News and Events

Westerton Library Opening Hours revision

-Now also opening on Wednesdays 10am-8pm AND Saturdays 10am-1pm due to temporary closure of Bearsden Library due to RAAC issues.



Christmas Lights Switch-On - Fri 1st Dec 2023

Westerton Primary School Project - Feasibility Studies

From EDC website: "...

Westerton residents can find out more about the Westerton Primary Project at an in-person engagement session this week.

The session will allow attendees to view initial proposals and ask questions of the project team. The feedback from the session will help to inform the final feasibility study that is due to go to Council in December.

Members of the project team will be on hand to listen to the community vision for the project, information boards will be available at the events, and a webpage with the information and proposals will be live after the sessions for people to view.

Join us on Wednesday 25 October at Westerton Primary School from 3pm to 7pm.

If you’re unable to attend, a second session will be on Saturday 4 November – Westerton Community Hall from 11.30am to 2pm.

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A local facebook group "Save Westerton 2" was formed by a few local residents for those wishing to share their views on proposals.     https://www.facebook.com/groups/1135802810412225/

Bearsden West Community Council grants

Bearsden West Community Council (BWCC ) has a small pot of money available to support local community groups/projects.  If you would like to apply, the Grants application form is available online at this page  

Foodbank Collections in Westerton

Local collection point bins for donations to Drumchapel Foodbank - are currently at:

Donations will make a great difference to many needy people and families, at all times of year.  

More information about this initiative can be found at the Drumchapel Foodbank website.

These collections have been organised by Bearsden West Community Council.       Thank you for your kind donations.

Previous Events... 

Westerton Gala Day -
Sat 2nd Sept 2023, 11:30am onwards

This year's  Gala Day at Westerton Hall and Playing Field starts at 11:30am - and entry is FREE!

This year's theme is "Going Green on the Green".

Events include:

... and much more!


Westerton Primary School Refurb- update

At its meeting on 15th Dec 2022,  East Dunbartonshire Council agreed that proposals be prepared for a new-build Westerton Primary School, co-located with a new library, community hall and early years facility, following an update on the feasibility of the previously agreed refurbishment of the existing school site

Visit East Dunbartonshire Council website to find out more http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/.../council-agrees...

A local facebook group "Save Westerton 2" was formed by a few local residents for those wishing to share their views on proposals.     https://www.facebook.com/groups/1135802810412225/


Community Litter Pick -
Sat 4th March 2023, 10am

Community Litter Pick on Saturday 4th March 2023 at 10:00am - meet at Westerton Station.

All welcome!  Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided.  

Organised by Bearsden West Community Council (BWCC).


Community Litter Pick - Sat 7 May, 10am

Community Litter Pick on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 10:00am - meet at Westerton Station.

All welcome!  Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided.  

Organised by Bearsden West Community Council (BWCC).

Selecta DNA Protective Marking Kits 

Bearsden West Community Council (BWCC ) report that Police officers and Council Wardens will be commencing the issue of free SelectaDNA kits to residents in Maxwell Ave on 8th June 2021. This is a new security product which allows stolen items to be traced via a unique DNA code and linked to criminals. Police officers and Council Wardens will be going door to door - if a resident wishes a kit, they will talk through the instructions with them,  mark their first item and show them how to register it online.  There will be a launch event on the 20th June 2021 at the rear of Westerton Hall/Library which will kick off at 11am. There will be bike marking available on this day.

For residents who do not receive a free kit, they can be purchased online from SelectaDNA - use code NHWSCOT100 to receive a discount. 
(https://www.selectadna.co.uk/dna-asset-marking/selectadna-home-kit).

Please be advised that a similar product, Smartwater, which was distributed previously by BWCC is still effective against theft crime.

Community Alcohol Partnership - Residents Survey - March 2022

Local agencies within East Dunbartonshire are looking to establish a Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) within the area.  

CAPs are made up of partnerships between local authorities, police, schools, retailers, neighbourhood groups and health providers, working together to tackle alcohol-related harm to young people and improve the quality of life for residents. 

The proposed CAP will work closely with local schools to take a proactive approach to alcohol education, ensuring that young people are equipped to make the right decisions about issues including alcohol, drugs, anti-social and criminal behaviour.  The CAP will also look at providing activities for local young people through youth services and local charities. 

CAPs also work closely with retailers, providing support, training and publicity materials. This means retailers are more aware of regulations about underage sales and more confident about complying with them, especially when dealing with difficult situations like confrontations in store and abuse of staff. 

Police Constable Jordanne Watson, who is based at Kirkintilloch Police Office, is keen to work together with partners to establish a CAP in the area, and believes that a CAP will allow partners to promote a health and wellbeing message to young people, allowing them to be better informed about the harm that alcohol can cause.  Constable Watson said,

“To allow us to work together to effectively establish a CAP in the area, we will require to gather some baseline information from young people and retailers in the area. We would also like to gather some information from residents of East Dunbartonshire about the impact the under aged drinking has on them and again we will do this through a survey. This will be done through surveys that can be accessed and completed online. I would encourage as many residents as possible to complete the survey, as it is really important that we hear their views about what we should be doing”.

The residents' survey be found at this link:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HZBSPCM

Since CAP was launched in 2007, it has launched 212 schemes in England, Scotland and Wales. They bring together a range of local stakeholders with a shared interest in preventing underage drinking and encouraging responsible drinking among young adults. CAPs are made up of partnerships between retailers, local authorities, police, schools, neighbourhood groups and health providers, working together to empower communities to tackle alcohol-related harm to young people and improve their health and wellbeing. 

More information about CAP can be found at www.communityalcoholpartnerships.co.uk

Doorstep Christmas Carols - Sunday 20th December 2020

If you fancy some festive cheer, a few of the community will be belting out some Christmas Carols from their own doorsteps.   

Get you Christmas jumper on, light a candle, fill your glass - if you play a musical instrument, do join in! 

Please spread the word to those not on this page.  We will let you know the songs nearer the time: 

Stay Safe everyone!

Westerton Parish Church Stained Glass display

The church has once again put up a splendid display to celebrate Christmas 2020.   Here's a reminder of some photographs from the church's display from 2017.

Westerton Neighbourhood Watch

This launched in February 2020 - Register for FREE crime and other local alerts via text or email at:

Here are some events from previous years ...

Westerton Parish Church - CHRISTMAS FAYRE  

Saturday 23rd November 2019 2–4pm

·         Tea Room! Toiletries! Candles!

·         Hamper Raffle! Tombolas!

·         Christmas Stall! 

·         Home-baking! Plants! Sweets!

·         Toys! 

Entry £3 which includes tea and scone/cake/biscuit (children free)


Westerton Christmas Lights Switch-On - Sat 30 Nov 2019 - 6-8pm

Off The Shelf Talks - Monday Nights @ Westerton Library

Series of FREE talks at Westerton Library - more details on the Supporters of Westerton Library page:


Westerton Nursery - Community Halloween Party 

Friday 1st November 6-9pm Westerton Hall

Music - Fancy Dress - BYOB - Games - Prizes

Tickets £4 Adult, £2.50 Child, £12 Family (up to 3 Children) 

You can reserve tickets via Facebook or pick them up at nursery 

Cairnhill Woods Group - Spooky Bat Walk 

- Sun 27th October 2019 @4pm 

Guided walk with invited bat experts, around Cairnhill Woods.   FREE (donations welcome).

Meeting point is at Main Woods entrance (between 102-104 Henderland Road)

(note: subject to weather conditions)

Westerton Gala Day - Saturday 7th September 2019

This year's theme is SPACE.  This is in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.  You can dress up, design your bake off entries to match or simply come along and enjoy some of the STEM activities alongside our standard activities. 

11:00 - Fun Run

12:00 - Parade

12:30 - Gala Day Opens

More details on the Gala Day Website   http://westertongaladay.co.uk 


Summer Events - @ Westerton Library


Join local children's author Katie Lorna McMillan, for a reading of her Haggis MacDougall series for children aged 3 - 7. Each reading will be followed by a craft activity. 

- Ticketed event - EDLC's booking page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-author-visit-westerton-library-tickets-65784710841 

Bookbug Sessions at Westerton Library!

These sessions are run by EDLC - see the events page for booking details.

Exhibitions @ Westerton Library

#UpstreamBattle Community Litter Pick - Sat 24th August 2019 - 10:30am

Organised by the Cairnhill Woods Group.    More details on facebook.

Following on from successful event on 11th May - we aim to keep up the great work!   Meet at the bridge over the canal  10:30am - please come and help us at our first event as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful #UpstreamBattle to tackle #Source2Sea litter.  We will be doing a litterpick and a survey of types of litter will be carried out beforehand . All welcome - it would be helpful if you could indicate if you can come along!

Over 60's Club - Westerton Hall - Thursdays 2pm-4pm

Are you Game?

An over 60’s Club meets in Westerton Hall on a Thursday from 2pm till 4pm, to enjoy cards and board games, including Scrabble, as well as chat and, of course a cuppa! All for a £1.50 donation.  It was started over 20 years ago by the late Connie McCorquindale, to encourage older people to get out and meet others. More information available from Ellen Gray, or simply pop in and see for yourself. You’ll be made most welcome

BWCC Meeting - Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 7pm

Next Bearsden West Community Council  (BWCC)  Meeting.    

Lesser Hall, Westerton Hall.  Schedule of meetings here.

Westerton Foodbank Collection Point

From Niall's recent post on the Westerton Facebook page:

"Hello all,

I'm disgusted we live in a society where we even have to do this but last year over 9000 people needed the use of a foodbank in NW Glasgow alone. This is nearly 4x the population of Westerton! With the roll-out of Universal Credit in Glasgow by December 2018 resources have been stretched even more, especially in the run up to Christmas. I have been delighted to see the work of the nursery, Boclair Academy and others in this regard and feel we as a Community could do our bit to help. Currently, there is no collection point in Westerton. Research has shown that the more local the donation point the more likely people are to donate. I had asked the council if I can place a collection point in the hall but apparently, it was a fire hazard... 🙈 

Therefore I've put one at the end of our drive at 31 Stirling Avenue (G61 1PD) as a temporary measure until we get something more permanent. This will support our local Glasgow NW foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust network (https://glasgownw.foodbank.org.uk).

Would be great if we could have a few more donation points (especially up the hill) if anyone wants to volunteer their green bin or welcome to any other ideas!

I have attached a list of things that are most in need. In order for food to be delivered in time for Christmas donations need to be in for the 15th.

We will also be accepting cash donations if you prefer securely online at: www.justgiving.com/bearsdenwestfoodbank

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!

Let's show once again how great we are as a Community"

Update: 11th December 2018:

"... Just had the pleasure of dropping off A QUARTER OF A TONNE of food at Glasgow NW Foodbank this afternoon. A massive thank you to all who have donated, A special thanks has to go to the fine people of Westerton Church who helped with a massive drive on Sunday!

Our work is not done and I plan on making another few drop-offs before Christmas so will gladly accept any more donations at our two donation points (http://bit.ly/westertonfoodbank). I was shocked to see how busy the food bank was with queues going all the way out of the door, especially with young families. We really need as much help as we can get!

The things they're most in need of are:

• Tin of cold meat • Shortbread • Tin opener • Shloer • UHT Milk • Sugar • Shampoo • Hot Chocolate • Diluting Juice • Tinned Fruit • Deodorant • Tinned Fish • Rice Pudding 

• Shower Gel • Tea Bags • Custard • Razors • Tinned Vegetables • Biscuits • Baby Wipes • Pasta Sauce • Tinned Tomatoes • Cleaning Products • PJs • Christmas Gifts/Decorations

..."

Map of Foodbank collection points in Westerton - here:   http://bit.ly/westertonfoodbank

Westerton Library Supporters Campaign

There  is an opportunity to give support and suggestions for the Westerton Library Supporters campaign at many local events.   More Details in Westerton Library.

Next meeting of Supportors of Westerton Library campaign group tbc.

Events Calendar

Here's a list of upcoming events in the Westerton Community this year.    

Please get in touch (webmasterATwestertonvillage.org.uk) if you'd like any other community events/meetings added.

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