Three new member spaces available

Mosspark and Corkerhill Community Council is comprised of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. They are people who have the time to give something back. If this sounds like you then please consider applying to be a member of M3C.

As well as representing the community to the local authority, we facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of our community. We bring local people together to help make things happen. We advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of our local community.

Nominations are invited from residents who are 16 years or over to join Mosspark & Corkerhill Community Council

  • Qualification

Anyone over 16 years of age who resides within the Community Council boundary area can stand for election.  All that is required is that the candidate, proposer and seconders’ names appear on the Electoral Register.

For those whose names do not appear on the Electoral Register, a supplementary form to be accompanied with original documentation which confirms place of residence, can be obtained from Glasgow City Council (see below).  This form should be returned by 12 noon on Friday 1st September 2017.

  • Vacancies

There are currently 3 vacancies being advertised for Mosspark & Corkerhill Community Council.

  • Closing Date

Valid nomination forms must be submitted to Glasgow City Council (see below) by 12 noon on Friday 1st September 2017

  • Filling Vacancies

  • Uncontested Election Meeting:

Should 3 or fewer valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council, the candidates will be elected unopposed on Monday 18th September at 7.30pm in Mosspark Parish Church, 167 Ashkirk Drive G52 1LA.

  • Contested Election – Secret Ballot:

Should more than 3 valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council by 12 noon on Friday 1st September, a secret ballot will take place in Mosspark Parish Church, 167 Ashkirk Drive G52 1LA on Monday 18th September.

Qualifying residents* will be entitled to cast up to 3 votes during the ballot opening hours 5.30pm – 8.30pm.  A list of candidates will be available before the secret ballot.  The results of the secret ballot will be confirmed at the next scheduled meeting of the community council.

*To vote at a community council election, residents’ names and addresses must appear on the Electoral Register or be confirmed using a supplementary form (see Qualification above).

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Please email completed forms to mossparkcorkerhillcc@gmail.com

 

Community Clean Up Days!

Everyone’s invited to come along and get stuck in on the Mosspark and Corkerhill Community Clean Up!

Saturday 22nd April – 1pm to 2pm

Meet us at 1pm in front of the Dentist at Airth Place and give us a hand.


Monday 1st May – 10am to 11am

Meet us at 11am outside Jehovah’s witness hall and give us a hand.

We have litter pickers, gloves, bin bags, vests. So grab your kids, your neighbour or your whole street and help make our area look amazing.

Thanks a lot for your support!

Community Clean Up Days!

EVERYONE’S INVITED TO COME ALONG AND GET STUCK IN ON THE MOSSPARK AND CORKERHILL COMMUNITY SUMMER CLEAN UP!


Sunday 28th May Corkerhill Clean Up Day!

Meet us at 12noon at the corner of Corkerhill Road and Corkerhill Place and give us a hand.


Saturday 24th June Mosspark Boulevard Clean Up Day!

Meet us at 1pm outside the GHA Office and give us a hand.


 

We have litter pickers, gloves, bin bags, vests. So grab your kids, your neighbour or your whole street and help make our area look amazing.

Thanks a lot for your support!

Mosspark Primary Spring Fair!

Mosspark Primary Parent Council invite you to their Spring Fair

Saturday 20th May: 11am-2pm

Car Boot Sale, Cafe, Tombola, Craft Stalls, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Fire Engine, Games, Kids & Adults Races

Car Boot Sale
To book your car boot please contact Morag on 07852 219 079. Set up from 10.30am.

Junction improvements Dumbreck Road/Mosspark Boulevard

Councillor Wilson has been liaising with Land and Environmental Services with regards to the junction improvements. Please find the details provided by  Land and Environmental Services below:

The current junction layout is dominated by vehicular traffic due to nearby slip roads providing access and egress to and from the M77 motorway. The large number of vehicles can be intimidating for pedestrians and cyclists looking to move between the local communities and the green spaces of Bellahouston Park / Pollok Park.

LES Technical Services Sustainable Transport team secured investment to undertake improvements to the current junction layout in order to improve the facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in terms of safety and access. The improvements will also help with the Council’s aspiration of encouraging residents to adopt active travel choices for short to medium length journeys. The improvements to the crossing points at the junction of Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard are currently being undertaken as part of the Council’s cycling strategy. External investment was secured through the charity organisation Sustrans along with additional contributions from Transport Scotland’s Cycling Walking Safer Streets programme and as such this funding is ‘ring fenced’ for the purpose of cycling improvements.

You noted that there is also some concern from local residents that the improvements to the junction of Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard will have a detrimental impact on local traffic flows and that the removal of the slip road leading from Dumbreck Road to Mosspark Boulevard will further exacerbate this. Traffic modelling undertaken for the junction does not show any major impact on traffic flows.

In addition GCC is aware that Dumbreck Community Council and the Parent Council at Hazlewood School have been actively campaigning for the installation of traffic signals at the junction of Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue located to the north of the junction of Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard. The Council has agreed to install new signals at the junction of Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue subject to available funding allocations in financial year 2017-2018.

Benefits of the Works

  • Improved crossing facilities on Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard for both pedestrians and cyclists with a reduction in crossing movements on Mosspark Boulevard from 3 stages to 2 pedestrian stages and also an increase in the pedestrian refuge island widths on both Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard.
  • Improved traffic flow for northbound and southbound vehicles on Dumbreck Road achieved by the removal of the slip lane and associated crossing point on Mosspark Boulevard to allow more “green” time to be assigned to northbound traffic lane on Dumbreck Road. The repositioning of the crossing points on Dumbreck Road leading to Fleurs Avenue will allow the stop line to be moved further south increasing queuing space for vehicles.
  • External investment obtained from Sustrans and Cycling Walking Safer Streets with no direct cost to the Council facilitated the upgrade of aging signalling equipment to allow the junction to operate more dynamically and efficiently. Enhanced connection between communities of Dumbreck, Mosspark, Bellahouston and Pollokshields as well as green spaces at Bellahouston Park and Pollok Park.

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Caring Christmas Trees

Mosspark Baptist Church is partnering with the Bethany Christian Trust for Caring Xmas Trees. They asked me to share below and help gain awareness. Please see details below

Buy a Caring Christmas Tree – order online at www.caringchristmastrees.com or call  0345 111 8733.

  • Order deadline by 12 noon on Monday 5th December if you want to collect on Friday 9th / Saturday 10th December.
  • Order deadline is 12 noon on Monday 12th December if you want to collect on Friday 16th / Saturday 17th December.

Share the news online so your friends, family and course-mates know how they can help homeless people this winter.

You can visit the Caring Christmas Trees website to buy your tree and contact us on 0345 111 8733 if you would like to find out more about our trees or Bethany’s work with homeless people.

Bethany is heavily dependent on the goodwill of the public to finance its services. If you would like to support Bethany’s work with homeless people you can make a donation.

Thank you for your support.
Ali Forbes
Caring Christmas Trees