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Fri, 15/02/2019
Artistic pupils at Torrance Primary have created eye catching banners urging drivers to slow down at the school entrance and children to be careful on their walk to school.   Pupils recently took...
Fri, 15/02/2019
  Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to build around 90 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at a public event.  East Dunbartonshire Council, along with development partner hub West...
Fri, 15/02/2019
At its meeting last night (Thursday 14 February) the Council unanimously agreed its Housing Revenue and Capital Budget for 2019/20, which will see rents for Council houses increase by 3.5%. Convener...
Fri, 15/02/2019
Water date for your diary - Kirkintilloch Canal Festival is back for 2019! This year's festival takes place between Monday 26 August and Sunday 1 September, with another swashbuckling mix of aquatic...
Fri, 08/02/2019
  History is being brought to life in East Dunbartonshire next month through a series of thought provoking events to celebrate Local History Week. The annual event, organised by East Dunbartonshire...
Fri, 08/02/2019
East meets West in a stunning new exhibition which brings together the ancient Japanese tradition of Washi paper-making and the very best of contemporary Scottish printmaking. Washi Umi o Koete or...
Wed, 06/02/2019
Strathclyde Sirens netball star Ella Gibbons joined NSPCC Scotland recently on visit to Mosshead Primary School in Bearsden with the charity’s unique Speak Out Stay Safe programme to help keep...
Tue, 05/02/2019
Modern Apprentice Aidan Maguire is constructing a great career for himself at East Dunbartonshire Council and has been short-listed for this year’s local authority apprentice/trainee of the year APSE...
Tue, 05/02/2019
Today (Tuesday 5 February 2019) 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 has...
Mon, 04/02/2019
Are you interested in joining with other East Dunbartonshire residents in the planning, development and evaluation of your local health and social care services? The East Dunbartonshire Health and...
Fri, 01/02/2019
  East Dunbartonshire Council is set to introduce new traffic calming measures on Newdyke Road in Kirkintilloch. A survey of traffic levels and speeds on Newdyke Road carried out by East...
Fri, 01/02/2019
Children in Milngavie are enjoying a fantastic new play park right in the heart of the community. Situated in Milngavie precinct, the new play area replaces an existing facility which had been...
Fri, 01/02/2019
A splashing new initiative is now underway - giving people of all ages the chance to get a free swim if they pedal to their local leisure centre. If you travel by cycle to the Allander Leisure Centre...
Thu, 31/01/2019
East Dunbartonshire Council played its part to enhance Scotland's links with China as Provost Alan Brown welcomed a group of local Chinese business people to the Council HQ. Provost Brown met with...
Thu, 31/01/2019
Major repairs will be carried out in East Dunbartonshire to help reopen the Forth and Clyde Canal again to barges and boats. Scottish Canals is carrying out extensive refurbishment works on the 'lift...
Tue, 29/01/2019
Voluntary and community groups in East Dunbartonshire are being urged to apply for funding. The East Dunbartonshire Community Grants Scheme has £46,000 available to be distributed among local...
Mon, 28/01/2019
What a result! Work is taking place to upgrade five-a-side football courts in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs. A programme of improvements will see two courts at Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre and two...
Thu, 24/01/2019
People of all ages are being urged to saddle up and claim a free swim at local leisure centres. If you cycle to the Allander Leisure Centre in Bearsden, the Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs or...
Wed, 23/01/2019
The final external works around St Nicholas’ Primary School in Bearsden are now complete and pupils are enjoying the fantastic outdoor space. The new £10m school – built on the site of St Andrew’s...
Tue, 22/01/2019
East Dunbartonshire's Positive Achievements project recently held an awards ceremony to acknowledge the hard work of its young learners over the second half of 2018. At the special event in Hillhead...
Tue, 22/01/2019
  East Dunbartonshire Council will once again mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a number of activities taking place in secondary schools across the authority. The Council has commemorated Holocaust...
Fri, 18/01/2019
Books were on the menu as members of William Patrick Library's Thursday afternoon Reading Group marked its 20th anniversary with a celebratory lunch. Over the past two decades the 12 strong group,...
Tue, 15/01/2019
A major exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and work of artist Ally Thompson has opened at the Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie. Ally was one of the golden generation of figurative painters...
Mon, 14/01/2019
  Four dedicated teachers from primary schools in Kirkintilloch have been formally recognised for their contribution to education in East Dunbartonshire.   Katie Adams (Oxgang Primary School), Chris...
Mon, 14/01/2019
The first business of 2019 for East Dunbartonshire's Provost Alan Brown was to write to four local people named in the New Year's Honours List to congratulate them. The four who have been honoured...
Fri, 11/01/2019
Scottish Government Ministers have confirmed that they will not be ‘calling in’ the Council’s decision to close Campsie View and Merkland Schools and to build a new Additional Support Needs School in...
Fri, 11/01/2019
An officer with East Dunbartonshire Council, has had a more eventful Christmas break than most, having led his curling team to their first Grand Slam victory in Canada. Ross Paterson led the four man...
Wed, 09/01/2019
A special procurement event is being held - offering local businesses information about becoming a supplier for public sector contracts and an opportunity to meet East Dunbartonshire Council’s buyers...
Wed, 09/01/2019
Last month the Council announced exciting plans to build three new early years facilities in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Milngavie - an investment of more than £4.5m. The new centres will create...
Tue, 08/01/2019
People are being given the chance to go back to the future at Kirkintilloch Town Hall, as it revives a special event for a new era. A Town Hall Fayre will take place on Saturday 26 January -...
Tue, 08/01/2019
A consultation has been launched to gather residents’ views on the draft Fair Access to Community Care (Adults) policies and the associated updated draft eligibility criteria policy.  People living...
Fri, 21/12/2018
The Council is consulting with the public and communities in East Dunbartonshire in order to help modernise the Public Entertainment Licence (PEL) process. PELs are required for a range of activities...
Fri, 21/12/2018
People are being consulted on a proposed taxi fare freeze in East Dunbartonshire. The Council held initial consultation on the current fare structure with taxi operators, drivers and trade...
Fri, 21/12/2018
A unique work drawing on the people and past of Kirkintilloch Town Hall is now on display at the iconic building. The Town Hall Dialectogram is the last in a year-long programme of exhibitions, being...
Thu, 20/12/2018
Joint Council Leaders Andrew Polson and Vaughan Moody announced the Council’s 2018 STARs Award winners at a ceremony in the newly-refurbished War Memorial Hall in Bishopbriggs this week. The STARs...
Thu, 20/12/2018
A report outlining the results attained across East Dunbartonshire over the last three years was presented to the Education Committee and the findings show that pupils, including those from areas...
Wed, 19/12/2018
Council offices will close on Monday 24 December 2018 and will re-open on Thursday 3 January 2019.  Please note that the Emergency Response Centre will remain open 24/7 throughout the festive period...