• Well, the 4A bus has finally bitten the dust as they say ! The complete story of how, aided by Councillors, MSP’s and a magnificent petition by Valerie, we fought but sadly lost our battle to keep the service, can be found here –
  • https://wordpress.com/post/kelvindale.org/1191
  • If your browser does not connect to the above link – please try using the “The Axing of the 4A Bus Service” post at the top of the Recent Posts section on the right hand side of this page.
  • We are currently re-grouping and looking at ways to provide First Bus with suggestions as to how we can get a viable change of route to the useless M4 replacement service, which at the very least  connects Kelvindale to Hyndland and Byres Road.  
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Map of Kelvindale Community Council Area

Kelvindale Community Council in the west of Glasgow meets 8 times a year: its official role according to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, is to consult the local community and to make known to the local authority and other public bodies the views of local people on all matters affecting them.

In return, the local authority has a duty to consult the council on how local services are delivered, and on other issues affecting the area.  The council has the right to be consulted on any planning applications in the area, and is also kept informed about licensing applications.

Residents of the area can attend meetings of the council, bring matters of concern to the attention of members, and stand for election.








5 Responses to HOME

  1. Jill Ferguson says:

    Perhaps you can share this petition which is far more pro-active
    and will be highly beneficial if it reaches the number of signatures needed.

    Residents of Scotstoun, Jordanhill, Kelvindale,
    and Knightswood will be severely affected.
    As there appears to major changes to the 4/4A bus route.

    FirstBus have indicated that the current route from the South side to Knightswood will terminate at Broomhill.

    All journeys to the south side will begin from the same place, resulting in a large section of these communities losing a vital bus route.

    This is certainly not an inviting prospect, especially during the winter months.

    They are planning an express route that will run from Westbrae Bridge to the city centre, but this is a direct express route using the expressway and will not serve those working in the west end and rely on the bus to get them to work.

    This will affect those who do not drive, schoolchildren attending Jordanhill School, St Thomas Aquinas and Knightswood Secondry, pensioners who rely on this service for social and personal needs, and people wanting to visit Victoria park and the Scotstoun Sports Centre.

    As is normal with FirstBus, explanations and clear information about routes appears only to be accessible online – a channel not open to many.

    If you are , or know anyone who will be affected by this, could you please read the FirstBus website section on changes and see if I am reading this correctly.

    If you know anyone who has no access to the internet and will be affected, please pass the word, and, most importantly, voice your concerns to FirstBus using their online complaints system.

    This petition is running on Change.org
    to save the 4 and 4A services.
    ☆ Please Sign & Share it! ☆


  2. Freda Gardner says:

    A bus is needed in Kelvindale toget to Hyndland,Byres Road, University etc.The 4a has been getting very punctual.

  3. Patricia Hunter says:

    This would cut Kelvindale off from so many areas used by people in this area. Anniesland for shopping, Byres road for shopping, cinema, socialising, library, journeys into Glasgow for the theatre, concert hall. Also for schoolchildren and students going to any of the collages. Over and above all that, there are many elderly people who don’t drive and rely on the bus to get them around. We are also encouraged to use public transport instead of drinking and driving. We all can’t afford taxis.

  4. Valerie Gauld says:

    Thank you for letting me use your detailed information to summarise the bus situation on the online petition update. You are working so very hard on behalf of the local community! I am really dismayed that First Bus have proved so intransigent, given the impact on the lives of so many local people.

    (Just one wee thing, though…did Scotland become independent when I wasn’t paying attention? I have tried to keep my own personal party political views out of this campaign, as I see it as a cross-party community matter where we can all work towards a common goal, in a non-partisan way. However, ……although, to me it often feels like it…..to my knowledge there is no such thing in existence as an “English Parliament”. Our MPs currently sit in the UK Parliament. Just saying……😉

  5. glaswegienne says:

    Hi there, tried your link to WordPress article but could not get it to work.

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