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‘HISTORIC DAY’ FOR GARROWHILL PRIMARY
GLASGOW’S CHILD POVERTY CHALLENGE HALF of the children in some the real value of benefits areas of Glasgow are growand tax credits for low-paid ing up in poverty according families with children will to new figures released this make things much worse in week. the coming year. A child poverty map, “The average wage in the created by the End Child area is less than £18,000 a Poverty campaign, reveals year, and falling. We need a huge divide between rich to see urgent action by both and poor districts. of Scotland’s Governments Based on Council level on improving access to wards, Calton has one the affordable childcare, more highest levels in Scotland apprenticeships and college with 49% of its children places for local people, growing up and living in introducing a living wage in poverty. more parts of the economy, Other parts of Glasgow action to cut energy bills LOCAL politicians haveare welcomed badly affected Springgiven soaring fuel poverty, the news thatwith work has started burn (51%), Canal (42%), and creating better-paying on the new Garrowhill Primary East Centre (42%) and Drumskilled jobs.” School and Early Years campus. chapel/Anniesland (40%) all The survey by the End Pupils, staff and parents are will registering high levels. Child Poverty campaign says benefit with theYvonne investment by Local Councillor one in five children in the UK Glasgow City Council the and Theare living below the breadKucuk, who represents Scottish Futures Trust. Calton Ward, reacted to the line. And experts are preThe new school and cam- dicting the number will rise news. She said: pus will be built onmany the football “The news that so from 400,000 to 800,000 by pitches in adjacent the children the Eastto End arecurrent 2020 because of the governgrowing ment’s benefit cuts. school. up in poverty is shocking in a wealthy counEnver Solomon, chair of try.Read The UK theGovernment’s full story on page the 2. End Child Poverty campolicies such as slashing paign said:
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“Far too many children whose parents are struggling to make a living are having to go hungry and miss out on the essentials of a decent childhood that all young people should be entitled to. “The huge disparities that exist across the country
have become more entrenched and are now an enduring reality as many more children are set to become trapped in long term poverty and disadvantage.” Barnardo’s Chief Executive Anne Marie Carrie added: “Today’s statistics mask the individual stories of mil-
lions of children, whose life chances are being compromised by our nation’s failure to tackle child poverty effectively.” A family is classed as being in poverty if its income is 60% or below the national average household income of £359 a week.
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Glasgow pilot project helping to improve health and confidence A pilot project to bring planning the city’s new local development and health together to improve plan.” the lives of people in the East The Equally Well pilot was one End of the city is to be expanded of eight test sites across Scotland. across Glasgow. Equally Well is the Scottish Glasgow City Council’s Executive Government’s action plan for Committee today (18 April) tackling health inequalities. Two approved the promotion and out of the eight were based in further development of the Glasgow. Equally Well test site project. The Glasgow City Equally The Glasgow City Equally Well test site built on the work Well project looked at how the began in the East End Local planning system can contribute Development Strategy (EELDS). to health and wellbeing and how Two new programmes have the lessons learned in one part been developed during the of the city could influence future pilot – the Healthy Sustainable policy across the local authority. Neighbourhoods (HSN) Model and Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Healthy Sustainable Me (HSMe). Member for Jobs and the The pilot started by providing Economy, said: “It is well training and resources to documented that there is a help planners and health very strong link between where professionals engage with local people live and their health. communities and to build health “Glasgow has been very and wellbeing outcomes into successful in building hundreds local planning. of new quality homes over the A model of a Health last decade and regenerating Sustainable Neighbourhood was many of our neighbourhoods and developed with communities communities. Through this work to understand the impact that we have great experience in our place has, and the components city of bringing planners and local that are needed to make communities together to provide neighbourhoods healthier. A neighbourhoods and housing that computer based took kit assisted people want to live in. with this to help people to “Equally Well built on these visualise how place impacts connections. I am delighted on wellbeing. For example it therefore that the experience allowed local people to use the and new practices which have toolkit to imagine what would press 18/3/13 come out ofCG thelocal Equally Wellad AW 2013becopy.pdf best for a gap site in 22:46:42 their work will now inform the basis of area – whether to green it or
what type of building would be best for improving the look of a neighbourhood. A further community development course called Healthy Sustainable Me aimed to support locals to develop confidence and get more involved in community work. In the East End, one single mother who took part in the Healthy Sustainable Me course helped to building confidence that connected her to courses in her community. She is now gone back to college as a mature student. Healthy Sustainable Me also employed a community connector which helped to see issues within a community and find a fix within the community. For example a woman who was isolated at home but could drive was connected up with people in their community who needed someone to drive them to hospital appointments. It meant that the woman now is meeting people and getting out which is helping her mental health and wellbeing. The Scottish Government has now recommended that the tools created in the Glasgow Equally Well pilot should be offered to other areas of Scotland. Work is now on-going to further develop the tools to allow this to happen.
‘HISTORIC DAY’ FOR GARROWHILL PRIMARY BUILDING work has begun on a brand new state of the art Primary School in the East End. The new school will be built on the football pitches beside the current school, originally built in 1939. Construction has been started by City Building, who won the £16m contract for the Gallowhill Primary and Early Years Campus. The funding is a mixture of Glasgow City Council and Scottish Government money with £12.1m coming from the council and £3.8m from the Scottish Futures Trust. 17 classrooms and a purpose built gym will be part of the new build. East End politicians welcomed the start of the works. Glasgow East MP Margaret Curran said: “I am delighted that we are seeing this development. I have campaigned for many years to get an improved school and to finally see the work begin is great. “Parents, pupils and staff will really benefit from this investment from the council and I look forward to seeing the new school get fully utilised.” Last December, Garrowhill was announced to be included in the first year of the Council’s 5 year £250m pledge to rebuild or refurbish every primary school in Glasgow. 59 nursery, primary and Additional Support for Learning schools that will benefit from investment programme to improve
the education estate. Baillieston Councillor Jim Coleman said: “The investment that we are seeing is part of the Glasgow Labour Council’s plans to improve the educational opportunities for our young people. “The decision to invest in Garrowhill first has to be welcomed and the kids will benefit for years to come. I am sure that pupils, staff and parents will have a school that everyone will be proud of.” Shettleston MSP John Mason said: “Today is a major milestone for the Garrowhill community. I was first elected as a Councillor for the Garrowhill ward in 1998 and since then we have been seeking improvements to the school buildings. So today is a real step forward for the people of Garrowhill. “Of course, whilst today is a day of celebration for Garrowhill, I am all too aware that there are many other primary schools in the constituency – some in even worse condition than Garrowhill – that still require upgrading.” Current Garrowhill Primary head teacher Richard Buchan also welcomed the new build. He said: “It is really quite a historic day for us. “We had sports day on the playing fields for the last time
ever last Friday. “The pupils will be able to watch it from the school as it emerges from the ground. “It will have larger classrooms and lots of space and will be very bright and airy.” A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “The council has invested over £550million on school buildings over the past decade and the new campuses built are having a major impact on the communities they serve. “Glasgow is committed to teaching our young people in high-quality modern schools. “That’s why we are planning to invest a further £250million to rebuild or refurbish every primary as well as every nursery or Additional Support for Learning school over the next five years. Work is already beginning this year at 59 buildings across the city.”
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Toss the meat in and the Cajun flour seasoning, and cook for 5 mins per, garlic, chorizo and fry in the oil until well more. 2. Stir the chicken back in with the rice, add the tomatoes and browned. Add the barley and stock. Cover and simmer 20-25 mins until the rice is tender. vegetables to the pan.forCook for a further 5 min. Add the Moroccan meatballs with herb couscous barley, rosemary and stock. • 500gto lean lambcover Bring theminced boil and • 1 red onion , grated with a tight fitting lid. Reduce • 2 garlic cloves , crushed heat simmer for 11/2 • 2cmand chunk root ginger , grated hours ensure you flakes stir it occasionally to prevent it sticking. • a pinch dried chilli • 2 tsp ground cumin • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • olive oil Colcannon • 2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes Cooked mashed potatoes • 200ml chicken stock Cooked shredded or Savoy cabbage • ½ bunch coriander kale , chopped Butter • 200g couscous Cream • 50g butter • 350ml chicken stock , boiling • ½ bunch chopped Mash the coriander potatoes, with plenty • ½butter bunch and parsley , chopped of a dash of cream
before beating in the cabbage. 1. Put the lamb, onion, half the garlic, half the ginger and half Ithe likespices to pop a hot grill to in aunder bowl and season well. Mix (clean hands are brown or form into into a hot oven for best) and little meatballs (you’ll make around 30). 10-15 2. Heatmin. 1 tbsp olive oil in a large non-stick pan and add the
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Again mash the potatoes with plenty of butter and a LemonofDrizzle Cake beating in the onion. Again I like to splash cream before Ingredients pop under a hot grill to brown or into a hot oven for 10-15 • 225g unsalted butter , softened min. • 225g caster sugar • 4 eggs • finely grated zest 1 lemon • 225g self-raising flour Irish Soda Bread • juice 1½ lemons 8oz plain flour • 85g caster sugar
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BETTER BUSES HOPE FOR NORTH AND EAST OF GLASGOW Paul Martin MSP urges support for Bus Regulation Bill GLASGOW Provan MSP Paul Martin has urged his Parliamentary colleagues to support a bill that will regulate how bus services are delivered in Glasgow and Scotland. The proposal is being made by Iain Gray MSP, who launched a consultation earlier this week. If passed into law, the Bill aims to give transport authorities greater power over how bus services are run, including a new franchising power to tender contracts for profitable and non-profitable routes together. Speaking to the ReGEN, Paul Martin said: “I have seen an increasing number of complaints from people who are really unhappy about their local bus service. Having a good bus service means people can access employment opportunities, use health services, go shopping or socialise with friends and family. “The Edinburgh Government has had 6 years to do something about it but have done nothing. It is time we
did something about it. This bill will reverse the long-term decline in bus industry and make sure my constituents finally get better buses.” The proposal is now out for consultation until the end of August and is being distributed to constituents, community and other interest groups, as well as bus industry bodies and operators. Speaking after launching his consultation, Iain Gray MSP said: “I speak with many constituents who are rightly angry when local bus services are cut, but feel powerless when councils tell them it’s down to a commercial decision by the operator. “My Bill aims to give more power to local transport authorities, by giving them a greater say in how services are delivered in their area beyond the most basic terms. At the moment, the system makes it too easy for operators to walk away from even
those services they are paid to deliver, and when they do, it’s communities that suffer. “There is a growing awareness that there are five times as many bus journeys as rail in Scotland, yet rail gets more attention and more public funding. I believe there is support in Parliament for this proposal to be debated, and I look forward to the responses to my consultation contributing to that debate.”
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A team of Glasgow-based construction workers are gearing up for their visit to Malawi by packing-up the supplies and materials donated to their project by companies across the UK. The team of six tradespeople and two Commonwealth apprentices from leading Scottish construction company City Building (Glasgow) LLP, working with Glasgow City Council and Access LLP, will travel to Malawi in September to refurbish a medical centre in the country’s capital Lilongwe. The £20,000 worth of materials will be shipped this month ahead of their arrival. Donor firms include Gap, Grahams and PPG who pledged power tools, plumbing materials, white goods, decorating materials, joiner materials and ironmongery to help with continuing construction improvements in the country. Lord Provost, Sadie Docherty said: “I am
extremely proud of everyone who, on my behalf, contributes their time and skill to help the people of Malawi. I would also like to acknowledge the kindness of the firms who donated supplies. This is work that will bring lasting benefit to the folk of Malawi. As I have said before, it is especially heartening that two young Commonwealth apprentices are involved. I know it will be a life-changing experience for them. “Glasgow City Council is proud of its long standing relationship with Malawi. Along with City Building and Access LLP, we have supported a number of health and education projects in Lilongwe, Dedza and Mangochi. “Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and Glasgow’s industrial wealth owes a great deal to sourcing raw materials from there and other countries within the Commonwealth. Our work helps give something back
in a meaningful way. This is also one of our pledges for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.” City Building working in partnership with Glasgow City Council has been sending teams to Malawi since 2008. The team will travel to Lilongwe to renovate the medical centre by building new kitchen and toilet facilities and adding a new dental suite, pharmacy and laboratory. In addition all the rooms will be decorated and given new floor finishes. The team will also build short stay accommodation, a breakout area for parents and children and a ramp will be installed to ensure the facility is accessible. Graham Paterson, Executive Director at City Building, said: “We’d like to say thank you to all the companies that made donations to this project. Their generosity will allow the team to deliver a medical centre that will help those most in need.
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May Is Rugby Month In Shiver Me Timbers North Glasgow – And Its Free, So Give It A Try! - Its the Pirates of...Possilpark? THE very model of a modern major general visited North Glasgow last week when Scottish Opera performed a little bit of Pirates of Penzance to residents from ng homes sheltered housing complexes. Scottish Opera’s a Little Bit of… performances bring opera out of the theatre with full-scale shows cleverly re-written into lively 20-minute
versions. Based on a form of Japanese storytelling, the stories unfold to a series of colourful illustrations, brought to life by a storyteller, singer and two
instrumentalists. The ng homes residents were captivated by Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, with the narrator always encouraging them to join in with the performers in singing the songs. Rena Fox from Hawthorn Street, Possilpark said: “The singing was lovely, the musicians were excellent and the narrator told the story really well with great patter. I can’t wait until the next one.” After the show the performers posed for photos and chatted with some of the residents before dashing off to their next performance. Regeneration Co-ordinator for ng homes Margaret Layden said: “From speaking to the residents it’s clear that they thoroughly enjoyed the performance. We want to do more of this in North Glasgow and I’d like to thank Scottish Opera
Karen Johnson, Sheltered Housing Manager and the staff who helped out to bring the Pirates of Penzance to life in our community.” After the opera the residents tucked into Fish Suppers before being entertained by local entertainer Tommy Twigg who had the residents singing and bopping away as he ran through his repertoire of popular songs. Sheltered Housing Manager Karen Johnson said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opera and the dancing afterwards – it was a great day in thanks to Scottish Opera, Tommy Twigg and all the staff and residents who were involved.” For details of Scottish Opera’s full length performances of Pirates of Penzance please visit: www.scottishopera.org.uk or contact Scottish Opera on 0141 248 4567.
FREE Rugby coaching is taking place this month throughout North Glasgow supported by ng homes and ngsportslegacy with Glasgow Warriors Captain Alastair Kellock & rising star Murray McConnell popping along to a session at Eastfield Park in Springburn to lend a hand. The interest in Rugby in North Glasgow was initially sparked earlier this year when the School of Hard Knocks charity and Sky Sports filmed their latest series which will be aired later this year in September. Following on from participating in the School of Hard Knocks programme, many of those involved have continued to play Rugby in North Glasgow on a weekly basis with local club Allan Glens RFC, as well as training for an adult ‘Legacy’ team hoping to participate in a local 10-a-side tournament at the end of the month – local legend Kellock from nearby Bishopbriggs, popped in last week to give these boys a hand. First capped by Scotland in 2004 and with 47 international caps, Al was impressed by the lads who showed up at Springburn: “I think it’s great that ngsportslegacy and their partners are providing free rugby coaching in North Glasgow, some of the lads have really taken to the sport and it was good to meet them and see their enthusiasm at
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DRESS TO IMPRESS: FASHION GLASGOW 2014 DESINGER COMES TO POSSILPARK TICKET PRICES PUPILS at Saracen Primary School rolled out the red carpet this week when the glitz and glamour of Holywood and London Fashion week descend on the school. Fashion designer to the rich and famous, Osman Yousefzada, who dressed Beyonce at this year’s Grammy awards, took time out of his busy schedule to visit the school and work with the school dance group on their competition costume designs. The children have created special mood boards to show Osman and in return he’s promised to bring along some of his beautiful designs and garments to show
the youngsters. Evelyn Gibson, Saracen Primary Head Teacher is beyond excited and has been busy preparing for the visit. She said: “This is such an amazing opportunity for our children and we’ve already had a very productive video conference with the designer last week. “The school dance group are competing in the Glasgow Dance Championships at the Emirates Arena on 7 June and to have help with their costumes designs by a world famous designer is truly outstanding.”
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DUKE STREET RAILWAY STATION GETS MAKEOVER East End Primary kids say it with flowers Pupils from Golfhill and St Denis’s primaries have caught the gardening bug and commuters at Duke Street railway station in the East End are going to benefit! Twelve children from the two schools have joined forces with ScotRail to spruce up the platforms as part of their community adopt-a-station initiative. Guided by school staff the pupils have been busy designing planters and choosing the best perennials to brighten up the station over the spring and summer months. The group have also been working with the school’s community and business partners – Dell Computers and Glasgow Wood Recycling who have supplied the barrows for the children to fill with bulbs, flowers and plants. Elaine Hunter, a teacher at Golfhill Primary and who has been leading on the project, is excited that the children will be finally getting their hands dirty with some gardening after all the planning and said: “The children have worked so well together as a group and can’t wait to tend the planters over the
coming months. “We will be getting some expert advice from a council gardener on which plants are best suited for station life and the children have been involved in choosing suitable wood for the planters. “Next term we will also embarking on some outdoor drawing focussing on the passing trains which will then be mounted as posters at the station. This is a real community project with
everyone working together and is a great way for the children to learn in so many aspects.” Elaine is working with her colleague Pauline Todd from Golfhill along with Eileen Kidd from St Denis’s to support the children in their endeavour John Yellowlees, ScotRail external relations manager, said “ScotRail’s adopt a station policy is about putting stations at the heart of their communities, and we are
delighted that the pupils of Golfhill and St Denis’s primaries have taken Duke Street Station to their hearts”. Local Councillor Frank Docherty said: “The display and planters are looking great. Congratulations to everyone involved and I look forward to this scheme being a continued success. “All we need now is some decent weather to allow the kids to look after their plants!”
Two-thirds of tickets to experience the action and thrills of the Commonwealth Games will be priced at £25 or less, it was revealed this week. Announcing a familyfriendly ticketing strategy focused on delivering packed stadia and a ‘Games for Everyone’, the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee unveiled that access to sporting events at one of the world’s greatest multisports Games will start from just £15 for adults. Half-price concessions will also be available for children - a Commonwealth Games first - and the over-60s. The price of a ticket includes access to public transport in the local area on the day of your event. The Games Competition Schedule was revealed for the first time and it gets off to a flying start with 12 sports on Day One, including Swimming and Track Cycling. The first weekend will be very busy with both Rugby Sevens and Weightlifting expected to attract peak audiences. Announcing the Ticketing Programme, Glasgow 2014 Chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, said: “This is a big day for Glasgow 2014 and one that has taken a substantial amount of planning. This isn’t just about selling a million tickets. It’s about making the Games accessible to all. We have spent many months designing a Ticketing Programme that reflects the vision and values of Glasgow 2014. Today’s the day we set out our stall. “We have listened and learnt from previous Commonwealth Games as well as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We’ve also conducted our own research. We’ve
thought long and hard about the pricing, the process by which you’ll buy tickets, but also the way we communicate. “This is a Games for everyone. And by that I mean success not just for the Organising Committee and our partners, but also for the people of Glasgow, Scotland and the Commonwealth.” Three-time Olympian and double Commonwealth champion swimmer, David Carry, said: “Having experienced the spine-tingling and unforgettable atmosphere of London 2012 and the passion of crowds at previous Commonwealth Games, I have no doubt that the athletes hoping to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will have something incredibly special to look forward to. “I also know that Scottish supporters will make the Games a warm, welcoming and once-in-a-lifetime experience for all the athletes. It will be a really special time for them and for Glasgow. It is great that the ticketing policy at Glasgow 2014 is making it as accessible as possible for people to be part of making Glasgow 2014 the wonderful celebration of sport that I know it will be.” An allocation of tickets has also been earmarked for special distribution to identified groups and communities. More details will be announced this summer.
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END OF THE ROAD FOR ANOTHER OF THE RED ROAD MULTIS
THE latest demolition at the Red Road multi-storey flats in the North of Glasgow went with a bang as another tower block was demolished earlier this month. Hundreds gathered in the nearby area to watch the second of the iconic flats in the area brought crashing to the ground. The 30-storey building was reduced to around 10,000 tonnes of debris in around five seconds. Around 88kg of explosives were used to bring down the block. This was the second multi-storey to be demolished at Red Road following a similar blowdown in June last year. Executive Director of Development and Regeneration at Glasgow Housing Association, Alex McGuire, said: “The demolition of the second block of flats at Red Road is another step in the ongoing regeneration of Glasgow. “We’re working with our partners to
create new homes and communities across the city that people will want to live in for years to come. I’d like to thank all of the residents and businesses for their cooperation both before and after the blowdown.” The remaining six multi-storeys at Red Road will be demolished on an ongoing basis through to 2017 as part of the regeneration plans. Around 450 homes were temporarily evacuated for the blowdown with many of the local residents staying with family or friends or visiting the evacuation centre at All Saints Secondary School. Due to the unique steel-frame structure of the flats, the bottom 10 storeys of the block remained – as planned – undisturbed after the blowdown. The remaining storeys will be demolished using machines. The clear-up operation will take several months to complete with the
steel removed and recycled and the remaining rubble crushed and used as foundations for roads and buildings. Frances Smith, 49, from Bishopbriggs, was a teenager living at Red Road. She said: “It was a great place to grow up. In fact, I’m still in touch with some of the people even now. “We also lived in one of the other blocks at Red Road, but Birnie Court was different. It was a bit away from the other flats. It was very well kept as the caretaker was really strict. The second my mum saw the flat she was sold on it. “We had our own little community. At one point there were 17 children living in our landing on the 12th floor. It was a great time.” William Sinclair, Managing Director of demolition contractors Safedem, said: “It requires a real team effort and everyone has pulled together to
make this another safe and successful blowdown. “We’d particularly like to thank
EAST END LOCATION FOR PIONEERING SCIENCE PROGRAMME £24m technology project to ‘Fast Forward Glasgow into the Future’ THE East End has been chosen to be the site for an ambitious programme aimed at using technology to make life in the city smarter, safer and more sustainable. Glasgow is embarking on a trail blazing programme which will put residents at the forefront of technology integration and application. The city beat 29 others to win the money in a UKwide competition run by the Technology Strategy Board – the Government’s innovation agency. The pioneering programme will see a state-of-the-art technology operations hub created in the East End headquarters of Glasgow Community & Safety Services (GCSS). Super intelligent public space CCTV cameras will also replace the existing outdated network and their operators will be based in the new hub alongside specialists from TRAFFCOM
– the team in charge of the city’s traffic lights and traffic cameras. The two teams currently work from separate bases at Blochairn and Charing Cross. Glasgow will get more than 400 new digital cameras. The cameras are so advanced they could help avert potential disasters. They can be programmed to automatically detect unusual activity, for example if someone leaves a box or bag unattended. Suspicious instances will trigger an alarm prompting further investigation by the emergency services. Future Cities Demonstrator Glasgow is looking to work in partnership with public and private sector agencies providing a range of services to the city. They include Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland, housing providers, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, universities, energy providers and Scottish Enterprise.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Demonstrator, said: “Winning this funding was a major coup for Glasgow. Now we’re putting the teams and infrastructure in place to realise the potential of a hugely ambitious and far reaching programme which will permeate all sectors of city life. “This flagship programme may be in its infancy but, once complete, we hope it will provide a blueprint for other cities to follow. As a society
we are generating more data than at any time in history, by harnessing that knowledge we can improve the lives of Glasgow residents, the environment and the economy. “Glasgow is keen to embrace new technologies and create a forward thinking environment which will attract businesses from that sector, creating jobs with long term prospects. “We look forward to realising the future today through collaborative working with an array of partners.”
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TWO MEN ARRESTED IN RELATION TO HAGHILL DRUGS BUST
POLICE Scotland have made 2 arrests in the East End of Glasgow in relation to the supply of controlled drugs earlier this week. The men were detained after a 9am raid on a flat in Aitken Street in Haghil. After searching the property, Police found a large quantity of what
appears to be heroin. It is estimated that the drugs could be have a street value of £210,000. A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Two men, aged 20 and 31, have been arrested in connection with the recovery of these drugs.” A court date has been set for early next week.
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FORMER PRIME MINISTER IN TOWN TO LAUNCH ‘UNITED WITH LABOUR’ THE former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in the East End this week as the Labour Party launched their campaign to keep Scotland as part of the UK. The MP was speaking to a packed audience of Labour supporters at the Emirates Arena. The ‘United With Labour’ event hosted by Glasgow Central MP Anas Sarwar is designed to be a Labour specific campaign showing the party’s positive reasons for keeping the union between Scotland and England. Speaking at the launch, Mr Brown said that “pooling and sharing resources gets the best for everyone”. He told the gathering: “In the last few years I have had time on my hands, time to reflect, courtesy of the British people, and I want to put the positive, principled, forward-looking case for a strong Scottish Parliament inside a strong United Kingdom. “I want to put the case for pooling and sharing of resources right across the UK for the benefit we all get in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.” “We’re in the Chris Hoy
centre and what does his experience show? That as a Scot, part of the UK cycling team, as he himself said, he achieved more working together.” The former Chancellor then launched an attack on the SNP’s plans for corporation tax and the currency. He said: “You would lose half the share of corporation tax revenue. Then what would happen is the English would cut their corporation tax, the Welsh would demand they had the right to cut theirs, the Northern Irish already want the right to cut theirs. “Then there would be a race to the bottom and soon we would have very little revenue
at all from corporations operating in the United Kingdom.” In the event of independence, The Scottish Government has said it planned to keep the pound in a “sterling zone” with the rest of the UK. Mr Brown said this would mean “UK decisions on interest rates, UK decisions on money supply, UK decisions on inflation without any Scottish input whatsoever”. Deputy Leader of The Scottish Labour Party Anas Sarwar MP also addressed the audience. He said: “The referendum is the biggest campaign the people of Scotland will have seen in generations
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One year ago, we stood on the eve of the most important council election in Glasgow’s history. The SNP were telling all and sundry that they were about to sweep to power in the city, and this would be the first step on the way to victory in the 2014 referendum. The people of Glasgow had different ideas. We ran a tremendous campaign based on our record, our vision and our identity. We had the best manifesto the Party has produced in many years with specific, deliverable pledges and we overlaid all of this with damn hard work. Every single candidate worked unbelievably hard to deliver our victory, and to return 44 of our 45 candidates, with a 3.4% increase in our share of the vote was testament to this work. But winning the election was only the start for us. We have made tremendous progress in the first year of this administration. Despite a funding settlement which continues to take money from Glasgow to
give to the parts of the country the SNP actually cares about, we have already delivered 35 of our manifesto pledges and made huge progress in others. We have started work on refurbishing or rebuilding every primary and ASL school in the city, helped first time buyers get on the housing ladder through our mortgage scheme, guaranteed every young person a job or apprenticeship, directly funded 100 additional police officers, extended nursery provision across the city, increased the living wage beyond the national figure, and provided winter fuel payments to more than 14,000 over 80s this year. 2014 will be a huge year for this city – it will be the Year of Glasgow. And I am delighted that we are moving towards the Commonwealth Games and the referendum with such momentum. Last year, we showed that we are the party who will always put Glasgow first, and I am proud that we are continuing to do so.
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A GROUP of photography enthusiasts have formed a new club in the East End of the city. The Dennistoun Photographers Group was started after local resident Mark Scott wanted to run an inclusive club so other enthusiasts could share knowledge and skills as well as identifying projects where other club members could collaborate. Speaking to the ReGEN Mark said: “I first started the club as a pilot to see what level of interest there would be. We have around 25 regular attendees now covering all ages and abilities. “The chance to meet like minded people from the local community is a great and I would encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch and get involved.” The club is aiming to assist in providing members with the knowledge, tips and tricks to improve their images in an encouraging and enjoyable environment. The emphasis isn’t on skill level, or the level of equipment. It is about getting the same enjoyment from old film cameras, the cameras on our phones right though to the advanced digital cameras and lenses of today. The club meets every Tuesday at 7pm, Salvation Army, Craigpark Drive.
Friday 17th May 2013
RECOGNITION FOR CHARITABLE EFFORTS Pupils from St Andrew’s High School and Whitehill Secondary School receive prestigious award A GROUP of teenagers from East End High Schools have been recognised for their efforts in the community. The youngsters redecorated a games room in Riddrievale house respite home, giving it a new lease of life. The room had fallen into a state of disrepair, making their efforts all the more appreciated by users and staff at the home The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award is a flagship project for The Outward Bound Trust in Scotland and is a unique programme which tackles divisive issues in society through a combination of outdoor and community based learning, focused on planning and delivery of a project of practical benefit to local communities. The Mark Scott Foundation was established in 1996 following the death of Mark Scott a 16-year-old Glasgow schoolboy who was murdered in an unprovoked sectarian attack. In 1997 the Foundation and The Outward
Bound Trust established The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award which has been delivered in partnership with The Trust since its inception. More than 1,750 young people have earned The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award. Commenting on this year’s Award ceremony, Martin Davidson, Scottish Director at The Outward Bound Trust, said: “Yet again this year’s
ceremony celebrated the magnificent achievements of Scotland’s young people. Each recipient of this Award has earned it through dedication and commitment to supporting and improving the lives for others in their communities. “They have worked tirelessly together with enthusiasm, skill and energy. Their parents, schools and communities are grateful and very proud. Very well done!”
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GOVERNMENT ASKED TO CONST ROCH’S KIDS TO STUDY FOR SIDER ‘CALL IN’ OVER DAY CENTRE HOUSING QUALIFICATION CLOSURES GHA teams up with school to help youngsters learn THE Glasgow list MSP Bob Doris urged the Scottish Government to review the powers open to them to ensure that local authorities conduct open and genuine consultation when considering the redesign of day centre services for adults with learning difficulties. The call follows Glasgow City Council’s decision to close three centres. In a parliamentary question to Michael Matheson, Minister for Public Health, Mr Doris stated that the closure of three centres would increase the problems faced by carers and service users if the 320 day care places were not replaced. Mr Matheson was urged to consider further powers, including the possibility of call-in, in cases where the consultation process was found to be flawed. Following his question in Parliament, Mr Doris said: “With health and social care integration progressing apace, it is vital that local
authorities understand the increasing importance of the decisions they make to the health needs of the people we all represent. “I fully support the right of local authorities to decide how best to meet the needs of adults with learning difficulties. However, the framework under which councils operate needs close examination. Under the current regulations, Glasgow City Council has been allowed to conduct a sham consultation with a pre-determined outcome, marginalising service users and carers in the process. “I believe that there should exist a clear, statu-
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tory framework for Councils to operate under, and that it should provide a clear path for legal action if a Council fails to meet its obligations. Currently, if Ministers believe that a Council has taken an improper decision, say, to close a school, they can overrule that decision. No such recourse exists where day centres are concerned.”
BIG HOPES FOR LITTLE MISS SCOTLAND LAMBHILL girl Chantelle Brannagan (8) is carrying the hopes of Glasgow as she takes part in the finals of Little Miss Scotland. Chantelle, a pupil at Caldercault Primary School, will have to compete with 15 other girls from across Scotland in categories including a talent round, traditional round, evening wear round and on stage questioning with the prize of a modeling contract at stake for the winner. She has already made the cut from 180 competitors to take part in the Finals on the 15th of June at the Premier Inn, Ballater Street, Glasgow. Speaking to the ReGEN, her father Andy said: “I know that this has been a great experience for Chantelle, she has really enjoyed it. It has helped her confidence and allowed her to meet new people. “She will be working hard over the next couple of weeks to impress the judges, so fingers crossed
PUPILS at St Roch’s Secondary School in Royston are currently studying for an extra qualification supported by GHA which helps them learn about social landlords and what they do. A total of 25 fourth-year pupils from St Roch’s are studying for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Award in Community Action in Housing qualification – the first time a CIH qualification has been delivered to a school anywhere in the UK. The course helps the young people expand their knowledge of the housing sector, gives them a recognised qualification – and could be the first step on a career in housing. The course is a partnership between GHA, CIH Scotland and St Roch’s. GHA helped develop materials the youngsters use, including exercises, activities and assignments involved, and helped directly with the costs of running the qualification. Maureen Dowden, GHA’s Assistant Director of Com-
munity Engagement and Governance, said: “We’ve been offering this course to tenants for the past five years but this is the first time GHA, or any organisation, has been involved in delivering it in a school. “It’s a really exciting development and the young people are very enthusiastic about learning about housing. “ Last month, GHA arranged for a group of St Roch’s pupils to attend the CIH Scotland Conference at the SECC in Glasgow in March to reward their hard work and to enhance their knowledge
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for competition time. She has already made us very proud!” The contestants are also challenged to raise money for charities associated with the hosts, Model Scotland. This year, the chosen charities are NSPCC, The Children’s Society, British
Heart Foundation, Cancer Research, British Red Cross, Salvation Army, Yorkhill Children’s Foundation and Daisy’s Dream. People can support Chantelle by donating towards her charities and also come along and support her in the finals on the 15th of June.
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Friday 17th May 2013
BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT AND GET FITTER Not far? Leave the car A national campaign has been launched to encourage people across Scotland to consider walking or cycling instead of taking short car journeys. The campaign carries the message ‘Not far? Leave the car’ and aims to highlight that making active travel choices for short journeys, rather than using the car, can make the environment cleaner and greener, improving people’s health and wellbeing. The integrated campaign includes TV, radio, outdoor advertising, digital, field activity as well as partnership working to encourage people to reassess their car use. An app has also been created to help people modify their behaviour and track the benefits, through plotting and recording shorter journeys in order to calculate the calories burned and emissions saved. Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “We’re all in the habit of jumping in the car for short trips that we could easily walk or cycle. Mile for mile, it’s the short car journeys that create the most carbon emissions – and with one in three car journeys made in Scotland being under two miles, and nearly a quarter of all trips under a mile - it’s vitally important that steps are taken to encourage people, where possible, to make active travel choices. “This campaign aims to do just that. By encouraging people to consider if they can walk or cycle short journeys rather than using the car we will not only help to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change but also improve our health and wellbeing. And we’ve already signalled our commitment to making it easier and safer for people to get active by investing over £58 million in cycling and walking projects.
“The new app is a fun and interactive way for people to get involved, allowing them to track exactly how active travel will benefit them and their surroundings. Getting active is easy, simple and the most effective way to better your health and reduce risk of serious illness, adding years of quality life, making you feel happier, less stressed and more energised. “Of course, public transport and car sharing are also great ways to cut our carbon emissions especially when walking or cycling are just not possible. By making smarter day to day travel choices we can have a real impact on our environment helping to ensure a low carbon, more sustainable Scotland becomes a reality.” Living Streets Scotland is just one of many organisations backing the campaign. This month, businesses and schools across the country will be participating in Walk to Work (May 13-17) and Walk to School Week (May 20-24). Keith Irving, Head of Living Streets Scotland, said: “This May, we want to get people across Scotland out of their car seat and onto their two feet. We’re urging families to give walking a go during Walk to School Week, encouraging children to get walking now and set healthy habits for the future.” “We think you’ll be amazed at what a difference a short blast of fresh air can do for you as part of your daily life. Walking is free, green and easy, helping you feel better, in body and mind.” Chair of the 2020 Transport subgroup Terri Vogt, said: “The 2020 Climate Group is fully committed to ensuring that all sectors of Scotland’s economy and civic society contribute fully to achieving Scotland’s
world-leading target of a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. “The fact that so many of our car journeys are under two miles, creating relatively more carbon emissions, highlights just why this campaign is necessary – and exactly why the 2020 Climate Group is fully behind the Scottish Government’s new active travel campaign to tackle car use for short journeys. “Encouraging people to walk more through the campaign message ‘Not far? Leave the car’ benefits not only the environment but also helps people save money and get fitter.” Further Information The campaign gives guidance on how to make smarter travel choices and will be backed by TV advertising, social media as well as a one-stop website www.greenerscotland.org/ activetravel which provides support and guidance. The campaign will also take to the streets with a national information road show visiting towns and cities across Scotland from May 10. The Scottish Government has committed to ambitious climate change targets of a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2020 and an 80 per cent reduction by 2050. This includes investing over £58 million in cycling and walking projects over this Spending Review period. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store by searching ‘greener journeys’.
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North Glasgow parliamentary surgeries Parliamentary Patter Bob Doris MSP I have been campaigning recently with members of other political parties in Maryhill and Springburn in recent weeks, urging people to vote YES on September 18 next year. I have delivered leaflets and knocked doors with members of other parties such as the Scottish Socialists and Greens. Whisper it so their leadership don’t get too upset, but we have also had Labour voters campaigning with us. Additionally, many involved in the campaign belong to no political party at all. Many undecided voters express a desire to vote for independence, but remain uncertain because of a particular issue on which they seek reassurance. Polls suggest that most people would support independence if they thought it would make Scotland wealthier and fairer. Our main task is to convince people of this. We have already said we would scrap the Bedroom Tax - which the
Labour Party wish to retain. More depressing details of UK welfare reforms were revealed the other day. Many of the changes will particularly affect women, such as Universal Credit, which is paid on a household basis rather than to individuals. People who look after their children and have no direct income - most commonly women - will have benefits paid entirely to the “breadwinner”. We would pay Universal Credit in a fairer way, but without independence, have no power to do so. Compare this with the uncertainty of remaining in the UK. UK governments are in the most part elected by voters in marginal seats in the south-east of England. Therefore, despite consistently rejecting the Tories for sixty years, Scotland has spent half that time being governed by them - and much of the rest of the time by a Labour government which apes Tory
policies in order to appeal to those south-east voters. As the UK parties move to the right in response to the rise of UKIP in England, there is now, unfortunately, virtually no chance of a remotely left-wing UK government in the near future. Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, recently addressed this point, asking: what will the UK look like in 2020? What will the Tories have done to pensions by then? What wars will the UK involve itself in, how many more billions will have been squandered on nuclear weapons? How many more cuts will come to Scotland despite the wealth we generate? As an independent country, we can decide these things for ourselves, rather than being at the mercy of a UK government with another agenda. In contrast, if we don’t like what the government in an independent Scotland does, we can kick them out. With 500 days to go, it’s time for the NO campaign to start addressing this serious issue.
Patricia Ferguson MSP Earlier this month a Freedom of Information Inquiry revealed that the number of people in Glasgow waiting in Accident & Emergency for more than 4 hours has trebled since 2009. In 2007 Labour introduced a target that 98% of patients would wait less than 4 hours, however in February it became clear that there were real problems in some A&Es and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont questioned Alex Salmond on the case of a Glasgow patient left lying with chest pains in a hospital corridor for eight hours. It was also revealed that in December around 300 people had waited more than 8 hours. At that time Mr Salmond said that progress was being made on achieving the target, but it has since emerged that only days before his answer the SNP Government reduced the target from 98% to 95% meaning that even less people can expect to receive the attention they require speedily upon admission to A&E.
The figures in Glasgow show that in 2009 around 10,000 people waited more than 4 hours but by this year the figure had leaped to almost 32,000. The SNP Government has suggested that recent pressures are due to a busy winter with more emergency admissions and that they have tackled the problem with more NHS investment. However, the reality is that less people turned up at A&E in December 2012 than in previous months and the additional A&E investment announced in February is cash taken from other health areas that are already under pressure. Yet again this suggests an NHS under pressure and an SNP Government failing to take the action needed to support patients and staff. That’s why Scottish Labour held a debate in Parliament on the 8th May raising concerns about the 1,400 beds and 2,000 nursing and midwifery staff cut by the SNP and calling on them to guarantee
Willie Bain MP To judge by recent activity on the Government benches in the House of Commons you would believe the most pressing issue in the country at the moment is our relationship with the EU. Nothing shows how weak the Prime Minister’s leadership is, and how woeful is the Government’s focus on the real struggles being faced by young people in finding work, and families in managing declining wages with rising prices, than the Tory obsession with Europe. The Prime Minister vainly tried to sate the appetite of his Europhobic backbenchers by committing his party to an in/out referendum on EU membership in 2017, on an agenda of renegotiating the UK’s relationship on an unspecified agenda of repatriating powers pooled at EU level. While he has produced no definitive list, it is easy to conceive that justice and home affairs, and people’s rights at work, including
maternity and paternity leave, are all areas where the Tories want to end cross-EU co-operation involving the UK, even where these are manifestly in the national interest. His plan has failed however – most of his backbenchers will not rest until Britain is out of the EU, and he has no guarantees that other EU leaders will accede to his request to re-open the EU Treaties. But while the Tories turn their focus inwards, people in Scotland are calling for both the UK and Scottish Governments to come up with a plan to boost growth and reverse the decline in living standards being faced by households on a weekly basis. Growth since 2010 has been the second worst in the G7, and the real wages of a worker on the average income is set to slump by 10% during this Parliament. The youth employment rate is lower now than in 2009, with a shortfall of nearly 400,000 jobs for 18-24
that there will be no further cuts to hospitals, beds, doctors and nurses. Unfortunately the SNP chose not to support Labour’s call but myself and my colleagues will continue to fight to protect our NHS. At the end of April I attended the official opening of Benview Campus in Ruchill Park. The £19m. campus was built as part of the Council’s commitment to providing our young people with the most modern environment in which to learn. Over recent years £550m. has been invested in schools, with Benview being the most recent investment in our area following new campuses in Milton and Keppoch. The Council remains committed to rebuilding or refurbishing every primary school in Glasgow and plans to spend £250m. over the next 5 years to achieve this. I will be working hard alongside my Council colleagues to ensure that our older primary schools benefit from this investment. year olds. All of the gains made by ordinary families under Labour on child poverty between 2001-2010 threaten to be undone by the Coalition in a single term. That is why the priority of Governments should be affordable childcare for families facing paying nearly a third of their post-tax income on childcare costs, striving for a full employment Scotland, and looking to raise the wages of those on low and middle incomes, while easing their tax burden through a temporary VAT cut and a 10p starting rate of tax. But we best do this by retaining a stable currency in sterling, and supporting our economy with a strong central bank in the Bank of England. Only by staying in the UK can we guarantee keeping both. In short, we need a politics to raise living standards for the many, not an agenda of disengagement from either the UK or the EU, promoted by the Tory/SNP governing elites, for whom constitutional politics is their real priority.
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Parliamentary Patter Paul Martin MSP Paul Martin Martin MSP MSP Paul I was privileged to attend the launch of United with Labour in the East End of Glasgow this week. The former Prime As ReGen readers will recall, Minister Gordon Brown As ReGen readers willspoke recall, over a year agoLabour healthParty camalongside Scottish over a year ago health campaigners helped force the Leader Johann Lamont MSP paigners helped force and the Health Leader Secretary Nicola SturDeputy Health Secretary Nicola SturgeonSarwar into MP saving Lightburn Anas about Labours geon into saving Lightburn Hospital. positive reasons for keeping the Hospital. The successful campaign union Scotland and our The between successful campaign gave new hope to hospital usfriends andhope relatives in England gave new to hospital users Wales. and I was delighted that and ers and I was delighted that the Scottish of Government had TheScottish strength feeling about the Government had seen sense by keeping thisas vithis issue is incredibly strong seen sense by keeping this vital facility. 100s of people crammed into tal facility. During the that campaign it hear the message Scotland During the campaign it became clear that Greater is stronger as part of the United became clear that Greater Glasgowand and Clyde Health Kingdom we need is Glasgow andwhat Clyde Health Board had run down the facilia strong Scottish Parliament in Board had run down the facili-a ties and services available in strong UK.services ties and available in anticipation of closing the hosOne such example where anticipation of closing the hospital fortogether good. So itfamily was imworking as a pital for good. So it was im-
in the UK has been a success is the NHS. It was only because of a Welsh Health Minister, Nye Bevan, that we have a health portantfree when Nicola Sturgeon service at Nicola the point of use portant when Sturgeon announced thatin the the UK. hospital for every citizen And announced that the hospital wasold toage bepension saved, was shethe made the was to be saved, she made it clear that theEnglishman, services lost an itintroduced clear thatbythe services lost would now be restored and but is anow benefit by and would beenjoyed restored that money would be today. spent pensioners across the UK that money would be spent to very improve the figure fabric inof the important toA improve the fabric of the building. political history is John Glasgows building. One of the driving forces Wheatley. One of the driving forces behindhe the Save Lightburn When introduced housing behind the Save his Lightburn Campaign was itGerry McCann act in the 1920s wasnt just Campaign was Gerry McCann of provide the East Glasgow Parkinaffordable ofto the Eastdecent Glasgow Parkinson’s Group. I met with him homes in Scotland. son’s Group. I metIt was with him this week for an update on designed to help working this week for an update on the progress of improvement people escape the poverty in the progress of improvement works only to the discover that the slums across entire of works only to discover that after over a year, the hospiBritain and Ireland. after over a year, the hospital has had of no significant imUK say that talOpponents has had no the significant improvement works. Staff still Scottish people are somehow provement works. Staff still
more interested in social justice than people in the rest of the UK. As these examples show, that is simply a do notreality have that theirwecanteen lie. not The achieve do have istheir canteen restored and have resorted far more working together restored and have resorted to using a vending machine. we could ever achieve tothan using a vending machine. The Scottish Government has individually. The Scottish Government has not fulfilled their promise Thefulfilled campaign to break up toto not their promise restore Lightburn Hospital and Britain doesnt know the restore Lightburn Hospital and health bosses in Glasgow need answer to simple questions health bosses in Glasgow need to be told toor carry outwould the imnotout we tolike bewhether told to carry the improvement works urgently. use the pound in a separate provement works urgently. I will or bewhat requesting an urScotland I will be requesting an urgent meeting with AlexofNeill, the terms and conditions our gent meeting with Alex Neill, the new Healthwould Secretary, so EU membership be. so the new Health Secretary, that health campaigners, local It is little wonder that when that health campaigners, local Councillors and I can meet I am out campaigning my toto Councillors and I can in meet discuss the future Lightburn constituency, thereofof isLightburn little discuss the future Hospital. It abandoning is important that appetite for Hospital. It is importantourthat the uncertainty ends in and we friends and neighbours the the uncertainty ends and we can start to restore a much rest of can start to restore a much valued service to the East End. the UK.service valued to the East End.
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to put food on their during criteria, which will tables result in charges for criteria, which are willunoccupied. result in rightly charges these times. Whilst roomsdifficult which This willfor inrooms which are unoccupied. This incongratulating crease the billsthe for work thoseemployees Housingwill Benefit crease the bills for those Housing Benefit and volunteers claimants living have in thebeen socialcarrying rented sector claimants living the social out in our area,in we must moresector to by an average of £728 perdorented year. by an average of £728 per year. Glasgow helpHousing peopleAssociations struggling inhere theincurrent Housing Associations here in Glasgow have already expressed to me their conclimate. Too many people are turning have already to me concerns about expressed this change there is a to foodbanks because of and lowtheir incomes, cerns about this change and therewill is abe real concern benefit delaysthat andmany debt. people This dramatic real concern many people will be pushed into that expensive privately rise is a cause for concern for all rented pushed into expensive privately rented accommodation whichis will only serve of us and the reality that theserve UK toto accommodation which will only increase the benefit bill. Government has done to help increase the benefit bill. nothing What’s more, cuts to Child Benefit people suffering food to poverty. What’s more,earners cuts Benefitup will hit middle andChild will effect Since the Tory led coalition will hit middle will took effect to 280 peopleearners here in and Glasgow East. up It is unemployment has toover, 280 long-term people Glasgow East. It is simply unfair here that in some couples earning risen by 517% and is continuing to child rise simply unfair that some couples earning as much £100,000 will keep all their in the east There isfamilies aall will inon this as much £100,000 will keep their child benefit butend. one-earner just community tosee getit back to work, but benefit butwill one-earner families just £50,000 slashed. Moreonincom£50,000 will see it slashed. More incomthis is impossible if opportunities are petence from the Tories. petence from the notMy available. If Tories. Labour has in the Labour colleagues and been I support My Labour colleagues and I support power across the UK, Child we would have principle of universal Benefit asthe we principle of universal Child Benefit as tackled this problem headcost on with a we understand the additional of bringing understand the additional cost of bringing up children. the otherScots hand,who the ToJobs Bill to getOnthe 17,000 up children. On the otherfor hand, the To-of ries are showing themselves to be out have been unemployed more than ries are showing themselves to be out of touch with ordinary people. two years back to work. We would touchDisabled with ordinary people. people being hittohard too. have introduced an are Energy Bill tackle Disabled people are being hit hard too.
The Disability Living Allowance will be reThe Disability Allowance will be replaced with aLiving new Personal Independence placed withwhich a newcould Personal Independence Payment see 25,000 disabled Payment which could see 25,000 disabled people give up their jobs because they people give up their jobs because theyto rip-off energy companies and can’t afford the extra costs of ensure getting can’t afford the extra costs of getting Scotland’s over 75’s were put on the to work. work. lowest We would offered The tariffs. Tories also plan tohave abolish Council The Tories and also planpeople to abolish Councilto Tax Benefit devolve responsibility real solutions to help in Glasgow Tax Benefit and devolve responsibility to local authorities with a 10% cut. Without East. local authorities with a to 10% cut. Without ring-fencing fund ensure the poorThe reality the is that Scotland is being ring-fencing to ensure poorestdown and most vulnerable are the protected, let bythe twofund Governments who est andis most vulnerable aretoprotected, there a realthe riskaction of adding communiaren’t taking we need to get there is a real risk of adding to communities’ problems, notWe helping them. us back on track. need more than ties’ Of problems, helpingLabour them. believes course,not Scottish our governments pointing the finger Of course, Scottish Labour believes you should be better off in for work than of blame or making promises you off in always workthe than on should benefitsbe- better work should pay. future, we need action now.always Peoplepay. on benefits work should We believe in the value of work and the in the east in end ofvalue Glasgow deserve We believe the of provide. work andThat’s the opportunities that it can better than a that Government who stands opportunities it can That’s why we introduced the provide. minimum wage back andintroduced points the finger of blame atthis why wage and we tax credits. Onthe theminimum other hand, someone else. and tax credits. On the other hand, this Government seems more concerned with Government seems more concerned with It is time the we faced a reality punishing poor than givinginthem oppunishing the poor than giving them opScotland – as important as the portunities. portunities. referendum debate are of conI have heard fromis,athere number I have heard from a where numberabout of conmany more problems people stituents who are concerned how stituents who are concerned about how across Scotlandwill areaffect rightly demanding these changes them. By taking these changes will affect them. By taking away child benefit from middle income action, and they need more than away child benefit support from middle families, cutting for disabled their governments pointing theincome finger families, cutting support for tax disabled people and with council bills for of blame or help making promises for the people and helplowest with council taxThe billsTories for those on the incomes, future, when people need action now. those on the lowest incomes, are showing their true colours.The Tories are showing their true colours.
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Increase in Acquisitive Crime Golf Clubs Targeted East Dunbartonshire has recently experienced an increase in acquisitive crime to properties in particular Golf Clubs in the Milngavie and Bishopbriggs areas. Perpetrators have gained entry to the premises by various means and on one occasion blocked access to the premises using items and debris from the surrounding area to prevent access whilst they were committing their crime. Quantities of money have been taken from the premises and Police Scotland would urge businesses to increase their vigilance and security measures taking care not to leave any quantities of money or other valuables on the premises or ensure they are secured in a safe. Tools Stolen from Vans East Dunbartonshire residents are also urged to remove all valuables from their vehicles in particular works van following incidents of tools, including high value power tools, being stolen from vans in the Bishopbriggs area between 19 April 2013 and 24 April 2013. During the night of 23 April 2013 in Viewfield Road a ford transit van was broken into however no items could be stolen from this van. On the night from 21 April 2013 and 22 April 2013 a van in Cherry Place, Bishopbriggs was targeted with a large quantity of high value items stolen from within. Morar Crescent, Bishopbriggs was also targeted during this period and various items of high value tools stolen. It is imperative that tools and valuable are removed from vehicles overnight and not simply hidden and secured within. Don’t leave yourself open to becoming a victim to this type of crime. Inspector Donald Leitch of Kirkintilloch Police Office said ‘I would urge local residents to increase their vigilance and security measures and also report any suspicious activity they may be witness to in their local area. We have increased patrols in the area in an effort to catch those responsible and prevent any further crimes of this type occurring’. If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact your local police office using the non-emergency number 101 or alternatively telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained. Drive to Tackle Bogus Workers in East Dunbartonshire East Dunbartonshire Council’s Trading Standards Team and the Police Service of Scotland are once again working closely to ensure that any bogus workmen
attempting to operate within the area are proactively tackled and that the public are kept safe. To this end, another year long action plan has been developed to run through 2013. This follows on from the successful joint operation conducted last year. There will be regular joint patrols being conducted in marked Police vehicles where outdoor home improvement traders will be challenged to ensure they are genuine. Not all doorstep callers are bogus, many are honest and genuine providing a valuable service; however some are not and can be extremely persuasive and often use dubious techniques to clinch a sale. It is essential that individuals who choose to purchase goods or services on their doorstep know what to look out for. When a doorstep seller visits your home – 1)Always ask to see the caller’s identification and examine it carefully 2)Does the work really need to be done? It may be difficult for you to check if the repairs are really needed, for example loose slates. Bogus callers hope to panic you into letting them do the work 3)Ensure you obtain 3 separate quotes for any work you are considering and discuss the quotes with trusted family or friends 4)Never sign a contract or agree to have work done until you are sure of the consequences 5)Ensure the trader has notified you in writing of your right to a 7 day cooling off period 6)How good is their work? Ask them what work they have carried out locally and try to talk to these people to establish if they were satisfied with the quality of work done 7)Ensure that you get a receipt for any payments made 8)Keep all documents relating to the work 9)Make sure you get the full details of the trader including name and address, without this you will find it difficult to take legal action in the event of a dispute 10)Do not feel pressurised into getting work done, these people are not your friends and are being paid for being there, if you are feeling intimidated or pressurised please call Trading Standards 11)Don’t agree to have work done by people who call at your home uninvited advising that they are in the area today/tomorrow only 12)Do not accept any offer from the trader to give you a lift to the bank to withdraw money in order to pay him cash for work he has carried out 13)Don’t be afraid to ask the sales person to leave Thieves won’t go to the trouble of breaking in if they can just knock and be invited in, so always be on guard when anyone you’re not expecting turns up at your door. Bogus officials may be smartly dressed and claim to
be from the Council Department, Health Authority or from one of the utility services. Remember it is easy to put a suit on or make a uniform up. Their aim is to talk their way into your home to see what they can steal. Bogus dealers may offer to buy your antiques, furniture or jewellery at what seems to be a good price. Chances are they are trying to trick you into selling something for a lot less than it is worth. Never believe a casual speculative caller at your door. Be aware of prospective bogus gardeners who may approach you with regards to gardening work. They may take money before completing the work or charge exorbitant fees and demand money for work not completed. Insp Donald Leitch, Kirkintilloch Police Office, said:”All of this seems a lot of information to take in, but it is good advice to protect yourself and your property against those who are intent on taking advantage of an open door or a trusting nature. One crime of this nature is one too many and often the victims are the most vulnerable in the community. We would urge anyone with information on those carrying out this kind of crime or who sees anything suspicious to report it to the Police as soon as possible.” East Dunbartonshire Council’s Trading Standards Department are now working in close partnership with the Construction Licensing Executive (CLE) to give consumers access to a database of approved tradesmen. If you are considering having work conducted on your home visit the CLE website at www. constructionlicensing.co.uk for details of local approved tradesmen. If you believe bogus traders to be operating in your local area contact your local police office on non-emergency number 101 or in the case of an emergency dial 999. Community Policing Surgeries – Come tell us your concerns! Shettleston Community Policing Team are working together with other partners and the public to improve the local environment and quality of life within the community. A monthly police surgery will be held at Parkhead Library on the fourth Thursday of each month starting 23rd May 2013 from 6.30pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for members of the community to attend and discuss any new or ongoing issues with local community police officers. The officers will also give an overview of the local policing plan in the area and would like to encourage the public to come along and meet them. Milton Drug Seizure
At 2200hrs on 30 April 2013 a 37 year old male was arrested following officers on patrol in the Milton area of Glasgow observing him acting suspiciously. On speaking with the male he became abusive towards the police witnesses and was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin to the street value of £3660. The male was charged with various offences including attempting to pervert the course of justice and offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The vigilance of the officers involved has clearly prevented a large quantity of drugs being circulated in the area by the male. TWO MEN SERIOUSLY ASSAULTED – MARYHILL Police at Maryhill are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed on Thursday 2 May 2013. Around 0950hrs on 2 May 2013 police were called to a report of two men with injuries in Gorston Street, Glasgow near to the Asda Superstore. The injured men, aged 32 and 33, were conveyed by ambulance to the Western Infirmary where they have been detained suffering from stomach and back injuries. Hospital staff described their conditions as serious but stable. Detective Inspector Andy Edward at Maryhill is appealing for witnesses. He said: “At this time, we still have to interview the victims and our enquiries are at an early stage. Both men were found in Gorston Street, Glasgow near to the Asda Superstore but we have yet to establish where the assaults took place. “A man was seen hanging about in the area and he may be able to assist in our investigation. He is described as: white male, approx 5’6” – 5’7” in height with shaven head. He was wearing a royal blue puffa style bomber jacket.
“Anyone who saw the assaults or has any information which may assist this enquiry is asked to telephone the CID at Maryhill on telephone number 01415323816 or your local police office on non-emergency number 101. Alternatively telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.” Demolition of Historical Red Road Flats A historical landmark of Glasgow’s skyline has undergone its next phase of demolition following a major police operation involving over 80 officers. The latest phase of the demolition took place at Birnie Court Sunday 5 May 2013 which drew crowds from the local area. Through a joint policing plan with the local council the event was run successfully and safely and can be remembered for years to come by all. The Red Road flats were often known for and associated with high levels of violence and crime and will certainly not be forgotten by the local police officers! Road Safety Campaign! A major operation has been ongoing across the North and East end of Glasgow to improve road safety and aims to protect our local communities by focussing on the use of motor vehicles and those who commit offences on our roads. The operation targeted those involved in Serious and Organised Crime and other criminal behaviour in order to disrupt them as they use vehicles in the commission of their crimes including the carriage of weapons, drugs, stolen property and the proceeds of crime. Illegal use of motor vehicles has a negative impact on road safety with uninsured drivers being five times more likely to be involved in
road crashes and also statistically more likely to be involved in criminal activity. The campaign has seen a total of 5 drunk drivers arrested, 19 people arrested for crimes under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, 2 arrested for possession of knives, £18000 of stolen property recovered and 4 males arrested in connection to that and 7 motor vehicles removed due to having no insurance. In addition to this hundreds of road users were issued fixed penalty notices in relation to motoring offences and vehicle defects. A successful campaign keeping the people of Glasgow safe on our roads through the robust enforcement of the law! Victory for Police Scotland over North Glasgow Bravehearts!!!!! North Glasgow Bravehearts cricket team suffered their first defeat at the hands of Police Scotland recently! The newly formed Police Scotland Cricket Team (formerly Strathclyde Police Cricket Team) took on the North Glasgow Bravehearts in Springburn Park. North Glasgow Bravehearts are a community cricket team made up of refugees and asylum seekers which has been created to help their integration into the local community. The match was attended by representatives from the Scottish Refugee Council and the North Glasgow Integration Network and due to the success plans are underway for future matches. Police Scotland won the game by 10 wickets after chasing down the score of 120 in 15.4 over’s without losing a wicket. The Bravehearts had scored 119 for 9 in twenty over’s. A great day was had by all and both Police Scotland and the North Glasgow Bravehearts are looking forward to their next match against each other.
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GRASSROOTS RUGBY BOOST GLASGOW East Rugby Club are aiming for another boost by developing more grassroots talent. With a new Adults section having been formed within their set-up, Founder Member Peter McEwan has rightly been praised for his initiative in starting GERC some eight years ago, by current First Team Head Coach Noel McBrearty. He said: “I got involved because of Peter’s passion for the game, and his vision about why he wanted to develop rugby within the East End. “I represented Scotland at Under-18 and Under-19 level, so this my way of putting something back into
the game.” Mark and Susan Senter, from Easterhouse, helped establish the set-up early on, Glasgow East have refurbished a building previously used by the local Harriers at Barrachnie Park, off Mount Vernon Avenue . In 2008, rugby posts were erected, and more followed a year later. Noel, who takes the adults team with Brendan Kelly (backs’ coach) and Malky Morrin (forwards’ coach), revealed: “Ideally, we need to push the youth section and get more youngsters involved from Primary One through to Secondary School level. From there, it is onto Under-18s and then
the senior team, who have operated in the RBS West Regional League Division 4 for the past 18 months.” Glasgow East Rugby Club are hosting their annual Junior Rugby Festival at Barrachnie Park on Saturday, June 1 (from mid-day until 5pm). In addition to being their main fund-raiser, coaches have organised a number of attractions for adults, and there will be ample opportunities for “young stars of the future” to participate, and see what the Rugby Union game is all about. For more information, call Noel McBrearty on 07917602073.
AROUND THE GREENS
GARROWHILL Match Secretary Alex Morrison has followed the initiative of Ian Colligan (Shettleston), and sent me his Club Handbook for the new season, writes JACK HIGH. On Saturday, May 25 (10am), four rinks are being provided for the LBA Under-45 quarter-finals. Next month’s busy schedule includes the Monklands Cup ( June 7), Two-Bowl Pairs ( June 8), Senior Muppet Trophy ( June 10), GBA Centenary Cup ( June 21), and Ladies v Gents ( June 29). SHETTLESTON Bowling Club have the Tennents Invitation Fours at Culrain Street on Sunday, May 19 (10am). The same venue will host the Lanarkshire Top 5 Singles (2pm) exactly a week later. Following opening games in the Bill’s Tools Store-sponsored North Eastern League, BLACKHILL and GARROWHILL fill the top-two slots in Division One. MOUNT VERNON and NORTH BRITISH are early pacesetters in Division Two. FIXTURES: Division One - Chryston v Shettleston; Blackhill v Kirkhill; Mount Vernon v Whitevale; Sandyhills v North British; St Rollox v Garrowhill. Division Two - Foxley v Carmyle; Springburn v Riddrie; Rutherglen v Springboig; Baillieston v Parkhead; Tollcross v Belvidere.
L.S.K.SUPPLIES WEST YOUTHS Premier Division - Rutherglen Glencairn 3, St Peters Giffnock North 0; Drumchapel United 1, Campsie Black Watch 5; Tower Hearts 6, Harestanes 0; Knightswood 5, St Peters Giffnock North 0; Tower Hearts 1, Campsie Black Watch 1; South Camlachie 1, Drumchapel United 7; Baillieston Juniors 1, Harestanes 2. First Division - Renfrew FC 3, Bonnyton 2; Steins 3, Vale of Leven 1; Bonnyton 1, Steins 2; Neilston 5, Vale of Leven 4; Johnstone Burgh 4, Rossvale 4; Glasgow University 1, Busby 2; Clydeside 6, Clydebank 5. Second Division - Kilsyth 1, Rob Roy 0; Vale of Clyde 7, Port Glasgow 1; Eastwood, East End 1; Arsenal 2, Falkirk 4; East Kilbride Rolls Royce 5, Barrhead Arthurlie 1; Arsenal 8, Loudoun 4; Erskine 2, Pollok 4; East Kilbride F.C. 2, Kilsyth 2; Vale of Clyde 4, Eastwood 1; Rob Roy 0, Port Glasgow 2; Falkirk 4, Rob Roy 0. LSK Supplies West of Scotland Cup, Second Round - The Celtic BC 1, East Kilbride Rolls Royce 0. Birdston Kennels Glasgow Cup, Semi-Finals - Falkirk 3, East End 0. Birdston Kennels League Cup, Final - Goldenhill 1, Rutherglen Glencairn 4. Scottish Under-21 Cup, Final - Campsie Black Watch 3, Knightswood 2 after extratime. Only Sport Under-21 League Cup, Final - Falkirk 2, EK Rolls Royce. 1.
MATCH ACTION REPORTS SPECIAL
ACTION from Glasgow City F.C. victory against Kilwinning. Sue Lappin on target. Photograph taken and supplied by Edward Linton. SHETTLESTON 2, ST ANTHONY 2. SUBSTITUTE Ross Cummings denied Town victory with a late equaliser at Greenfield Park. Thomas Miller gave Ants the lead with a spot kick after Gareth Timoney had been fouled. Gary Smith equalised, and Keigan Parker shot the homesters ahead. ST JOSEPH’S 0, POSTAL UNITED AFC 3. GREAT result for United, who netted through Smith, B Hughes and Brown. GLASGOW CITY F.C.3, CELTIC 0. CITY showed exactly why they want another Premier title this season at Petershill Park. Ruesha Littlejohn opened the scoring, and Lisa Robertson hit a second before the interval. Littlejohn added No 3 on the resumption. Meanwhile, City vice-captain Leanne Ross made her 100th Premier League appearance in this match. Signed in July,
2007, Leanne has won 6 league titles, 3 League Cups and 3 Scottish Cups. KILWINNING 0, GLASGOW CITY F.C. 12. SIX goals in each half for the champions. Suzanne Lappin (4), Lisa Robertson (2), Leanne Ross(2), Jo Love, Danni Pagliarulo, Leanne Crichton and Nicky Docherty. VALE OF CLYDE 1, CAMBUSLANG RANGERS 3. NINE-man Tin Pail lost out to ‘Lang, who have since been crowned Central District Second Division champions. James McKinstry put Vale ahead, but Derek Hewitt equalised, and Thomas Hoey made it 2-1. Steven McClung added a third. TYNECASTLE AFC 1, AS AIRDRIE 2. LAST-minute goal gave Airdrie the points. JOHN STREET AFC 3, BROOMHOUSE AFC 5. FIRSTseason ‘House won the Greater Glasgow League Division 4 title with this win on a tight pitch at Glasgow
Green. John Street, for whom the fixture was win or burst, took a 6th minute lead through Steven Smith. The pace of ‘House pair, David Omozik and David Quinn, was always evident. Mark Anderson equalised on 17 minutes, and Craig Smith lashed home a second after 35 minutes. David Quinn made it 3-1 (54 mins), but the two-goal cushion was reduced almost immediately, when Kevin Liddell smashed a stunning volley beyond Don Scott. Richie Bambridge converted a penalty kick for a handling offence after 69 minutes. Anton Eadie replied with a soft spot kick in 91 minutes. An additional five minutes was added on, and a John Street defender, under pressure from Mark Anderson and Darren Hogan, put through his own goal to signal the start of a championship party for this young Broomhouse squad.
THE RE-GEN SPORTS FEEDBACK
To Jack High. Thanks for the great coverage of the first week of the North Eastern League (Issue 103) - especially the mention of the sponsor, Bill’s Tool Store, Bain Street, off the Gallowgate. Regards, Match Secretary Alex Morrison. Once again on behalf of Shettleston Bowling Club and the N.E. Carpet Bowls League, I thank you for all the coverage we got in the Re-Gen publication. Hope you continue to give us the coverage in future seasons. Yours in Sport, Ian Colligan, Shettleston Bowling Club. To The Sports Editor. As recreational and competitive cycling continues to grow in popularity, it is heartening to see the recent Lake APR Event taking top billing on the back page of Issue 104, and reflects well on the spread of sport coverage in your section of the Re-Gen. Keep up the good work. Stuart Rae, Glasgow Nightingale Cycling Club.
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WEST DOUBLE SILVERWARE WEST TARGET PREPARE FOR DENMARK CUP
SYFA West chiefs will target finding the net. THE prospect of representing Scotland at this summer’s Denmark success at two Inter-Region Cup Surprisingly, West took their foot Cup next should hold no fears for theoff brand-new SYFAhalf-time, West Region finals month. the pedal after and Under-14 Squad.and Under-16 Both the Under-15 Central threw caution to the wind. ageHead groups haveIain emerged a nervous Hevisitors said: “Iendured think they will do us Coach King and his The from games within West 10 minutes - including two proud in the Denmark Cup. backroom staff the have already final Conference, and now await a free kicks which fortunately been impressed with the talent “It was heartening to see double-header against South produced poor attempts on their the West boys look to play on view at training sessions and East - table-toppers from East goal. possession football all the friendly games against Boys’ Conference fixtures - on Sunday, The Under-16s can look forward andconsecutive play their way Club June 9. and Pro-Youth teams. totime, a fourth finalout at of The latestsquad encouraging trouble.” The younger - needingsigns a this level after beating South came during avictory 5-2 win against West Iain King revealed: “The clear three-goal against 2-1 on Ayrshire soil. players only are a progressing Motherwell F.C. (2000 team) at Needing hosts Central Region - netted draw, Kevin and their discipline in playing to the K-Park Academy, EastatKilbride. twice inside 16 minutes Airdrie Lavelle cracked home a dipping system out but has Three Sports Centre.30-minute periods 20 yarder we afterhave three set minutes, Primescout Man of in thestyle, Match, into the second been minutes excellent.” were kicked-off when seven Michael flighted South West were back Region on StevenKennedy, Robertson slida home half Meanwhile, West 10th minute free goal, kick towards terms thanks to a soft Under-19s stunned Drumchapel their opening and a Scott level the back post, and Matthew award. with a 5-3 United kick Under-21 Simpson cut-back was finished penalty Lamont outjumped With the match up friendly victoryopening at Braehead. by Andy Dallas. everyone to head home. Five minutes a chances were created(2) at and both man Matt Humphries Robertson added Nolater, 3, and delightful carved out theirthe ends - West substitute CraigWoods althoughmove ‘Well reduced of the match Paddy second. Cowan got himself on the end of leeway after a raft of changes, netted first half goals. United Ryan Shields and Kennedy were a cross from Aarron Graham and normal service was resumed struck twice on the re-start, involved in the link-up play, and directed his header into the net buta post Humphries raced clear to through Alberto Vezza andnoKyle off this time Scott Russell made after 72 minutes. complete his McDonald on the hour mark. mistake. Meanwhile, thehat-trick. West Region Drumchapel again, and Motherwell netted a second Under-19 After West custodian Fallon squadreplied are undertaking Gallacher wrapped up an goal in the final 30 minute denied the homesters, Central slot, aKyle two-day Newcastle Tour. After and Fir Park Children’s meeting excellent display withPark a on fifth conceded a thirdHead goal.of Ryan up at Hampden West goal. Football, Paul Matthew Burns, was very Friday, Shields collected May 24, they will play Beckett’s pass, andtheir he displayed Whitley Bay F.C. Academy, and impressed with hosts. enough composure to go around Newcastle Benfield, who are local the advancing goalkeeper before league and cup winners.
PLAYERS WANTED PLAYERS WANTED
FINNART BC are looking for players born on/after January 1, 1999. Training at Crownpoint (every Thursday), and play home games on a Sunday at Glasgow Green. Call Mark Ainslie on 07717723149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DENNISTOUN AMATEURS, who play in the West of FINNART AFC looking for League, players are born 2001 quality to attend games. Scotland Amateur Football seeking adulttrial players (all Contact Joe The McKay ontrain 07881364353. positions). team and play home games at Whitehill School, Dennistoun. Anyone require interested shouldfor contact CELTICa CELTIC B.C. (1999) players their 07801394113. squad, including Boys’ Club require an experienced goalkeeper for the 1999 age group goalkeeper. Call 07867896802. team. Call Brian McGarvey on 0141 583 1282
COACHES WANTED EURO DRAW
SHETTLESTON Juniors visitexperienced Larkhall Thistle’s Gasworks Parkwith in thethis RANGERS SABC 2001will need coaches to assist sponsored Euro Engineering Central League Cup first round. The team as they approach 11-a-side football. Training is held on a winner will meet St Roch at Provanmill Park, Garngad in round two. Wednesday night (7pm-9pm) at Greenfield, with Sunday morning VALE OF CLYDE, who received a first round bye, are away to Kirkintilloch games at Toryglen. Call Kyle Stewart on 07780331418. Rob Roy.
SYFA West Region Under-15 players, Matthew Lamont, Lloyd Fallon, Ryan Shields and Scott Russell, after their 3-0 victory against Central Region at Airdrie.
KYLE GALLACHER... wearing No 17 blue shirt, netted for the SYFA West Region in their 5-3 victory against Drumchapel United.
CLUBS WANTED AWARDS NIGHT
SCOTTISH Amateur Football League are taking applications for next season. Clubs should contact Mike McLean with background information about their history, committee members and home ground location. Contact Mr McLean via email: email@example.com TYNECASTLE AFC have confirmed former Old Firm stars, Andy WEST of Scotland Amateur Football League will accept memberships from Goram Frank McAvennie, as guest speakers theirto new andand existing teams for the 2013-2014 season. Officialsat require Awards on Saturday, June28. 1. Function will take place aton consider Night all applications by February Call secretary Terrence Harding 0141 946 7903 orTownhead. 07732965319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Powerleague,
NETBALL APPEAL CLUBS WANTED
ADULT netball players are required for a new team training every Thursday
at Smithycroft Primary School, F.A. Smithycroft Road,applications Glasgow G33. from Said coach CENTRAL Scottish Welfare are taking Julie MacMillan: “I am looking for all abilities, and after starting last month adult teams for Saturday afternoon football next season. we have a good bunch of girls. Anyone interested can contact Julie on Telephone 0141 571 5397 or 07869149575. The netball sessions run 07999845557, or email email@example.com from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
MEDIASPEC CUP REGION FINALS
WELLSHOT AFC are through to the quarter-finals of the Mediaspec League Cup after beating Springhall Spartans 4-1. Other last 16 results: Castlemilk Dynamo 5, Beechwood 1; Cumbernauld Colts 2, Southside PETERSHILL Park, Springburn, willBlacks host 0; the sponsored Only2; Whitecart 5; Drumchapel 2, Manhattan Haldane 3, Eastfield Sport West Region Cup finals2 over Saturdays Quayside 5, Crownpoint 1; Treble AFC 1, two Rutherglen Voguenext 2.
month. June 1 and June 8 have been set aside to accommodate all age groups from Under-13 to Under-19.
GROVE BOOST PRESENTATION
BELLGROVE AFC have been handed a boost in the draw for the last 16 of the sponsored GlassCo Cup by entertaining F.C. Polonia. Phoenix United and Eastend Rovers meet in what should be a cracking pairing. The remaining are Thornwood v Cumbernauld Colts; BROOMHOUSE AFC cup areties holding their Player of the Year Castlemilk East v Southside Whitecart; Beechwood Athletic v Gartferry; presentation at Fullarton Park Suite, Tollcross, on Friday, Springhall Spartans v Castlemilk Dynamo; Milton v Treble 2 AFC; June 21. v Manhattan Blacks. Dates to be arranged. Northend
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