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MSP TACKLES SECTARIANISM MARYHILL & Springburn MSP Patricia Ferguson has secured a meeting with the Minister responsible for tackling sectarianism in Scotland to discuss the importance of working with schools to tackle the issue. Ms Ferguson welcomed the offer made by Roseanna Cunningham, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, and indicated her intention to take her up on it. The move came in a debate on Sectarianism and AntiIrish Racism in the Scottish Parliament earlier this week, during which Ms Ferguson highlighted the success of the school twinning fund introduced by the previous Labour Scottish Government and scrapped by the SNP after only two years. The Maryhill & Springburn MSP also spoke of the importance of joint denominational and non-denominational school campuses, such as the Keppoch campus in her constituency. Patricia Ferguson told the ReGen North:

“If we are to break the depressing cycle of threat, hatred and violence, we must look beyond the football terraces and invest in quality education. “People are not born bigoted; they become exposed to bigotry and intolerance. Without early intervention there is a risk that another generation will be blighted by the bitterness of old battles and prejudices. “Education initiatives were at the heart of the first-ever Government action plan to tackle sectarianism which I was proud to make a contribution to as Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. The measures that this put in place have borne considerable fruit in recent years, most notably with the building of shared campuses and the twinning of schools. The Keppoch campus in my constituency is a genuine success story. “I would be interested to learn whether there is ongoing work to establish more shared campuses in Scotland and whether the SNP Government

will re-introduce the twinning projects, which cost a mere £100,000 to put in place and were so successful in bringing together young people of all faiths and none to work on shared projects and learn about one another. “I welcome the Minister’s agreement to meet with me to discuss further these important issues and look forward to this in the near future.” The Re-Gen North is delighted that moves are at last being made to try

and eliminate this scourge on our society. For far too long we as residents in Glasgow have not only tolerated the sectarian slant many of us if we are being honest have contributed to it through comments, acts and association. Let’s hope that the discussions which have began can contribute to a society where being a “Billy” or a “Tim” is no longer a hindrance to anyone or indeed an acceptable topic of conversation in any household. We wish the talks well.

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Sir Tom Hunter pays tribute to the true entrepreneurs of RSBi SIR Tom Hunter visited Glasgow’s Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) recently– and was shown the range of opportunities this state of the art manufacturing facility provides for disabled workers. RSBi is now one of Europe’s largest assisted workshop facilities, employing 260 workers, of whom more than 50 per cent have a disability. It is operated by City Building, Glasgow City Council’s arm’s-length construction company. During his tour of the factory, Sir Tom Hunter was shown how the latest technology is being used to help staff produce high quality furniture, timber kits for new construction projects and bespoke office solutions to exacting customer standards. He met a variety of workers on the factory floor to hear about RSBi’s unique social ethos and extensive range of products. City Building managing director Willie Docherty, said: “At RSBi we place a strong emphasis on empowering the individual to help themselves. Many of our workers have overcome challenges to be part of the RSBi team and help to build a

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Neptune is retro grade from the 3rd of June so be prepared to go within to find the answers you will be drawn into nature, if you follow your instinct and take that walk you will let go of all the negatives of the past and embrace a fresh start as this is indeed time for your new year to begin and a new way of thinking.

Gemini (22 May - 21 June)

Saturn turns direct from the 13th of June and you could face a few restrictions, stay positive and you will overcome them. You seem to have released some of the demons from your past and a lighter much happier Gemini is surfacing. Time to blow away the cobwebs and start again.

Cancer (22 June - 23 July)

As your sign is ruled by the moon the next full moon on the 15th of June is significant for you as you are peeling back your shell and revealing the vulnerable side of yourself which few get to see, and guess what we like it. It is nice to see the real you. Time for change, let go of the past and embrace a warm and bright future.

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The majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo’s symbol. Throughout history, the lion has symbolized sovereignty, rulership, and courage this month is going to see just that. You have accrued all this power within you this month and all who no longer serve you better watch out. In with the new and out with the old!

Virgo (24 Aug - 23 Sept) While you’ve been rather introspective recently, dear Virgo, and you continue to be withdrawn in the first week of June, you begin to come out of your shell this month. You are hungry for adventure and experiences that lift you above your usual concerns and daily routine. Educational or travel opportunities are opening up in your life, and will continue to do so throughout 2011.

Libra (24 Sept - 23 Oct)

June is a strong month for taking charge of finances, dear Libra, and in particular those shared with others, debts, and loans. It is a good time for borrowing or settling debts, if necessary. Either way, dealing with debt now tends to generate positive outcomes. Relationships have been making headlines in your life recently, and this month, the more intimate aspects of sharing with a special someone become your primary concern.

Scorpio (24 Oct - 22 Nov) The first half of June is excellent for work matters, It’s a strong period for personal influence on the job. Some of you might even meet a special someone through your work or health activities. Close partnerships become a major focus as the month progresses. In fact, throughout the remainder of 2011, relationship opportunities are likely to be priority. Sagittarius (23 Nov - 21 Dec) Whether it’s a new romance or an existing one, passions run high. Casual dating, entertainment, and creative hobbies all fare well now. As June progresses, work matters become a stronger priority, as do any self-care and health programs. It’s an excellent time not only for finding work, but also for relationships on the job. Capricorn (22 Dec - 20 Jan)

By mid-June, your creative juices stir, and you find more opportunities to enjoy yourself. Romance is highly favored now. Your mood is playful and others more readily appreciate your unique romantic and creative style. Artists can find much success now and in the months ahead, and dabblers can pick up new interests.

Aquarius (21 Jan - 19 Feb) The pace of your life continues to be hectic as you have a finger in many pies now. The first week of the month is excellent for learning and communication. You are getting your message across with charm and grace. By mid-month, you enter an extended period in which home and family life come into strong focus and are set to improve. Pisces (20 Feb - 20 Mar)

While June can begin at a hectic pace, you’re likely to find much solace in home and family as the month progresses. Efforts to make improvements to your home life should be very successful this month, and you’re likely to want to entertain from home or do some redecorating. This month, Jupiter moves to a favorable position in relation to your sign, boosting not only your confidence but also both motivation and ability to communicate effectively with others.

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Chicken Royale Sandwiches Skinless chicken mini fillets 2 cups of plain flour 1 tsp of celery salt 1 tbsp dried garlic powder 1 tbsp dried onion powder 1tsp cayenne pepper 2 eggs beaten Extra flour to dredge the fillets Bag of washed salad leaves 1 bottle of Caesar salad dressing Mature cheddar cheese slices Hot oil for frying Plain rolls or oven bottom muffins Arrange three large bowls. In one bowl have a little plain flour, in another the beaten egg and in the third all the dried ingredients and the plain flour well mixed. Dredge the fillets one by one in the plain flour to coat them well, then into the beaten egg and into the seasoned flour. It is best to keep one hand dry so only use your left hand to dip chicken in the egg. Ensure you coat the egged chicken really well with the seasoned flour. Fry off in a shallow pan 1/3 filled with oil turn once and pop into a medium oven until all fillets are cooked. Slice the rolls and top one half with cheese. Pop the rolls into the oven to melt the cheese. Toss the salad leaves in the Caesar dressing and place on the roll, top with 2 or 3 fillets and close with the cheese on top. Enjoy with fries or potato salad.

Fish Fillet Sandwiches Slice a large fish of your liking…(I prefer cod as it’s chunky and meaty) into even size pieces 1 egg beaten Salt and pepper Plain flour for dredging Plain breadcrumbs A little butter for frying Plain rolls or oven bottom muffins Season the flour and dredge fish through , dip into the egg and then the crumbs. Fry fish off in a little butter until golden. Serve on a toasted roll or muffin with either tartar sauce or ketchup.

Hot apple fritters 1 pack of ready made French style crepes 2 large bramley apples sliced finely 1 tbsp of sugar Large knob of butter 1 pack of pancake batter mix made up quite thickly Hot oil for frying Fry the sliced apple with the sugar and butter until just softened. Allow to cool. Roll up 2 tsp of apple into a crepe ensure all ends are tucked in. Dip each crepe into the pancake mix to coat them and fry in hot oil until crisp and golden. Delicious on their own or with ice cream but be very careful as the filling gets seriously hot.


June 2011

North Glasgow Housing Association celebrate 35 years On 14th June 1976 the association (then called Mansel and St Monance Housing Association) was formed and registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator. Back in 1976 the average house price was ÂŁ12,704, a gallon of petrol cost 76 pence and the yearly inflation rate was 16.5%! Changed days indeed. From those early days with just a handful of closes North Glasgow HA has grown through new build and stock transfer to an organisation that now manages over 7,000 properties. That’s an incredible success story in the North of the city. Robert Tamburrini, Chief Executive of North Glasgow HA said: “There have been many successes over the years but last year was without doubt our most successful. We built our 1000th new build home, we employed even more local people when we launched our social enterprise company ng2 and we became the largest community based housing association in Glasgow when tenants voted overwhelmingly to join us from GHA. In 1976 one of the rules in the housing association’s rule book was to “benefit the communityâ€?. That ethos remains the same today, 35 years on. The association’s vision is to build a new North Glasgow: a great place to live, learn, work, visit and invest in.

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FIVE STAR GHA WINS SCOTLAND’S TOP BUSINESS AWARD Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has been awarded Scotland’s most prestigious business award.

GHA was also the only organisation from the public, private and voluntary sectors to gain the maximum five-star Recognised for Excellence rating by Quality Scotland. The Recognised for Excellence award, celebrating its 20th year in Scotland, is a Europe-wide scheme for organisations seeking continuous improvement, excellent customer service and high performance and is scored against the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) framework. The 2011 Scottish Award for Business Excellence was presented to Gordon Sloan, chair of Scotland’s largest social landlord, at a ceremony in Edinburgh. Eight independent assessors from some of the UK’s leading business and public-service organisations evaluated every aspect of GHA’s activities and performance during a four-day visit in early May. The Quality Scotland judges highlighted several key successes, including: •GHA is successfully working with key partners and stakeholders to achieve mutual objectives for Glasgow; • a clear vision is in place that puts customers first, with much work being done to engage and consult with people; • staff are empowered to improve services; • GHA is improving tenants’ lives through initiatives such as creating jobs and training places; • and the focus on improving the “customer experience” has been

successful and has led to GHA identifying and eliminating waste in working practices. GHA Chief Executive Martin Armstrong said: “We are absolutely delighted to be both named as the overall winner by Quality Scotland and to achieve the coveted five-star rating. “GHA has undergone substantial changes over the past year to put our customers at the very heart of everything we do. This award reflects these changes and the tremendous hard work and commitment of our staff across the city.” Mr Armstrong, who previously led West Lothian Council Housing Services to the Scottish Award for Business Excellence in 2005-2006, added: “This is only the start. We

are determined to build on this achievement and to continue to improve the services we offer to our 45,000 tenants and 26,000 factored homeowners.” Dave Bradley, CEO of Quality Scotland, said: “Quality Scotland is delighted to see that GHA’s tremendous efforts in maintaining a focus of excellence has culminated in the winning of this award. “GHA had previously entered these awards as part of its long-term commitment to excellence and have used the feedback over the past four years to help them get to this winning position today. GHA staff have a strong belief in the power of business excellence, which is totally aligned to the beliefs of Quality Scotland.”

AN AFFORDABLE finance project has helped Glasgow residents save over £3million since its launch 4 years ago.

SCOTCASH offers cost effective personal loans to residents who may not have access to products from a bank or building society, with the key of reducing the number of people using often more expensive doorstep lenders. The initiative also provides basic bank accounts, money advice and savings accounts as well as offering finance packages on household goods including washing machines, cookers, fridge freezers and microwaves. Scotcash is now well established in Glasgow and with some doorstep lenders charging interest rates as high as 160% APR, the finance project has been credited with helping local residents save over £3 million since 2007. And with all loans based on an individual’s current circumstances and not their past credit history, it makes Scotcash a real alternative for many residents looking for help with their finances. Scotcash has also won awards most notably it was named overall winner of the Guardian Public Service Awards which it won ahead of 850 competing entries

from across the United Kingdom. Scotcash Manager Leah Cameron explains: “Scotcash was formed in an effort to rescue people from doorstep lenders and, at the same time, tackle the deeper financial issues facing people who are less affluent than others. “We can offer affordable loans, basic bank accounts, savings accounts and high quality independent

financial advice. These are real solutions that people in Glasgow can benefit from as part of the Scotcash service.” Scotcash works alongside Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership and Glasgow Housing Association. It is also supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland. If you require any further information, contact Scotcash direct on 0141 276 0525.

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Building a Sustainable Future CITY Building is one of Scotland’s largest construction companies. The company has an award-winning, holistic approach to environmental issues and takes a lead role in delivering sustainable solutions in construction, manufacturing, maintenance and training. In 2007, we established a dedicated environmental unit to identify green issues and to deliver tangible results. Since then, City Building has reduced its carbon footprint (for gas and electric consumption) by 25% and further reductions are targeted. This has resulted in us winning a number of national “green” awards. We have also successfully achieved the ISO 14001 environmental standard and the FISP accreditation (Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme), in recognition of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and maximising sustainability across the business. City Building operates one of Europe’s largest supported employment facilities at Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), where over 50% of staff have a disability. Here, a range of green solutions have been implemented, such as introducing a wood fired boiler system, which is fuelled by off-cuts from the woodrelated production processes. We have constructed a micro renewables centre at our Construction Skills Academy in Glasgow. This is a shop window for innovative

products using solar and wind power, ground and air source heat pump technologies, energy saving cladding systems, energy efficient boilers, water saving technologies and rain water harvesting systems. This Centre is the first of its kind in Central Scotland and will enable all organisations involved in construction to understand the need to proactively address green issues and, importantly, how to address and satisfy those needs. At City Building, sustainability is an integral part of our business activities, from office and transport functions to manufacturing, construction, project and maintenance work and training. However, the term “sustainability” not only relates to the products we manufacture and procure, but also City Building’s waste management champion, Billy Wilson, with Scotland’s first roll packer machine to to our staff development and our compact waste and reduce landfill impact on society. For example, our Queenslie Training Centre offers a assist people into employment, the construction industry, as well as lone wide range of apprenticeship courses majority of whom are far removed parents, ethnic minorities and young to upskill and offer life employment from the labour market. Through our apprentices to develop their core opportunities to young people from training initiatives and apprenticeship and life skills and to make a positive across Glasgow. schemes, we are providing skills to the contribution to the local and national We also provide a range of training workforce of tomorrow and generating economy. and life skills opportunities at true economic and sustainable benefits City Building – Building a Sustainable City Building’s Construction Skills in our local communities and beyond. Future Academy, which offers nationallyWe are helping women to access the recognised training programmes to

Recycling Tips 1: Start small To make a difference, you don’t have to start big. Remember, every effort counts, small or large. A small start is better than not at all, and it can help give you greater confidence to take bigger steps down the road. What it means to start small is to start with yourself. Look at the things that you own and use. Things around you that you have control over. These things could be in your home, in your workplace, at your hotel room during your holidays, in your car, etc. and as you become comfortable recycling your own things, you can expand your circle of influence to those around you, such as your immediate family, and then your relatives and friends. Recycling tips 2: Reduce and Reuse first To make a difference to the environment, you should first look towards reducing consumption, as it is actually the first and most effective step toward producing less waste (consuming less automatically produces less waste). However, there are times when consumption is necessary. In these cases, re-use as much as possible before recycling

any remaining materials. Reusing products, where possible, is even better than recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again. Finally, if you have to make the purchases, buy products that are made of recycled materials . And make sure you recycle the items when you don’t need them anymore. Look out for the recycling symbols on your products that tell you that they are made of recycled materials, or are designed for recycling. These things count! Recycling tips 3: Know what to recycle Before you start on your recycling journey, the basic knowledge you need is to know what to recycle. There are many items in the house, office, school etc that can be recycled. The items range from paper, glass, metals like aluminium, plastic, electronic items and more! For example, aluminium (used to make our coke cans) can be recycled over and over again, while not all types of plastics can be recycled. You need to look for the recycling symbols embedded at the bottom of most plastic bottles to be able to differentiate the type of plastic you

have. In other words, before you start, you will need to know what to recycle and where to send them for recycling. Read more! Recycling tips 4: Green tips for the home The home is where you can find lots of things for recycling. Things are being purchased on a regular basis (eg. groceries and household consumables). Often these products comes with lots of packaging that end up immediately as waste, if no attempts are made to reduce, reuse and recycle them. As you become more and more familiar with the habit of recycling, innovate and find your own creative ways of reducing, reusing and recycling! Also make it an effort to share your tips with your family, remember, all efforts count. The more individuals

Here’s a list of simple things you can do immediately • Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc. ...) • Turn down the central heating slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees C). Just 1 degree will help reduce your heating bill by about 8%. • Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will make a significant saving) • Check the central heating timer setting - remember there is no point heating the house after you have left for work • Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load - this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder • Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need • Do your weekly shopping in a single trip • Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it

The following is a list of items that may take an initial investment, but should pay for themselves over the course of 1-4 years through savings on your energy bills. • Fit energy saving light bulbs • Install thermostatic valves on your radiators • Insulate your hot water tank, your loft and your walls • Installing cavity wall installation • By installing 180mm thick loft insulation • Replace your old fridge / freezer (if it is over 15 years old), with a new one with energy efficiency rating of “A” • Replace your old boiler with a new energy efficient condensing boiler

Travel less and travel more carbon footprint friendly. • Car share to work, or for the kids school run • Use the bus or a train rather than your car • For short journeys either walk or cycle • Try to reduce the number of flights you take • See if your employer will allow you to work from home one day a week • Next time you replace your car check out diesel engines.

that make it their individual responsibility to recycle and protect the earth, the better! Recycling tips 5: Green tips for the office The office is another place where you can expand your recycling efforts to. At the office, some materials such as paper can be used at alarming rates. At other offices, styrofoam cups are used on a daily basis for coffee and tea breaks, and at meetings. Imagine the amount of non-biodegradable waste these offices contribute to the incinerator and landfills on a daily basis! Scary!

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As well as your primary carbon footprint, there is also a secondary footprint that you cause through your buying habits. • Don’t buy bottled water if your tap water is safe to drink • Buy local fruit and vegetables, or even try growing your own • Buy foods that are in season locally • Don’t buy fresh fruit and vegetables which are out of season, they may have been flown in • Reduce your consumption of meat • Buy Organic Foods • Don’t buy over packaged products • Recycle as much as possible

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North Glasgow Housing Association Activate Fun * Informal * Interesting * Thought-provoking Community development introduction delivered by Glasgow University in the community

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WHETHER you live in a flat or a house in North Glasgow you can take part in an exciting new project which is being introduced by North Glasgow Housing Association who are working with Award winning project “Playbusters”. The aim of the initiative is to promote greener

sustainable communities through a “Grow Green” programme. “Playbusters” recently received the Queen’s Award for Volunteering (equivalent to the MBE). Chief Executive of North Glasgow HA, Robert Tamburrini, never a man to miss an opportunity to bring good ideas to the North of the city, contacted Margaret

Layden (“Playbusters”), about working in North Glasgow as he’d heard of the excellent “Climate Challenge” work “Playbusters” had been doing in the east end. Robert discovered that through the “Grow Green” programme schools, nurseries and community centres in the east end had

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n takes up the “Climate Challenge” raised beds installed for growing spaces and planting flowers. Robert said: “I felt that introducing a similar programme in North Glasgow would benefit our tenants and give them the opportunity to not only grow their own vegetables for the first time but to also make the area brighter by planting and raising flowers,

whilst also helping the environment as a whole” Part of the work will involve identifying and transforming derelict spaces and this is where residents can become involved. “Playbusters” have already begun working with housing services staff within the Saracen and Possil areas, identifying small areas and it is hoped

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that work will begin soon. This is something that Robert Tamburrini is excited about, as transforming areas into growing plots supports North Glasgow’s vision of creating a new north Glasgow: a great place to live, learn, work, visit and invest in. We at the Re-Gen North have witnessed the massive changes in the east end due to the partnership between local residents and the “Playbusters” team and we have no doubt that thanks to the foresight of Robert Tamburrini in identifying the excellent work that can be achieved by working in partnership with successful organisations, residents in the North Glasgow Housing Association area will certainly benefit from this latest initiative.

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Playbusters’ Grow Green project is coming to the North of Glasgow. Our Grow Green and Go Play teams will be working with families in the Saracen Street Tenements to Brighten up their Backcourts

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Glasgow Furniture Initiative Going From Strength to Strength DRIVING through Glasgow recently we at the Re-Gen North have noticed the amount of “Recycling Furniture Shops” that seem to be opening up. This made us wonder about just how much of the donations of furniture actually go towards helping those people who find it hard to actually furnish their house and how much gets sold on for profit therefore by-passing those who really depend on the cut-price organisations. This is where Glasgow Furniture Initiative (incorporating Ruchill Furniture Project), really comes to the forefront as the policy and makeup of the company is a tremendous testament to those behind the organisation. GFI was set up to recycle old and unwanted furniture and to this end they employed skilled labour (most of them live locally), to re-vamp the furniture which was donated to it. Starting off on a small scale GFI soon built up a great reputation as more and more people realised the tremendous value and savings that could be made by visiting their outlets. The first place they became established in this area was in the unit at Chapel Street Maryhill and the quality of the furniture on offer was second to none with prices to match. Soon word spread and it wasn’t only those who could scarcely afford to furnish their abode, that were popping into the shop, no indeed, those who liked to seek out a bargain such as those who rented out furnished accommodation were also taking advantage of the great offers available on a regular basis. Knowing that they weren’t being fleeced meant that those who donated furniture also began to tell their friends to ring GFI if they had any old furniture they wanted to dispose off but felt it could be put to better use than sticking it into a land-fill site. As more and more people discovered

GFI, the company needed more space to not only recycle the old furniture it also needed the space to show off the finished products. Last year Glasgow Furniture Initiative opened their first “Superstore” at Blairtummock Road in Easterhouse (co-incidentally very close to the City Council’s Waste Disposal Plant), only a short trip along the M8 motorway. Robert Stewart Chief Executive of GFI is very proud of the way the company has grown and also proud of the fact that they are also employing more and more local people. Robert told the Re-Gen North, “We have had a tremendous response to our recent Spring Campaign which we ran and due to this we are working very hard to turn the donations we received into quality goods. Other initiatives have also borne fruit and we are delighted at these also but this is only the beginning as we aim to encourage the vast majority of good-hearted people in the Glasgow area to automatically think of GFI when they are contemplating changing their furniture and wish to dispose of the old stuff. We are positive that such items can be recycled to our own high standards and in doing so can assist others who maybe can’t afford top dollar at this present time to furnish their homes at very affordable prices”. This is where you can help, GFI are crying out for more and more donations which with their expertise can be transformed into quality goods which would make any householder proud to own. Give Glasgow Furniture initiative (Incorporating Ruchill Furniture Initiative) a call and not only that, encourage your neighbours, workmates and friends to do the same. Together we can help not only others but also the environment by getting involved in Re-Cycling Week (Throughout the Year...If that makes sense).

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Looking for furniture? .Help relieve poverty . Improve the lives of people in disadvantaged positions .Providing essential, quality household furniture. .Provide social, environmental and economic benefits by reducing unnecessary goods being sent to landfill and help meet Scotland’s waste reduction targets. .Promote social inclusion and wellbeing through our volunteering and training opportunities. .Tackle social problems, improve community spirit and raise awareness of environmental issues.

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Recycle Week is an annual event and the perfect opportunity to highlight the many ways we can do just a little bit more to help our local environment. There are lots of easy things we can all do, including: • recycling glass jars as well as bottles; • recycling things from upstairs as well as downstairs; • reusing, recycling or donating unwanted items; • recycling at school, work or while out and about.

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Primary School pupils mean business PAUL Martin, the Labour MSP for Glasgow Provan, congratulated the P7 pupils from St Philomena’s Primary School who organised and ran a successful ‘Business Breakfast’ recently in the school. The pupils held the event early in the morning before their normal lessons to gain an insight into the world of work (and George of the Re-Gen still thought it was the middle of the night as he met up with the rest of the invited guests). Over 30 guests attended including Paul Martin MSP, William Bain MP, Bailie Gerry Leonard and guests from local businesses. Paul Martin was so impressed with the event that he submitted a Parliamentary Motion congratulating the pupils. Mr Martin said: “I was really impressed by how

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well the kids have organised and run this meeting. It shows that we have confident youngsters who are able use initiative and show their entrepreneurial spirit. “From what I saw, I know that these kids will be very successful in the future. They are a credit to their school and their teachers.” The children separated the guests into groups and quizzed them on the various aspects of the work they were involved in. The questions were well thought out and the kids were able to glean information which would be collated after the guests had departed. Everyone who attended was very impressed by the way the children conducted themselves and the manner in which they made everyone welcome. Head Teacher Stephenie Tait said: “I would like to thank all that

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attended to make the event so successful. I hope the skills and confidence that the class have gained will really make a difference when they enter the world of work when they are

older. “The pupils have worked really hard to make the ‘Business Breakfast’ a success and it is great that they are getting recognition in The Scottish Parliament.”

Alan Stewart told our reporter, ‘ I’ve always had faith that it is the young people of Royston who will be our future leaders and empowered citizens and this project has done all of that. I’m especially proud of the fact that the eco-committee children went to Paris on a mission to come back with new ideas for community involvement and they gave us a super presentation here in the City Chambers to show what they had achieved.” Jordyn McCafferty, one of the eco-committee children said ‘ I liked making designs for the

special fence and I enjoyed seeing other city gardens to get ideas from. It felt good being on the committee.’ The whole project is a credit to the children of the Royston area and the teachers and staff who took part in fulfilling the dream and it certainly transforms Rhymer Street for the better. Everyone attending the opening was touched by the eventual outcome and the Re-Gen North congratulates Cornel, the eco committee and everyone who contributed to the successful opening of a great project.

Garden of Eden Opens in Royston LOCAL residents and schoolchildren from Royston Primary, St Rochs Primary, Greenview and St Stephens, were well represented at the official opening of the Garden of Eden memorial garden in Royston earlier this month. This excellent idea stemmed from the seed of an idea four years ago by Cornel Neil, a teacher at Royston Language Unit , (situated close to the heart of Glasgow’s city centre), proposing the provision of a school community greenspace called the Garden of Eden,

based on an open space area in Rhymer St Royston (just at the rear of Royston Primary School). The project has been an exciting challenge which the children of both the language unit and Royston Primary took up with energy and enthusiasm. The Garden was created partly to develop an environmental study area close at hand and partly to create a memorial focal point for Mark Cummings, a pupil who was killed in 2004 and brothers Paul and Jay Ross who were murdered by their father in 2008. The school’s eco-committee has worked tirelessly along with local partners from Blochairn, Spireview and Copperworks Housing Associations, Countryside Rangers, Baillie Alan Stewart Deputy Lord Provost, Patricia Ferguson MSP, Glasgow Community and Safety Services, Determined to Succeed and also the Department of Regeneration Services, to plan and design a fitting tribute in remembrance and also a living workspace for children and residents alike to support a bio-diverse environment and to enable both the schoolchildren and the local residents to grow

a variety of vegetables. Liz Davidson, Headteacher of Royston Primary told the ReGen North, ‘ It’s marvellous the way everyone in this community has helped to drive this project forward especially when the priority was to give the children leadership and self confidence in using their own initiative and ideas.” Prior to the official opening Cornel Neil led the three schools in a chorus of the Royston Eco song which certainly brought the house down as it was entitled “We are Green, Green, Green, in Royston,” (as if it could have been anything else...Ed). Deputy Lord Provost, Bailie


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Parliamentary Patter Paul Martin MSP I recently attended a meeting organised by Robroyston Community Council that was arranged to discuss a proposal to develop part of the North East of the city. Link Housing Association are seeking to build 47 houses and flats on the site at Auchinairn Road. However, because of the council boundary between East Dunbartonshire and

Glasgow City, affected residents were not made aware of these proposals at the planning stage. I attended the meeting to make the case to Link HA that they should reconsider their proposals so that residents had a proper say about what happens in their local community. I was shocked by Link HA and East Dunbartonshire’s attitude that as far as

they were concerned, the planning permission had been granted and that building could go ahead. Over 200 local residents who attended the meeting disagreed. Not a single person living on the Glasgow side of the boundary was informed of what the proposals were. How can it be fair that because of a mistake by an official in a planning department,

local people are denied their say? I have raised this point this week in Parliament and have submitted a motion that calls for fairness and accountability for the public money that is being spent here. For affordable housing developments to be a success, they must have the backing of the local community.

There has not been any attempt to forge a partnership with the local community. For Link HA to achieve this, they must re-consider their plans and let local people have their say.

Paul Martin MSP Constituency Office 604 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 3BS

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Patricia Ferguson MSP Things have got off to a flying start following the election. Parliament has returned and we have spent the first couple of weeks debating the Scottish Government’s programme for the coming session. I was pleased to be able to take part in a debate on the important contribution that sport makes to Scotland’s economy, culture and international standing. With 150,000 Scottish children classed as obese I took the opportunity to encourage the SNP Government to renew its

focus on delivering quality PE in schools and to develop a ‘Commonwealth Swimming Fund’ and ‘Commonwealth Legacy Schools Programme’, two ideas from Labour’s 2011 Sports Manifesto, to ensure that we encourage young people to lead more active lives by capitalising on the opportunities presented to Glasgow by the Commonwealth Games. I was pleased to be invited by Scottish Labour leader, Iain Gray, to join his shadow cabinet

as Culture spokesperson. As a former Minister for Culture I know how important all aspects of our culture are to Scotland and to the Scottish people and will work hard to ensure that every person, no matter their background, can become involved in cultural activity. Locally I have been making arrangements to get my monthly surgeries up and running. These are just about finalised and I have already held surgeries in Kelvindale,

Wyndford, Springburn, Maryhill and Milton. Full details of my surgeries can be found on my website at www. patriciaferguson.labour.co.uk or from my office on 946 1300. I have also had the pleasure of attending a number of local events including a production of ‘Glee’ by the North United Communities Musical Theatre Group; the formal opening the Patricia Ferguson MSP Marie Curie Hospice at Stobhill 154 Raeberry Street, by the Duke of Rothesay; and, Glasgow G20 6EA the Maryhill Parish Church 0141 946 1300 Spring Fair. patricia.ferguson.msp@scottish.parliament.uk

Bob Doris MSP It is a privilege to have been re-elected as one of your SNP MSP’s for Glasgow. I have already held my first surgeries in Springburn and Rutherglen, and will be rolling out surgeries in Maryhill shortly. Having a majority SNP Scottish Government is a huge opportunity to get the additional powers to bring more jobs and prosperity to our communities. Ultimately with Scottish

Independence we will be able to retain our nation’s wealth and get a fairer deal for hard working families, our elderly and the most vulnerable in our society. I have already made my first speech of the new parliament, focusing on local jobs. I am also leading a debate in the Scottish Parliament shortly which will focus on a long term strategy for tackling sectarianism and anti Irish racism in society-

something I will pursue in the years ahead. I have been appointed to the Health and Sport committee. Given the recent concern about the financial well being of the 98 Southern Cross Care Homes that look after 4,000 elderly residents in Scotland, I will be keen to work with the Scottish Government to do all we can to ensure older citizens have the care they need in later life. It promises to be a busy 5 years and I

will continue to help constituents on the day to day issues that matter most to them. My office can be contacted on 01412040199. Of course we can also look forward to a referendum offering our nation the opportunity provided by Independence, to transform both Glasgow and Scotland not just for the next few years but for generations to come.

Room 329 Baltic Chambers 50 Wellington Street Glasgow G2 6HJ 0141 204 0199 bob.doris.msp@scottish.parliament.uk


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Pupils of Balornock Primary with Councillor Jim Todd. MARYHILL Housing Association has triumphed at a major awards ceremony for its showpiece transformation of Maryhill primary school. The Association beat off stiff competition to capture the “Apartment of the Year” prize at the glittering Scottish Home Awards 2011 in Edinburgh. The accolade comes as the exciting £4.6 million development of much needed new homes nears completion. The transformation of the building is in line with the Association’s promise to deliver new homes for the local community. Nine apartments within the converted school building are being created along with 19 new homes at Viewmount Drive.

The properties are being built around the striking and well known blonde sandstone building which is “C listed” because of its architectural merit and which was bought by the Association from Glasgow City Council. The school was earmarked for closure in 2006 because of falling rolls with pupils transferred to another school nearby. Prior to work beginning, it had lain unused and boarded up. The project will see the school building transformed internally while retaining its original structure and with new properties built on either side. Commenting on the Association’s triumph, Development Manager Donna Birrell said: “This is a wonderful endorsement of the Association and the work we are doing to bring back to life one of the areas best known buildings.

“Maryhill primary school contributed greatly to the Maryhill community over the years and our plans will ensure it has a bright future delivering homes for people who need them. We are delighted it has been named Apartment of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards.” The work is being funded by Glasgow City Council through a Housing Association Grant and further supported financially by the Scottish Government. The Association has also secured additional bank funding as is normal practice in such developments. Nine of the properties will be offered as New Supply Shared Equity NSSE homes under the Scottish Government’s low cost home ownership scheme while the other 19 will be for rent.

Help to Stop Smoking Last year one in three people who called the North-East Stop Smoking Service quit smoking. By calling the team on 0141 201 9832 you are taking the first step to getting free help in the way that suits you best. When you call us one of our team will ask you about what we can do to help you quit. You can choose from: • Seven week Stop Smoking courses in local areas • One to one support by arrangement for people who find it difficult to attend a class • Support for young people (under 18’s) • Support to stop when having a baby

• Support when you are discharged from hospital You can also drop into the Keep Well Shop, in the In-Shops, at Parkhead Forge on Tuesday mornings to speak to our staff, Springburn Health Centre on Thursday mornings or your local pharmacy to get free nicotine replacement products and helpful advice. We can also offer telephone support to people who have been discharged from hospital and have stopped smoking while an in-patient. Karen Gray, North-East Stop Smoking Services said “If you’ve tried to stop before, but have gone back to smoking, don’t

despair. Most people stop several times before they finally manage it, so it’s important to keep trying. Please give us a phone on 0141 201 9832, to find out how we can help you to quit.” Stop smoking staff will be at events all over the North-East of Glasgow this summer giving free help and advice to smokers who want to quit.

Enterprise Zones could Revitalise Glasgow Economy THE SNP Government are looking at plans to create 4 Enterprise Zones in Scotland following a similar announcement by the UK Government in England. The Scottish Government will spend the extra allocation on attracting businesses to key areas with incentives including rates relief and easier planning regulations. Speaking in Parliament today, Bob Doris made an impassioned case for Glasgow to be seriously considered for one of the new Enterprise Zones.

Mr Doris said:“When we look at the unemployment figures we see the four highest by Westminster Constituency are in Glasgow - three of them are in the north of the city. This problem has been allowed to develop over a long period. I think we now need to focus our economic recovery efforts in these unemployment blackspots. “Glasgow has recently attracted investment in the green and renewables technology sector with Scottish Government support. There is enormous potential for more renewables companies to

locate here as well as businesses from other target growth sectors, creating much needed high value jobs for the area. “I welcome Finance Minister John Swinney’s plans to create these Enterprise Zones. I will be seeking an early meeting with him and Glasgow City Council to take forward proposals for Glasgow.” “I believe the north of Glasgow in particular could be an ideal location for inward investment and would bring real jobs to some of the most deprived areas in the country”.

PUPILS from Balornock Primary School have this week been enjoying meeting their counterparts in Barcelona due to a partnership between the Glasgow School and two others (one in Germany and the other in Spain). Part of the funding for the

trip came from the union Unite as one of the pupils father had approached them to sponsor the school. The kids have really enjoyed their trip taking in excursions which included visiting the Nou Camp stadium. there was a minor hiccup on the way home

as there was a baggage handlers strike (Unions Again!!!), at Gerona and the party had to be diverted to Edinburgh. Head teacher Phylis Harley would like to thank Unite and City Building for contributing to the cost of the adventure which we are assured the children really enjoyed.

Glasgow’s FIRST Volunteer Friendly Awards At the end of Volunteers’ Week, during this European Year of Volunteering, Volunteer Centre Glasgow is delighted to announce that 8 local organisations have achieved the national Volunteer Friendly Award: • North West Women’s Centre • Community Central Hall • The Disability Community • Cranhill Community Project • Playbusters • Visibility • Braehead Shopmobility • Glasgow Simon Community Volunteering is the fabric which holds our society

together and many essential services in Glasgow’s communities rely heavily on the energy and enthusiasm of volunteers. Volunteering also has a significant value for volunteers themselves and it increasingly gives individuals the chance to build their confidence and skills through helping others. It has never been more important for groups to be able to show how good they are at involving, supporting and managing their volunteers.

MSP FERGUSON SHOWS CONSTITUENTS SOME TLC PATRICIA Ferguson MSP for Maryhill & Springburn has joined forces with breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer to help increase breast awareness in Glasgow by taking part in the charity’s Touch Look Check campaign. Touch Look Check (or TLC) is Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s breast awareness message and encourages women to Touch, Look and Check their breasts regularly. A survey recently undertaken by the charity showed that only half of women in Scotland regularly checked their breasts. Patricia Ferguson MSP said: “Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Scotland with over 4000 women diagnosed every year. Each year around 1000 women die from breast cancer in Scotland. “An early diagnosis of breast cancer can help save lives. This is why I am pleased to help spread Breakthrough Breast

Cancer’s Touch, Look, Check message to my constituents via my office, website, local press, and social media.” Audrey Birt, Director of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland, said: “While more women are surviving breast cancer it is vital that women stay breast aware. Our message is as simple as TLC - Touch, Look, Check. Do this by regularly

touching, looking for changes and checking anything unusual with your doctor and attending breast screening if you are over 50, as these are the best ways to identify breast cancer early. If you find any unusual changes or are worried by anything, you should talk to your GP straight away. “I am delighted that Patricia Ferguson is helping to spread this important message.”


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Sponsorship Deal means Thistle have the “Bottle� PARTICK Thistle FC have announced a brand-new, three-year sponsorship deal by macb water, worth a ‘substantial’ six-figure sum to the club. Manager, Jackie McNamara announced the partnership with the Aberdeenshire-based water brand before shaking hands with macb CEO, Kenny Webster. The investment will help to financially secure the Firhill side and comes at a time that the Jags are looking to cement their reputation as Glasgow’s ‘football friendly’ club. Next season, the club will not only have support from macb but, due to its trouble-free record and well-behaved fans, they will also become a police-free ground. In addition, Firhill will continue its commitment to welcoming children under 16 for free, as well as hosting a dedicated family area and

kids zone. This is the first title sponsorship to be entered into by macb – a company that employs 61 people and sells over 10 million litres of macb across Scotland per year. macb is also the official water for nine SPL teams, including Hibs, Hearts, Dundee United and Aberdeen. “Football often gets a bad rap but Partick Thistle shows the sport at its best,� said Kenny Webster, CEO of macb’s parent company, Sangs. “The club’s a great fit with what we believe in at macb – brilliant value, family-focused and good fun too. We’re proud to become part of the team and we’re looking forward to a great season ahead.� Jackie McNamara echoed Kenny’s comments: “I am delighted that the Club secured macb water as our main sponsor. I think it’s a great brand and ties in perfectly with Thistle. Everybody at the Club is already looking forward to next season - we have what we believe is the core of a great squad and once we get the boys back in from the close season it will be heads down and hard work. They’ll need a good few bottles of macb water with the preseason training sessions I’ve prepared.� Here’s to a very successful season for Jackie and the “Jags�. (Story courtesy of Partick Thistle FC)


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North Glasgow Boxers are Proving a Big Hit NORTH Glasgow Boxing and Fitness Club based in the ARC (Ashgill Recreation Centre) in Milton are celebrating their first year anniversary and all signs are that the club will turn out to be one of the premier clubs in the country. The club was started last year by John Reid ably assisted by Gordon Blair, Paul Rogers and Wullie McLelland and already they have three champions in the club. Young Declan Duffy (12), Christopher Donohue (18) and Ian O’Connor (22) have all recently won a variety of trophies and North Glasgow Boxing Club are delighted with their progress.

The club has classes on almost every night of the week with the young 10-15’s on Tuesdays and Thursdays (5 – 6). There is also a mixed class for males and females (6pm till 7.15pm on Tues, Wed and Thursdays) and on Fridays between 5-00pm and 6.00pm there is a further adult gents session. John Reid told the Re-Gen North “ The three lads, Declan, Christopher and Ian, are certainly heading the right way. None of them has lost a fight yet and we have very high hopes for the trio”. John continued, “ We are a non-profit making organisation and every penny

we get is ploughed back into the facilities. At this moment in time I would like to thank the ARC for the support they have given us and also Gordon, Paul and Wullie, who, without their

help it would certainly have been a struggle”. The club is always looking for new members of all ages and anyone interested in joining should go along to the ARC (downstairs at the back) in

Milton where you will be made most welcome. For a Boxing Club it certainly has a great atmosphere running throughout it and this is all down to the way the management team

run the operation. The Re-Gen North wishes North Glasgow Boxing and Fitness Club every success in the future and we look forward to reporting on further successes in the ring.

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