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Broomhouse Community Council (BCC) has been made increasingly aware of speeding cars travelling through Broomhouse especially around the perimeter of Hamilton Road, Boghall Road and Baillieston Road.


Speaking with residents, most said they witness speeding daily. Some were honest enough to say that they sometimes drive faster than they should. With so many new houses in the area, restrictions easing and the nicer weather coming in, there will be more people out and about walking and in their cars. Everyone agreed that something had to be done to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding in Broomhouse.


Although Broomhouse Community Council had lots of ideas, they didn’t know where to begin to get their Road Safety Campaign off the ground, so they approached Councillor Elaine Ballantyne for help. Elaine advised that they get in touch with their local Neighbourhood Liaison Co-ordinator from Glasgow City Council’s Neighbourhoods, Regeneration & Sustainability Team, Nicola Connolly to start the ball rolling.


With Nicola’s invaluable guidance and support, Broomhouse Community Council applied for funding via the Baillieston Area Partnership Fund to finance the campaign. Nicola also advised which agencies and departments to contact, and what approval was needed. Meetings were held with Road Safety and the Lighting Department of GCC to discuss plans and seek approval.


The Road Safety Campaign, kicking off in Broomhouse this spring, will see the installation of new lamppost wraparound signs reminding people of the speed limits and asking people to slow down, especially along the narrow stretch of Baillieston Road near the park. BCC worked with Bannerkwik to design these eye-catching, bright notices which will be placed around the perimeter of Broomhouse.


It is hoped that these signs will act as a reminder to everyone driving in the area to ‘slow down or risk a life’ and help keep Broomhouse a safe place to live!


As well as consulting on the Road Safety Campaign, Broomhouse residents have also been asked recently to give their views on what they would like to see in a local shop.


A Broomhouse resident contacted BCC in early March to ask for their help to engage with the community. The resident has purchased an area of land adjacent to the Dogs Trust, and if there is an appetite for a local shop and Post Office counter, they will start the planning application process. The survey has received over 350 responses in the first week! Links to the survey are available via Broomhouse Community Council Facebook page, Twitter feed and Nextdoor page. The link can also be sent by email. Contact the community council by email at broomhousecommunity@gmail.com.



Pictured: Mags Arthur, Broomhouse Community Council member; Nicola Connelly, Neighbourhood Liaison Co-ordinator, Glasgow City Council; Jennifer Smith, Secretary Broomhouse Community Council; local children.

 

Community Council Meetings

Broomhouse Community Council is hoping to return to in-person meetings rather than online. Unfortunately, March’s meeting was moved to online as the hall was not accessible, however, the hope is future meetings will take place in Broomhouse Community Hall. Dates are posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please come along - all residents welcome!


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