Meet, question and listen to our local Council candidates
Local elections take place on Thursday 4th May 2017. The Strathbungo Society and Pollokshields Trust have teamed up to bring you ‘Question Time Pollokshileds’.
This is an opportunity for you to meet, question and listen to the candidates standing for Pollokshields.
Candidates from Glasgow Labour, the Conservatives, Scottish Greens, Scottish Liberal Democrats, SNP, and UKIP will attend.
So, what local issues are important to you?
If you want to ask the candidates a question you can ask on the night or email it by Sunday 23rd April to Hustings2017@pollokshields.net
Hosted by Douglas Fraser (BBC Scotland)
Douglas is Business & Economy Editor, BBC Scotland and a former Political Editor of The Herald. He lives in Strathbungo.
Open from 6:30:
– Exhibition of new housing developments in Pollokshields ward
– Snacks and refreshments
7:15pm – 8:15pm:
– Pollokshields Question Time
Pollokshields Question Time is supported by Pollokshields Trust, The Strathbungo Society, Pollokshields Community Council, Pollokshields Heritage & Pollokshields Development Agency.
This is first time Pedal on Parliament has had a Glasgow event. Pedal on Parliament is campaigning for improved infrastructure for cycling, see here for the manifesto
Some cyclists from Strathbungo have arranged to join other cyclists from Waverley Park at 11.45 at Shields Rd/Nithsdale Rd junction and then meet main feeder ride from Pollok Park to join event at Glasgow Green. On the way we want to take photos and highlight the non-existent links between Strathbungo and the South West cycle path. Children are welcome – we have allowed lots of time to get to Glasgow Green – and we can walk across junctions before joining the South West cycle path. We will make arrangements on the day – depending on who turns up and what time they want to leave George Square – for cycling back (though train also possible). Any questions please contact me Nickkempe1@gmail.com
The first meeting of the new committee of the Strathbungo Society briefly discussed this initiative, to set up a cycling forum, and have agreed to send reps – the community council is very keen to work with us on this. A small group from the committee met last night and are going to work up some ideas for consideration in Strathbungo. More news soon but anyone who wants to be involved do contact me.
At the recent Cycling Celebration Day more than 350 people came along to support the opening of South-West City Way a dedicated traffic-free cycleway from Pollokshields to the City Centre. Following that event many local residents expressed interest in a community-based organisation to encourage more Pollokshields people to cycle for leisure and exercise.
Many people expressed an interest in this idea and, in response, the Pollokshields Community Council are inviting you to help establish – Pollokshields Community Cycling Forum – an independent community group to create an environment that supports people of all ages and abilities to travel by bicycle. Based on experience elsewhere cycle friendly communities may offer cycle parking, bike hire or bike loan schemes, cycle training and a range of information on local cycle networks. It will have defined cycle routes and infrastructure linking popular locations. Local businesses should support and encourage an increased cycling culture.
The Community Council, in cooperation with SoulRiders will hold the inaugural meeting on Monday, 7th December at 7pm. Venue: SoulRiders 171 Maxwell Rd G41 (entrance in Forth St)
Short presentation on similar organisations around Glasgow
Qualifying for Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Community Award
Election of Steering Group
Please RSVP to PollokshieldsCycleForum@yahoo.co.uk to confirm your attendance.
(The monthly meeting of Pollokshields Community Council will be incorporated in this event)
QP Christmas Market, Saturday 5th December 2015. 11am – 4pm. Back for it’s 4th year, the popular Queen’s Park Baptist Church Christmas Market has something for everyone! Over 60 stalls: crafts, toys, unique gifts, books, home baking, Christmas Hampers, Santa’s Grotto, Family Zone, Live music and much more. Christmas Market Cafes will also be serving lunches, teas and coffees. All proceeds will go to Glasgow City Mission.
Adults £1, Kids go Free
We look forward to seeing you!
Spacious, sunny, one-bed flat on Pollokshaws Rd available to rent from 10th September. Contact details and further photographs are available here:
A great, affordable home in the conservation area, owned by the former Chair of the Society. Excellent transport links, generous rooms and a thriving neighbourhood on your doorstep.
Rent 400pcm, band B. Dining kitchen, lounge with large storage or office area off, bedroom at the rear overlooking beautifully maintained shared back garden.
Does anyone know who owns the Siamese cat that seems to live in the back lane between Queen and Marywood Square? Seems to be mainly around the 30s and 40s of the streets. Description below.
It’s been appearing at my back door fairly regularly for a few months, and having very loud, very vocal “discussions” with one of my cats. (If anyone has heard the “discussions” you’ll know how loud they are!)
The cat seems to be out at all hours and all weathers, and I just wondered if it is in fact owned, or if it’s a stray. I’d love to hear from the owner, or anyone who might know them.
Description: the Siamese is a fairly large, but quite skinny cat with soft brown head, vivid pale blue eyes and a very light cream front that shades to soft brown at its back, with soft brown legs and tail. It is a bit wary of people but not really shy.
Tonight sees the test launch of a new digital art projection facility that uses the front facade of Shawlands Academy as its canvass. With funding from Glasgow City Council and Shawlands & Strathbungo Community Council and the involvement of Architecture + Design Scotland and the UK’s leading lighting designers Lighting Collective , the ‘Shawlands Gate’ project includes facilities that allow digital art works and designs to be projected onto the facade of the Academy. Funded as part of the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan, the aim is to brighten up this major gateway to Shawlands town centre, the “Heart of Glasgow’s (Cosmopolitan) South Side”. The project has allowed the Academy’s young people to display their digital creativity and, in the future, may allow professional artists to use this unique “canvass” as part of Glasgow’s international arts festival, GI.
Shawlands Gate has also led to new trees being planted to the front facade of the Academy (and getting rid teacher parking), given its young people the opportunity to to learn and design Public Art and get involved in the local community via their research into the history and businesses in Skirving Street. And, as a result of the project young people at Shawlnads Academy are giving their views on new plans to upgrade Langside Halls. Shawlands Gate is the first of many projects whose aim is to develop Shawlands as the Heart of Glasgow’s cosmopolitan South Side.
Your chance to see the Olympic Torch close to home will be possible in June. The Olympic Torch Relay will pass close to Strathbungo (in Shawlands – Langside Avenue/ Pollokshaws Road) on Friday 8th June 2012 at 16.48. Full details of the route being taken are available via the attached link –