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Active Travel in Strathbungo – The Crossmyloof Resource Centre path

Here’s a New Year thought.

The triangle of land behind Carswell Gardens used to be a Corporation depot & yard, but more recently was used for the Crossmyloof Resource Centre & old folks home. That has now closed, as it is considered surplus to requiremetns, and the Council is putting the site up for sale. It is likely to be bought by a developer for housing, which could in itself have significant impact on Strathbungo, although apparently care home operators may also be interested. We will have to watch this space.

Meanwhile however it also presents an unusual opportunity. The Council has the ability to reserve a strip of land alongside the railway fence extending directly from Moray Place to the end of Titwood Road, and so provide a traffic free path for walkers and those on bikes to get quickly and safely to Crossmyloof Station and Morrisons’ supermarket.
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Bungo at the Bells 2020-21

Hogmanay 2020 will be one of the strangest ever. With Tier 4 lock down, our usual street party simply can’t take place. Indeed all parties have been cancelled. However as a community we can still come together, safely.

Through the spring and early summer, we gathered together every Thursday on our doorsteps or gardens or windows to make a noise and mark the weekly NHS CHEER. To mark the closing of a year we won’t choose to remember, and to celebrate the hope of a Brighter 2021, Strathbungo can cheer out the old, cheer in the new in the same way at midnight on the 31st.

We can all come together, ensuring that we all have company to mark the the turning of the year. Make a noise, raise a glass if you feel inclined, and wave goodbye to 2020 at Bungo Bells on your Doorstep.

At 11.55pm on Thursday December 2020, lets all stand – socially distanced of course – on our doorsteps, or at our windows, to bring in the new year with bells and at least the first verse, and chorus, of Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Bring your own clock.

The lyrics are below, just in case anyone needs a reminder…

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

Chorus:

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Chorus

We two have run about the hills,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

Chorus

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

Chorus

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

Chorus

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.

Network Rail – Strathbungo Station demolition

(Latest Update on 19 July 2020: NR’s second response, background on electrification)

Only a couple of weeks ago we were concerned that Network Rail were restarting tree felling along the railway line, and sought assurances that they would abide by previous agreements. They replied to reasssure us that they would. There remains a certain lack of trust around what Network Rail say, and what they do, so perhaps this was a sign of progress.

Jump forward to this week and we discover that, without any consultation with anyone, Network Rail were to demolish the old Strathbungo Station booking hall (more recently Susie’s Shop) on 18-19 July.

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Brighter Bungo – this Sunday!

Could you give us half an hour of your time to help with the Brighter Bungo back lanes clear-up?

The next clear-up is on Sunday 19th January between 11 – 1pm – find us outside the old Sammy Dows on Nithsdale Road. It’s a dead easy way to do your bit for the community you live in, plus get to know a few more neighbours. Kids love to get a grabber in their hands, so it’s a perfect family activity. The January clear up especially needs all hands on deck as we cope with the aftermath of disrupted New Year bin collections and the overflow that results from the festivities.

All equipment is provided.

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