North Kelvin back lanes
Most of the back lanes in North Kelvin are so-called unadopted private lanes which are not serviced by Glasgow City Council. It is left up to the owners of the adjoining properties to manage the lanes.
For some time we have been involved in community clean-ups to try to keep the lanes tidy and to encourage residents to look after their own patch.
But more needs to be done, particularly where there are concerns related to bin-lorry access, fly-tipping or other antisocial behaviour.
We are therefore attempting to support local residents in managing their lanes.
We have compiled a register of private lanes (see below) in North Kelvin along with any associated residents’ groups and known problems.
Please help us plug the gaps! If you know of any lanes that aren’t mentioned below or have any information about any local group or problem associated with a lane, please let us know (add a comment below or contact us) and we will add the info to the list.
If you would like to find out more about forming a residents’ group, please come along to one of our meetings or see the Toolkit below.
Don’t forget you can also help improve your local environment by becoming a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer. See our community clean-ups page.
Lanes Strategy Toolkit
A pioneering lanes working group in association with GCC and Cllr Wardrop has produced a Lanes Strategy Toolkit to help and support residents, owners, factors and landlords to work together within their communities to improve the conditions within their shared private lane. The toolkit can help you find out
- if your lane is private or public
- how to tackle an ongoing issue
- how to establish a residents group
- the correct way to dispose of waste and bulky items
North Kelvin lanes register
|Botanic Crescent Lane
off Kelvin Drive
|Doune Gardens Lane||✔|
|Garrioch Crescent Lane||✔|
|Garrioch Road Lane|
|Kelvinside Gardens Lane|
|Lothian Gardens Lane|
|Lyndhurst Gardens Lane||✔|
|Striven Gardens Lane|
|Wilton Crescent Lane|
|Yarrow Gardens Lane|
Clouston Street lanes
Garrioch Road Lane runs along the west side of North Kelvin Meadow, and volunteers from the Meadow group have been helping to manage it, eg by cutting back vegetation and overhanging branches that were obstructing bin lorries. There is another lane off Clouston St on the east side of the Meadow.
Another unnamed lane runs parallel between Sanda and Mingarry streets, and Mingarry Lane is parallel between Mingarry Street and Queen Margaret Drive.
Clouston Lane is off the south side of Clouston Street.
Doune Gardens Lane
Issues identified: fly-tipping; bin lorry access. Residents’ group: Doune Gardens Lane Community Association (contact Gil Long: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Garrioch Crescent Lane
Garrioch Residents Association (GRA) was formed in March 1976 because of local concerns about the deterioration of the environment and the potential hazards to children playing in the area. It successfully applied for an environmental improvement grant, and since then decisions on the day-to-day management of the garden are made by the volunteer committee of residents. Communal gardening days are organised as a good opportunity for neighbours to meet and work together irrespective of their gardening knowledge (there is always an experienced gardener on hand to give advice if required), and any major work is done by professionals following consultation with the residents at a meeting. In 2010 the GRA was successful in its application to the Climate Challenge Fund.
All residents enjoy the open plan design of this space, either as a safe place for young children to play or as a quiet place to read or meet the neighbours or potter in the garden.
GRA is funded by a payment of £40 pa, which is invoiced by the treasurer quarterly to the factors. Contact: email@example.com.
Lyndhurst Gardens Lane
Off Queen Margaret Drive and Oban Drive. No residents’ association but the QMD traders usually arrange a clean-up prior to any of their events on the lane/drive. Not used by bin lorries. Top part largely overgrown by nettles.