MoFloCoCo newsletter hits the streets!

Our latest newsletter is currently being delivery to over 2700 addresses around Mount Florida and west Kings Park. If you can’t wait for your own paper copy to be delivered, you can find it online here.

License variation for The Beechwood

We draw residents’ attention to the license variation submitted by The Beechwood to extend opening hours, and to allow the use of the licensed outdoor space on Hampden event days. Objections must be received by the council by 21st February.

‘Rain Gardens’ Update

Measures to improve surface water drainage were given planning permission. The measures include ‘rain gardens’ on the roadside on Aikenhead Road and Kings Park Avenue.  See our previous post on this topic here. As of July 2018, it was anticipated that work would start January 2019. Here we pass on answers to issues raised by MoFloCoCo,…

Research on Mount Florida

MoFloCoCo collaborated with Caroline Downey, an Edinburgh University Masters student, on a research project. Caroline’s dissertation looks at the different ways of measuring deprivation, and what the available data tells us about Mount Florida. You can read it here: SIMD and Beyond, A printed copy of the dissertation has also been made available in Langside Library. Get…

Mount Florida Civic Space Receives Funding Boost

Press Release: A southside community project to create a new civic space, at the gateway to Hampden, has taken a big step forward thanks to securing two new pots of money. The Letherby Triangle project, led by Mount Florida Community Council, has been awarded funds from the Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government, delivered…

Letter of Support to Keep Football at Hampden

The SFA will soon hear presentations from the Hampden Park Limited and Scottish Rugby Union ahead of its decision whether to keep Scottish football at Hampden or move it to Murrayfield.  We understand that if the SFA leaves, the stadium will likely close as Queens Park would not be able to afford the upkeep.

Rain Gardens on Aikenhead Road

MoFloCoCo recently became of GCC’s application for planning permission to build ‘rain gardens’ and a storm water storage basin on Aikenhead Road. The period for public responses has closed. We believe a great many people are still unaware of the plans so we want to share the information we have gathered. There is still time to…