/Firhill Road are:

M3            Glasgow City Centre – Milton

The campus itself has 48 staff/public car parking spaces and a number of ‘on road’ staff/public spaces (outwith peak travel time) surrounding the development. Each GP practice will be allocated an ‘on call’ parking space and there are two drop off zones, one at the main entrance on Doncaster Street and the other at Hinshaw Street which should ease the flow of traffic. There will also be an ambulance/emergency bay, an electric car charging bay, 8 disabled parking spaces and a bike shelter.

Keyless Cars – Relay Theft Warning


Keyless Cars – Relay Theft Warning

Following recent concerns raised by one of our Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators we thought it appropriate to circulate the following information / advice.

Keyless Theft or Relay Theft continues to be a growing issue. In fact vehicle security experts estimate 68 per cent of stolen cars are now taken after being “electronically compromised”.

What is keyless theft?

The process criminals use to steal a car via keyless theft – also known as relay theft – is relatively simple. They use a relay amplifier and a relay transmitter, identify a house with a targeted car parked outside and, by using these gadgets, can detect whether the car features keyless entry. If the car key is close enough the amplifier will detect its signal, amplify it and send it to the transmitter.

This transmitter then effectively becomes the key, and tricks the car into thinking the real key is nearby, whereupon the thieves are able to open the car, get in and drive away. The whole process can take as little as 60 seconds and can be completed in near silence.

How to avoid keyless theft – top tips

Keyless theft sounds almost like the perfect crime – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to stop it from happening to you.

Don’t forget the basics

Ensure your car is properly locked, parked in a well lit area, and keep keys far away from doors and windows. This will minimize the chances a criminal will be able to find and amplify the key’s signal and is general good practice. Owners can keep their car keys in a metal tin to block signals.

Can you switch off your key?

Investigate whether it’s possible to switch your key’s signal off, as some offer this function – though it’s not always obvious, requiring a double button press or a combination of pushes on the key. Check your manual or speak to your vehicle dealer to find out if your key has this function.

Physical barriers

You could also purchase an aftermarket security device such as a Thatcham approved steering wheel lock, a driveway parking post, or even a wheel clamp. Even if the thieves are able to access and start your car, these should prevent them from driving away – and many criminals will consider bypassing these.

Signal-blocking pouches

Consider purchasing a signal blocker pouch / wallet to keep your car key in. These pouches contain signal-blocking materials that stop your key transmitting its code, preventing criminals from being able to detect and amplify the signal. There are numerous types now on the market. (owners should, test whether a pouch they’ve purchased works by putting the key in it and ensuring the car doesn’t unlock when they stand next to it.)

Further Advice

Other steps you can take to keep your car safe include checking if there are any software updates for the car itself, remaining vigilant for unusual activity in your area and having an aftermarket immobiliser or tracker fitted. Carmakers themselves are working on countermeasures to combat the issue of keyless theft, with new frequency technologies, software and keys among the developments taking place. If in any doubt please contact your vehicle dealer.

Your Local Health and Social Care Services are under review!


Thursday 24 May 2018, 10.00am – 12.30pm in the Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS.

Individuals, community and patient groups, Voluntary Sector and Community Council representatives, carers and the wider interested community are invited to find out about and discuss:

  • Primary Care (GP) Improvement Plans,
  • Proposals and programme to transform healthcare and social care with services being delivered in people’s homes, their communities and in hospitals, and 
  • Review of Out of Hours Services

For more information contact: May Simpson, Tel 0141 314 6226 or email: May.Simpson@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

To book a place and advise of any support requirements contact: Stephanie.Moore@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or Tel: 0141 314 6241 by Friday 18 May 2018

20’s Plenty for Woodside


(mandatory 20mph speed limit zone) order 201_

Glasgow City Council proposes to consider the introduction of the above named Traf c Regulation Order in terms of the Road Traf c Regulation Act 1984.

The order will affect the residential area generally bounded by Garscube Road to the east, Maryhill Road to the west and New City Road to the south.

The roads affected by these proposals are listed below:

Ancroft Street, Baird Brae, Barr Street, Braid Square, Braid Street, Burns Street, Callander Street, Cedar Court, Cedar Street, Civic Street, Clarendon Place, Clarendon Street, Corn Street, Doncaster Street, Edington Street, Farnell Street, Gladstone Street, Glenfarg Street, Grovepark Court, Grovepark Gardens, Grovepark Place, Grovepark Street, Hinshaw Street, Hopehill Gardens, Hopehill Road, Maltbarns Street, Manresa Place, Nansen Street, New City Road, North Woodside Road, Oakbank Industrial Estate, Phoenix Road, Raglan Street, Rodney Street, Sawmill eld Street, St Peters Street, St George’s Place, Trossachs Court, Trossachs Street, Unity Place, Windsor Street and Windsor Terrace.

This proposal would introduce a Mandatory 20mph speed limit zone.

A copy of the Draft Order, relevant map, statement of reasons and detailed report for proposing to make
the Order are available for inspection 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday inclusive at: Reception, Land and Environmental Services, Exchange House, 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX.

Further information and copies of the relevant map, statement of reasons and detailed report can be viewed online at www.glasgow.gov.uk/proposedtro.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed Order must submit this in writing to Land and Environmental Services, Exchange House, 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX or email land@glasgow.gov.uk and it must be received by Friday 15 June 2018.

It is the responsibility of the person making the objection to ensure that the Council receive it by the date stated above.

Glasgow City Council asks that all persons making a written submission state their name and address.
All objections must be made in writing and must contain a written statement of the grounds of the objection.

Support of the proposals can also be submitted using the above contact details.

Annemarie O’Donnell, Chief Executive,
City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU

May Orchid Fair in the Botanic Gardens


Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Saturday 12 May 2018
10.00 am until 6.00 pm
Sunday 13 May 2018
10.00 am until 5.00 pm

Specialist orchid nurseries will be tempting you with their exquisite flowers and plants and offering advice on how to keep them should you need it.

The Scottish Orchid Society are putting on a display and giving talks and practical demonstrations.

The Main Range of glasshouses will be open as usual each day for visitors to enjoy the extensive tropical plant displays including Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.

West Glasgow Minor Injury Unit closes


The West Glasgow Minor Injury Unit (MIU), temporarily re-opened as part of the board’s winter plan, closed on Friday, 20 April at 9pm.

Opening the MIU from January to April enabled the Board to provide additional capacity over the peak winter months as well as the Easter holiday weekend where GP surgeries were closed.
The MIU service will now return to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital from 9am on 21 April.

The MIU is the only service affected at the West Glasgow site. The West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital at Yorkhill will continue to provide a range of local hospital outpatient services including:

•    Cardiology
•    Dermatology
•    Dietetics
•    Epilepsy
•    Occupational health
•    Orthopaedic
•    Respiratory testing
•    Maternity care
•    Children’s diabetes service.


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