Category: Notices

School Holidays 2019/2020

South Lanarkshire Schools go back tomorrow, Thursday 15th August 2019. Here are Important School dates for the coming year, for your diary and planning as follows: AUGUST 2019– Thu 15 All pupils return to school SEPTEMBER 2019– Fri 27 September weekend holiday– Mon 30 September weekend holiday (Pupils return on 01 October) OCTOBER 2019– Mon […]

Missing Bike

This little boy has had his bike stolen. He left it outside his house in Millheugh Place, High Blantyre on Monday. However, that day he had an accident and ended up in hospital having emergency surgery. His mother Margaret Brown told us, “He’s going to be fine, but whilst in hospital this week, somebody has […]

Time to Scrap Phone Boxes?

South Lanarkshire Council want to hear your views on the proposed removal of a number of BT payphones across South Lanarkshire. With BT confirming the use of public phone boxes has reduced by over 90% in the last decade alone, the question is, should they be scrapped? For Blantyre, the use of phoneboxes is also […]

Three New Playhuts

You may remember on 4th July 2019, Calderside Nursery was targeted by vandals who callously burned down the outdoor play equipment. As the community rallied, TWM Joiners heard the news and approached the Nursery offering a small replacement hut. Following the 3 little pigs theme, the company graciously built 3 different style garden playhuts. Don’t […]

Blantyre Care Hub Questionnaire

Following on from the public meeting on 8th July 2019, a community survey has now been launched about the proposed Blantyre Care Hub. We’ve been asked to post the questionnaire tonight by organisers Councillors Mo Razzaq and Bert Thomson. The survey is also in conjunction with St Joseph’s Church and Blantyre Miners Welfare. It aims […]

D-Day Commemoration

It’s 75 years to the day since D-Day, a significant WW2 event which started a turning point of the war. Today, we remember those who died and indeed all those soldiers and military personnel who fought bravely for our freedom during that battle. The Normandy landings on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 was the start of […]

Columba Club Bulldozed

Following the fire last Sunday, the devastated Columba Club ruin at Coatshill, was finally bulldozed to the ground today. Contractors came in with a JCB and collapsed the remaining walls. All that’s left is a pile of rubble. A sad sight, especially to the many families who fondly remember the times they had there. Bye […]

Park Entrance Work

South Lanarkshire maintenance crews were busy today working at the entrance to Kirkton Park at High Blantyre. The overgrown, old trees at the Broompark Entrance have been cut down today, back away from the stone wall, which was being damaged by branches. The stone pillars have been carefully taken down for later reconstruction. Work is […]