Care Home Requisitioned

The redundant care home building at the corner of Main Street and Auchinraith Road, High Blantyre is to be used for temporary beds for the NHS. Kirkton Care Home is currently unused and requisitioned by NHS Lanarkshire, it will be re-opened together with McWhirter House in Larkhall in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Parking at Strathclyde Park

Parking facilities at Strathclyde Park were closed at 7am yesterday (March 24) The move has been taken in line with Government guidelines to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. However, it has been stressed that the park itself remains open to both walkers and cyclists – who must respect guidelines on social distancing and must […]

Day 2 of 21: BOCS Group

Community Led Support for Blantyre – Worth bookmarking if you haven’t already. There’s so much support available on this group on all aspects on how Coronavirus has impacted our lives during this crisis. From working from home, keeping people occupied, wellbeing, opening hours of local shops, links to medical, government and local authority websites, breaking […]

Waste Collection

South Lanarkshires current advice about Waste Collection Services. Waste and recycling Suspended services To make sure we are able to continue to provide our household waste collection service during this demanding period, we have the taken the difficult decision to suspend a number of our ‘on request’ services until further notice. The services affected are […]

Networks send out Mass Text

The government, via all UK mobile phone networks are texting their customers with their official link to the ‘stay at home’ advice announced last night by the Prime Minister. A single text message will arrive to your mobile phone over the next day or two and will look exactly like this. Some people may have […]

Day 1 : A New Normal

UK citizens have woken up a very different world today. Like other generation defining moments like 9/11 for example, people will remember the 23rd March 2020, where they were and what they were doing when the country was put into almost lockdown conditions. A new way of living is here for every single one of […]

All Non Essential shops to close

The Scottish Government have this morning announced that ALL Non Essential retail shops must close. For clarity, this means if you don’t sell essential items like food and medicine. your shop must close to the public from tonight. The news is another major decision that will affect people all over the country. This measure applies […]