Category: Environment

Bonnie Blantyre Plant Sale

Don’t forget, Bonnie Blantyre is hosting their fabulous plant sale tomorrow. Recommending you get along to the Blantyre Miners Community Garden early tomorrow, Saturday 3rd June as it promises to be a busy day! The sale takes place from midday to 2pm with a wide variety of summer bedding plants, baskets and tubs available. Access […]

Britain in Bloom Finalists

Bonnie Blantyre are finalists in this year’s prestigious Britain in Bloom contest! One of only four from Scotland in this year’s Britain in Bloom contest, Bonnie Blantyre was originally set up by Susan Lindner-Kelly to celebrate all things special about the town. The group, which is supported by the council’s Sustainable Communities Engagement team as part of our […]

Dalquhandy Wind Farm

Dalquhandy Wind Farm has been officially opened by South Lanarkshire Provost Margaret Cooper. The wind farm is located on a restored former open cast coal mine, was fully commissioned earlier this year and is able to produce enough green electricity to supply approximately 31,000 households. Last month, Dalquhandy Wind Farm was sold to Greencoat UK Wind Plc. […]

Big Help Out

Asda Blantyre colleagues have joined forces to host a litter pick around Springwells in Blantyre. The litter pick was organised as part of Asda’s involvement in ‘The Big Help Out’ to mark the King’s Coronation, where thousands of organisations across the country are coming together to help out in the local community.  To further support […]

Flytipping at the Dandy

Looks like someone has been fly-tipping garden waste down the bottom of Thornhill Avenue (the Dandy). The mess is just about 50 yards up from Farm Road on right hand side. Residents who have been out walking their dog, complained of the mess and have reported it to the council. It’s a shame this pile […]

Climate and Resilience Grants

The latest round of Climate Emergency and Resilience Grants are now open for new applications. Community groups and partner organisations can apply for grants to help their work on climate change and sustainability.   Local groups can bid for grants of up to £2,500 for a range of purposes, from buying gardening equipment for community […]

Strathclyde Park Road Reopens

The road through Strathclyde Park is to re-open shortly following discussions between North Lanarkshire Council and M&Ds theme park. The road from Raith to Motherwell has been closed off since the pandemic, allowing visitors to walk on the road and enjoy the surroundings. However, from the evening of Wednesday 15th April, the road will re-open […]