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December 2012

Help Find Missing Dog

Gilbert ran away on whitehill Street at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve. He has a collar with a contact phone number on it and is microchipped. He is quite timid and is not used to being out on his own. Somebody thought they seem him on Royston Rd on Christmas day but there has been no sign since. He is a pug x lakeland terrier. There will be a reward for his safe return. Contact Kirsten on 07948659337 with any information.

Cubie Street Sorting Office Closing

The "Save Our Sorting Office" campaign by local community councils and elected officials to stop the closure of Cubie Street has failed in changing the decision of the Royal Mail to move operations to Cambuslang.

The Royal Mail is transferring delivery operations from Cubie Street to Fullarton Drive. From Monday 28th January 2013 deliveries for the Dennistoun area will be made from their Glasgow South East Delivery Office, 14 Fullarton Drive, Glasgow G32 8FA. If you need to collect an item their opening times will be 7am-6pm Monday - Friday with late opening Wednesday 8pm and early closing Saturday 2pm.

November 2012

Woman Robbed of Mobile Phone and Purse
A 23 year old woman on her way home from work was robbed near to Craigpark, Dennistoun around 7.45pm on Thursday 8th November 2012.

The woman finished making a call on her mobile phone when a man threatened her with a blade and stole her phone and purse. The man then headed towards Duke Street. A passerby assisted the woman who was very shaken up by the incident.

The man is described as white, late 20s-early 30s, 6ft 2in, wearing dark denims, black hooded waterproof jacket and white trainers.

Detectives at London Road Police Office are appealing for witnesses and those with information to contact them on 0141 532 4600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cubie Street Sorting Office Closure Campaign

Royal Mail plan to close the Cubie Street sorting office in January. From that point people wishing to collect items that could not be delivered while they were out will have to travel to new premises in Cambuslang. There is no direct bus service from Dennistoun, and the nearest bus stop to the new sorting office is roughly twenty minutes walk through an industrial estate. Royal Mail's response to councillors, claims plans "considering relocating" are in "the very early stages", yet postmen were told two months ago that the move was going ahead.

Dennistoun Community Council has joined with neighbouring community councils and elected officials attempting to stop the closure of a community asset. Continued on forum >>

SOSO Meeting:
Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, Dale Street, G40 4TL
Saturday, 17 November 2012 (1pm-2.30pm)
Royal Mail management have been invited and we hope they will be there to take account of local concerns.

SOSO Facebook Page:

Sign the petition:

October 2012

Duke Street Business Takings Stolen in Bag Snatch
A 32 year old woman employee of William Hill Bookmakers in Duke Street was robbed of a four figure sum as she walked to Annfield Place Post Office to deposit the money.

Around 1.35pm Monday 15 October 2012 a Volkswagon Golf car drove up and a man got out and snatched her bag. He then drove off towards the city centre with a passenger in the front seat of the car. The woman was uninjured but shaken by the incident.

The car has prefix SB54. The driver is white, mid to late 20s, 5ft8in to 5ft10in, average build, wearing a grey hooded tracksuit with pale blue stripes. The passenger is white male, thin build in his 50s, receding hair and dark rectangular glasses.

Constable John Tweedle at London Road said: “The area would have been relatively busy at the time and I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information whatsoever regarding this crime, to contact the Robbery Unit at London Road on telephone number 0141 532 4769."

Haghill Dennistoun Credit Union 20th Birthday
The Haghill Dennistoun Credit Union celebrates its 20th birthday in October. On a Saturday morning on 3rd October 1992, the Credit Union opened with 50 members enrolling at St Denis Primary School, Dennistoun. more>>

August 2012

Dennistoun Community Council Election 2012

Dennistoun Community Council is inviting local residents to present their nomination for election. The form should be returned no later than 12 noon on Friday 7th September 2012. All current DCC members and office bearers are up for re-election in October and there are currently 15 places available for election. If you are aged over 16years, resident in the Dennistoun area and you have a genuine interest in representing your community, to listen to matters affecting them and to express those views to the City Council and other public bodies, then Dennistoun Community Council wants you to join now. The nomination form and further details can be found on the DCC website.

Borrow a Bike in Alexandra Park

The Alexandra Park Bike Club is a pilot scheme running from premises beside the golf club in Alexandra Park, Dennistoun where they are signing up members of all ages this summer to borrow bikes for free.

The club has a variety of bikes of all sizes that are great for using on the trails in the park and they will have electric bikes coming soon for people to try. Their Borrow A Bike service is open everyday from noon until 7pm. Just bring some ID and something with your address on it and they'll sign you up as a member.

Iona Shepherd, one of the volunteers on the scheme said: "It's been great seeing people trying out cycling and coming back from their ride with such big smiles on their faces!"

The club also have helmets and locks available should you need them and in the future they hope to run cycle training, led rides and bike maintenance services. You can find out more about what is going on at the Alexandra Park Bike Club facebook page.

The Alexandra Park Bike Club was founded as part of the Milnbank Carbon Reduction Project in partnership with Milnbank Housing Association. They have been up and running for less than a week and have had loads of new members sign up and plenty of borrows already.

July 2012

Duke Street Pawnbrokers Robbery
Two men on a motorbike smashed a pawnbrokers shop front window and made off with a quantity of valuable watches in the direction of Whitehill Street. The incident happened at Harvey Thomson Pawnbrokers, Duke Street in Dennistoun around 9.50 am on Monday 30th July 2012. The motorbike was later found in a lane behind Craigpark Drive.

Detective Constable Cameron Maclean said:  “This was a terrifying experience for the staff members within the shop, who thankfully, were unhurt. We are continuing enquiries and checking CCTV.” Anyone with information is asked to contact London Road CID in 0141 532 4600.

June 2012

New Signets in Alexandra Park Pond

Photo by C Fraser

May 2012

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

In conjunction with Glasgow Life; Macmillan are opening a new Cancer Information and Support Service within Dennistoun Library. The service will open on Monday 18th June 2012.
The service aims is to ensure those affected by cancer, their families and carers or those who are worried about the possibility of cancer, have access to high quality information and face to face support within their local communities.

Searching for Family McEwan

Helen Morrison-Harris from Australia contacted us two years ago in her search for lost family in Scotland. She is still trying to find family of William (Bill) McEwan (or McEwen). Are you related to, or know of Bill who was born in Dennistoun and was a member of the Scots Guards based in London in 1942. If you can be of any assistance please email Helen:

This Sucks: The Movie!

A short film about Hetty the Hoover starring nursery children from the east end of Glasgow including participation from talented youngsters at Westercraigs Nursery. The film, supported by Glasgow City Council's Area Committee Grants, premiered at Glasgow Film Theatre on Thursday 26 April.

Looking for Relatives of Alistair Squire
Police are looking for relatives of a 43 year old man who passed away on the 14 April 2012 in Penumbra Nursing Home Glasgow. There are no suspicious circumstances. It is possible that he may have a cousin living in Dennistoun. Alistair Greig Squire was born on the 5th October 1969 in East Kilbride and educated there before moving to Aberdeen to work. He later returned to Glasgow following his fathers death. If anyone has any information can they please contact London road Police Office on 0141 532 4676/4604.

March 2012

Man Assaulted and Robbed in Abernethy Street
A 65 year old man was punched in the face several times by two men in Abernethy Street Dennistoun between 4-5pm on Monday 26th March 2012. He was then robbed of a mobile phone, watch and money. He was taken to GRI and transferred to Southern General with serious facial injuries.

The attackers are described as white and between 40 and 49 years of age. Detective Constable Alan Moir of London Road CID said: “This vicious attack happened near to a community centre and play park which given the recent good weather is likely to have been busy with people. It was a hot day and one of the men responsible was wearing a blue duffel jacket which someone may remember."

Anyone with information is asked to contact London Road CID on 0141 532 4600 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Elderly Man Abducted, Assaulted and Robbed in Bathgate Street
At 8.45am Saturday 10th March 2012 a 74 year old man was approached at his close in Bathgate Street Dennistoun, by a man saying he was from the water company and that he needed to check his home for leaks. When the elderly man refused, two other men joined the first and dragged the elderly man into his own home and assaulted him. The three men stole jewellery, a mobile phone, car keys and money. The elderly man was tied up but he managed to free himself and got help.

The suspects are described as white, 6 feet tall, slim build, wearing hooded jackets and having local accents. Anyone with information is asked to contact London Road CID on 0141 532 4600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Dennistoun Community Council Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 13th March 2012 (7pm) Whitehill School
Members of the public are warmly invited and may contribute to discussion of agenda items with the consent of the chairperson. Agenda available at DCC website.

February 2012

Dennistoun Community Council Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 14th February 2012 (7pm)
The Wasps Factory, 77 Hanson Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31 2HF
Members of the public are warmly invited and may contribute to discussion of agenda items with the consent of the chairperson. Agenda available at DCC website.

January 2012

Drug Recovery Operation in Dennistoun
On Thursday 26 January 2012 police officers, acting under warrant, entered a flat in Finlay Drive and another flat at Duke Street. A total of two kilos of what is believed to be amphetamine, worth an estimated street value of £20,000, and equipment were seized.  Three men, aged 35, and one woman aged 32 have been arrested in connection with the recovery.

Superintendent Steven Reed said: “Drugs can bring death, deprivation and misery to many families and members of our local communities. Protecting our communities and ensuring that the area where you live is a safe place remains our priority. The key to our success in tackling this serious crime is the help and support we receive from local people.  I would ask that anyone who has any information about suspicious activity or criminality to contact their local police office or get in touch with Crimestoppers where you can give information anonymously.”

Dennistoun Library CD & DVD Sale
20, 21 January 2012 (9.30am-4.30pm)
Bargain prices on CD's and DVD's to make room for new stock.
Dennistoun Library, 2a Craigpark, Dennistoun, G31 2NA

Dennistoun Community Council Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 10th January 2012 (7pm) Whitehill School
Members of the public are warmly invited and may contribute to discussion of agenda items with the consent of the chairperson. Agenda available at DCC website.

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