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Wed, 22/03/2017
  Kirkintilloch's main street will reopen fully to traffic from Monday 3 April. It had originally been planned that a rolling programme of improvement works in Cowgate would take place over 18 months...
Wed, 22/03/2017
  The third public engagement session for the Lenzie Street Design Project took place last week. The Lenzie Street Design Project is a partnership between Sustrans Scotland and East Dunbartonshire...
Wed, 22/03/2017
Beth Gilmour from Lenzie Academy and Zac McCaffery from Bishopbriggs Academy are the newly elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) for the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency.  The...
Mon, 20/03/2017
  Pop into Kirkintilloch town centre and check out some of the latest retail ideas and innovations. That's the invite to residents and workers in East Dunbartonshire as Pop-Up Shop Kirkintilloch...
Fri, 17/03/2017
An update on progress on the arrival of refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children to the area was provided to Council at its meeting last night (Thursday 16 March). A public information...
Fri, 17/03/2017
At its meeting last night (Thursday 16 March 2017) East Dunbartonshire Council agreed to commence the construction phase of the Auchinairn Place Project which will see a new Community Facility and...
Mon, 13/03/2017
The countdown to the council elections in Scotland officially began today when the “Notice of Election” was published. Voters will go to the polls to elect the 22 councillors that they would like to...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Tribute has been paid to the businesses of East Dunbartonshire at an event in one of the area's newest flagship buildings. The Celebrating Business Success evening was held on Friday (10 March) in...
Fri, 10/03/2017
East Dunbartonshire Council - in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland - are challenging residents to declutter and help the environment by putting unwanted technology to good use. In Scotland 32 per...
Fri, 10/03/2017
If you go down to Bishopbriggs Park today you’re sure of a big surprise after a number of fairytale characters were spotted hiding out there. The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Pupils from Lenzie Meadow Primary School won the East Dunbartonshire heat of a Scotland-wide quiz on Europe organised by the Council’s Education Service and the Scottish European Educational Trust...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Next time you’re out enjoying a glass of wine in East Dunbartonshire you can relax knowing that the Council’s Trading Standards Team is making sure you are not short changed.   Officers carry out...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  A new process is being developed in East Dunbartonshire to deal with high-risk cases of domestic abuse. The Community Planning Partnership is establishing Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Tap into your creative spirit and create art to honour the Kirkintilloch-born pioneer known as the 'mother of Japanese whisky'. That's the offer from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC)...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  East Dunbartonshire's appetite to help has been recognised again - with the area's prized status as a Fairtrade Zone renewed for another two years. This is the sixth time East Dunbartonshire has...
Fri, 10/03/2017
Project 101 - the housing information and advice service for young people - is on the move and needs your help to create a new name. The service, which gets its name from its current location at 101...
Fri, 10/03/2017
The effects of smoking on the purse-strings as well as on people’s health have been spelled out to East Dunbartonshire pupils at a series of interactive workshops. Pupils from seven primary and...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  East Dunbartonshire Council is working closely with stakeholders to minimise disruption to Bishopbriggs Relief Road. Phase 4 of the road is currently under construction and when complete will help...
Thu, 09/03/2017
Ten excited pupils from St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s primary schools met with Council Leader, Rhondda Geekie, to see the site of their new school, in advance of the diggers moving in. The new school...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  Residents of Milngavie will soon see improvements at Lennox Park thanks to partnership working between East Dunbartonshire Council and the Milngavie Community Development Trust (MCDT). The Council...
Thu, 09/03/2017
Members of the public are being asked for their views on how the community justice system is managed in East Dunbartonshire. Comments given through the survey, which has been set up by the East...
Thu, 09/03/2017
The Council is moving forward to the next stage of delivering its Place agenda in Auchinairn.   Subject to Council approval, the building of a new community centre and nursery can now be progressed...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  New toilets have been opened at Mugdock Country Park as part of ongoing investment in the local attraction. The Mugdock Strategy 2015-2020 is currently underway - aimed at increasing income-...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  Talented youngsters got to the art of Bishopbriggs Relief Road when they came up with branding for East Dunbartonshire's newest active travel route. Phase 4 of the road is currently under...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  Exciting proposals for the redesign of the station forecourt and public space to the north of Lenzie train station are now on display and online. The designs have been developed after extensive...
Wed, 08/03/2017
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving Customer Services, Benefits Online has been introduced to the Council Website. Council Leader Rhondda Geekie explained, “We are aware that many of our...
Wed, 08/03/2017
  Six months on from the opening of Lenzie Meadow Primary School and nursery class, the finishing touches have been put to the outdoor areas. The new £11.5m school and nursery – built on the site of...
Wed, 08/03/2017
Bearsden Community Hub, the new home for Council, library, leisure and cultural services in the town, was officially opened by Council Leader Rhondda Geekie on Tuesday 7 March following a £3M...
Mon, 06/03/2017
  Switch off your lights and switch on to greener lifestyles as part of the 2017 Earth Hour. That's the invite to people, workers, organisations and businesses in East Dunbartonshire. WWF’s Earth...
Mon, 06/03/2017
  Friday nights need never be boring again for young football fans as the Council’s street football programme gets underway. A portable playing pitch will pop up at three locations across the area...
Mon, 06/03/2017
Switch off your engine and help keep the air fresh – that is the message being promoted to motorists by East Dunbartonshire Council this month. Eye-catching posters reminding drivers that they can be...
Mon, 06/03/2017
Former pupils will have a chance to take a walk down memory lane before St. Flannan’s Primary School in Kirkintilloch closes its doors for the last time. On Thursday 16 March the school will be...
Fri, 03/03/2017
Young people across Scotland will be making their voices heard as they vote for their chosen candidates at the 2017 Scottish Youth Parliament Elections.  MSYPs will be elected from every...
Fri, 03/03/2017
  It was smiles all round at Holy Family Primary in Lenzie this week as pupils and staff settled back into their Boghead Road building after a 17 month decant.   In August 2015 they moved into the...
Fri, 03/03/2017
  Families cycled at the speed of light as part of a special event to inspire more people to get active - whatever their age or experience on two wheels. Pedal power lit up the winter night around...
Fri, 03/03/2017
  A family-friendly festival of music, merriment and more at Mugdock Country Park has been shortlisted for an award - but organisers need your help to ensure they hit the right note. Hundreds of...
Thu, 02/03/2017
  Hundreds of pupils from East Dunbartonshire schools put paintbrush, pencil and pen to paper to create original artwork with an Australian theme that will be on display at The Thomas Muir Coffee...
Thu, 02/03/2017
  Free workshops are being held to help create a women's history walk in Lenzie. Trails and Tales is an arts and heritage learning programme - created by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC...
Thu, 02/03/2017
  A host of new benefits and opportunities will be available to pupils and teachers of Bearsden Academy now that the school has been welcomed onto the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (...
Tue, 28/02/2017
War memorials in Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown have been returned to their former glory, thanks to great partnership working between the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund (CMRF) and East...
Tue, 28/02/2017
  People are being urged to be fair when they are enjoying a brew as part of this year's Fairtrade Fortnight campaign - which runs from 27 February to 12 March. The Council is once again working with...
Tue, 28/02/2017
With the Scottish council elections taking place in less than three months, the countdown is on for anyone who is thinking about standing as a candidate. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May...
Mon, 27/02/2017
  Councillors on East Dunbartonshire’s Education Committee heard how Scottish Government figures showed the area’s schools performing above the national average in reading, writing, talking,...
Mon, 27/02/2017
More and more young people in East Dunbartonshire are finding career inspiration through studying for vocational qualifications and the successful Study Leave programme.   At a recent meeting of the...
Fri, 24/02/2017
At its meeting last night (Thursday 23 February) the Council unanimously agreed its Housing Revenue and Capital Budget for 2017/18 which will see rents for Council houses increase by 2.5%, which is...
Fri, 24/02/2017
At its meeting last night (Thursday 23 February) the Council agreed a range of measures to deliver the required £11.3 million in savings for 2017/18 with a 3% increase in Council Tax and with no...
Wed, 22/02/2017
The amount of waste being thrown into domestic bins in East Dunbartonshire could be drastically reduced if more residents used the weekly food recycling service. Around a third of rubbish being...
Tue, 21/02/2017
Coronation Gardens in East Dunbartonshire has been awarded Showcase Centenary Field 2016 status at the Fields in Trust Awards. The site in Lenzie was one of only eight nationwide awarded the...
Tue, 21/02/2017
Customers of Brookwood Library and the temporary Bearsden Hub are being given advance notice of short-term service interruptions this month as they move to their new home in the Bearsden Community...
Fri, 17/02/2017
Baljaffray Primary and Nursery in Bearsden has received a positive Education Scotland report as it became the first establishment in East Dunbartonshire to be inspected under the new inspection model...
Fri, 17/02/2017
Work has started on the £1.1 million project to transform Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall. Construction work to extensively upgrade the facility began on Monday 13 February and is set to run for...
Fri, 17/02/2017
  People are being offered a chance to check out the future for leisure and cultural attractions in East Dunbartonshire. The Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy 2016-2021 has been published and is...
Thu, 16/02/2017
The East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) is encouraging members of the public to share their views on alcohol provision. These views will be presented to the East Dunbartonshire...
Wed, 15/02/2017
  Inspirational entrepreneurs and businesses are being given a golden chance to try town centre trading thanks to a new initiative from East Dunbartonshire Council. Pop-Up Shop Kirkintilloch is...
Wed, 15/02/2017
Train spotters and visitors to Milton of Campsie Railway Station have been enjoying the arrival of the first train at the station for over 50 years. Billy the Train, which now has pride of place on...
Tue, 14/02/2017
  Energetic youngsters have been putting their foot down for active travel - by using scooters as part of their lessons. Sustrans has been working with East Dunbartonshire Council to encourage pupils...
Tue, 14/02/2017
  Work on the exciting new Huntershill Community Sports Hub will soon enter the final straight - creating a multi-sports facility for people of all ages. A new full-size, all-weather 3G sports pitch...
Mon, 13/02/2017
The theme for this year’s Local History Week is History, Heritage and Archaeology with a host of events taking place in East Dunbartonshire. The annual event, organised by East Dunbartonshire...
Mon, 13/02/2017
Hey you guys - it’s time to look out your puffball skirts and shell suits and jump inside a Delorean as we head back to the 80s at the Auld Kirk Museum. This totally awesome free exhibition at the...
Mon, 13/02/2017
Young people from St Ninian’s High School had the opportunity to engage with local businesses at Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh on 30 January 2017. S4 students joined 140 learners from schools across...
Fri, 10/02/2017
  Youngsters are being urged to get on their bikes and help create an identity for East Dunbartonshire's newest active travel route. Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road is currently under...
Thu, 09/02/2017
Topping out ceremonies have been held to mark the completion of brickwork at the new Holy Trinity Primary School in Kirkintilloch and in Bishopbriggs at the new Thomas Muir Primary School and...
Tue, 07/02/2017
Today (Tuesday 7 February 2017) is Safer Internet Day and a great opportunity to remind young people and their carers of how to stay safe online.  East Dunbartonshire’s Child Protection Committee...
Mon, 06/02/2017
A campaign to remind drivers not to smoke in public service vehicles has been launched by East Dunbartonshire Council and the East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). Fines of...
Mon, 06/02/2017
  If you plan to use the M8/A8 in February, March or April then please be aware there is major disruption ahead. A 10-week diversion of all M8/A8 traffic (east and westbound) is needed on all...
Thu, 02/02/2017
The Rainbow Flag was raised at East Dunbartonshire Council HQ in support of the LGBT Community in East Dunbartonshire at the start of LGBT History Month. LGBT History Month is celebrated in the UK...
Thu, 02/02/2017
  People are being offered the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful game at their own pace by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust. Walking Football sessions kick off again on Wednesday...
Wed, 01/02/2017
  Essential works are due to be carried out by Scottish Water in Cowgate tomorrow (Thursday 2 February), which could temporarily affect water supply in the town centre between 9am and 4pm. The...
Mon, 30/01/2017
  More people will be able to cycle and park at Bishopbriggs Station thanks to fresh investment from ScotRail. A total of 14 bike spaces are being created between now and March - adding to spaces...
Fri, 27/01/2017
  Blue Badge holders can park for free in East Dunbartonshire town centre car parks - even where there are charges in place for others. That's the message from the Council's Convener of Development...
Fri, 27/01/2017
  East Dunbartonshire’s Planning Board has voted to reject plans for 57 homes on a greenbelt site near Birdston Road, Milton of Campsie. Elected members decided to refuse planning permission at a...
Fri, 27/01/2017
  People of all ages joined together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at Scotland's national event in East Dunbartonshire last night (Thursday 26 January). A poignant ceremony was held in...
Tue, 24/01/2017
St Agatha’s Primary School in Kirkintilloch will close its doors for the last time at the end of March as teachers and pupils move into the new Holy Trinity Primary School after the Easter holidays....