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 to be received by the council by 21st February.
We have learnt from residents in the last few days that Mount Florida Bowling Club is facing an imminent threat of closure due to ‘lack of members’.
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, received from a GCC Development and Regeneration Services official in July 2018.
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 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.
A letter signed by businesses in Mount Florida has underlined the hammer blow that would be dealt to local economy if the SFA decides to leave Hampden for Murrayfield.
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.
Information sent direct to ticket holders – a first for Hampden event management
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 provide input on details such as whether the rain gardens should be planted with trees or shrubs.