Constituency boundary review

October 17th, 2017 No comments
Excerpt from Boundaries Commission Review announcement today.  The original proposal was for the SW/SE constituency boundary to go along the railway track and then to swing into into Newlands.  It would have cut Pollokshields Ward into two.  The new boundary is along Pollokshaws Rd and respects existing boundaries.   We will discuss at next Strathbungo Society Committee meeting but the changes appear to have addressed our concerns.
“The Boundary Commission for Scotland published its Revised Proposals for UK Parliament constituencies today, Tuesday 17 October 2017, for an eight-week final public consultation period.  The Review covers all of Scotland except Orkney and Shetland constituency and Na h-Eileanan an lar constituency which are fixed by legislation.
 
The final consultation period allows further comments to be made to the Commission concerning any of its Revised Proposals for constituencies.
 
Comments on the Revised Proposals can be made on our interactive consultation portal, www.bcs2018.org.uk, where you can view the boundaries and name of the constituencies proposed and compare them with the existing constituency boundaries and other boundaries. Comments can also be made by email to bcs@scottishboundaries.gov.uk, or in writing to the address on this letter.  All comments should be submitted no later than 11 December 2017 which is the end of the statutory consultation period, after which the Commission will finalise its recommendations and submit these to the Secretary of State for Scotland in September 2018.
Further information regarding the review is available on our website:
www.bcomm-scotland.independent.gov.uk.”

 

How could we use the Nithsdale Road phone box?

October 15th, 2017 No comments

The red phone box on Nithsdale Road is one of the few remaining in Glasgow and BT have now indicated that it is “surplus to requirements” being very little used.   They have committed to repainting it and are offering it for community use.

Ideas for future use of the phone box have been discussed as part of the Pollokshields “Make your Mark” walkarounds and also by the Strathbungo Society committee. We’d like to discuss options for its use at our AGM next week, and we’re running a very short survey to see what people think about its use.

You’ll find the survey here. It closes at 5pm pn Wednesday 18th October, so don’t delay!

Strathbungo Society AGM – 7.30pm, 24th October @ Queen’s Park Parish Church

October 5th, 2017 No comments

details of agm

Come along to review the past year and look forward to what’s coming up. We’ll be hearing about Bygone Bungo and consulting attendees about a range of topics, including options for the red phone box on Nithsdale Road.

We’ll also be electing a new committee, and will be looking for volunteers to help us run the Society over the next year.

Doors open day – Pollokshields Heritage organised walks 16th/17th September

September 8th, 2017 No comments

Pollokshields Heritage will again be offering three walking tours and two bus tours as their contribution to this year’s Doors Open Days Festival, as follows:-

 

On Saturday 16th September

Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: the Villas

Starting at 11am from Maxwell  Park Station

Walk duration is two hours

 

Saturday 16th September

Pollokshields Heritage Trail Two: the Tenements

Starting at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station

Walk duration is two hours

 

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September

Pollokshields Bus Tour

(Registration from 1.45pm at Maxwell Park Station)

Tours start at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station

Tour duration is two hours

 

Sunday 17th September

Dumbreck & Hazelwood Heritage Walk

Starting at 11.30am from the café at House for An Art Lover

Duration of walk is 60-70 minutes

 

All the above appear in this year’s Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival brochure on pages 37 and 39, at paragraph numbers 9, 33, 34 and 35.

www.glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com

‘Greek’ Thomson exhibition at The Lighthouse – ‘Lines of Thought’

August 24th, 2017 No comments

 

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A new exhibition of the work of Strathbungo’s own Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson – he designed and lived at 1 Moray Place – is currently on at The Lighthouse.

Organised by The Alexander Thomson Society, the GIA and the Mitchell Library, it focuses on Thomson’s drawings of some of his key projects and includes 17 of his rare original drawings.

The exhibition is part of the city-wide celebrations of the bicentenary of Thomson’s birth.  It runs until 8 October 2017 and entrance is free.

For more information about The Alexander Thomson Society see –  http://www.alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk

 

Brighter Bungo – Sunday 20 Aug, 11am-1pm

August 12th, 2017 No comments

JPEG BB August 2017

Time for our quarterly clear-up of the neighbourhood. Do come and join us!

Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road

Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs

When: Sunday 20 June

New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show – 19 August 2-5pm

August 8th, 2017 No comments

NVG poster

New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is adding something new this year —a home-grown High Street with ‘shops’ and open spaces dotted throughout the 3.3 acre site.

A highlight of the Glasgow summer calendar for over a century, this year’s event  is set for Saturday, 19 August, 2-5pm at 55 Glenapp Street in Pollokshields G41 2NQ.

Among the attractions:

  • Vintage & Retro Boutique with upcycled clothing and collectables
  • Fiona’s Flower Shop, with cut flowers and bouquets, houseplants & floral-themed gifts
  • Shed-loads of Art – mini galleries in the greenhouses
  • High Rise Bakery with artisan loaves and rolls
  • The Open Air Market with jam, pickles and cordials plus pick-of-the-day produce
  • Street food – delicious grub with veggie options
  • The NVG Tea Room with legendary home-baking
  • Plants grown and sold by the allotmenteers
  • Kid’s corner with a bouncy castle and games
  • ‘Live from Albert Square’ – music and performance in the courtyard
  • and no High Street is complete without a pub so there’s a beer & wine bar too!

All that and more,  plus an old-time Flower & Vegetable Show, with hundreds of prize-winning plants, flowers and produce, much of it on sale for bargain prices at the end of the day.

Admission is a very reasonable £1, and accompanied children under 12 are free!

Developments in Pollok Park

August 1st, 2017 No comments

The Council has started a consultation project on the future of the Stable block (next to Pollok House) and surrounding listed buildings (sawmill and walled gardens). There will be consultation sessions, organised by Northlight Heritage.

These were originally scheduled to begin in late July, but have been postponed to allow more time to raise awareness of the project. New dates will be posted here as soon as we have them.

The next meeting of the Friends of Pollok Park group is Wednesday 16 August if anyone would like to attend. You can find out more about this new group on Facebook.

Bungo in the Back Lanes – clearing the lanes

June 15th, 2017 No comments

Bungo in the Back Lanes… It’s back, this Saturday June 17th, and better than ever!

To make sure that we make best use of the space in the lanes, we’re asking that folk could move vehicles out of the lanes, just for the day.

So, if your property backs on to the lanes, can you help by moving your car / van / etc out of the lane for the day please?

Thank you!

Bungo in the Back Lanes – helpful hint for stallholders

June 14th, 2017 No comments

Are you planning on having a stall in your garden or lane on Saturday?

Please ensure that you have adequate signage for your stall on the day, especially if you are tucked away in a garden. This helps us to keep people moving but – more important – helps them to find you so that you can earn more money in sales!