Category: Environment

New 5G Mast

A brand new tall 5G mast has been erected at High Blantyre. Located on the south side of Main Street near the Industrial Estate and Auchinraith roundabout, the 5g telecoms mast by H3G is 20m tall and went through planning several weeks ago. Cabinets for associated equipment are also installed. Further 5G masts are proposed […]

Light Shines on Potential Life Saver

A potentially life-saving defibrillator can now be easily seen in the dark – thanks to the council’s Community Wish List. The Community Wish list is a way that local communities can make specific requests for support from council suppliers or contractors that will benefit their local community, their projects and causes. Blantyre Old Parish Church […]

Spider Season is here

Not what many people want to hear, but with September well and truly underway, Spider Season is here. You may want to look away.  As the heating gets switched back on these cooler evenings due to arrive soon, house spiders are coming out from their hiding places. The weeks around September is mating season. The spiders […]

Sahara Dust Settling

You may have noticed your cars, house windows or patio furniture covered with dust the last few days? A fine sprinkling of dust has fallen over the last week throughout the UK, brought up by plumes of warm air from the Sahara desert. It’s been most noticeable on car roofs, bonnets and windscreens. A little […]

Smart Solar Bins

Littering is an issue that affects us all as is overflowing bins. So South Lanarkshire Council are investing in a solution which should help improve this situation. During the longer, lighter – and sometimes warmer – summer months, the impact of litter on our streets, parks, neighbourhoods and open spaces can be at its most […]

Good luck Bonnie Blantyre

Here’s wishing ‘Bonnie Blantyre’ volunteers the very best of luck in the coming days as judges from ‘Britain in Bloom’ descend upon Blantyre. Blantyre is a finalist in the 2023 Britain in Bloom competition and thanks to the hard work over the last few months by local volunteers, the town has never looked so good! […]