As of Thursday 1st August the pick up point at Glasgow Airport will re-locate to car park two. This will be signposted from the arrivals area of the terminal building. Every taxi registered with Glasgow Taxis Ltd will be issued with a security pass for car park two. This process is ongoing. Free entry will be allowed only with the card issued and ANPR will no longer be adopted to facilitate entry. Taxis will no longer be allowed into controlled forecourt area.
The rules applying to Glasgow Airport remain unchanged and your co-operation is appreciated
Public consultation for the potential Civic Square in Shawlands
Glasgow Taxis Ltd position; GTL have been engaged in the consultation process and have taken the stance that there should be no reduction in the allocated taxi provision. That this be done it is proposed that the current rank for six taxi at Langside Ave be reduced to four and that an additional rank for four taxis be opened in the west carriageway of Kilmarnock Rd near to the current ‘Iceland’ shop and pedestrian crossing. This provides an additional two spaces for taxis. It is also proposed that consideration be given to a taxi rank facility or temporary rank in Moss Side Rd if developers plan to open a cinema at that location. GTL also requested that the plans to redevelop Langside Ave into a Civic Sq allow for a feeder rank that can be utilised at peak times i.e. when the Shed and other night clubs/bars etc are closing. The public consultation process is now made known and this information is provided for members information viz;
Two events at Langside Hall from 10.00am till 8.00pm on 24th September and 4th October from 10 till 6.00pm.
Since launching the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan in 2012, Glasgow City Council and a range of partners, including Shawlands & Strathbungo Community Council and Shawlands Business Association have been working together to deliver a £3.3m programme of improvements in the centre. Among a variety of projects delivered so far, are the unique ‘Shawlands Gate’ outdoor digital animation studio developed in collaboration with the students at Shawlands Academy in 2012 and last years designation of Shawlands Cross Conservation Area. In May 2014, the first phase of footway and lighting improvements on Kilmarnock Road was also completed to support of a more attractive restaurant and evening environment.
The Action Plan now proposes to create a new civic square for the Southside in front of Langside Hall which partners believe could form the exciting heart of the emerging Cultural Quarter of Shawlands.
As you may be aware the Pollokshaws Road/Langside Avenue junction at Shawlands Cross is a space that is already home to Langside Hall, the key civic building of the area, the Shed which has a long track record of club nights, live theatre, dance and craft events, Sweeney’s, a vital attraction for new song writers and Glad Café, a destination for experimental musicians, art and discussion which has drawn attention from The Guardian, Wire magazine and Shortlist as ‘a must visit’ for Glasgow.
The potential public space is to provide a key attraction on the gateway from and to the city centre and route to Scotland’s national football stadium at Hampden. A well designed space also has the potential to bring the Queens Park into the heart of the Shawlands town centre and attract more visitors to the Southside as a whole.
The Consultation is available online at ‘Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan’ or by simply copying the appended link into your search engine. https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10198 Hard copy consultations will also shortly be available in Langside Hall foyer, Shawlands Academy and local cafes.
City charity gets all wrapped up thanks to Glasgow Taxis
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice today joined an elite club by hailing its very own branded cab, courtesy of Glasgow Taxis Ltd.
Staff, volunteers and patients were the first to see the new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice-embossed taxi, when it picked up its inaugural fare at the Clyde-side based charity.
The Hospice is in good company with its new mobilised promotional vehicle, joining other well-know organisations including Radio Clyde, drinks giant Irn-Bru, Greaves Sports, CitizenM and Swarovski.
Glasgow Taxis Ltd, Scotland’s largest taxi company, has covered the £500 cost of wrapping the cab after nominating the Hospice as one of its chosen charities.
The east end-based company also waived the annual £2,700 advertising costs and the taxi will now promote the appeal’s brand throughout the city and beyond in a two-year deal.
Stephen Flynn, Vice Chairman of Glasgow Taxis Ltd, said the company is delighted to continue supporting and promoting the work of the Hospice.
He said: “Glasgow Taxis Ltd has developed an affinity with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice over a number of years.
“As the charity’s official transport provider, we work closely with them and many of our drivers have developed great relationships with the team at the Hospice and their patients.
“The support work carried out by the staff and volunteers at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, as well as the dedication shown for their patients’ well-being, is extremely humbling and we were happy to help out in any way we could.
“Glasgow Taxis Ltd is proud to promote and support the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.”
The white cab will carry the Hospice’s new brightly-coloured appeal logo, phone number and website on the sides and back of the vehicle.
It will also feature the strapline “Building the Future of Glasgow’s Hospice”, relating to the Hospice’s appeal to fund the construction of a new state-of-the art facility.
Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of the Hospice said: “We have been very fortunate to benefit from the generous support and professional service of Glasgow Taxis Ltd for many years.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be part of the unveiling of the Hospice taxi today and would like to extend our sincere thanks for such a kind donation which will really raise the profile of the new hospice appeal in and around the city.”
To find out more about the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice visit: www.ppwh.org.uk, or call 0141 429 5599.