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Improvements to Dennistoun

I've been thinking recently, what top ten things would you like to see in Dennistoun? This may have been done on this forum before but I think it's important to be constantly thinking how we can improve the area (and constantly reminding our elected representatives of this)
In no particular order:
1.More trees
2.Better Pavements and roads
3.Segregated cycle paths
4.Less dog poop
5.Wheelie bins instead of old metal bins
6.20 MPH speed limit
7.More regular public transport
8.Less scabby looking streetlights (that don't shine mostly into your flat)
9.Less litter
10.Less betting/tanning shops
Any thoughts?
What's your top ten?

Pat - 31/07/2017 11:11:27 AM (IP: Logged)

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1.Grass cutting
2.Grass cutting
3.Grass cutting
4.Grass cutting
5.Grass cutting
6.Grass cutting
7.Grass cutting
8.Grass cutting
9.Grass cutting
10.Grass cutting

Tonsil - 31/07/2017 12:20:55 PM (IP: Logged)

In no particular order:

One way system
Diagonal Parking (one way system allows this)
Residential parking permits
Designated dog areas and wardens to police use
Duke Street weekly market (with closure)
Open air cinema / theatre space
Community Museum
Ghost tours
Extension of the subway to the east end (or tram service)
Some sort of communal square for cafes, picnics, rallies
Small business hub/park for new tech and startups
Dedicated separated bike lanes along Duke St

James Mc - 31/07/2017 12:22:38 PM (IP: Logged)

I agree with grass cutting, specially around the Firpark/Glofhill area.

Better pavement, street furniture and trees on Duke street, something like what they are planning to do on Sauchiehall street.

An access to the necropolis from Dennistoun, I understand the wall is listed and can't be touched but maybe a little wooden footbridge over it could be feasible.

Some murals on the wall around the Tennent's factory, it almost looks like a jail at the moment, specially on the upper part.

Akln - 31/07/2017 3:49:46 PM (IP: Logged)

Some really good suggestions!
I googled, 'more trees in glasgow' and lo and behold, the west end is getting more trees.
If we want something we have to ask for it!

Pat - 31/07/2017 6:40:26 PM (IP: Logged)

I'm with James Mc on (most of) his suggestions:

Residential parking permits
Designated dog areas and wardens to police use
Duke Street weekly market (with closure)
Open air cinema / theatre space
Community Museum
Ghost tours
Extension of the subway to the east end (or tram service)
Some sort of communal square for cafes, picnics, rallies
Small business hub/park for new tech and startups
Dedicated separated bike lanes along Duke St

Boaby - 31/07/2017 10:16:17 PM (IP: Logged)

More trees would be great. There is a spectacular lack of greenery in Dennistoun. Alexandra park is lovely but it would be good to see planting along Duke street and the Parade.
James - 31/07/2017 10:17:38 PM (IP: Logged)

Great suggestions so far!
I'd like to see:
1. a small petting zoo for the children in the park
2. astrology club with frequent socials
3. a community theatre for the classics
4. ghost tours
5. pedestrianise the drives
6. more shops, especially curiosities and a local independent apothecary
7. remove asbestos
8. regular patrols
9. a local cat cafe with cat drop in centre
10. a salsa night

Jen - 1/08/2017 9:46:29 AM (IP: Logged)

I'm up for the cat café!
The Mentalist - 1/08/2017 12:25:11 PM (IP: Logged)

How about:

An official, fenced off dog walking park. Could be on the grass at Duke St beside the Tenants Brewery.//
A dedicated cycle lane into the city centre (the west end is getting one).
The council enforcing the double yellow lines.

I am not asking for much!

There was a plan (before the recession) for Bellgrove Station to be moved to other side of the road (onto the abattoir side) with a public square to also be built, farmers market in the abattoir building, never know, may still be happen one day.

CV3V - 1/08/2017 4:18:11 PM (IP: Logged)

I'm all for a dog park. This might reduce the amount of dog poo in the streets. I would also like more community wardens to patrol to cut down on the dog poo offenders.
It would be great for a better variety of shops other than bookies, tanning and charity shops.
A designated cycle lane as Duke Street is quite scary to cycle on.
An extension to the subway would be fantastic!
Some sort of annual festival like the East End Social which was great, bringing live bands to play in the local churches and having more organised arts events. Perhaps WASPS could do more?
Definitely the old metal bins replaced.
Lastly, and this may not be popular but controlling the seagull population. They are a nightmare with the noise and mess they make tearing open rubbish bags.

Amarita - 2/08/2017 8:43:03 AM (IP: Logged)

There already is a dog park in whitehill street .How about a people park with no dogs .A Cat cafe sounds great.Dogs already well catered for, cant get moving in the pubs for them.Hard to disagree with any of the suggestion made here.
local - 2/08/2017 1:47:32 PM (IP: Logged)

Who would want to live next to a dog park?
The Mentalist - 2/08/2017 4:49:20 PM (IP: Logged)

The square on Whitehill St isn't an official dog park, dog walkers just started using it after it was fenced in and i think its caused a few problems, that little square would be far better for local kids to use.
CV3V - 2/08/2017 4:50:10 PM (IP: Logged)

I would like to see the private gardens in westercraigs opened up, it makes me sad to see them not used. I don't think the residence use them enough.

Also the green area in front of annfield place could be opened up.

Some information about gap sites from the council would be good too!

Pat - 3/08/2017 12:02:16 AM (IP: Logged)

I'm not convinced the dog park idea would prevent dog mess on the streets - the dogs still have to get there after all! But it might help in the parks.

The seagulls often wake me up, no idea why they make so much noise at night but it seems quite obvious they're attracted by all the rubbish. That's up to individuals to dispose of their rubbish properly though and I don't know how you improve that. Wheelie bins might help as sometimes rubbish not in bags just gets left in the metal bins, and the lids wouldn't get lost.

I would love a cat cafe!

Jennifer - 3/08/2017 4:04:38 PM (IP: Logged)

Some of these ideas are already being addressed by the Community Council and we are always needing more input so if you want to see them made reality please do get in touch at or come along to our meetings.

Next meeting is Tues 8th Aug at 7pm at Salvation Army Hall on Craigpark Drive.

Also I have recently been sent a spreadsheet with all the vacant sites in the area and wider Glasgow - I am not able to share it here but happy to share at CC meeting

Chair - Dennistoun Community Council

Jacq - 3/08/2017 4:06:00 PM (IP: Logged)

Jacq - perhaps one of these local vacant land areas could be used as a replacement for the loss of the old Golfhill school playing fields if the redevelopment goes ahead. There will be the compensation money from the loss of playing fields to lobby for.
CV3V - 3/08/2017 8:02:27 PM (IP: Logged)

Cycle lanes along the Parade and Duke street wouldn't cost much (only 1 km each) and could start more cycling,less cars hence helping with the car-parking problem.
Bamber - 3/08/2017 8:59:37 PM (IP: Logged)

The GCC Community Asset Transfer register (over 4000 entries) is now available on the GCC website. Search for,'Community Asset Transfer' in their search box and the Excel document is bottom right under 'Related documents'
It's the latest part of an act brought in by Holyrood in January. (Search the web for the aforementioned act and you'll find screeds of information on the subject)

Pat - 4/08/2017 12:32:06 AM (IP: Logged)


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