We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the schools and colleges are back in session.

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to be looking at safety around our schools for the children and families getting to school and back home again.

I am starting with St Clare’s Primary in Drumchapel as a number of parents have flagged up that it is pandemonium around 8.45am and 3pm.

I am planning to have a walk round with officers from the council soon.

Please get in touch with me and tell me your experiences of the other primary schools in our ward and if you see me having a walk round your child’s primary school please come and talk to me.

I am also working with Councillor Cullen in ward 13 on trying to get a crossing put in on Great Western Road where Cowdenhill Road meets Lincoln Avenue.

There has been one really bad accident there that I know of and many people have said they deliberately avoid the junction as they don’t feel it is safe, but would feel it much safer if there were traffic lights.

The accident was involving a pedestrian who was trying to cross the road to get to the number 3 bus stop.

The person involved was a teenager but I dread to think what might happen with someone who was not as young and fit.

I don’t want to put a damper on the fact that it is only just September but I am looking to start getting our communities ready for the potential of winter.

I hope that this winter will not be as bad as last years but in anticipation I am trying to make sure there are enough grit bins out there before the weather turns bad and we need them.

If you think your street needs a grit bin, please contact me and I will check it out and get as many out there as possible.