Phase 2 of Glasgow city centre’s Commercial Waste Project will go live on 1 April 2018 and trade waste contractors across the city have been working with their customers to help them achieve compliance. One such contractor is NWH who are actively engaging with their customers to reach practical solutions through communication and innovative thinking.
“At NWH Group, we have embraced the challenges of removing our bins from the streets and lanes of Glasgow City Centre. We understand the importance of presenting Glasgow as a vibrant, environmentally conscientious city and will continue to work in partnership with Glasgow City Council and our loyal customers. We have been innovative in offering bespoke solutions whilst ensuring customers remain compliant and adherent to Zero Waste Scotland regulations.”
Vari McGale, NWH’s Trade Waste Sales Manager
Some of NWH’s customers have shared their thoughts on the benefits of working closely with their trade waste contractor.
“Sarti has always worked closely with Glasgow City Council in ensuring the areas around their premises are clean and tidy. Since the advent of recycling in the city, we have found NWH to have the solution. Now with the changes scheduled for implementation on 1 st April we are that delighted that once again NWH have proven to have the solutions and see nothing as a problem. We are further delighted that NWH have been able to allow us to trial these changes ahead of schedule.”
Patricia Diamond, Financial Director, Sarti
“With limited space for internal bins, like most city centre bars and restaurants, we are delighted to have worked with Vari McGale from NWH to come up with solutions that works for both our staff and their drivers alike. Was great team work!”
Scott Hurst, Director, Meat Bar
Glasgow City Council recognise this is a major change with not only the storage of waste but also the operational adjustments required to be carried out by contractors to ensure we have presentable, clean streets. We fully appreciate the efforts of all the waste contractors and businesses to achieve compliance.
Glasgow City Council have installed 10 “Big Belly” bins along Buchanan Street for an 8 week pilot period.
The 10 solar compaction bins were installed on Wednesday 7 March following removal of the current 26 x 80L bins from the precinct.
The Big Belly bins operate through live time information, sending updates to supervisors which allow them to respond accordingly. The bins LED indicators will notify personnel of bin fullness and unit status ensuring the bins are only collected at 80% fullness or more.
The bins have a number of benefits including commercial, sustainable and visible. Due to the total containment of the waste, they prevent having unsightly bins overflowing at peak times and mitigate against unwanted odour or pest problems.
They are also able to compact 6-8 times more than a standard 100L bin resulting in reduced traffic and pollution.
Since the first week of installation, the numbers of collections along the precinct has decreased 94%, allowing staff more time to undertake other duties.
In addition, there will also be large 240l bins installed across the city centre – similar to those already located in George Square at present.
The Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) programme will be running two workshops on Wednesday 7th March and Wednesday 14th March 2018 to assist businesses in meeting the new requirements of Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Commercial Waste Project.
RES is a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland which provides a one-stop-shop for businesses in Scotland to make better use of resources – whether energy, water or raw materials. A range of help is available, from one-to-one support to staff engagement toolkits, to access to loans and grant finance.
The workshops will offer the opportunity to:
learn more about the upcoming changes and how it may affect your business
learn how businesses can manage their waste better, recycle more and often save money
find out about the 1-2-1 support available to SME’s and potential funding for waste prevention equipment
prepare for the changes using tried-and-tested techniques, best practice examples, and free tools and templates
meet and share experiences with other businesses
Staff from the Resource Efficient Scotland programme will also be on hand after the workshop to discuss any individual requests for support from attendees.
To register your place on the workshop, please follow the below links:
Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of any stalled or underused spaces in the city. We are looking for projects that are innovative and socially engaged and ideas that can breathe life into stalled spaces and create a positive impact on an area.
Funding is available from a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £4,500. The closing date for applications in Monday 26 March 2018 at 17:00 hours.
As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure- Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme, more commonly known as the Avenues.
UPDATE: On Sauchiehall Street, between Charing Cross and Rose Street/Blythswood Street the new Avenue will deliver immediate improvements to the general physical environment, introduce pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, green infrastructure, extended pedestrian space, reduced motor vehicle space, and respond directly to a wide range of strategic objectives. Further updates will be uploaded as and when available. The phasing is shown in the plan below and this is also downloadable as a PDF. [513kB]
Glasgow Film Theatre, situated on Rose Street, hosts its regular Movie Memories, a classic and contemporary film event in a safe and social setting. The event presents a variety of film screenings designed especially for people experiencing early to mid-stages of dementia, their carers and/or families to socialise in a safe and welcoming environment. Alongside a programme of multi-arts entertainment, visitors can enjoy a wide range of films ranging from 1963’s The Pink Panther to A Kind of Seeing: Glasgow Life.
The screening is part of a wider event organised in collaboration with University College London’s research project, Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going. The project aims to encourage the sharing of memories of cinema going to build understanding and experience. In the GFT, the Glasgow project team invite members of the audience to share their own memories in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
On 26 November 2017, Glasgow held its annual Style Mile Christmas Carnival heralding the launch of the festive shopping campaign. The event saw an afternoon of street theatre and performance, arts events and a highly visual carnival procession with almost 600 performers taking part!
This year’s theme was The Gift of Christmas with the front of the parade led by the Lord Provost, Manager of St Enoch Centre Anne Ledgerwood and Lydia Yilmaz, a 4 year old patient from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Schiehallion ward.
There was a variety of groups taking part from North, East, South and West of the city including Mount Florida Primary School, Samba Ya Bamba Youth Group, Bridgeton Community Learning and the Knightswood School of Dance.
This year was full of amazing performances, thrilling costumes and enchanting acts; a definite date for your annual festive calendar.
Two of Glasgow City Council’s partners in the Autism Friendly City Centre project are ensuring that this Christmas is a time to be enjoyed by all!
Both the Riverside Museum and St Enoch Centre are highlighting their commitment to creating an inclusive, family friendly experience for people with autism and their families and giving a taste of things to come following our official launch in April. Details below.
The Riverside Museum
The Riverside museum invite you to join in our Christmas fun this December, from free children’s fairground rides, to markets on our old street and the arrival of a famous Batmobile!
We want this special time of year to be enjoyed by everyone. We will be opening early for children and young people who prefer a calmer, less crowded environment. Children can try out the rides, see the Batmobile and explore the whole museum. The Riverside Museum comfort zone will be available as a quiet space. Our neighbour the Tall Ship will be offering a quiet hour.
Sunday 3rd December 2017
Tall Ship quiet hour
Riverside Museum early opening
St Enoch Centre
For younger members of the family, the sound of sleigh bells at St. Enoch Centre can only mean one thing… Santa has arrived in Glasgow to take up residence in his magical Christmas Grotto. Located outside Debenhams on the first floor of the mall, Santa’s Grotto officially opens on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of November and will be open daily from Thursday 16th November right through until Christmas Eve. A visit to the Grotto costs £5.00 and every little guest will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa in person.
The Grotto will also be running selected quiet hour slots this year, designed for customers with autism who want to visit Santa.
These slots can be booked by calling the Customer Services Desk on 0141 204 3900. Please note that only Quiet Hour slots can be booked using this number.
Glasgow Film Office (GFO) is the film commission for Glasgow, the centre of the film and television production industry in Scotland. Since 1997, GFO has been assisting productions shooting on location in the city, activity which has contributed over £250 million to the city’s economy over the last 20 years.
GFO’s two main functions are to market Glasgow as an attractive and viable production base both nationally and internationally and to provide a coordinated and efficient production liaison service. GFO works closely with council departments, Police Scotland and production crews to ensure that all filming activity occurs with the minimum impact on the everyday life of citizens and businesses of Glasgow while delivering the maximum economic impact to the city. The service is provided free of charge to all productions shooting in Glasgow.
Glasgow’s distinctive Victorian architecture and grid system have proved attractive to many productions over the years. The layout of the streets, particularly in the city centre of Glasgow, does, in essence, mimic the grid system in a lot of the major US cities. Glasgow has shown incredible versatility in its ability to double as a location.
In their latest delivery of surprising, humouring and imaginative outdoor performances, Mischief La-Bas brings you Nursery Crymes, a nocturnal, site-specific promenade performance exploring the dark themes behind children’s rhymes and stories.
Set around Parnie Street and the Britannica Panopticon Music Hall, Nursery Crymes brings in some of the country’s most exciting artists of different disciplines to create a series of encounters, installations and performances that probe the sinister side of nursery rhymes.
Hidden behind the hustle and bustle of Argyle Street, Parnie Street and surrounding Trongate has developed its own niche identity as a hub for independent artist galleries, vintage clothes shops and original cafes. The creative atmosphere of the area makes it the perfect setting for Nursery Crymes dark and unexpected take on some beloved childhood characters.
You can find out more about the experience, which takes place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, on www.mischieflabas.co.uk.
Tickets are available through the Tron Theatre Box Office www.tron.co.uk or 0141 552 4267.