Sanderson Avenue speeding issue

Since being elected in July, Councillor Bonnar has been working hard on his campaign promises and we are now at a situation where he can bring you up to date on the issue of speeding motorists on Sanderson avenue, Fallside.

Steven has been vigorous in his attempts to have North Lanarkshire Council install speed bumps or traffic calming in the area, this has resulted in investigations from the council and analysis carried out by Police Scotland. Presently the council don’t feel that bumps are a requirement at this stage due to the financial implications and other information gained from the statistical analysis.

However, the Councillor has been pushing for further investigation and the Road Safety team have identified the poor surface and lack of road markings on the road. Steven has been in talks with the relevant bodies and is now delighted to inform and they have scheduled the whole of McCulloch Avenue to be resurfaced with work commencing in October and “20’s Plenty” signs on either end as well as proper painted junctions on the roads at McCulloch Avenue and Alexander Avenue to both assist drivers and pedestrians and ultimately make the roads safer. These will be put in place after the resurfacing works are finished.

Steven also urges that any incidents of excessive speeding in the area is reported to Police Scotland, as it is this data along with other factors that determines the level of need for such traffic calming measures as bumps to be installed.

We hope the residents of this area are happy with this progress in the area of road safety and Steven will be happy to receive any feedback or concerns on this matter from the residents of the area whether that be via a surgery, online, or in the passing.


Steven Bonnar wins Thorniewood By Election

Ward 13 – Thorniewood


Scottish National Party candidate, Steven Bonnar, has been elected, at stage six, to serve as one of the members for Ward 13 (Thorniewood) of North Lanarkshire Council following the word iconby-election on Thursday 9 July 2015 [64kb].

The number of votes polled was 3,308, giving a percentage poll of 28.2%. The electoral quota was 1,655.

Steven Bonnar, Scottish National Party (SNP) – Elected at stage number six.

Hugh Gaffney, Scottish Labour Party – Rejected at stage number six.

Meghan Gallacher, Scottish Conservative and Unionist – Rejected at stage number five.

Liam McCabe, Scottish Socialist Party – Rejected at stage number four.

Patrick Pearse McAleer, Scottish Green Party – Rejected at stage number three.

Craig Smith, Scottish Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship” – Rejected at stage number two.

Matt Williams, UK Independence Party (UKIP) – Rejected at stage number one.

38 ballot papers were rejected.

Gavin Whitefield, Returning Officer, said: “I would like to congratulate Steven Bonnar on his election to Thorniewood. I look forward to seeing him at the next council meeting.”