Stepps on the Level

Stepps on the Level is a monthly publication distributed freely to homes in Stepps and Cardowan. It was set up in 2005 and provides residents with news on recent events and lists many of the local businesses in Stepps and the surrounding areas. Website: http://www.steppsonthelevel.co.uk/ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 0141 779 5353

 

Community Council

Stepps Community Council meets every month (from Sept - June) at 7.30pm in the Stepps Cultural Centre on Blenheim Avenue. Contact Details: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Councillors

There are four local Councillors for Ward 5 - Strathkelvin - Coatbridge & Chryston (including Auchinloch, Cardowan, Millerston & Stepps).

Brian Wallace

Surgery information can be found at Councillor Wallace''s website.

Contact Details: Tel: 0141 779 4401 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joe Shaw - Contact Details: Tel: 0141 779 4352 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

William Hogg - Contact Details: Tel: 01236 872240 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Frances McGlinchey - Contact Details: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MP Tom Clarke is the MP at Westminster who represents the constituency of Coatbrige & Chryston which includes Stepps.

MSP Elaine Smith is the MSP for the Coatbridge & Chryston constituency.

There are a number of football pitches in the Stepps area, particularly near Stepps Primary School. The 11 a-side grass pitch, known as the 'hockey pitch', between Mount Harriet and Cumbernauld Rd, along with the synthetic pitch at Blenheim Av. beside Stepps Primary School can both be booked by contacting North Lanarkshire Council.

There are also indoor 5 aside football facilities at the Ian Nicholson Centre in Chryston and SoccerWorld at Croftcroighn Rd.

Garnkirk United Football Club

Garnkirk Boys Club has been involved in the Stepps area for around 25 years. This is an amazing achievement for a football club from a small village like Stepps, it has been run by local residents, to a range of age groups, for several years.

Although fairly small, Stepps and the surrounding areas are home to a few restaurants and cafes. A description of each is displayed below.

Garfield House Hotel

Home to a Bar and Grill, the Garfield offers great food and drink as well as being a popular location for functions and Weddings.

Tel: 0141 779 2111 Website: http://www.bw-garfieldhouse.co.uk

 

Crow Wood House Hotel

The Crow Wood House Hotel is located just off the A80 on the way towards Muirhead from Stepps.

Tel: 0141 779 3861 Website: http://www.crowwoodhotel.co.uk

 

Brewers Fayre

This family restaurant offers good value pub food as well as providing plenty of entertainment for the children. Buchanan Gate Brewers Fayre can be found just off the A80 Cumbernauld Road, first left after the Crow Wood Roundabout as you head towards Stepps from Cumbernauld/Stirling.

Contact Details: Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, G33 6LE. Tel: 08701 977111 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Glasgow Fort

The Fort Shopping park is only around a five minute drive from Stepps and a number of inexpensive family eating places can be found there such as Pizza Express, TGI Friday's, Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny's Nando's. There is also a Vue Cinema at the Fort.

 

Capo Landa Ristorante

Italian restaurant situated on the main street in Muirhead.

 

Contact Details: 112 Cumbernauld Rd, Muirhead. Tel: 0141 779 9362

Sinking commenced in 1924 and was completed in 1928 with two shafts both to a depth of 626m. The original owner was James Dunlop & Co.Ltd.

The NCB undertook a major modernisation scheme at this unit which included the sinking of a third shaft serving two horizons  and saw the original shafts converted to ventilation and pumping duties with all coal and materials using the new No.3 shaft. A new coal preparatioin plant was constructed at the same time . Gas, manufacturing, house and coking coals were produced. This colliery was one of the gassiest mines in Europe and methane gas was sold to Scottish Gas Board and Buchanan Distillers.

The mine at Cardowan was the site of several accidents including the explosion of 1927 in which on the 1st of August at 3:50pm 3 men were killed. (John Kilpatrick, Maurice Mc'Bride, George Jackson) A further explosion occurred in 1932 on November 16 in which 11 men were killed. (William Bradley, Michael Flynn, Peter Frati(formerly Jacobelli), William McAlister, John McNab, James McVey, Richard Maroney, George Mullen, James Reynolds, John Watt, John Whiteford) Then again in Jan 1982 there was another explosion at some 1700 feet underground and 2 miles from the pithead, resulting in 41 injuries. The mine finally closed at the end of 1983 and was abandoned in 1984.This was the last operational deep mine in Lanarkshire.

More information about the Cardowan Colliery can be found on the Scottish Mining Website.