Entries by Brian McGuire

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Contract to deliver new M8 bridge connecting Sighthill and Glasgow city centre approved

Glasgow City Council today (16 January) approved the award of a contract to BAM Nuttall Ltd to deliver a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the M8 connecting Sighthill and Glasgow city centre. The contract – worth £18.468million – is funded through the Glasgow City Region Deal, which sees the Scottish and UK Governments each […]


Council Response As Shelter Abandons Court Action

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “Shelter’s legal action had no impact on the Scottish Housing Regulator’s decision and we welcome their move to abandon their court case. “We are working constructively with the Regulator in order to improve homelessness services and our door remains open to Shelter to engage positively with us.”

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Greater Easterhouse Green Infrastructure Project Now Complete

Pupils from Aultmore Park Primary School headed out to Blairtummock Park today to mark the recent completion of the £7.4 million Greater Easterhouse Green Infrastructure Project which has created new greenspaces and enhanced those existing, by introducing surface water management features that will reduce the risks and impacts of flooding for the local area, and […]

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Best Start Grant turns one

Best Start Grant turns one Extra money for low income families Social Security Scotland is marking the first anniversary of its Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment. Since its launch in December 2018  to September, £7.7 million has been paid out to families with children up to six months old. The Pregnancy and Baby […]

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Council approves regeneration framework for Glasgow’s St Enoch District

Glasgow City Council has approved the St Enoch District Regeneration Framework (DRF) and its 10-year Action Plan. The St Enoch DRF shares a number of objectives with the other eight city centre districts: Retaining and improving the competitive edge of Glasgow city centre; A centre for all Glaswegians; integrating the city centre and surround areas; Repopulating the city; increasing city density and function mix; Reducing car dependency; making space for people and nature; and Creating more attractive and remarkable spaces.   Over 5,500 people were directly engaged […]