New Housing HQ for Renton

By Angela Clark The heart of Renton will soon have a new beat to it. Gone are the empty derelict shops, soon to be replaced by a new housing associaiton HQ which will improve opportunities and services for local people. A ceremonial sod cutting marked the start of construction on Cordale Housing Association’s new office. …

Local Women Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Angela Clark and Our Citizen Journalists A colourful showcase of fashion, music, creativity and food from a diversity of backgrounds and cultures was on offer at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Whitecrook last Saturday. The community event in Centre 81, which was organised by Isaro Social Integration Network, was a huge success with …

Snow Scenes From the ‘Shire

Thank you to everyone who sent us a snow picture from across West Dunbartonshire. We were inundated with photos and hope the slideshows below capture a flavour of the Beast from the East’s visit. It’s the first time we put a callout for local citizen journalists to record what is happening on their doorsteps and …

Alcohol Charity Celebrates Funding Success

A local charity which supports people with alcohol problems is celebrating a five-year funding award from the Big Lottery Fund. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) will use the £389,172 to set up the Steps to Recovery project. This builds on DACA’s previous partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, which concluded successfully in December. Mags …

Apply Now for Community Funding

Community groups in West Dunbartonshire can apply for up to £5,000 of funding in the third phase of Community Budgeting. The Council would like to hear from groups keen to develop community projects that will improve the lives of residents. Help is available to complete the application forms and residents will again vote for their …