Back Lane Repairs begin

With planning permission in place we reviewed our budget in the light of rapidly increasing costs. The full extent of works is beyond our available funds, and so we have elected to repair the Vennard Gardens lane entrance at Moray Place, and the central section of the Marywood & Queen Square lane that is most prone to flooding. The Vennard Gardens lane entrance at Pollokshaws Road is beyond our budget unless further funds become available.

That said, as soon as we agreed to proceed, our contractor, Richard Birch Gardens, got to work. They have already cleared blocked gulleys and have commenced work in Vennard Gardens. Access to the lane here will be impossible for the next week or so. Once this is complete, work will begin in the other lane, probably week commencing May 29th.

Work should be complete before Bungo in the Back Lanes.

Meanwhile local resident Christine Gibson has nicely documented the growth of the puddle from the early 1960s to the present day:

At left, a small child plays in a small puddle in the early 1960s, at right the entire lane is flooded


  1. sharon schweps

    So has the wee one also grown?

    • Christine Gibson

      He’ll be 65 in November. In Canada, I was hoping he would be over this summer to recreate the photo but he bought a new lawnmower instead…

  2. Kevin Kane

    Great to see the work has started. Not been an easy one to organise, so well done to all who made it happen.

  3. Audra Merrick

    Was very excited to see this started the other day! Well done to those putting in the hard work to get it approved and started

  4. Teresa Mooney

    Many thanks for the update on the lane repairs and for all the hard work that has gone into organising them – pictures show that they are now very timely. Should make walking about at Bungo in the Lanes a whole lot smoother!

  5. Marianne Harper

    Thank you to all who organised this. What a difference it’ll make. And wonderful to have the blocked drain cleared too.

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