C&DCC conducted a prioritisation session during its first meeting to understand the priorities of the CC, and once the results were feedback set up an online survey to understand the priorities of the community.
The community was asked to rank the top ideas in priority order from 1 to 18. They were then asked to provide any additional comments and indicated where they lived in the C&DCC area. The survey had 61 respondents.
This table compares the C&DCC ranking (left column) with the Community Consultation (right column). Some of the priorities were collapsed for the community consultation.
|Rank||C&DCC Priorities||Rank||Community Priorities|
|1||Restore Cathcart Loop – 4 trains/hour||1||Reopen the Snuff Mill Entrance at Linn Park|
|2||Re-open Linn Park entrance at Snuff Mill Bridge||2||Restore the Cathcart circle service to 4 trains an hour|
|3||Christmas tree outside the Couper||3||Keep the Couper library open|
|4||Delvin Road/Clarkston road junction – jumping lights||4||Improve street cleaning and maintenance|
|5||Improved cycling infrastructure and parking||5||Community events|
|6||Restore the lamps on the Cathcart bridge||6||Ensure the community can engage with the community council|
|7||Couper Library – keeping it open||7||Improved street lighting|
|8||Improve street maintenance and cleaning||8||Enforce the car-free zone at schools|
|9||Improve children’s play equipment – Linn and Merrylee Park||9||Improved opening hours to Castlemilk pool|
|10||Cleansing, roads, parks||10||Tackle light-jumping at Delvin and Clarkston Road|
|11||Hanging baskets and planters||11||Improve children’s play equipment in Linn Park|
|12||Litter picking/campaign||12||Hanging baskets and planters|
|13||Whole community events – Big lunch||13||Improved cycling infrastructure and parking|
|14||Enforce car free zone at Schools||14||Restore the lamps on Cathcart Bridge|
|15||Welcome to Cathcart sign||15||Improve children’s play equipment in Merrylee Park|
|16||Tree lights in Holmlea Park||16||An annual Christmas tree outside the Couper|
|17||Improved opening hours for Castlemilk Pool||17||Tree lights in Holmlea Park|
|18||Ensure the community can engage with the CC||18||A “welcome to Cathcart” sign|
|19||Community event – like lantern parade/winter windows|
|20||Improved street lighting|
After coding the comments, the themes under which the comments fell are:
|Roads – potholes, gritting, parking||14|
|Maintenance – green verges, signs, drains||3|
|History – Cathcart Castle||1|
|Planning – Celeros||1|
The comments in full:
Addressing the timings for the pedestrian crossing outside the Couper so it functions as a pedestrian orientated crossing
I have a cost effective idea on how to safely reopen linn park .
Celeros staff taking up parking
Grass cutting/ edge maintenance and weed control
Improved recycling facilities
Requalification of Cathcart Castle as historical relevant locat. As part of the ‘netting’ of that part of the park, I’d love to see the castle area cleared, landscaped and made accessible. Work could be done by local groups (friends of L park?) just like we do in Merrylee school.
Monitor Celeros development and impact on area.
Winter gritting for Braehead Estate
The access roads and potholes are becoming a hazard, especially on gradient road areas,
Improve bin collections (esp glass)
Removing decaying/rusting signs
Stop parking on pavements
Introduce permit parking
I would like the roads to be gritted especially Shannon road
Red light camera at crossing outside the library
Specific sub group of cc for merrylee issues recognising differences between communities
Tackle pavement driving on Muirskeith road
One way system for some parts of Merrylee
Addressing the poor state of local roads and pavements
Regular parking attendant checks on the corner of Old Castle Road and Crompton avenue – people parking on double yellows all day everyday.
Speed reducing measures on Old Castle Road
Uneven pavements, potholes and blocked road drains
All dogs on leads in the cemetery!
Open a Lidl in the area
New gym in Cathcart
Tidying up/repairing areas of Linn Park
Community exercise initiatives, e.g. walking/running/cycling groups
Speed bumps or one way system on Friarton Road,
more activities for children/youths,
improve shops in the local area such as empty units at Merrylee shops and on Clarkston Road.
Streets need a sweeper to come in to help clear leaves, debris on side roads too. It stops puddles on roads etc
We asked respondents to identify where they lived in the C&DCC area:
|Where do you live?|