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Plans for new affordable homes and retiral flats at Kirkintilloch

Plans are afoot to build 50 new affordable homes and 38 new retirement flats on ground at playing fields in Kirkintilloch.

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Could you be a waste warrior?

Could you be a waste warrior?

East Dunbartonshire Council has signed up to join Recycle Week’s army of ambassadors in a bid to get Scotland recycling more.

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John Devlin 29/05/17. GLASGOW. Stock shot of Scottish Green Party MSP for West of Scotland, Ross Greer.

Slapping a tax on vacant land in East Dunbartonshire could bring in £1m, say Greens

A new report by the Scottish Greens claims giving East Dunbartonshire Council the power to tax the 70 football pitches worth of vacant and derelict land in the area could generate nearly £1 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis.

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Photo Emma Mitchell 11.09.17  Photo of Muirhead Councillor John McLaren with furious residents at Muirhead

Fury after trees flattened and paths damaged

Residents in a North Lanarkshire village are up in arms after a development company flattened woodland behind their homes and damaged public footpaths.

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Ross Greer at Bearsden Cross

MSP wants action on pollution in Bearsden

Green MSP Ross Greer has called on the Scottish Government to tackle the problem of pollution in Bearsden by creating a Drymen Road Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which means that the highest polluting vehicles such as lorries would need to pay a penalty charge.

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Households are being told to put all their bins out on the week beginning September 25 to get them empty in time for the new system to be introduced

New leaflet and bin collection calendar are being delivered

An information booklet and calendar are being sent to all households by North Lanarkshire Council, with details of the upcoming changes to waste and recycling services.

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Club secretary Charlie O'Brien

Game changer for historic Rob Roy FC?

There is hope for the future of historic Rob Roy Football Club after planning permission was granted for a multi-
million pound sports 
development.

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Council leader Gordan Low with the two documents

Council is planning on a green future

Two green-themed plans, described as “crucial to the wellbeing of East Dunbartonshire’s places and people”, have been officially unveiled.

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4-2-2017 Picture Jamie Forbes. Bishopbriggs. Football pitch behind Hilton Terrace. Cala Housing Protesters and Councillor Billy Hendry (centre front) against new housing development.

Fears new homes will create traffic chaos

Campaigners protesting against plans for 136 new homes in Bishopbriggs have expressed their concern over possible traffic chaos.

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VIPs open new £450k community hub at Stepps

VIPs open new £450k community hub at Stepps

The son of renowned naturalist and former TV presenter David Bellamy joined local politicians to officially open a £450,000 state of the art community hub at a residential park in Stepps.

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Sandy Taylor, right, with Michael Pringle at No 10

Call ahead of council meeting: ‘Overturn Kirkintilloch’s disastrous shared space’

Blind campaigner Sandy Taylor has a clear message to newly elected members of East Dunbartonshire Council ahead of a meeting next week.

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14-08-2016 -  KIRKINTILOCH. Catherine Junction. Sandy Taylor and Michael Pringle

Shared space: ‘It is now time for action’

Two staunch opponents of Kirkintilloch’s shared space travelled to Downing Street yesterday (Tuesday) to petition the Prime Minister.

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Redundancies hit Twechar as firm will cease to trade

Redundancies hit Twechar as firm will cease to trade

A Twechar-based factory is to close in mid-October with the loss of 27 jobs, it has been confirmed.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Students posing behind one of the worlds longest-lived vertebrates, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

It was a trip that took them half way around the world!

For some exceptionally lucky youngsters attending Balfron High, a journey to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands created some lifetime memories this summer.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Disruption for motorists at Bishopbriggs

Disruption for motorists at Bishopbriggs

There’s more disruption for motorists as emergency repairs are carried out at Bishopbriggs.

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