Category: Environment

3rd Blantyre Scouts Clean up

On Tuesday evening the 3rd Blantyre Cub Scouts did a litter pick around the local area in Blantyre. They picked up litter around the Scout hall, the Dandy, the road towards the Park, and a bit of the park. They then finished with a wee play play in the park. The Cubs were super enthusiastic […]

Tyres Dumped at Sydes Brae

A council team has today removed almost 100 tyres illegally dumped by the roadside in Blantyre. Now, local people are being asked to help identify the culprits whose actions could have had fatal consequences for road users on Sydes Brae.  Alistair McKinnon, Head of Facilities, Waste and Ground Services described the incident as ‘illegal dumping […]

Real Sinkhole Opens up

After Friday’s April Fool post on our page about a sinkhole opening up, would you believe, a REAL one has appeared this weekend! Likely caused by wet weather or mine workings, some subsidence has appeared at the area of Boatland (Boat Jocks) on the western riverbank side of the River Clyde. At an area just […]

Life Buoys at Redlees

A concerned resident has messaged us today advising that the two life rings at Redlees Urban Park are missing. The safety devices are usually hanging up at either side of the deep pond, but it’s unknown what happened to them. Sharing the residents concern, we’ve reported this asking for their replacement and been advised that […]

Kirkton Park Tidy UP

South Lanarkshire Council have been out working hard today at High Blantyre. The paths in Kirkton Park have all been edged, the overgrown grass removed, cleared back to the edging kerb earlier today, Wednesday 31st March 2021. They certainly look a lot tidier and wider! Additionally, overgrown trees and bushes have been cut back in […]

Need Help with your Garden?

Residents across South Lanarkshire can apply for the council’s service that helps to care for their gardens. The Care of Gardens scheme is open for applications and offers regular garden work that begins on 5 April and runs until October. The service is free for South Lanarkshire Council tenants who meet certain criteria, and is […]

Mess at the Calder

It’s disappointing to see a few people are still leaving their trash at the Calder despite all the efforts being made to improve our outdoor beauty spots. Look at this mess, just left lying around discarded at Milheugh this weekend. One again, the idiotic, selfishness of a few people when the sun comes out, has […]