Bungo Christmas Market: 5-6 December

Event info for market

Come along (virtually speaking) to our online Christmas Market!

After the success of Bungo (Not) in The Back Lanes this summer, we’re hosting another online market just in time for Christmas. Focused on local business, crafters and makers, it will be perfect for original, local presents for your loved ones, or to treat yourself.

It will be available for two days on 5th & 6th December on the Bungo Blog (the link will be published here once the event is live). In the meantime, if you are a local maker or business and you would like a free stall that weekend, just fill in the appropriate form that you’ll find here.

Greening Strathbungo

image of tree

Thank you to the Strathbungo Eco Group, which presented on a variety of topics at the Society’s AGM on Tuesday 17 November.

The group was formed by a group of Bungo neighbours, inspired by cleaner air and audible birdsong during lock-down. There is a variety of projects under way, ranging from the practical to the exploratory. You can find out more from the slides that were presented here.

If you’re interested in being part of this informal but enthusiastic group, email strathbungoecogroup@gmail.com to request to join the WhatsApp group.

Safety on the footbridge

sign saying Please llow people to cross

You may have noticed that a new sign has appeared on the ‘Bungo bridge over the railway. It asks bridge users to maintain a physical distance, allowing others to cross the bridge first if they’re already on it.

Most people already do this but there have been occasional incidents when a polite request has been met with confrontation.

Network Rail Vegetation Management – 2019-20

We have amalgated a series of posts into one, so you can follow the development, or jump straight to the latest update. Older posts on the subject can also be found by searching the site for “Network Rail”.

Background to the issue

In September 2019 Network Rail notified residents along the East Kilbride line of vegetation management work. Past experience, notably in 2005, and current experience elsewhere around Glasgow, suggested “slash and burn”, or more correctly “slash and chip” approach was to be used, clearing all vegetation with little consideration for wildlife, biodiversity or environmental damage, as rail safety was prioritised above all else.

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Society AGM 2020

The Strathbungo Society’s AGM will be held at 7.30pm on 17th November 2020.

Inevitably the event will be held online via Zoom this year. Everyone is welcome to join in, hear about Society activities during the year, hear about some local projects on “Greening Strathbungo” from the new Strathbungo Eco group, and maybe join in and help out yourself. We are always looking for new people and new ideas.

Register here now, and we will email you the link to join the meeting nearer the time. Advance registration is essential.

The annual report and accounts are available to view now, as are the draft minutes of last year’s AGM. They will be presented at the AGM.

Fire & smoke alarms – new laws

Like many others in Scotland, you may have recently received information about the new law requiring all properties (owned or let) to be fitted with inter-linked smoke and heat alarms.
Although the law was passed some time ago, the government only published the information about this in early October. The first many people knew about it was receiving a leaflet from a potential supplier (Aico).
Due to the short notice, cost and pandemic, the government looks to be pushing the deadline back by a year to 2022. Hopefully we’ll hear more about that this week.
In the meantime, you can find out more about the requirements here.

 

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