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Fri, 14/12/2018
  When all the festive fun is over, be a Christmas star and recycle your Christmas tree and tinsel-free cards. That’s the message to green-minded East Dunbartonshire residents who are being...
Fri, 14/12/2018
A merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone at East Dunbartonshire Council. This year's fantastic card was created by 8 year old Layla from St. Helen's Primary in Bishopbriggs.
Thu, 13/12/2018
  Do you have a project that you need some help with in East Dunbartonshire? East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership's Criminal Justice Team is looking for ideas for projects that...
Thu, 13/12/2018
This has been my first full year as Provost of East Dunbartonshire and looking back on the events I have attended and remembering the people I have met has reinforced what a privilege it is to hold...
Wed, 12/12/2018
A snowy scene featuring one of Santa's reindeer, created by 8 year old Layla from St. Helen's Primary in Bishopbriggs, will adorn the East Dunbartonshire Council Christmas card and e-card this year....
Mon, 10/12/2018
Following a consultation held earlier this year, and with the upcoming expansion of Early Learning and Childcare, the Council’s Education Committee agreed to change Primary 1 starting hours to a full...
Mon, 10/12/2018
Consultation on new taxi and private hire conditions has been extended following engagement with the trade and community groups. People now have until 3 March 2019 to get involved in the...
Mon, 10/12/2018
Emily Salihova Archer, a Primary 2 pupil at Thomas Muir Primary School, received an early Christmas present this week when she was announced as the winner of East Dunbartonshire Council’s annual Road...
Thu, 06/12/2018
  Bin collection days are changing slightly over the festive period and residents are being urged to check the amended arrangements. For residents who receive a collection on a Tuesday (Christmas Day...
Thu, 06/12/2018
 Making a splash at East Dunbartonshire’s swimming time trials   A group of 125 young swimmers were up against the clock when they took part in the time trials for the Scottish Schools’ Swimming...
Mon, 03/12/2018
People are being urged to help steer a new report on active travel, public transport, roads and parking. East Dunbartonshire Council started a programme of consultation today (Monday 3 December) -...
Mon, 03/12/2018
Work to replace outdated school sports pitches continues in East Dunbartonshire. Bishopbriggs schools Balmuildy Primary and Meadowburn Primary will now benefit from new pitches thanks to...
Fri, 30/11/2018
  Drivers around Craigdhu Primary in Milngavie are being reminded of the importance of parking safely, carefully and considerately when dropping off or picking up at the school. Pupils recently took...
Fri, 30/11/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council is about to start working on a new Local Development Plan and is looking for your input. The Local Development Plan 2 (LDP) will set the future use and protection of land...
Thu, 29/11/2018
Residents are being offered another chance to find out more about revised proposals to build 61 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at a public event.  East Dunbartonshire Council, along with...
Wed, 28/11/2018
Four of the Council’s Modern Apprentices have been promoting a career in Early Learning and Childcare to secondary school pupils as part of a huge and exciting recruitment campaign.  Hannah, Joshua,...
Mon, 26/11/2018
More premises across East Dunbartonshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. Thanks to the programme, more than 14,230...
Mon, 26/11/2018
Pupils from two East Dunbartonshire schools evoked the heart-wrenching wartime experiences of local people in two performances to mark this month’s period of Remembrance. East Dunbartonshire Leisure...
Mon, 26/11/2018
Santa won't have to pay if he's parking his sleigh in a Council car park on a Saturday in the run-up to Christmas. East Dunbartonshire Council is suspending parking charges on Saturdays 1, 8, 15 and...
Mon, 26/11/2018
Yule need to act quickly if you want to celebrate the festive season in style … by securing your tickets for a Christmas lunch fit for Good King Wenceslas. Kilmardinny House - which was recently...
Mon, 26/11/2018
Help us to drive forward on active travel, public transport, roads and parking. That's the invite from East Dunbartonshire Council ahead of a programme of consultation - which includes drop-in...
Fri, 23/11/2018
Team Scotland hockey player Rob Harwood joined forces with NSPCC Scotland today (Friday 23 November) to help deliver one of the leading children’s charity’s ground-breaking Speak Out Stay Safe...
Fri, 23/11/2018
  The Council’s decision to progress the delivery of a new build Additional Support Needs school in Kirkintilloch has now been referred to the Scottish Government. Scottish Ministers then have eight...
Fri, 23/11/2018
When it met last week (Thursday 15 November), Council considered the latest update in the agreed cycle of reports for the development of the 2019/20 Budget. Budget preparation is well underway, with...
Fri, 23/11/2018
  The Council held its first Ready for Winter road show in Kirkintilloch yesterday with large numbers of residents coming along to get advice on topics such as community safety, looking after...
Thu, 22/11/2018
The Primary 6 pupils of Craigdhu Primary in East Dunbartonshire are ending the school term on a high by graduating as Junior Wardens, having successfully completed the Council's four week programme...
Thu, 22/11/2018
At its recent meeting (Thursday 15 November), East Dunbartonshire Council agreed to increase the capital budget for its open market purchase scheme from £1.33 million to up to £3.9 million for 2018/...
Wed, 21/11/2018
Earlier this month, almost 150 Community Justice professionals, volunteers and charities met up for the inaugural Community Justice East Dunbartonshire Conference. The event entitled, 'Community...
Tue, 20/11/2018
Residents are being reminded that their green bins will be emptied for the last time this month ahead of a winter break. Collections of garden waste will cease in November for a period of three...
Mon, 19/11/2018
Let there be lights - the countdown to Christmas is underway in East Dunbartonshire. Festive events are taking place locally - organised by communities, traders and local groups - and supported by...
Mon, 19/11/2018
During a week-long blitz on Blue Badge Fraud by the Council's Community Safety Team, 17 drivers have been caught misusing Badges or bays and have been penalised. Last week, 47 Blue Badges were...
Fri, 16/11/2018
A new era has launched for a landmark building in East Dunbartonshire - which blends past, present and future in the heart of the community. Kirkintilloch Town Hall was officially opened today (...
Fri, 16/11/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council (Thursday 15 November) agreed a revised Unacceptable Customer Behaviour Policy which sets out the approach that will be taken if a customer exhibits behaviour that is...
Fri, 16/11/2018
Audit Scotland have concluded their planned work for 2017/18 and their Annual Report, considered by Council last night (Thursday 15 November), includes their assessment that the Council has...
Fri, 16/11/2018
Forty primary 6 & 7 pupils from two Kirkintilloch primary schools were guests of honour at the Council's HQ recently where they met Depute Provost Gary Pews. The pupils have been learning about...
Fri, 16/11/2018
Families with pre-school children in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Milngavie are set to benefit from recent Council decisions to build a brand new early years facility in each town. Representing an...
Fri, 16/11/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council has tonight (Thursday 15 November) agreed to progress the delivery of a new build Additional Support Needs school in Kirkintilloch, to meet the future needs of some of the...
Mon, 12/11/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council has met with Scottish Canals, Transport Scotland and neighbouring authorities to discuss Forth & Clyde Canal bridge issues. Councillors unanimously backed a motion...
Fri, 09/11/2018
  Oxgang Primary School in Kirkintilloch has been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering school sport. Staff and pupils recently received the...
Thu, 08/11/2018
  Would you like to find out about the hidden history of Scottish women, how to snare a publishing deal or the secret to a great murder mystery? If so, you are in luck, as these are just some of the...
Wed, 07/11/2018
Over 70 of Glasgow City Region’s leaders and decision-makers came together in Glasgow recently to kick off the process of developing an Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Glasgow City Region,...
Wed, 07/11/2018
  Winter is coming and East Dunbartonshire Council is once again urging residents not to get caught out by severe weather, either at home or on the move...
Wed, 07/11/2018
  Schools across East Dunbartonshire have been awarded a prestigious national award from sportscotland, the national agency for sport, for this academic year.  The sportscotland School Sport Award is...
Tue, 06/11/2018
Consumer champions will be presenting advice in East Dunbartonshire next week as people hit the shops - and the websites - for Christmas gifts. The Council's Trading Standards team will be providing...
Tue, 06/11/2018
East Dunbartonshire remains the top performing local authority in Scotland for school leavers going onto positive destinations. The School Leaver Destination Return (SLDR) is a statistical return...
Mon, 05/11/2018
Put the phone down on scammers who are calling mobiles and landlines in a bid to swindle people's savings. That is the message from East Dunbartonshire Council's Trading Standards service, which is...
Fri, 02/11/2018
People and businesses are being invited to give their views on a new draft Licensing Policy Statement for the area. East Dunbartonshire Licensing Board (EDLB) is required to publish a statement 18...
Fri, 02/11/2018
This year's festival in memory of Scotland's 'Father of Democracy' will begin tomorrow (Saturday). The 2018 Thomas Muir Festival will once again train the spotlight on one of Scotland's greatest sons...
Fri, 02/11/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council is in the running for a UK-wide award recognising first-class work to check and maintain local roads. The authority has been named as a finalist in the best performer for...
Tue, 30/10/2018
The popular annual Christmas Art & Craft exhibition at the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch will be back in town from Saturday 3 November giving shoppers plenty of time to find that special...
Mon, 29/10/2018
In this, the centenary of the end of the First World War, East Dunbartonshire will mark Remembrance Sunday with a number of events across the area. On Sunday 11 November 2018, services - organised by...
Thu, 25/10/2018
A landmark building in Bearsden has been praised as part of a prestigious UK-wide awards scheme, following a major rejuvenation and extension project. Kilmardinny House was shortlisted for Civic...
Wed, 24/10/2018
The Council is moving to the next stage of the statutory consultation process on its proposal to close the area’s two special schools – Campsie view School in Lenzie and Merkland School in...
Mon, 22/10/2018
People are being invited to deliver their views on the modernisation of taxi and private hire conditions. East Dunbartonshire Council is carrying out consultation from today (Monday 22 October) to 4...
Mon, 22/10/2018
With the 5th of November fast approaching, Community Safety partners in East Dunbartonshire are urging people to keep safe whilst enjoying Bonfire Night festivities. The partners – made up of East...
Mon, 22/10/2018
A wide ranging consultation has been launched as part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s commitment to review how children with additional support needs are educated and supported across the area. The...
Fri, 19/10/2018
East Dunbartonshire will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War with a number of events taking place across the area. In November, three sculptures - known as Tommies - will go on...
Thu, 18/10/2018
  Education Scotland has given East Dunbartonshire’s Primary Wellbeing Support Service a glowing report following a visit by inspectors earlier this year.  The service, based in Oxgang Primary School...