Taking strides towards a new future for Bishopbriggs

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SIX ‘walkabouts’ have been held to gauage people’s opinions of a beleaguered town centre.

Walkabout exercise in Bishopbriggs on Saturday saw groups led round five key locations in the area, including the library, the Triangle Centre and Bishopbriggs Cross.

The consultation was organised by the newly formed Bishopbriggs Town Team group, which is taking forward a masterplan for the area.

Residents were able to give their views on what they like and don’t like about the town centre, as well as their vision.

Donald Macdonald, from the town team group, said: “It was inspiring to see the community of Bishopbriggs come out and decide to have an input into the future of the town.

“We planned three separate walkabouts, but ended up doing six as so many people turned up.

“We went round the locations and discussed the issues, which included problems with on street parking around the railway station and what people are looking for in community facilities.

“The consultation will help form a brief for the architects Page and Park.”

The town team was set up as residents want to see more than just a new Morrisons supermarket and car park created.

The group is holding weekly meetings each Wednesday in Bishopbriggs Library at 6pm. Anyone who wants to get involved can attend.

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