A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle
This week in 2004
FLOOD PROBLEMS: Recurring flood problems on a road on the outskirts of Kilsyth are to be tackled with North Lanarkshire Council planners and contractors are meeting with officials from Kilsyth Lennox Golf Club to discuss how to deal with flooding on Tak-Ma-Doon Road. John Clellland who lives in North Road said: “Our house has not been flooded yet but flood water is ruining the driveway and is damaging the foundations.
This week in 1964
SHARING COST: The County Council agreed to contribute half the cost of a new service road to west of Main Street when the Kilsyth development plan gets under way. Kilsyth Town Council proposed that the cost of forming the new service road should be borne entirely by the County Council since the road forms part of the Planning Authority’s own redevelopment proposals. The County Planning Committee were told that it was proposed to close the existing Main Street to vehicular traffic after Main Street had been diverted to the East and to make a pedestrian precinct. The County Council’s share would be about £3000.
This week in 1954
TENANTS’ ROLE REVIEW: Kilsyth Town Council were considering a proposal to make a series of repairs the responsibility of tenants. These could include repair and renewal of broken tiles in fireplaces, broken glass in windows and doors, chipped tanks/sinks and wash-hand basins, electric plugs and removal of cupboards and stone fire-places.
This week in 1924
CUTTING PENSIONS: Many people in Kilsyth and district who lost their husbands or sons in the war were receiving notice from the Ministry of Pensions that a mistake had been made in estimating the amount of pre-war dependence and that their allowance would accordingly be reduced.