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Not a change in a million years that Glasgow could have something nice like that. It would be filled with graffiti and litter within a week an barely maintained by the council.
 

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Sauchiehall avenue won the People Friendly Place category at the National Urban Design Awards

 

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this seems good

A new employability project aiming to support people into permanent jobs is also helping to improve the environment of hundreds of smaller open spaces in Glasgow.

Over 70 people have been recruited to the Citymakers scheme, which is being managed by Jobs and Business Glasgow with support from Glasgow City Council's Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability department.

The scheme gives those who have been jobless but ready for work a chance to gain paid employment and learn new skills alongside council's parks and streetscene teams. Based on a 26-week-long programme of work, the project sees small teams clearing and enhancing areas of the city that are not included in the council's regular work programme.

Gap sites, small pockets of land next to buildings, paths unadopted by the council, areas under or next to major road infrastructure or other parcels of ground where ownership is unclear have all been targeted for maintenance. The teams have been working in all corners of city in recent weeks, undertaking tasks such as cutting back trees and bushes, stripping out weeds and lifting moss and other debris. In some cases fly-tipped waste has also been removed from derelict land where the council has no on-going maintenance responsibility.
 

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it doesn't say "work for a chance", which would indeed sound dodgy - it says it gives "people ready for work a chance to gain paid employment"

im not even sure you could go work for the council for free for 6 months, even if you wanted, and still get benefits paid
 

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guess the scrap price of bronze must be pretty high. The annoying thing is thinking how many people must have watched it out their windows and just thought "oh i wonder what's happening there?"

BRAZEN thieves using "specialist equipment" stole nine extremely heavy bronze public artworks on the Southside.

Police and housing bosses are calling for witnesses to the bizarre crime that is believed to have taken place over the weekend.

The 16 giant bronze pinecones in the Gorbals are not just for decoration but also serve as a vital traffic calming measure.
New Gorbals Housing Association was told on Monday morning that nine had been taken and a 10th damaged.
Fraser Stewart, Director of New Gorbals Housing Association, said: "This is a theft of community public art that not only enhanced our streets but made them safer.

"The pinecones were a feature of McNeil Street and Moffat Street, adding to the character of the neighbourhood.
"We urge anyone who may have any information to contact Police Scotland, as we are anxious to see their safe return to their rightful place in the community.”
 

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Is it likely that there is any kind of public realm insurance policy that would cover the cost of these being reproduced and re-instated? Or when it's gone is it gone? Hopefully the thieves will find it difficult to sell them to a scrap metal merchant with the coverage this is getting in the local media. I would also agree that it is highly unlikely that this went unnoticed, surely the residents would have called the police whilst it was ongoing?
 

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if they put on some hi-vis vests and put down some cones and stuff then everyone would just assume it was the council or HA or utility company doing some works. Some obviously dodgy guys in teh middle of the night, you'd phone the police. But if people just rocked up in the middle of the day and acted casual noone is going to be rushing to dial 101 and report it
 

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looks like the council aren't willing to allow those new BT phone hub/advertising things everywhere. They've refused permission for one just over the motorway at charing x due to advertising like that not being suitable for a residential/conservation area. Given the state of the existing phone boxes there, and their negative impact on the streetscape, im not convinced the residents will particularly thank them for it, but whatever




 

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And yet they put one on the bottom of Great George Street at Byres Road which is both residential and conservation. Personally I prefer it to the three pishy BT phone boxes it has replaced.
 

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looks like the council aren't willing to allow those new BT phone hub/advertising things everywhere. They've refused permission for one just over the motorway at charing x due to advertising like that not being suitable for a residential/conservation area. Given the state of the existing phone boxes there, and their negative impact on the streetscape, im not convinced the residents will particularly thank them for it, but whatever

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Good. I know some argue that older phone boxes also take up space and also block views of nearby roads, so what's the difference? But to me there's a clear visual difference. I really loathe these new BT hub boards. They're far more of a garish blight on the streetscape than old school phone boxes ever were. Phone boxes at least provided shelter for the phone user and the electrical components of the phone, so in some ways their design was contingent to the needs of the technology and the user. These things are clutter for clutter's sake.
 

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The old red phone boxes are a design classic and I like the way some have been repurposed and put to new use in some places. But they have heavy doors and are inaccessible to many people including those with limited mobility. Their replacement glass phone boxes had poorer design aesthetics while retaining these inaccessible features. I'm not too fussed by these new boards and feel replacing old phone boxes with these won't detract from streets.

What I don't like is the way some new "street furniture" is added to some streets impeding pedestrian flow and adding to street clutter.
 
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