Woodland park will be well worth a visit
Whilst we are currently in recess in the council, alas life still goes on.
Although all the normal committees of the council take a break for four weeks, indeed many of the local committees don’t meet again till September, it would be foolish to think that nothing happens in the summer period (if you can call this summer).
As a board member of Clyde Gateway, the Urban Regeneration Company responsible for the regeneration of my ward of Rutherglen Central and North, I recently had a sneak preview of the soon to be opened woodland park at Cuningar Loop just off Downiebrae Road, being run by the Forestry Commission.
Without attempting to spoil it for anyone, believe you me it will be well worth a visit as it includes some innovative ‘come and try’ events not seen before in our area, plus picnic areas, an extensive path network, and a bike skills park, etc, and the Forestry Commission are holding a series of ‘open day events’ throughout August and September which will be publicised in the Reformer.
This is just the latest instalment of the work being done locally by CG, which includes the Red Tree Business Centre in Stonelaw Road, the new office development Rutherglen Links off Farmeloan Road, and the future redevelopment of Shawfield as a National Business District - all bringing extra employment opportunities into the town, and be assured I will continue to play a role as a director to make sure that Rutherglen gets its fair share of these employment opportunities.
An ongoing problem in the area, and one well covered by the Reformer over the past year, is that of dog fouling. As from Monday of this week, Community Wardens will be patrolling the area and this will take two distinctive strands – the first strand will involve the wardens carrying out education work by issuing flyers and distributing dog waste refuse bags, and the second and most important strand, will be the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices.
Whilst it is often difficult to actually witness a dog depositing its waste, every effort will be made to enforce this legislation, a problem the council are well aware annoys many of you.
I know from speaking with many of my constituents that the constant upheaval caused by never ending roadworks in the area causes much annoyance. Whilst some of this is due to the utility companies, much is due to the council’s wide ranging
Community Councillor Denis McKenna (second from left) at Landemer Day this year