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Clarkston health centre receives top design honour

The Clarkston-based Eastwood Health and Care Centre has been recognised as an architectural field leader in a top competition.

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Both the MP and MSP believe the plan is 'fatally flawed'

New fight looms over plans for green spaces

The startling pace of homes development in Eastwood has prompted both the area’s MP and MSP to object in uncompromising terms.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Eaglesham Parish Church with part of the grassed over Orry in front.

Community survey of the Orry

Eaglesham History Society are holding a community Orry geophysical survey along with workshops on handling artefacts, mapping and aerial photography.

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A �2 million legacy fund has been created by the sale of the windfarm.

Priorities identified for windfarm legacy

Support for the elderly and facilities for young people were two of the priorities identified for the £2 million legacy fund, created by the recent sale of the Neilston Community windfarm.

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Maidenhill development granted go-ahead

Fury erupts over council’s decision to grant consent to Maidenhill developers

A hugely controversial housing development for Maidenhill on the outskirts of Newton Mearns, was given the go ahead by East Renfrewshire Council’s planning committee last week, and has led to vociferous criticism.

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Waterfoot location plan for development proposals

Gladman have plans for Waterfoot homes

Developers have submitted a planning application to East Renfrewshire Council for 200 homes in the tiny hamlet of Waterfoot.

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Road closure is set to cause yet more delays.

Just when you thought it was safe to step back into the drivers seat...

There are yet more headaches in store for drivers as Scottish Water announce a full road closure on the southside while repair work continues on part of the waste water network in the area.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Flooding on the southside has been an ever-present problem

Insurance costs rise six-fold

A Crookfur resident has slammed East Ren Council claiming their failures and duty of care to residents has caused massive insurance rises.

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Concerns have been raised over noise from windfarm.

Report says turbines exceed noise limits

Residents in Uplawmoor and Neilston have received a report confirming noise levels from nearby wind turbines regularly exceed permitted noise levels.

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Jackson Carlaw MSP

Council must suspend consideration of Maidenhill planning application says MSP

Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw, has called for East Renfrewshire Council’s Planning Committee to suspend all consideration of the Maidenhill planning application following “the very legitimate concerns” of residents and the “ministerial intervention” of the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Shop smart, reduce waste

Shop smart, reduce waste

With Scottish households throwing away more than 600,000 tonnes of food every year, Zero Waste Scotland is challenging people to shop smart and plan ahead.

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Kids love den building

Funding for woodland activities

Community groups across Central Scotland are being invited to apply for grants to fund activity that will lead to greater use of woodlands and forests.

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Road users will simply have to be patient a little longer

Road closure extended to September!

Residents on the southside of Glasgow are furious with a recent Scottish Water announcement that a road closure is set to be extended.

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Neilston village, East Renfrewshire

Property prices in Glasgow’s suburbs set to rise by almost a quarter in the next five years according to new research from Barclays

Glasgow’s suburbs are predicted to see the largest increase in average house prices in Scotland by 2021 according to new research released today (May 24), according to the Barclays UK Property Predictor.

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Apprentice Taylor Holliday with Pollok House lion

Lions are roaming Pollok Park once more thanks to City Building

Pollok House’s heraldic lions are back in Pollok Country Park again, after being returned to the site by construction firm City Building.

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Increase in East Ren population

The population of East Renfrewshire has seen a jump of 4,560, giving a new total of 90,574, according to the latest figures.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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