Guest Blog – The Business Case for Byres Road

Byres Road – once a vibrant and eclectic place to visit, shop & congregate is in gradual decline. Street stalwarts such as The Sentry Box Toy Shop have been forced to close their doors & small indie businesses are struggling to survive.

Media reports & public debate often cite lack of parking spaces as a factor. Elsewhere Carnaby Street in London, the Latin Quarter in Paris, Stroget in Denmark & our very own Buchanan Street are bustling – but very much catering for people rather than vehicles.

Consultations on the proposed redevelopment of Byres Road are nearing completion. However will slight tweaks to the status quo really provide it with the transformation locals, visitors and businesses need? Continue reading “Guest Blog – The Business Case for Byres Road”

Garnethill, car parking but no cycle contraflow – Public Exhibition on Parking Controls Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 March 2018

Just in from Green Councillor, Bailie Christy Mearns, is the news that there are public consultation events this coming Thursday, 22 March, 2pm – 8pm and Saturday 24 March, 12pm – 4pm at the Garnethill
Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street G3 6RE (just along from the GFT), see this letter for details: Letter to Affected Area – Public Exhibition letter Continue reading “Garnethill, car parking but no cycle contraflow – Public Exhibition on Parking Controls Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 March 2018”

Plans to Protest Glasgow’s Lack of Ambition on Low Emission Zone Plans

On Friday we shared with you Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the proposals Glasgow City Council has put forward for their Low Emission Zones. We are in full agreement that these fall way below standards likely to make a difference to the illegal levels of pollution in our city. Continue reading “Plans to Protest Glasgow’s Lack of Ambition on Low Emission Zone Plans”

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zones – Your Help is Needed

Proposals for how the Low Emission Zones in Glasgow will run have just come out and they fall way below expectations. We have an urgent request for your help from Friends of the Earth who have an e-action open here calling for their reform. It only takes half a minute – please support this if you can.

** We only have until Tuesday 20th March to lobby the Environment Committee ** Continue reading “Glasgow’s Low Emission Zones – Your Help is Needed”

** POSTPONED ** WCV Campaigners Training Day

We are really sorry to announce that Saturday’s WCV Campaigners Training Day has had to be postponed due to the weather. We are sorry to disappoint but will aim to get a new date out for this as soon as we can. All ticket holders have been contacted but please do share the word around anyone you know who had been planning on coming on the day.

Until the next time, enjoy the white stuff!

Campaigners Training Day – THIS WEEKEND!

Our co-hosted Campaigners Training Day has come around so quickly that this weekend on Saturday it will be here! We are hastily getting our workshops polished off, finalising running orders and of course booking in the lunches, and although it’s looking like it’s going to be really buzzing there, are still a few free spaces available. Get yourselves booked in on the Eventbrite page here. Continue reading “Campaigners Training Day – THIS WEEKEND!”