Category: Environment

Food & Garden Waste Collection

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following streets are behind on Food and Garden Waste collections and will be collected on Monday 1 June 2020. Blantyre areaBroompark RoadBroompark AvenueBroompark GroveStonefield PlaceSpringfield CrescentHunthill RoadGreenhall PlaceGreenhall Lane Uddingston areaGlasgow RoadMain StreetWellbank PlacePortwellKirk PlaceKnowhead DriveKnowhead GardensCobblerigg WayStrathclyde PathMurray PathCrowflatts RoadCastle PlaceBrooklands AvenueRosefield GardensProspect AvenueOld Glasgow RoadJamieson GardensJamieson Court

Calder Litter….Bag it! Bin it!

Sunny warm weather is here and with it comes the usual mindless littering down the Calder. In what has been the first day of an easing of lockdown restrictions, some residents ventured out in the sunshine and were met with this disgusting sight. One resident told us, “I’m disgusted! I went a 10am walk today […]

Greenhall Park Re-opens

South Lanarkshire Council have reopened the following car parks in line with Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s route map for easing lockdown: Vehicles will now be permitted from today, Friday 29 May 2020 back into: – Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride– Castlebank Park, Lanark– Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton– Greenhall Park, Blantyre– James Hamilton Heritage […]

Invasion of Yellow Spiders

Clusters of little yellow and black “clumps” containing hundreds of tiny spiders are cropping up across the UK. Thousands of the bright yellow arachnids have been spotted in their throbbing masses clinging to door handles, cars, bins, walls and garden plants the length and breadth of the country. Prompted by the good weather, these clumps […]

New Kind of Litter

Discarded face masks been spotted lying about on Glasgow Road, Priory St and Stonefield Park in Blantyre. Areas where there are several bins. A little care for the environment and others wouldn’t go amiss if we’re now being permitted back to parks more often.

Robins Flown the Nest

Around 5 weeks ago, this robin chose a Blantyre hut to build its nest. The bird nested in the outdoor building in a back garden in Strathmore Avenue in Coatshill and over the last few weeks the eggs hatched. The residents of the adjacent house took great delight in watching the chicks grow, being very […]

Tip Re-opens on Monday

Hamilton and Blantyre Waste and Recycling Centre re-opens on Monday, 1st June 2020. The local tip will open its gates in just a week resuming disposal services but things are going to be different from what people are used to. South Lanarkshire Council have introduced a raft of new restrictions including limits to the number […]

Trim for High Blantyre

Following on from our post this morning about grass cutting services resuming at Stonefield Public Park, it looks like SLC has had a busy day. Kirkton Park in High Blantyre now having a similar makeover. Grass being cut this afternoon. Please be aware children still cannot use the play equipment (for now).