Tag: environment

Tip Re-opens on Monday

Hamilton and Blantyre Waste and Recycling Centre re-opens on Monday, 1st June 2020. The local tip will open its gates in just a week resuming disposal services but things are going to be different from what people are used to. South Lanarkshire Council have introduced a raft of new restrictions including limits to the number […]

Fly Tipping at Springwells

C’mon folks. We can do better than this surely?! Looks like rubbish has been tipping beside Springwell Hall, Blantyre. As discussions ramp up about the possible re-opening of refuse centres in the near future, let’s ensure we keep Blantyre tidy and clean. Double bag rubbish left outside. If your wheelie bin is full, perhaps ask […]

Tree Fire Extinguished

What else was going on in Blantyre today? Well, thanks need to be said to whoever put a tree fire out at the Calder earlier. A fallen tree was observed smouldering on fire just after 9am this morning, Sunday 19th April but a few hours later, reported as having been completely put out, not far […]

Blantyre Miners Welfare to Close

Blantyre Miners Welfare on Calder Street is amongst the latest local business to temporarily close due to the current global health pandemic. It will close its doors from tonight. Michael McCann told Blantyre Telegraph: “It is with regret that we have come to the decision to temporarily close Blantyre Miners Welfare from midnight tonight (Tuesday) […]

Immaculate Park

Big Tidy up!Just look at this! Another well done to Blantyre Community Committee tonight. This is the scene this evening down at the Public Park. Dedicated people, staying behind this evening to ensure the park is immaculate and completely litter free.  You would never guess that THOUSANDS of people have been partying here since Thursday evening! Full […]

Incinerator Consent Still Valid

Blantyre Telegraph has learned that consent for an incinerator at Whistleberry is unfortunately still in place. This follows last weeks news that Clean Power Properties Ltd and West Wind Ventures Ltd had withdrawn their appeal. The appeal withdrawn on 30th May 2019 was actually for a large, revised incinerator, which thankfully will not proceed. Clean […]

Ladybirds enjoying sun

There was more than a hint of Spring in the air this morning. With some sunshine (at last!), buds are emerging on trees, daffodils are out and the re-appearance of insects. Blantyre’s, Anu Mihkelson saw this little ladybird (or ladybug) enjoying the warmth of the sun and took this quick snap this morning in Springwells. […]

Renovating Clyde Walkway

Environmental Restoration: Several Village residents approached Blantyre Community Committee (BCC) and Blantyre Telegraph in February about the poor condition of the Clyde Walkway at Low Blantyre.   The popular stretch of woodland walk at the side of the River Clyde between David Livingstone Centre and John Street has in the last year become very untidy […]