Category: Environment

Sydes Brae Cleanup

South Lanarkshire Council workers continue their BIG cleanup of the local area. Today was the turn of litter-picking teams who were hard at work on Sydes Brae, High Blantyre. SLC commented, “We apologise for any delays – but, then again, if some inconsiderate people hadn’t thrown litter out of their vehicles in the first place…”

Blantyre Cleanup

A week-long clean-up of litter from South Lanarkshire Council-owned roads has begun, with teams working near Blantyre today on Blantyre Farm Road and Calder Road down to the bridge. Drivers are thanked for their patience as this necessary clean up takes place.

Dandy Cleaned up

Well done to volunteer group ‘Hamilton & Blantyre Litterpickers’. Even with only 6 kind souls, they managed to pick up a whopping 28 bags of rubbish yesterday at the Dandy, Blantyre! Giving up your precious time at the weekend isn’t something for everybody, so we’d like to say thanks to those involved for all their […]

SLC to refurb playparks

South Lanarkshire Council has announced ambitious plans to renew and refurb 233 play parks. Work will take place over the next 5 years using funding from he Scottish Government to bring parks up to modern standards. From 2023 to 2024, the council will first target Larkhall, Rutherglen and Cambuslang play parks – refurbishing 31 in […]

Oh Christmas Tree

Every year, in Blantyre’s wonderful Green Hall Park, this relatively hidden tree has been decorated at Christmas since it was a tiny little tree. A heartwarming, festive sight. To the person or people doing this, “Thank you for your efforts and Merry Christmas!”

Festive Bin Collection Dates

There will be no bin collections on Monday 26 December 2022 or Monday 2 January 2023. All bin collections over the two-week festive period will be carried out one day later than normal, the collection dates are listed below: All collections will return to normal on Monday 9 January 2023. Special bulk uplifts will be […]

Hibernating Hedgehogs

It is December, the winter hibernation period of Hedgehogs. If you find a seemingly “dead” hedgehog, do not bury it, do not throw it in the trash … We know that no one wants to see a dead animal in the garden etc , but it could be a hibernating hedgehog. Hedgehogs hibernate from November […]