The Strathbungo Society committee meets on the third Monday of every month.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 20th May in the Den at The Bungo, Nithsdale Road.
The meeting is open to all, so please come along. If you are unable to attend and wish to be involved with the work of the Strathbungo Society keep up to date with all the goings on via www.bungoblog.com or via our Facebook page
The next Brighter Bungo community cleanup will take place on Sunday 12th May from 11am to 1pm. We will be meeting at the corner of Nithsdale Road and Moray Place and Glasgow Council’s Clean Glasgow team will be providing gloves, litter pickers and high-visibility vests. Please join us and help keep the streets of Strathbungo clean and litter free.
The Society received notification today that this planning application, refused in January, has been referred to the local review committee.
Anyone who commented on the original application should have received this letter and your original comments will be carried forward to the review.
If you would like to add to your original response, you have until 13th May to do so and must send them to the address in the letter. The Society is considering whether to add to its response.
The Shawlands Academy Lighting Project - part of the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan – is being showcased at the Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture+Design. Shawlands students worked with lighting designers to create a project to allow students to digitally project artworks on to the school’s facade; reinforce Shawlands Academy as a key institution in the town centre; and brighten up one of the key gateways into Shawlands.
This animated film tells you all about it: http://www.ads.org.uk/smarterplaces/news/shawlands-academy-on-the-noticed-board
Shawlands Academy Lighting Project was funded by Shawlands & Strathbungo Community Council.
The Spring, 2013 Strathbungo News has just gone to the printer’s. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed and to everyone who looked over the semi-final draft and caught errors and omissions! You can download a pdf of the newsletter by clicking the link below:
2013-4 newsletter web final
Next Saturday sees the 6th Blossom Fest in Toryglen.
This year there’ll be music from (amongst others) Carlton Jug Band playing the best Glasgow Bluegrass found this side of the Clyde and Ayawara bringing their unique and high energy African drumming and dancing.
Delicious and nutritious healthy food will be available from the Great Grub team, using the best local and seasonal produce available.
There’ll be loads of activities to have a go at: Felting and spinning, making herbal remedies, green woodworking, bee keeping and circus skills. Try out a new skill and take something home with you that you’ve made yourself.
The fun starts at 11am on 27th April, and you’ll find the event amongst the bunting and marquees on Glenmore Avenue, Old Toryglen – near the post office and playpark. See you there!
As you will have seen over the last year or so, the new Glasgow Gurdwara has been built on Albert Drive – next door to the Hidden Gardens and Tramway. It is the first purpose-built Sikh Gurdwara in Scotland and sits in the heart of the southside of multi-cultural Glasgow.
The opening ceremonies take place on Sunday the 28th of April and are open to all Sikhs and non-Sikhs.
The main events taking place on the day are:
- Short colourful and loud procession from old Gurdwara site on 163 Nithsdale Rd at10.30 am. Arrival at new Gurdwara site on Albert Drive at 11am.
- Raising of the flag at 12 noon.
- There will be a wide variety of stalls, activities for children and tours of the building. There will also be an opportunity to sample some of the Langar – food from the free kitchen that is an integral part of any Gurdwara. This is a great opportunity for all the community to come together.
- In the evening there will be fireworks once it goes dark.
For more information please visit www.GlasgowGurdwara.org
I’ve lived here for more than ten years. It’s a community I know and feel safe in but with the news of a gang rape in a lane off Pollokshaws Rd this weekend, I’ve been struggling to think of ways to show this is not a community that turns a blind eye to such acts – that this is not a place where people can commit crimes and expect to get away with it.
The Society will be writing to the local police to request increased patrols, particularly in the back lanes, and to our councillors to push for improved street lighting but the bottom line is:
This is OUR neighbourhood and we all need to make sure it is not a safe place for people to carry out vile criminal acts.
We need to be vigilant about what is happening outside our windows once the shutters are closed.
We need to take a stand, to call the police when we have concerns and to challenge those whose behaviour makes us feel insecure in our homes and on our streets.
What can we all do to make our community’s spirit visible? What can we do to demonstrate that this will not be tolerated?
Anyone with information about the attack on Saturday night should contact London Road Police Office on 0141 532 4600 or call the non-emergency Police Scotland number 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
On two occasions last night (14/4/13) at around 8pm, I noticed a suspicious cyclist hanging around the lanes between Nithsdale, Regent Park Square and Queens Square. At one point he was walking up RPS looking at houses, having left his bike (dark mountain bike) at the top of the street. He was wearing all dark clothing with his hood drawn almost completely over his face – only his eyes and nose were visable. I didn’t see him again after he realised that I was watching him.
As I didn’t see him doing anything untoward, I didn’t feel it worthy of calling the police however, bearing in mind the attack on a female on Saturday night and recent break-in, would ask that residents keep their eyes open.
Apologies for the short notice – I’ve just realised the next committee meeting is tomorrow night – blame the Easter holidays. As usual, we’ll be in Grianach from 7.30pm, everyone is welcome to attend and we should have the agenda available before the meeting. Safe to say there’ll be Bungo In The Back Lanes discussion and, crucially, we’ll be looking for an acting treasurer as our current treasurer is moving to Pakistan next month.