Strathbungo Society Monthly Meeting Minutes – October 2016

April 24th, 2017 No comments

Strathbungo Society Monthly Meeting Minutes – September 2016

April 24th, 2017 No comments

Question Time Pollokshields, Thursday 27 April Pollokshields Burgh Hall

April 20th, 2017 No comments

hustings poster april2017

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.

 

Programme
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.

Bungo feeder ride to Pedal on Parliament Sunday 23rd April

April 18th, 2017 No comments

Pedal on parliament

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

SPRING FLING 2017 – bigger and even better!

March 30th, 2017 No comments

aerial shot of spring fling

After a week that saw snow, the day of Spring Fling enjoyed glorious sun that brought hundreds of local people into this year’s new venue of Langside Halls. The home baking donated by Strathbungo Society members and friends was a great attraction in the vintage-themed tea-room. Stall holders in the craft fair demonstrated the range of creativity at work in the Southside – with everything from hats to blankets to jewellery to greeting cards to ceramics to fashion for sale.

This year’s Bungo Bake-Off was even more popular than last year and the nearly two dozen entries looked amazing. Our guest judges – Chris from Christopher Robin and Jules from Snugglemuffin – had a tough job assessing the cakes, and after much deliberation Kevin Kane, Society Chair, awarded the following prizes:

Adult section:

1st prize: Michelle Aaron for Coconut and Passion-fruit Cake
2nd prize: Frances Johnstone for Chocolate and Honey Cake
3rd prize: Adell Mitchell for Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Junior section:

1st prize: Luca Corbett
Joint 2nd prize: Alexander Thomson
Joint 2nd prize: Matilda Barr

Thanks to everyone that made the event such a success. Firstly to Jules and Chris the Bake-Off Judges; to all those who donated prizes for the Bake-Off (Rosie Ilett and Gerry Hassan, Bakery 47, Christopher Robin, Gusto and Relish and Rock ‘n Rollers) and to all those who took part, and congratulations to the prize winners; to all the stall holders who came along and displayed their fabulous work; to everyone from the Strathbungo Society and their friends who helped on the day and who donated home baking, and to those who made other donations – Fenwick’s Café, Eastwood Toll; Snugglemuffin and Water Coolers Scotland. Thanks to Vera and the team at Langside Halls for all their help – and most of all to everyone who came along.

You’ll find photos from the event on our Facebook page. The photos are courtesy of Scott Obzrud, Tatiana dos Santos and Sharon Schweps.

Brighter Bungo – Sunday 19 March

March 13th, 2017 No comments

brighter bungo poster

Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road

Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs

When: Sunday 19 March

Looking for a place in the ‘Bungo…

March 8th, 2017 No comments

An ex-Strathbungo resident, Kevin, is looking to return to the neighbourhood. Kevin’s asked if anyone thinking of moving away and selling their property could contact him please? You can email him at schirnk@gmail.com.

Spring Fling 2017: 25th March 11.30am – 3pm

February 23rd, 2017 No comments

Spring Fling poster

Strathbungo Window Wanderland – this Saturday! (25th)

February 20th, 2017 No comments

wanderland image

A MAGICAL WALKING TRAIL TRANSFORMING STRATHBUNGO INTO A PLAYFUL OUTDOOR GALLERY!

FREE EVENT

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please join us this Saturday 25th February, from 6-9pm.

Everyone is invited to wander around Strathbungo and enjoy residents’ window displays.

We hear rumours of bands in front rooms, a pop-up tattoo parlour, a human fruit machine, disco balls and bubble machines…. But the magic of Window Wanderland is that no one will actually know what’s happening until the night itself.

If you live in the area and are still to register, add your home to the online map. A ‘display’ could be as simple as a candle, book, fairy lights or image in a window. Or you could go all out and stage a performance in your front room or project onto your building! Simple or spectacular … it’s completely up to you. Anything goes! And if you need some inspiration or practical help, there’s a free drop-in workshop at the Tramway this Tuesday 21st February.

If you have any questions or would like to help spread the word about the event, please feel free to email us.

Calling all Southside bakers!!

February 16th, 2017 No comments

cake

The Strathbungo Society invites entries for the Bungo Bake-Off 2017

to be judged on Saturday March 25th 2017
at the Society’s Spring Fling at Langside Hall (The Large Hall),
5 Langside Ave, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2QR
Event runs from 11.30 – 3.00 – see below for Bake-Off timings

The Bungo Bake-Off is becoming a major part of the Strathbungo Society’s annual Spring Fling event with some fabulous prizes for 2017 winners.

1st prize: A 2 night stay (for up to 4 people) in a refurbished fisherman’s cottage by the sea in Galloway (donated by Rosie Ilett and Gerry Hassan).

Other prizes: Rock ‘n Rollers; Gusto and Relish; Christopher Robin and Bakery 47 have also donated other prizes for 2nd and 3rd placings and runners-up.

Bake-Off instructions & timings:

  • Bakers from the Southside of Glasgow are invited to submit a cake or a plate of cakes that they have made from scratch to the theme of ‘Spring’.
  • Fee to enter the Bake-Off is £2 per cake or plate of cakes to be paid in cash when submitting entry. This fee also covers entry into the Spring Fling event.
  • Bakers can submit any number of entries (each will incur a £2 entry fee).
  • All those entering the Bungo Bake-Off are expected to be amateur bakers and not selling/promoting cakes as a business or secondary activity.
  • All cakes must be delivered on Saturday March 25th to The Large Hall, Langside Hall between 10.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m to be signed in by a Spring Fling helper who will give you a receipt and a Spring Fling ticket.
  • Any cakes arriving after 11.00 cannot be entered into the judging. No other arrangements can be made for cakes to be entered.
  • The judging – led by a professional cake expert – will take place between 11.15 and 12.00. Judges’ decisions are final.
  • Winners will be announced at the event, and all entries are then available for viewing. Winners are required to make themselves available for any media interest and coverage that may arise from this event.
  • All bakers are invited to collect their cakes from the Hall from 1.00 onwards unless you wish to donate your cakes to be sold at the Spring Fling’s Tea Room in aid of the Strathbungo Society. Please say when you submit your cake for the Bake Off if you will donate or collect your entry.

Please contact Rosie Ilett on rosieilett@hotmail.com if you plan to enter Bake-Off or if you have any queries.