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The news was also welcomed by local politicians. Paul Martin, Labour MSP for Glasgow Provan said: “Any improvement in the jobs situation is positive, but we cannot afford to be complacent. I know that Glasgow City Council and its agencies have been working hard to make the ‘Glasgow Guarantee’ for our younger citizens’ work for those who most need it. “Scottish women and young people are disproportionately affected by this recession, and the growth in the numbers of longterm unemployed will leave a scar for years to come. “This is the same group who are being hit hardest by

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I am delighted by that ourtop Baillieston but no legislation recently passed inThis the is the Charity Project and Outstanding Individual efforts have recognised which can longer be first in Charity Project andup Outstanding Individual efforts have been been recognised by the the top teed in years teed in the the yearsin the by a volunteer Charity Project and Outstanding Individual efforts have been recognised by thefocus top has of the Year along with being shortlisted UK industry professionals.” “My of the Year along with being shortlisted UK industry professionals.” “My focus has recently passed House ofaCommons willyearsLambhill guaranteed seriesinofthe events The team atYear Spring Grove inshortlisted can provide the same level of treatment of the along withClinic being UK industry professionals.” “My focus has e. 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NEW ‘HIGH’ LIGHTS FOR HIGH RISE IN MARYHILL

MARYHILL’S skyline was transformed this week after three landmark tower blocks got a light touch. Dramatic new “halo” lighting has been added to the roofs of multi storey flats at Glenavon Road in Maryhill as a multi million pound refurbishment nears completion. The striking blue low energy LED lights now ring the top of the three blocks and can be seen for miles. They were officially switched on by Luka MacPherson (12) who lives at Glenavon Road and who was chosen to perform the lighting up ceremony accompanied by mum Ann. Luka said: “Switching on the lights was great fun. The buildings look great with their blue lights.” The three 1960s tower blocks containing 360 homes were part of the stock transferred to Maryhill Housing Association from GHA in the successful 2011 stock transfer. An ongoing programme of repairs and improvements was then launched - delivering on a promise made by the Association prior to the vote.

The Glenavon Residents Association has just marked its first anniversary, tree planting has enhanced the visual appeal of the estate at ground level and Maryhill Housing Association has created a new office in one tower block to be nearer the tenants it serves. Willy Briody, Chief Executive of Maryhill Housing Association said after the lighting up: “Residents will undoubtedly agree that the flats are now better both on the outside and on the inside. The work we have done is expected to make

the properties warmer and reduce energy use. In a time of rising fuel bills, this can only be good news. “Maryhill Housing Association are proud to be associated with the Glenavon Residents Association, who in one year have achieved an incredible amount and have helped create a sense of community at Glenavon which was long overdue. We are proud to have played our part.”

HOUSEHOLDS TO LOSE £647 A YEAR DUE TO TORY CHANGES CLAIMS LOCAL MP Full impact of welfare reform on Glasgow economy revealed in new research

WELFARE cuts being carried out by the Coalition Government are costing ordinary Glaswegians an average of £647 a year and taking £269m annually out of the local economy according to new research. The figures

were quoted by Glasgow North East Labour MP William Bain in a recent debate in the House of Commons. Households in Glasgow have seen their living standards further reduced by the 1% cap on benefits and tax credits

from 8 April, costing workingage adults in the city an average of £114 a year, and on its own removing £47m in lost demand from local businesses. Commenting after the debate, the MP said: “People across Glasgow and

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SUMMERSTON CELEBRATE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF ASDA COMMUNITY LIFE

THE Easter Bunny was the guest of honour as kids from across the North of the city gathered to celebrate Community Life turning 1 year old. The scheme is run by the ASDA supermarket in Rothes Drive, and is aimed at making the communities in which the store operates a better place to live and work for colleagues and customers. Kids from St Blane’s Primary and Bellcraig Pre School joined store manager Michelle Anderson, Fire Fighters from Maryhill Fire Station and local Councillor Martin Rhodes at a specially organised tea party. The Easter Bunny also dropped and handed out Easter eggs to the lucky kids at the event. June Douglas, Community Life Champion, said: “It was great to have everyone

the rest of the UK struggling to pay the bills, meet high childcare costs, or deal with surging rents will feel outraged that in the week after 643 bankers were handed a tax cut worth £54,000 a year, that George Osborne is cutting benefits in real terms for 5.1m working-age households. “Overall, 55,700 working-age households in Glasgow will lose on average £109 a year through the cumulative cuts to tax credits made during this Parliament, and nearly 16,000

here. The children had a wonderful time and I hope that this is just the first of many anniversaries to come.” Cllr Martin Rhodes said: “I would like to congratulate June and her colleagues for all her hard work this year. I know from speaking to the parents and

children how much they enjoyed today. “Events like this really show what a great community spirit we have here in Maryhill and Summerston.”

Glaswegians will lose on average £24 a week because of the Government’s wicked and iniquitous bedroom tax. “The further squeeze on real wages, down by a further £200 on average over the course of the year, will cost ordinary families on average four times as much as the Government will hand back through the increase in personal allowance to £10,000 from next year. “The Finance Bill should have been the opportunity the

Government should have taken my advice to scrap the bedroom tax and the 1% benefit uprating cap, to introduce a jobs guarantee for 600 long-term jobless people in Glasgow North East and thousands more across the country, and build more social housing now, to raise our employment rate, boost growth, and increase tax receipts – the only way in which our country will restore people’s living standards, and repair the public finances.”


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WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 50,000 to descend on Glasgow as plays host to biggest piping EXTENDED TO 2 DAYS city competition in the world It was announced today that Glasgow will host the world’s biggest ever week of piping and traditional music from 11-18th August. Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival will celebrate its 10th birthday with new venues and a week long programme of exciting performances, workshops and concerts, while The World Pipe Band Championships will take place over TWO days for the first time ever. St Enoch Square will act as the new hub for Piping Live! while George Square undergoes some changes, and will offer a brand new performance tent featuring and daily performances by some of the best folk musicians and pipers from across the globe. The square will also have delicious food and drink on offer and will host the popular Craft Clachan stalls offering a whole host of Scottish crafts and products for the public to browse and buy. Piping Live! Festival Director Roddy MacLeod said: “Over the last ten years we have brought the best pipers and traditional musicians from all over the globe to perform at the festival. It has been brilliant

to see the interest in piping grow and to expose so many people to the diversity of the pipes – we’ve seen everything from the best solo pipers in the world perform to bands that mix the pipes with electronic music and it just gets more exciting each year. We also have a few surprises up our sleeves so come join celebrate our birthday with us this August.” The spectacle of The World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green will be more incredible than ever, with two days of competition and fun for the first time on

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Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Belfast, will be hoping it is third time lucky as they battle to retain their 2011 and 2012 World Champions titles against bands from around the world. As well as enjoying the bands compete, spectators can enjoy Highland Dancing, Highland Games, great food and drink, fairground rides and a huge family fun zone. Ian Embelton of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association said: “With over 200 bands coming from 11 countries to compete, we have listened to feedback from spectators and fans and we are delighted to extend The Worlds to two days. Families and music fans will have more time to see the bands compete alongside the other activities on offer. “There will be a range of

ticket packages available making it easy for people to make it a very special weekend.” Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Piping Live! and The World Pipe Band Championships are the real highlights of Glasgow’s cultural calendar over the summer, drawing thousands of visitors from across the UK and overseas and providing a significant boost to the local economy.

“Both events are celebrating major milestones this year, with Piping Live! marking its 10th birthday and the Worlds expanding across two days, which will deliver a truly spectacular week of superb traditional Scottish music and culture, and reinforce that Glasgow in August is the visitor destination to experience world piping of the highest quality. “Over the coming weeks, city partners will be rolling out a multi-channel marketing communications campaign across Scotland and Ireland – comprising TV, radio, print, outdoor and public relations activity – geared at showcasing Glasgow’s position as the epicentre of global piping and just what an amazing spectacle both of these events are.” Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland added: “Piping Live! and The World Pipe Band Championships continue to be a highlight on Scotland’s annual event calendar, positioning Glasgow at the centre of the global piping community. Scotland is the perfect stage for events and with Piping Live! celebrating its 10th anniversary and the Worlds now filling two days on Glasgow Green, the 2013 programme promises to be bigger and better than ever.” Last year, both events welcomed over 50,000 spectators and more than 8000 musicians to Glasgow, but this is expected to increase in 2013, in line with the larger scale. Tickets for Piping Live! and The Worlds will be available on 1st May. Tickets for both events will be purchased by calling 0141 353 8000 or by logging onto www.seeglasgow. com/piping


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FROM SLUM CLEARANCE TO STREETS IN THE SKY A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOUSING IN GLASGOW By Jamie Dunn

HOUSING legislation in Western European cities such as Glasgow emerged at the start of the 20th century in order to tackle poor housing quality, overcrowding, and to improve the well-being of the poor in general. The 1921 Royal Commission on housing in Scotland found Glasgow to be the most overcrowded city in Europe at the time. Defining overcrowding as 2 people to a room, 39.4% of households were in this state. Population was rising continuously and had more than doubled in the past century, mainly due to emigration from the Highlands and abroad, and registered as 1.1 million people of which 700,000 were living on 1800 acres of land in central

A Glasgow Slum

Glasgow. The Scottish Housing Act of 1919 entitled the Glasgow City Council to build public housing for its largely working-class population. The share of council housing increased rapidly, making up 67% of the city’s housing stock in the 1960s. Even today, the city has much higher shares of social housing than other cities throughout Britain. The Wheatley Housing Act of 1924 enabled central government to give subsidies to local councils to build houses. The plan was to build 190,000 new council houses at modest rents in 1925, and that this figure would gradually increase until it reached 450,000 in 1934. However by 1933 500,000 council houses had been built. Poor families could not afford to pay the rents for these houses. A further two housing estates were created as part of the 1935 Slum Clearance Act: Blackhill included both “Rehousing” and “Intermediate” while Calton was almost entirely “Rehousing”. “Intermediate” dwellings cost around £1000 per dwelling, and “Rehousing” cost around £250- the lowest grade of social housing. While these were improvements, they made little difference to the massive overcrowding problem and more had to be

done. Plans were put in place for more housing estates and bigger housing estates. In the closing years of the Second World War, the city undertook a series of studies (collectively known as the Bruce Report), which examined the city’s chronic planning, social and overcrowding problems in the light of this decline and how the situation could be remedied. On the back of the reports, the city embarked on a radical and comprehensive programme of regeneration and rebuilding in the 1950s which would last right into the 1970s. The basic aim was to depopulate the centre of the city, together with its overcrowded slum housing, to allow a new service-based economy to be established. Those displaced would be rehoused in new housing estates built on modern principles, located in New Towns (such as Cumbernauld and East Kilbride) and greenbelt sites on the city’s outer periphery. Glasgow thus became Britain’s first truly high-rise city - as it embarked on the mass construction of tower blocks to house the displaced population. Compared to the insanitary slum tenements which they replaced, the new concrete edifices were initially welcomed, but it soon became apparent that the new

developments had created as many problems as they had solved. Social structures which had been in place for generations in the disbanded communities were suddenly broken up, whilst the poor quality construction of many of the buildings resulted in them becoming crime ridden slums themselves within a few short years. One example of this is the much maligned Red Road flats, on which demolition has begun. By the end of the 1970s, the city had begun to realise that the grand regeneration scheme, although necessary, had serious flaws. The poorly co-ordinated slum clearance programme was halted, and the surviving tenements were instead saved in favour of refurbishment and became desirable public and private housing. The last tower block was built in the city in 1978. The 1980s was quite possibly the worst decade in the city’s history, both economically and housing wise.

Cracks began to appear in the housing estates. The growing economic unrest meant that more people were turning to crime as a way of making ends meet or taking out their frustration on others. Brutal assaults, youth crime, gang warfare and theft gained Glasgow its “No Mean City” image. The cracks in the houses themselves began to appear, as haphazard and ill-planned construction meant that entire neighbourhoods were becoming like the slums they replaced. The Hutchesontown Area E estate in Gorbals was the first to be demolished in 1987, having been uninhabited

since 1984 due to damp. Continuing into the 1990’s, the demolition of poorly planned estates picked up speed. Vast areas of tenements only a few decades old were razed to the ground. The people of Glasgow, particularly the East End, were paying the price for a flawed version of a better world. Today Glasgow Housing Association has overseen regeneration of much of the city. The housing estates are being rehabilitated with new low rise housing. A falling population is making demands easier this time, as are private investment and projects.


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We are one of Scotland’s construction companies. Within turnover of almost City Building arelargest delighted to be working partnership £200 million, we were established in 2006 from the former Building Services with GHAofon the City Marfield Street housing Department Glasgow Council and have grown into aproject highly successful commercial business. We have delivered more than £33 million in cash surplus delivering exciting new energy efficient homes for theover the last five years, to Glasgow City Council for investment in front line services.

people of Glasgow and sustaining employment and Our award-winning training academies in Queenslie Laurieston are the most apprenticeship opportunities for theand local community.

successful apprentice-training centres in Scotland. We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), one of the most successful supported employment City Building currently deliver repairs and50maintenance facilities in Europe, which employs over 240the people, more than per cent of whom have a disability. service to over one million GHA homes and have achieved

a provide customer satisfaction rate of and 96% over the operations past 4 years. We a diverse range of construction manufacturing including: • Design to & Build Projects City Building will continue deliver the best service • New house building possible to our GHA customers and are committed to • Repairs & Maintenance continuing to put GHA customersProjects first. • Refurbishment • Manufacturing • Major investment programmes • Range of specialist services • Micro-renewables “Building a Sustainable Future” Our mission is to contribute excellence in construction, repairs, maintenance, manufacturing and training to customers, our employees, partners, suppliers and the local communities in which we work. Our unique social ethos will continue to underpin everything we do and will drive the creation of training and employment opportunities for a diverse range of people, including minority and other under-represented groups, across Glasgow and beyond.

For further information please contact, Lesley Quinn on 0141 287 2287 or For further information please contact, lesley.quinn@citybuildingglasgow.co.uk Lesley Quinn on 0141 287 2287 or lesley.quinn@citybuildingglasgow.co.uk www.citybuildingglasgow.co.uk www.citybuildingglasgow.co.uk

TWO young Glasgow-based apprentices have been selected as part of a team of specialist tradesmen that will travel to Malawi this summer to upgrade a medical centre in the country’s capital Lilongwe. Leading Scottish construction company City Building (Glasgow) LLP, working with Glasgow’s Lord Provost has been sending teams of its building professionals to Malawi since 2008 and this year marks the first occasion that apprentices, hired through Glasgow City Council’s Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, have been given the opportunity to be part of the annual project. Commonwealth apprentice painter, Lee Raeburn (18) and Commonwealth apprentice joiner, Lee Thomson, (19) both from Glasgow, were chosen to be part of the team in recognition of their high standards of work. These standards were demonstrated during an extensive application and interview process carried out by representatives of City Building and the council’s Lord Provost’s and International Office that saw more than 15 City Building apprentices apply for the coveted places on the team. They will join the rest of the team that will travel to Malawi in September to refurbish a medical centre in the capital Lilongwe. The improvements to the facility will include new kitchen and toilet facilities, dental suite, pharmacy and laboratory. Lee Raeburn said: “Winning a place on the Malawi Team has boosted my confidence and will be a great

“He is highly respected by those he works with and I would highly recommend him for the trip to Malawi so that he may share his skills with those in need.” Mark Gillespie, Lee Raeburn’s instructor put him forward for the trip. He said: “Lee is a great team player and is always willing to help. He would be a great asset to the team going to Malawi.” Graham Paterson, Executive Director at City Building, said: “We are very proud to include two of City Building’s hard-working apprentices to our team of skilled professionals that will travel to Malawi this summer. “This not only demonstrates the level of confidence we have in our apprentices, it also displays our continued commitment to engage with communities beyond Scotland’s borders to help those in need.”

City Building creates 36 new apprenticeship jobs LEADING Scottish construction company City Building (Glasgow) LLP, has helped 36 young people out of long-term unemployment by generating a number of new apprenticeship positions. City Building, Glasgow City Council’s arm’s length construction firm, welcomed the new apprentices on Monday 8th April, taking the total number of apprentices going through the programme to over 400. Glasgow currently experiences one of the highest number of young people claiming unemployment benefits for longer than 12 months than anywhere else in Scotland. Addressing youth unemployment is a key commitment of City Building. In support of this, funding was secured from the Integrated Grant Fund which is allocated to support Glasgow City Council’s budget priorities, including continued investment in craft apprenticeships. This enabled the company to create the additional positions for 18 – 24-year-olds. The creation of the new positions supports the council’s delivery of the £25m Glasgow Guarantee, which aims to ensure every Glaswegian between the age of 16 and 24 has access to a job, training or an apprenticeship. One of the new recruits, apprentice painter, John Petrie (18) gained his place on the programme after being unemployed for more than 12

Free Fun at Easter a Great Success Across North Glasgow TWO weeks off school flew in for loads of young people across North Glasgow this Easter as over 100 children aged 7-13 took part in a range of free activities including

opportunity to give something back and make a huge difference to the community we will be helping.” News of their inclusion in the team follows the 200th birthday of Scots explorer, David Livingstone, who first established links between Scotland and Malawi around 150 years ago. Lord Provost, Sadie Docherty, said: “My office has long standing and continuing commitment to Malawi spanning nine years. I am deeply encouraged that two promising apprentices recognised for their skill will join the team. I can promise them they will make a life changing contribution to the people of Malawi.” Lee Thomson was nominated for the trip by his instructor Ian Hazelton. He said: “I have worked with hundreds of apprentices during my tenure with City Building and Lee stands out as one of the very best.

swimming, football, basketball and cricket. The events were held at local venues Springburn Leisure Centre, Springburn Academy and Firhill Stadium, home of League

One leaders Partick Thistle FC. Young people who had further to travel to get to the venues were taken to and from the venues in the new ng homes community bus.

Now, even though the school holidays are over, ngsportslegacy is also supporting continued FREE activity in the area. Opportunities include: MONDAYS Football for 8-16 year olds with Partick Thistle Community Trust, 4pm-6pm @ Petershill Leisure Centre; Table Tennis for 12-16 year olds, from 4pm-5.30pm @ Springburn Academy

Football for u14 GIRLS with Glasgow City FC, 4pm-5pm @ Petershill Leisure Centre Table Tennis for u14, 4pm5.30pm @ Tron St Mary’s Church (Red Road) Cricket with Glasgow Bravehearts , 5pm-8pm @ All Saints Secondary who want to gain training and employment. “The difficult economic times have hit young people particularly hard and we are happy to be able to help give these 36 individuals the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves through our apprenticeship programme.” City Building engaged with Jobs and Business Glasgow, an agency which helps Glasgow residents into employment and training, who provided candidates for consideration during the recruitment process. Following a series of tests and interviews the 36 apprenticeship posts made up of joiners and painters were created. The new apprentices will now go on to complete either two or four years of training depending on their trade and age.

All the events were totally free and provided by ng homes as part of the ngsportslegacy programme under the umbrella of the newlylaunched ng_legacy series, which sees all nghomes activity linked to one of the six themes of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As you can see from the smiles on the faces of the boys and girls taking part the fortnight of free fun was a great success and we are sure the mums and dads were happy too!

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months. “I’ve always liked working with my hands. When I left school I decided to go to college to do a course in civil engineering then got a job as a trainee labourer, but eight months later I was made redundant and was out of work for a year. “Getting a place on this apprenticeship programme will help me learn new skills and grow my understanding of the industry – it will be a great experience. I’ve got my uniform now and I can’t wait to get on site and start working.” Councillor Paul Carey, Chair of City Building LLP, said: “I am pleased to welcome our new intake of apprentices to the company. The creation of the additional apprenticeship roles demonstrates our continued commitment to support young people in Glasgow

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FRIDAYS Football for 8-16 year olds with Partick Thistle Community Trust, 6pm-8pm @ Springburn Academy SATURDAYS (from 20th April) Basketball for u14 with Glasgow Storm, 11am-1pm @ North

Glasgow College More activity is planned for Possil, Carron and Red Road areas starting in May, including Mountain Biking, Rugby, Parkour & Athletics – for dates and more information follow us on Twitter (@ ngsportslegacy) or via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ ngsportslegacy) So who says there’s nothing to do in North Glasgow? There’s lots happening as you can see so get out there and do it!

Come along and take part in some basic fun rugby skills & games with high quality professional development staff and local School of Hard Knocks coaches, and work towards the STREET FINAL, with a game between the sites on 30th May 2013. For more information, check out Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ngsportslegacy) or email mycommunity@nghomes.net

STREET RUGBY In partnership with Glasgow Life Rugby Development, May is RUGBY MONTH, with FREE street rugby sessions at two local sites. Every Tuesday from 30th April @ Eastfield Park/Carron Estate & Thursday from 2nd May @ Red Road flats (Petershill Road) – both sessions between 6pm & 7.30pm for 10-16 year olds (sessions will be split if needed!).

One Vision - New North Glasgow. A great place to live, learn, work, visit and invest.

Springburn (East)

Ned Donaldson House, 50 Reidhouse Street Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4LS Tel: 0141 560 6000 Fax:0141 560 6005

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THE CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE Welfare Reform is here, now we must work together help our most vulnerable

Springburn (East) Ned Donaldson House, 50 Reidhouse Street Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4LS Tel: 0141 560 6000 Possilpark (West) 252 Saracen Street, Possilpark, Glasgow, G22 5LF Tel: 0141 336 1300

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Milnbank Housing Association 53 Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 3DQ Tel: 0141 - 551 8131 www.milnbank.org.uk

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As the full horror of Welfare Reform starts to bite, communities across the country are starting to pay the price. The most publicised cut is the change in Housing Benefit, also known as ‘The Bedroom Tax.’ This will see social tenants penalised for having ‘spare’ rooms without taking into account any of the reasons or circumstances of the tenant. But there are other painful changes ahead that we need to be aware of coming down the track. The ReGEN has been at the forefront of making people aware of the reforms, but we must also start the campaign to reverse the disastrous decisions of the Government’s flawed logic. In this edition, we interviewed someone who not only has to cope with the attack on housing, but also ensure that struggling tenants are helped as much as possible at this difficult time. Here we interview Milnbank Housing Association Director Alan Benson. Milnbank HA are located in Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun, and have housing stock located in Dennistoun and Haghill. Name: Alan Benson Job: Director, Milnbank HA As a Director of a community based housing provider, how have you prepared your tenants for the changes? “We’ve spent that the last 5 or 6 months trying to raise awareness about how people’s benefits will change across the board. Most people have concentrated on ‘The Bedroom Tax’ since that was the first one to hit, but there is a lot more to come.

“The ironic thing we are discovering is that there are huge amounts of unclaimed benefit at the minute. With the help of GEMAP we have helped our tenants with an additional £300,000 worth of successful benefit claims over the past few months. These are things like Working Tax Credits that people are entitled to so we are trying to raise awareness of this as well. What else can your tenants expect to see change in due to welfare reform? “The next big change we are expecting is the change from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP (Personal Independence Payment) happening soon. And then there is the Universal Credit which will be another huge worry for many of our tenants. We are in the process of making people aware of this and also ensuring our housing officer’s are equipped with the knowledge to help deal with questions from residents. “With ‘The Bedroom Tax’ alone, 205 of our most vulnerable tenants are affected. That is £93,000 a year that some of the poorest in our communities will be expected to pay. It’s the equivalent of a 2% rent increase to all our tenants. The government have imposed these changes, what are concerns you have as a registered social landlord? “I am coming from the position that we should start to channel our efforts into making sure that the changes to Housing Benefit are scrapped and that we can have a situation where people don’t

fear for their home. “Community organisations are going to have to start to work together in opposition to things like the bedroom tax because we need to be united. The danger is we have the potential for community groups being at odds with each other if the response to the bedroom tax becomes only a no eviction campaign. The worst thing possible is for the community to be divided in its opposition to these changes. What will happen if people cannot afford to pay ‘The Bedroom Tax’? “We are a community owned organisation and rely on rents to operate. If people don’t pay their rent then it harms the community. We did some work in advance of the Housing Benefit changes and we reckon that if we have 9 or 10% arrears, our ability to

operate effectively is seriously compromised. We would struggle to maintain our current repairs and maintenance service as well as other things like welfare advice and anti social behaviour services. Will the cut in Housing Benefit save the Government money? “The Government have already admitted that the Housing Benefit changes will not actually save money. The public purse will still be getting hit. “The overall cost of evicting somebody can be as much as £40,000. That may seem excessive, but we have to factor in the statutory obligations that Council’s have to house someone who is homeless and the combined costs of administration, repairs and rent loss have to be taken into account. Clearly, this policy has not been thought through. Is there a danger that the quality of the housing stock will suffer? “We have to be wary of a race to the bottom that we have seen in the past with council housing in Glasgow. As the investment level in housing drops, we see fewer services in the community with cutbacks leading to poorer levels of repairs. As a result the quality of the houses will be adversely affected. Taking money away from people in this way won’t save the tax payer money, and it penalises entire communities not just our tenants. What is the future

for tenants affected by ‘The Bedroom Tax’ and other benefit changes? “I think there are two aspects to this. We are going to see an increase in the existing housing problems that we currently face. As people will be forced into 1 bedroom houses, the added demand will mean people who would normally rent these types of houses will face a struggle to get them. We simply don’t have enough properties in the first place so it will be impossible to help everyone affected by the Bedroom Tax within our sector. “The other thing we need to do is make sure that people are given hope that future governments will change this policy. We need to work together and campaign to reverse the current situation. Does Welfare Reform actually encourage people to work? “One of the biggest tragedies we have at the minute is that we know of tenants who want to work and get a job, but really struggle because they can’t find permanent full-time employment. Our analysis of rent arrears shows that people who are in temporary or part-time employment and zero hour contracts find it most difficult as they find themselves in and out of the benefit system on a regular basis. The irony is that government will claim these are the type of people they want to help, but the system is stacked against them. The government objective of reforming the welfare system in order to encourage people back to work is fundamentally flawed if there are no real jobs available. “We need to help people get out of the benefits trap, but the government are going the wrong way about it.”


MSP PAYS TRIBUTE TO MARYHILL MUMS

GLASGOW MSP Bob Doris addressed an event in Maryhill this month to celebrate parenting in the city. The event, held by Choices – One Parent Families Scotland, heard from several Maryhill mums who had worked with the organisation and who gave personal testimonies of how One Parent Families Scotland had helped them. The organisation runs a weekly group for local lone parents and offers various forms of support. It also runs a free helpline which anyone can call on 0808 801 0323. Speaking at the event, Mr Doris said: “These Maryhill mums do a remarkable job every day of the week, raising children in what is often very difficult circumstances. “Many of them told me they are struggling due to the UK welfare reforms. Nearly 9,000 lone parent families are being hit by the Bedroom Tax, and Child Benefit reforms will lead to a cut of £1,000 for parents with two children. “The help and support offered by One Parent Families Scotland is vital to supporting local mums, and I would urge anyone

who would benefit from the service to get in touch. “Today was about celebrating the hard work of being a parent.” Pictured at the event is Cllr Martin Rhodes, Marion

Davis (Policy Development and Training Manager, Choices – One Parent Families Scotland), Fiona Forsyth (Director, Choices – One Parent Families Scotland), Bob Doris MSP and Cllr John Letford.

April 2013

CLEANING UP AND CASHING IN GHA staff in £2k scrap metal charity boost

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) environmental staff have raised thousands of pounds for charity by recycling scrap metal. GHA’s Neighbourhood Environmental Teams (NETs) collected discarded household items such as old washing machines and microwaves from back courts and bin shelters and sold them on.

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And as well as helping keep GHA neighbourhoods spick and span, the teams have boosted the coffers of Yorkhill Children’s Foundation – GHA’s charity of the year for 2012 – by more than £2,000. The NETs team from the West and South of the city collected around 14 tons of scrap metal – which would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

GHA Chair Gordon Sloan said: “Our NETs teams do a great job in keeping our communities clean and collecting these unwanted items has been really good for the environment in our communities. “It’s also been a fantastic way of raising muchneeded funds for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.”

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GROUND BREAKING EPILEPSY Council calls for national enquiry into infant cremations UNIT OPENS IN GLASGOW GLASGOW City Council have called on the Scottish Government to extend their enquiry into the scandal of infant cremations after it was revealed that council run crematoriums may have misled families about the children’s remains. Enquiries were made to Glasgow City Council by concerned families after reports by BBC Scotland and The Daily Record that families were not fully informed about what happened to the ashes of their loved ones. A council statement said: “Following the recent publicity about Mortonhall crematorium in Edinburgh, Glasgow City Council received a number of inquiries from bereaved parents whose children were cremated in GCC crematoria. For the most part these inquiries came from parents who had been told by their funeral director or midwife that there were, or would be, no remains following the cremation. “Following those inquiries we carried out a brief internal review of our processes. That review found no cases where we were able to recover remains, where we were

instructed to return them, and where we failed to do so. “The initial review considered a sample of 120 cases from the 2385 infant cremations we have carried out in the last 15 years. The next phase of the review will look at the remainder of the cases and consider whether our procedures have been correctly carried out in all cases. “We will be writing to the Scottish Government asking them to consider launching a nationwide inquiry into the policies and practices of all crematoria in Scotland, public and private, as well as the policies and practices of funeral directors and the NHS. We hope such an inquiry will give answers

to parents who are rightly angry to discover that something they believed for years was not true, but just as importantly lead to national guidance which will be followed by all crematoria in Scotland and by all funeral directors and NHS staff who deal with bereaved parents.”

Patricia Ferguson MSP For advice or assistance please contact: Constituency Office, 43 Atlas Road, Glasgow G21 4TA Tel: 0141 558 9483. Email: Patricia.ferguson.msp@scottish.parliament.uk Website: www.patriciaferguson.labour.co.uk Working hard for the communities of Acre, Ashfield, Balgrayhill, Balornock, Cadder, Carron, Colston, Cowlairs, Gairbraid, Germiston, Hamiltonhill, Kelvindale, Keppochhill, Kirklee, Lambhill, Maryhill, Maryhill Park, Milton, Parkhouse, Petershill, Port Dundas, Possilpark, Royston, Ruchill, Sighthill, Springburn, Summerston and Wyndford.

Surgery Details 11.30am: Maryhill Hub 186 Wyndford Road, G20 8HF

1st Monday of the month 4pm: Springburn Alive & Kicking Project, 94 Red Road, G21 4PH 5.30pm: St Monica's (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road, G22 7QH

providing a unique care package for patients.” Quarriers chief executive Paul Moore said: “Today marks the start of a new chapter in the history of the charity’s services for people with epilepsy, which have been going for more than a century. “Future generations of epilepsy patients from across the UK and further afield

will also benefit from the research and training that will take place at the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre. “The vision of the charity’s founder, William Quarrier, is very much embodied in this new state-of-the-art centre which will truly transform lives.”

North Glasgow Residents Enjoy a Song, a Shimmy and a Sausage Roll

Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill & Springburn

1st Saturday of the month 10am: Kelvindale Primary School, 11 Dorchester Place, G12 0BP

UP to 100 patients a year will benefit from a new centre in Glasgow that aims to improve the quality of life for sufferers of epilepsy. The £6.4m William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Govan officially opened its doors last week and has started to take referrals already. The unit will specialise in treating those who have complex epilepsy or a diagnosis where the condition is uncertain. Deputy First Minister and former Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon MSP conducted the official opening of the centre. She said: “The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is the first of its kind to offer an enhanced service which will significantly improve quality of life for those living with the condition. “The centre is a great example of the third sector and NHS Scotland working together to build and deliver world-class services to people with epilepsy,

2nd Monday of the month 4pm: Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North (off Balmore Road), G22 6RD

4th Monday of the month 4pm: Roystonhill Recreation Centre, 15 Forrestfield Street, G21 2HG

5.30pm: Ledgowan Tenants' Hall 1 Ledgowan Place, G20 0JZ

5.30pm: Elmvale Primary School 712 Hawthorn Street, G22 6ED

3rd Monday of the month 4pm: K.A.T.S, 1 Fountainwell Square, Sighthill, G21 1RB

•There will be no surgeries on public holidays and no surgeries in schools during school holiday periods.

5.30pm: Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street, G22 5LQ

•Those unable to attend a surgery can be visited at home by arrangement. •For further information, or to make a surgery appointment, please contact the constituency office on 0141 558 9483.

The Scottish Parliament has legislative responsibility for: Health, Education, Transport, Housing, Economic Development, Enterprise, Culture, Environment, Rural Development and Justice

North Glasgow Residents are ‘young at heart’. Over 60 residents across Possilpark, Springburn and surrounding areas have been practicing their dance moves at the monthly ‘Song, Shimmy and Sausage Roll’ events that are held at Balgrayhill Community Hall. Entertainment has been provided by the fabulous singer, Tommy Twigg who now has a fan club in the North. The popularity of the events has increased and friendships are being formed with people from across sheltered housing complexes and residents from various areas. During these activities residents were asked for their views and ideas for future events and a full programme is being set up. Over the next few months there will be a number of organised visits to Museums and places of interest, afternoon tea, art workshops, Opera in a

Box, and computer training. Events will be held at a variety of venues and transport will be available for museum visits. If you would like information about our events then please contact ng homes Regeneration Manager Margaret Layden on 0141 630 4288. Events Coming Up… Friday 26th April and Friday 31st May between 1-4pm Song, Shimmy and Sausage Roll – Balgrayhill Community

Centre, 139 Balgrayhill Road Glasgow G21 3AE So why stay at home come and enjoy the fun and meet new people. One resident summed up what most of those attending have said, “The entertainment is great, I love it all and really enjoy myself. I don’t get out of the house much so these events are great and everyone mixes together and I have made new friends.”


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Parliamentary Patter Bob Doris MSP I write this as the Scottish Parliament returns from its Easter recess and prepares to debate a highly pertinent issue. The Scottish Government is leading a debate on universal services and will make a strong defence of the principle of universalism, which is currently under attack by the Labour and Tory parties. A case has to be made for the importance of things such as universal prescriptions for the sick, and bus passes for the elderly. The alternative is a slide towards the kind of rightwing politics we see at UK level, where access to essential services is dependent on the ability to pay. Of course, these services are not free: they are funded by taxpayers. Universal benefits are not a giveaway, or part of a “something-for-nothing society”, as Labour leader Johann Lamont infamously claimed. Let’s look at the two services I mentioned, starting with “free” prescriptions. The NHS has

here has not only escaped the privatisation agenda commenced in England under Tony Blair and accelerated by David Cameron, it has received a real-terms funding increase from the Scottish government. Someone needing medicine in England today may be charged £7.85 for each item on their prescription. In Scotland it is free. The cost of this approach to the Scottish NHS, which has a £12 billion budget, is around £50m, or £10 per person. Labour say this is too expensive - but over the last five years, despite this and other universal services, public spending in Scotland has accounted for a lower share of the economy than in England. Some ask why well-off people should get “free” prescriptions. First of all, it is less well-off people who benefit most from universalism. Before the SNP abolished charges, 600,000 adults in Scotland who had an income of under £16,000 had to pay for their prescriptions. Secondly, well-off people are taxed along with

Paul Martin MSP

Recently in Parliament I raised the issue of the importance of social landlords and the role that they play in our communities in the North and East of the city. When I was first elected in 1993 as a Councillor, it was clear that our council house stock needed major investment. Basic repairs took a long time to carry out and new builds had ground to a halt as the city was crippled by a debt of nearly £1bn in its housing department. It was clear that this model for providing decent housing at affordable rents was not working and that we as politicians needed to find a better way to help tenants across Glasgow. It is now 10 years since the GHA was

formed and it is quite easy to forget just how controversial it was at the time. There was a great deal of opposition to the move from the SNP and others to the move from Glasgow City Council Housing to the GHA, but having seen the problems tenants had faced for years at my surgeries it was clear we needed a change. Yes, the GHA are not perfect, however I know from my own surgeries and from my colleagues that people are no longer waiting weeks and weeks for basic repairs. And now, having seen so much progress in the improvement to our housing stock in Glasgow, we have a new challenge. The motion I put down in Parliament praises

everyone else to pay for our NHS. If you support taxing the rich more, why wait till they are ill to do it? Such arguments are a weak attempt to conflate the two separate matters of the universal service provided by the Scottish NHS, and taxation in general. A society that charges the ill for medicine is on the route to charging for a visit to a GP or to hospital. As for bus passes for the elderly, which Labour have also threatened to abolish if they return to power: in Scotland all over-60s get a bus pass. For many, this is a lifeline which not only helps with their household budget, but prevents from becoming socially isolated. But what about the well-off pensioner? Labour and the Tories ask why they should benefit from this. But has that pensioner not paid taxes for the best part of their lives? How is that something for nothing? In addition, bus companies are reimbursed based on journeys taken, not bus passes held. A pensioner who

the work of community based landlords and the important role that they play in building the communities that they serve. But this work is in jeopardy because of the Scottish Government’s decision to cut new build and development funding to Housing Associations in Glasgow. It’s had support from across the Parliament so I am hoping that we can bring the debate to the floor of the chamber. Let’s face it, Glasgow has been getting a raw deal from the Edinburgh Government ever since the SNP came to power in 2007. But the reduction from £78.5m to £50.9m will mean higher rents for tenants in Glasgow, and higher borrowing costs for community based housing

drives a car and never uses their bus pass will incur no cost to the public. Imagine a society where only the absolute poorest get their medicine free at the point of need: a society which divides our pensioners into the haves and the have-nots. It’s a divisive and corrosive thing to do, and will ultimately undermine social provision of services. I don’t want a Scotland where some people ask why they pay taxes to the state but receive nothing in return. Universal services benefit all of society, ensuring that the social contract between Government and communities remains strong, and that taxation is seen as a duty. Following the death of Margaret Thatcher, the Greens and independent MSPs have arranged a parliamentary debate on the theme of “there is such a thing as society”. I agree with them: there is such a thing as society, and universal services are a fundamental part of that.

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associations. Whenever the ReGEN has carried it’s Housing Feature, I am always heartened to see the improvements in the fabric our housing stocks as well as the growth in our communities. However, if the SNP Government continues to punish Glasgow then it will be impossible to enable our community based landlords to provide the highest standard accommodation at affordable rents. If you would like to contact me about this or any other issue then please do not hesitate to get in contact with me on 0141 564 1364 or on paul. martin.msp@scottish.parliament.uk.

Patricia Ferguson MSP The date of the referendum on whether Scotland separates from the UK has been announced as the 18th September 2014. Confirmation of the date means that there are just over 500 days for voters to be given the information they need to make an informed decision. I know from meeting constituents that there are a huge number of questions that they want answered. For a long time now the Scottish Government has made claims that

have been proven not to be the case. Statements have been made about the relationship between an independent Scotland and the Bank of England, our place in the European Union, and the economic strength of an independent Scotland. One by one public statements by the Scottish Government on these issues have been shown to be based on speculation rather than fact. Indeed, a Scottish Government document leaked last month showed that they have been saying one thing in

public and another thing in private. That’s why we now need the detail of what an independent Scotland would look like, and the facts to back this up. The First Minister has promised to bring forward his plans in the Autumn, possibly another 5 or 6 months from now. Myself and my Party colleagues think this is too long to wait. I supported Scottish Labour leader, Johann Lamont, when she called on the First Minister to publish his plans now.

I echoed this call in Parliament on the 21st March when I urged him to bring forward the facts about Scotland’s economy after his claims about an oil boom were discredited by the Office of Budget Responsibility If we are to have an honest and open debate we need the evidence based information to allow that to take place. We’ve already waited years for the date of the referendum we shouldn’t have to wait for many months more for the detail.

finances. Key to that is raising the numbers of women in work. But the biggest barrier to as many as one million women becoming economically active is the poor availability of affordable childcare. So shifting resources into providing households with at least 25 hours a week childcare or early years education at an affordable cost should be a priority for pro-growth and pro-equality welfare reform. Childcare costs gobble up as much as a third of families’ after-tax income in the UK, compared with just 9% in Denmark. In 2009, the UK under Labour was spending the joint third highest amounts in the OECD as a share of GDP in terms of cash benefits to families, but the Nordic countries were spending much more on supporting childcare. On pay, nearly a third of my constituents earn less than the level for a living wage, leading nearly 10,000 households to need subsidies through the tax credit and housing benefit systems to reach any kind of acceptable standard of living. The median wage is £3,200 lower in real terms now than it was in 2009,

and average families are losing four times more this year through the tighter squeeze on real wages than they will gain by the increase in the personal income tax allowance. As well as attacking living standards of 800,000 people in Scotland in this position through the 1% cap on tax credits which was introduced on 8 April, the Coalition is also questioning its commitment to the national minimum wage. In response, we should consider giving the Low Pay Commission a wider remit to consider the introduction of an affordable wage, bringing the living wage to those parts of the private sector, like the major corporations, where the costs of introduction are minimal, and where workers will benefit, as well as the economy from the boost to demand, and reduced rates of staff turnover. Our focus should be on welfare policy that works and reduces joblessness and inequality, not a politics of division pitched at the very worst sentiments of human nature.

Patricia Ferguson MSP 43 Atlas Road Glasgow G21 4TA t: 0141 558 9483 patricia.ferguson.msp@ scottish.parliament.uk

Willie Bain MP The debate on welfare has become increasingly polarised in recent weeks by Tory ministers regrettably trying to use extreme individual cases and instances of appalling criminal behaviour to draw divisions between what they regard as the deserving and undeserving poor, and to turn attention away from their own calamitous economic performance. The Right want to turn neighbour against neighbour, and shift their focus away from the skyrocketing wealth of the super-rich, or from the role of Government in securing the conditions for greater equality which is a prerequisite for lasting economic growth. Whatever, trying to conduct a debate on welfare by arguing that a majority of benefit recipients are scroungers or layabouts is deeply irresponsible, divisive, and corrosive of social solidarity. We need facts to drive the debate, not simply assertion or prejudice. The constituents I meet who struggle with low paid part-time work in a weak jobs market are forced on to housing benefit because of high rental costs and declining real wages. That,

and the fact we have 2.5m people officially unemployed and over 6m people desperately seeking full-time work is the reason the benefits bill remains stubbornly high – according to the OECD we spend 5.9% of GDP on cash benefits, but we spent even more in 1980, at some 6.4% of GDP. In comparison with other major countries, the UK is neither a particularly big nor low spender on welfare. Where we need to recast the welfare state is around three main areas – full employment, higher pay, and stronger family services. To simply restore the employment rate to its pre-economic crisis levels would require the creation of 850,000 additional jobs now. To get to a situation of reducing structural unemployment to 3%, we need active labour market policies, like a jobs guarantee for the long-term jobless, such as those which put Sweden back to work in the 1990s as well as cutting its deficit too. Only by increasing the levels of participation in the jobs market can we generate the growth and tax revenues required to restore our public

William Bain MP Shadow Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Minister Labour MP for Glasgow North East Westminster Office: 0207-219-7527; Constituency Office: 0141-557-2513 www.williebain.com E-mail: willie.bain.mp@parliament.uk Twitter: twitter.com/William_Bain Facebook: facebook.com/william.bain


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Stop Stalking in its Tracks STALKING victim Ann Moulds has helped launch a Glasgow campaign highlighting the warning signs of a crime that ruins lives. Ann is backing a new multiagency campaign designed to make people aware of the early indicators of stalking and urging them to seek help. Glasgow Community & Safety Services (GCSS) have produced two short films outlining how incidents which might seem innocent in isolation can actually be signs of stalking. Stalking is insidious and on the increase due to widespread use of new technology. Social networking sites make it easy for people, including those with bad intentions, to learn details about you and your life and computers and mobile phones give them virtual access to your home. The films explode the myth that people are mainly stalked by strangers when it can be an acquaintance, colleague or, most commonly, a former intimate partner. They were unveiled at the Glasgow Film Theatre on

(April16th) and launched on twitter and Youtube. The event preceded National Stalking Awareness Day on April 18th. The films were scripted and commissioned by Glasgow Community & Safety Services (GCSS) in partnership with the city’s Violence Against Women Partnership. As well as being posted on social media, they will also be screened in Glasgow’s Best Bar None venues including the Arches and The Society Rooms. Partners in the project include

GCSS, Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland, Rape Crisis Scotland and Action Scotland Against Stalking. Councillor Jim Coleman, Chair of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership, said: “The initial signs of stalking can be insidious but these films are designed to help people identify the warning signs and encourage them to seek support before a situation develops into something really sinister. “Often people feel helpless and alone but there is no need

to suffer in silence. Help and advice is out there for anyone suffering unwanted attention.” Often people suffering unwanted attention may not initially recognise it as stalking. Warnings signs can include unwanted gifts or texts messages, a work colleague interfering with personal items on your desk or an acquaintance turning up at a venue where they know you will be. Sometimes stalkers create a crisis for their targets so they can come to their rescue. This could

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111 information can be given anonymously.

GANG FIGHTING – RUCHILL POLICE Scotland is appealing for information and cooperation from the residents in the vicinity of Ruchill Park, in relation to recent gang fighting in the area. These incidents have been occurring in the evenings from around 6.30pm onwards and involve groups of youths fighting with each other within Ruchill Park and the neighbouring streets. There have been reports from residents that some of the youths have been in possession of knives and large stones. Six youths have been charged with various gang related offences and Police Scotland is currently deploying additional resources in the area. Local Area Commander Ann Hughes is concerned that someone is going to be seriously hurt and is asking local residents to ensure they know the whereabouts of include something like your mobile phone or keys going missing only to be “found” and returned by the perpetrator. Ann Moulds was the victim of a harrowing stalking case which still haunts her years later. Her tormentor was eventually convicted in court and sentenced to community service but Ann felt compelled to move 80 miles to get away from him - leaving her business, home, family and friends. The experience had such an impact on her life that she went on to launch an awardwinning campaign. Action Scotland Against Stalking (ASAS) which helps victims and successfully campaigned for stalking to be made a specific offence in Scotland. ASAS quickly became an international campaign and England and Wales introduced anti stalking legislation in 2012. (Note: Ann is available for interview.) Since 2010, police across Scotland have investigated 1001 stalking cases and 761 people have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal. Detective Chief Inspector Craig Willison of Police Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Taskforce said: “Stalking and harassment are completely unacceptable and have been a criminal offence in Scotland since December 2010. “Stalking exists in many forms - it could be unwanted attention or behaviour from an ex-partner for

their children at night. She says “We are working closely with our partners in Social Work, Glasgow Community & Safety Services and local housing associations to address this issue and have already jointly visited a number of parents of young people involved in or on the periphery of the gang fighting.” “I need the support of the local community and in particular parents, to make sure with the lighter nights, that they know where and what their children are up to. The message is clear. This needs to stop before someone gets hurt.” If you have any information in relation to this issue, please contact the local community police team on 101 or by email MaryhillKelvinCPT@scotland. pnn.police.uk

example, and could include telephone calls, texts or more threatening behaviours such as appearing at your workplace or home unannounced and unwarranted. These types of behaviours can be terrifying, debilitating and can seriously affect a person’s quality of life in so many ways. “I would urge any person experiencing such unwanted attention to get in touch with police - we will provide you with advice and refer you to one of our partner agencies for support. If you feel you are a victim of stalking or harassment, please seek help.” Glasgow Bailie Nina Baker got involved in setting up the campaign after meeting Ann Moulds and hearing about her work. She said: “Stalking is something we hear about happening to high profile celebrities or when it ends in tragedy but it also happens to ordinary people whose lives can be ruined even if it does not develop into violence. “Through this campaign, we want people to recognise the early warning signs of stalking and to seek help before it progresses.” Anyone who fears they may be a victim of stalking should contact Police Scotland , the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300 or Action Scotland against Stalking by emailing stalking.scotland@ yahoo.co.uk


Green in 2013– What’s happening in North Glasgow? Elmvale Primary School P4/5 pupils participated in Climate Week activities recently at Balgrayhill in partnership with fantastic sports legacy volunteers, nghomes, Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign and Glasgow Community and Safety Services. Pupils worked hard in freezing cold conditions to complete a recycling litter pick around Balgrayhill

Community Centre where they collected 2 bags of rubbish and 3 bags of recycling. They then headed up to 198 Balgrayhill multi storey flat entrances where they learned how to reduce food waste, save money and keep their fruit and vegetables fresher for longer and in the afternoon they planted seeds in plant pots to take home to grow and ask their parents if they are interested in becoming

Green Community Champions – Wednesday 8th of May 2013 – 6pm

Ron Davey Enterprise Centre, 10 Vulcan Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4BP Last year, nghomes tenants secured funding from the Climate Challenge Fund and Zero Waste Scotland to address climate change issues specifically trying to reduce and recycle waste, reduce energy costs and home energy use, growing your own food and setting up a food bank. A group called Community Green Champions will be formed so that local people can come together to address these issues. Each month will have a different theme in relation to climate change and there will be opportunities to access training, suggest new projects, events and/or activities. We will have the 1st meeting at the Ron Davey Enterprise Centre in Vulcan

Street on the 8th of May at 6pm, if you would like to attend and have children then please feel free to bring them along. We will provide refreshments and expect the workshops to last a maximum of 2hours. If you would like to get involved then please contact; Sarah Robinson on tel: 0141-630-4281 or email:srobinson@ ng2works.com

Upcoming Green Events Please check www. nghomes.net for up-coming event details and if you would like more information about any of the above events, please contact Sarah Robinson on 0141-630-4281 or email on srobinson@ ng2works.com.

Are you interested in: Waste - Reducing, Re-using and Recycling? Saving Money and Saving Energy at Home? Growing Your Own Food? If you answered yes to any of the above, then come along to our Community Green Champions workshops. We will have cakes, tea, coffee and lots of fun!

All Welcome!!! Young people must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday 8th of May 2013 – 6pm Ron Davey Enterprise Centre, 10 Vulcan Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 2BP Contact: Sarah Robinson for more details srobinson@ng2works.com or 0141-630-4252

April - Balgrayhill Families Environment Group May - Grow Your Own Food workshops June - Recycling workshops Sunday 2nd of June - Big Lunch Balgrayhill Community Centre 12-2pm

Balgrayhill Goes Recycling Crazy! Since introducing the Waste Improvement Plan last year, ng homes tenants at Balgrayhill have been recycling crazy. The chute recycling day on average fills 12 large Taylor bins per week, the clothing banks have recycled 350kg and the glass and bulk recycling continues at a good rate. Sarah Robinson, Climate Challenge Officer said: “Well done everyone at Balgrayhill for your efforts to recycle, it has a great carbon saving so keep up the excellent work. We are in discussions with the council about rolling out recycling to other properties so watch this space for future recycling opportunities.” Staff at nghomes are also working hard to reduce and recycle waste in the offices and have been collecting cans, recycling ink cartridges and reducing paper waste. We are currently introducing our own Office Green Champions who will be involved in reducing waste, increasing recycling and reducing energy use.

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