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Friday 7th December 2012

Issue Number 94

The Paper That Money Can’t Buy!

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when they left their house they would end up in the Casualty Department of the Royal. So who is responsible for gritting our roads and pavements then. Firstly we looked at the Transport Minister Keith Brown and we discovered that the ultimate responsibility for roads in Scotland lies with him but he can’t be expected to go out and grit the roads now, can he. So we looked at Glasgow City Council’s winter maintenance plan and we discovered that they prioritise the gritting. Major Bus Routes, Junctions and Emergency Access Routes are first to get the treatment, roads in schemes and council estates are well down the list of priority. How do they decide when to salt the areas? According to their website this is what happens.. Land and Environmental Services has a contract with the Metreological Office to supply weather forecasts for Glasgow each day from the beginning of October until mid May. The department has

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“GET A GRIP - THE ROADS ARE SLIPPY” As you pick up this edition of the Re-Gen there is every likelihood that the snow is here and the streets and pavements are treacherous. Why is this allowed to happen year after year after all it’s not rocket science that around this time of year it is near enough certain that it won’t be sky high temperatures, for a start, songs like “Jingle Bells” and “Winter Wonderland” wouldn’t have been written unless we expected snow and ice, would they. So who plans where, how and when, the pavements and roads are treated to avoid accidents? Is it the Scottish Government or maybe the City Council or even the local Community Council or it could be Mr Nobody because anyone we’ve asked seems to pass the buck. This week alone we have heard of two elderly pensioners falling on the pavements in this area alone, two pensioners who were just going about their daily routine of going to the shop for their milk and bread. Little did they know that

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also installed ice stations at five selected locations within the city which together with the facility to access fifteen other stations in adjacent authorities help to improve the accuracy of forecasts. Staff can access information from these stations via portable computers. Pre gritting operations are undertaken from

the beginning of November until the end of March on a standby arrangement. Ad hoc gritting is done outwith this period. It also says Footpaths and Pavements are always treated??? Do you really believe this? Tell that to the two pensioners mentioned earlier. All the Re-Gen is asking for is for someone to visit the

streets off the major roads, the streets and pavements where people actually live and make sure they are safe for the citizens of Glasgow. If they can clear the pavements in other places, surely it is not too hard to do it here. After all the winter is just starting or did those in authority think it would miss us this year!!!

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1st Friday of the Month 10am Carmyle Community Centre, Hillcrest Road 11.15am The Bridge, Easterhouse 1st Saturday of the Month 10am St Andrew’s Secondary School, Torphin Crescent, Carntyne 11.15am St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Baillieston 3rd Friday of the Month 10am Parkhead Housing Association Your Member of Parliament for Online Surgery GLASGOW EAST Email: margaret.curran.mp@parliament.uk

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Brilliant Brooke wins GEAAP’s Christmas Card Competition! Brooke Dornan, from Eastbank Primary school is pictured with her winning Christmas card entry and her prize Young Booze Busters teddy bear. She was awarded this at an assembly by GEAAP staff in front of her whole school last Monday morning (26th November). Pupils and staff were delighted that Brooke’s artistic talent shone through and that she was able to put across a safe message around alcohol for this Christmas. Pupils were particularly impressed that the Young Booze Busters teddy bear was taller than Brooke! Brooke has learned much about alcohol awareness from GEAAP’s Young Booze Busters staff visiting Primary 6

& Primary 7 pupils at her school for four weeks. R o l e - p l a y, competitions, games, drawing & alcohol-free cocktails are just some of the activities staff use with pupils to increase their knowledge of alcohol. As well as having fun learning from this, and from GEAAP’s www.youngboozebusters.com site, it will help pupils make informed choices about alcohol now and in the future. Brooke is picture here in the middle of two of her classmates (Melissa & Rebecca) outside Traffic Design Studio in Park Circus, Glasgow. On Thursday last week (29th November), these pupils worked hard with Graphic Designers using the latest computer technology to put the finishing touches to the winning entry before sending the artwork to be printed. When the Christmas cards are professionally printed, GEAAP will send one to all the

primary schools in the East of Glasgow, as well as each of the partners they work with all year. Brooke will receive a pack of Christmas cards for her family and friends, and Eastbank Primary will also receive a pack to distribute. Well done Brooke! Runner-up goodie bags were given to exceptional competition entries in the Alexandra Parade, St.Paul’s, Quarry Brae, Sandaig and St.Bridget’s Primary Schools. GEAAP would like to thank everyone who entered from the schools they deliver their Young Booze Busters programme in, and urge schools to keep an eye open for more Young Booze Busters competitions coming in the New Year. In the meantime, pupils aged 9-18 years are encouraged to try the alcohol awareness quizzes on GEAAP’s www.youngboozebusters. com site.

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“Tartan-tastic Day” at Swinton To celebrate St Andrew’s Day last Friday (30th November) staff and pupils in Swinton Primary in Rhindmuir Road Baillieston had a “Tartan-tastic” Day! Everyone including the staff went to school dressed in as much tartan as possible and their efforts raised money for the Scottish charity, Children 1st. The best dressed pupils and staff strutted their stuff on the catwalk at assembly and during a whole school assembly, Eilidh, Cara and Olivia presented a piece about the history of St Andrew, and they did a wonderful job. The school pupils also all enjoyed singing Scottish songs and they were delighted that Ellis Cappie a former Swinton pupil could join them and demonstrate Scottish Highland dancing. Throughout the day all the pupils moved around a variety of Scottish workshops learning about Scottish history and culture. These included dancing, singing, art work based on famous Scottish film scenes, and the history of tartan. To complete the “Tartantastic” event everyone got to taste some Scottish delights such as the famous drink made from “Girders”, Irn Bru and shortbread! Everyone had a wonderful day and really enjoyed celebrating St Andrew’s Day.

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HOW’S THE COMMUNITY-WE’RE NO TELLING YOU You may have seen a poster, or received a leaflet about a Glasgow 2014: East End Communication Event or like many you may not have. However the event was held last Monday (3rd December) at the brand new Emirates Arena. Young people from the local community sacrificed their youth drop-in service to attend the event. Elderly residents from Bridgeton and Dalmarnock ventured out in the cold and icy night to hear about how their community was developing. There are a few definitions of the word communication such as “the imparting or exchanging of information” or “the successful conveying or sharing of ideas and feelings”. This is where the confusion and misunderstanding begins, I like many others perceived

this event to be focused on local issues, local concerns and have some opportunities for local people to share their views. This event which was organised by the 2014 Organising Committee alongside key partners such as Glasgow 2014 evidently used the first definition as it was more of an information event than a community event. Things that you may be accustomed to at community events such as; relevance to the community, community involvement in delivering the event and even a Q+A session were not featured. Glasgow 2014 will be an amazing international sporting event it will bring nations together to participate in 17 sports and there will be over 200 Golden Moments. You may have heard

this or something similar before via the internet, television or other media sources but you may not know how many beds, bottles of water or services will be needed for the 11 days of sport. Even though this event went into great detail regarding the temporary facilities and services and organisational aspects of the games it achieved nothing in terms of addressing any issues/concerns or worries that are shared by many local residents. I as an active local person know that the real questions that need answered and explored are regarding; Housing Allocations, Employment & Training Opportunities, Health and Education Services, Lack of free and accessible community facilities and the un-accountability of public servants who make decisions on behalf of local people without any engagement, consultation or advance notice. I am completely disappointed and shocked at how this great opportunity was mis-managed and completely overlooked the needs of the local communities. With this in mind I will be organising a community event and inviting key 2014 games stakeholders to come and share their view, plans and vision regarding a lasting games legacy. Most importantly this will provide a platform for local residents to voice their opinions and get answers and

clarification on issues, concerns and worries that really matter to us who live and work in the East End. Legacy is another word that has several different meanings but a Social Legacy is what’s really needed in the East End of Glasgow. Clyde Gateway URC are working hard to deliver on some aspects of a Social Legacy and it was great to attend their fantastic Public Meeting the other week. They have made some great steps and admitted much more needed to be done. To deliver a real Social Legacy then key organisations such as Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Local Housing Association and the 2014 Organising Committee, need to work in partnership and alongside local elected members and more importantly engage and consult with local residents to deliver their vision, hopes and aspirations of a Social Legacy. Let’s work on a Social Legacy Plan that can be duplicated in the North of the City if Glasgow is appointed host city of the 2018 Youth Olympics next year. If you have any ideas, would like to get involved in planning this event or would like to be kept up to date please feel free to contact David Stewart MSYP Glasgow Shettleston on: david.stewart.msyp@sypmail. org.uk The Dalmarnock Centre, 3 Lily Street, Dalmarnock G40 3EU TEl: 0141 556 4776

Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors Glasgow’s leading independent funeral directors Anderson Maguire have just opened another funeral home in the East End. Located at 658 Alexandra Parade, close to the Royal Infirmary. the new facility bridges the gap between the firm’s funeral homes in Springburn Way and Shettleston Road. “We have a large number of families in the Garngad, Townhead and Riddrie areas who use the company when they have a bereavement and this will be more convenient for them” said Angela Maguire, part of the management team at Anderson Maguire’s head office. ”More families than ever are now using our company. They recognise that we offer to very high level of personal service at a very moderate cost, something which is very important to families especially in the current economic climate” said Angela

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Carbon Footprints Nursery is a brand new child care facility in central Glasgow. It’s custom built facility has the latest green credentials, that coupled with experienced staff makes it great environment for your children. Mission: Caring for the planet and the next generation! We are committed to providing excellent quality childcare in an environmentally sustainable way. We look after the environment your children are in today, and protect the environment for them for tomorrow. Description: We have a number of childcare places available for babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. The facilities are brand new and designed to care for your children and the environment at the same time.

OUT OF SCHOOL SERVICE We run an Out of School Programme at £15 a day subject to there being an evidenced demand. We believe that this needs to be varied in order for children to want to come and not to feel that they have been “sent”. Our activities , dependant on age, include : · access to a sound lab · access to computer graphics · access to a Childrens gym · access to football coaching · homework support · board games · art materials · computer games · mealtime snack (including support to make it ) · collection from school if needed (depending on school)

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Olympia Library Officially Opens The brand new, state of the art Bridgeton Library in the Olympia was officially opened on Monday 3 December. The ceremony was performed by Councillor Archie Graham, the Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor George Redmond, the Vice-Chair of Clyde Gateway and Mrs Grace Donald, an 88 year-old lifelong resident of Bridgeton who was a frequent user of the Olympia in its heyday as a cinema. Councillor Archie Graham said “Libraries are at the very heart of our communities throughout Glasgow and the new Bridgeton Library will deliver more services for and on behalf of local people than ever before. New life has been breathed into the Olympia which has recovered all of its former glory and the new library will ensure it will play a vital role in the life of Bridgeton for generations to come.” In addition to being the Vice-Chair of Clyde Gateway, George Redmond is also the coun-

cillor for the Bridgeton and Dalmarnock area. He said “The opening of the library is the latest chapter in what is becoming a thrilling story associated with the regeneration of the local communities. There is an incredible transformation underway across the whole area but I’ve no doubt this £10m investment to bring the Olympia back into use is the one that has got local people most excited. This fantastic new library really does have the best of everything and I have no doubt it is going to be very popular with residents of all ages”. The involvement of Grace Donald in the opening ceremony was not just about providing a link with the building’s former uses but in recognition of a lifetime’s involvement in working with and for the community. As members of her family and many of her friends looked on Grace said, “This has been a very special day. For years the Olympia was a big part of my life to me and I spent many a happy time here on nights out at the cinema with my husband and my children. I was really upset when it closed its doors all those years ago as it was a really lowpoint in Bridgeton’s history. I never dreamed that I’d ever get back inside the building and it’s a big thrill to see what

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Clyde Gateway and Glasgow Life have done. I’ve lived here all my life and I know that Bridgeton Cross has never looked better.” As well as an extensive range of books, newspapers and magazines, the library has 32 PC’s, online learning, a community room and will deliver computer courses, reader development programmes and a Children’s Area. It also offers an enhanced business resource for Glasgow firms and access to a rich collection of local and family history resources.

Hospitality and Catering students at John Wheatley College in the East of Glasgow have trumped their previous year’s record breaking fundraising figure by almost £400. Throughout the current session the students have held Macmillan Coffee Mornings, afternoon teas and cake and bake stalls to help raise funds for the very deserving charity of Macmillan Cancer Support. In the previous year, they raised around £860 but this year they pulled out all the stops and, with hard work and commitment from the students at both Easterhouse and East End Campuses, they raked in a fantastic £1,257.92!! Their fellow students at the College have benefitted by

being able to buy exquisite pastries and delicious home-made cakes. The cheque was accepted by Pauline Reay, a volunteer with Macmillan fundraising. In thanking the delighted students and very proud staff, Pauline spoke of the difference that these donations make to the Macmillan services, including in the East of Glasgow where Macmillan Support Groups run at both Easterhouse and Dennistoun Libraries. Some of the hard-working students and staff are pictured here with Pauline and the huge cheque. A massive well-done to everyone involved – you certainly make a difference!!


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Building a sustainable future City Building is one of Scotland’s largest construction companies. We deliver construction, repairs and maintenance solutions to commercial, public and third sector organisations across the country. Our success is due to our forward-thinking approach and looking for ways to deliver services differently. We run Scotland’s largest - and most successful apprentice training centres in Glasgow. Here, we train more than 450 apprentices each year with skills such as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, roofing and construction operations. City Building delivers new build housing, schools and other large construction projects, whilst continuing to deliver our core business of repairs and maintenance services across Central Scotland. We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), one of Europe’s largest supported facilities, employing more than 240 people, over 50% of whom have a disability.

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John Wheatley College’s sparkling new Nail Bar, Beauty Room, Make-up Studio and Hair Salon at the Easterhouse Campus is now open to the public - under the name of Elegance Beauty. With an eclectic guest list, the students helped to open the newly refurbished facilities with make-up demonstrations, polish and manicures (including Shellac!) and hair styling to show off their new skills and encourage clients to get the message out there. Several were busy in the Nail Bar showing off their considerable nail-art skills while others were demonstrating their makeup artistry – excellent for those planning for a special occasion. In the refurbished hair salon, dedicated hairdressing students were displaying their styling and hair-up skills. In addition, the College’s talented Hospitality & Catering students put together a delicious array of canapés and mocktails and moved graciously among the guests offering

refreshments. College Principal, Alan Sherry, dropped in to see how the event was going. He spent some time chatting with the students who had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of products and treatments. He said, “I’m very impressed with the clear enthusiasm and skills of our students who organised this event themselves. We’re delighted that we have been able to invest in these new facilities which recreate a professional salon environment for our students to learn their skills. They each have extensive knowledge and talents which will continue to grow as the year progresses. I hope our community can support them in

this venture. “My thanks go to the students and the committed staff who have supported them.” Bringing in the public to sample their Hair and Beauty services gives learners the opportunity to have ‘hands-on’ experience and helps them to develop their customer service skills into the bargain. The students develop their skills to a certain level and only then are they able to provide services to the public. With a range of treatments, there is a very reasonable charge for any treatment sessions or hairdressing services. If you’d like to find out more, contact John Wheatley College on 0141 588 1500 or visit the facebook page at Elegance Beauty.

Trainee posts offer jobs lifeline and help keep gardens spick and span Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and City Building are creating job opportunities for people in the East End – and helping residents keep their gardens spick and span. GHA is doing everything it can to help Winget residents in Carntyne while major refurbishment work is carried out on their homes. As part of that process, tenants are decanted from their home – and contractors City Building have now taken on eight environmental trainees to work on the upkeep of their gardens. The Carntyne Wingets – built in the 1920s using a reinforced concrete design – were first designated ‘structurally defective’ in 1987 due to their construction type. GHA agreed to

save and upgrade the Winget homes in November 2009. The new environmental trainees are helping out by tidying gardens, cutting grass and trimming hedges to make sure gardens are ship-shape in time for residents moving back into their Winget homes. The project has been so successful two of the trainees have already been offered jobs on other City Building projects. As well as offering vital employment opportunities for young people, the environmental initiative is making a big difference to Winget tenants and homeowners. Tenant Margaret Sharp, 79, was delighted after moving back from into her home to find her garden transformed. Margaret said: “The lads have done brilliantly. The garden looks fantastic. They cleared away the moss, cut back some of the trees

and even put a new fence round the garden. “It looks a hundred per cent better and it means I’m getting

much more light into my house too. “It’s a really good thing for people to get these job opportunities too.” Gordon Sloan, GHA Chair and himself a Winget tenant, said: “It’s great that, with our partners at City Building, we can offer local people employment opportunities in these tough times. “The trainees themselves have really responded well to the chance to learn new skills and residents have told me how much they appreciate the improvement in the environment. It’s a win-win situation.” Graham Paterson, Executive Director of City Building, said: “Partnerships like this add to the communities where we work by creating these jobs. We are delighted to be able to offer these trainees this chance.”


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Hundreds of Dirty Dog Owners Fined MORE than 600 Glasgow dog owners have been fined for failing to pick up after their pets. A Clean Glasgow campaign designed to force irresponsible dog owners to clean up their act has seen 637 fixed penalty notices issued in 12 months. The anti dog fouling campaign has sparked huge public support and 85 Glasgow social landlords with tens of thousands of tenants have also given it their backing. Enforcement officers from Glasgow Community & Safety Services continue to blitz local neighbourhoods to spot anyone creating a potential health

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hazard by failing to clean up after their dogs. Latest figures show the initiative has prompted a 68% increase in calls to the Clean Glasgow hotline by people reporting culprits or identifying sites where there is a particular problem. The city’s network of public CCTV cameras is also being used to identify people failing to clean up their dogs’ faeces. A total of 11,590 warning letters have also been sent to streets or closes where suspects live. The blitz is now stepping up a gear with enforcement officers visiting neighbourhoods unannounced. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The initial part of the campaign was as much about education as enforcement. By telling people we were coming to their neighbourhood we aimed to change habits by making it clear that irresponsible behaviour was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

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“We are extremely pleased with the initial results and thrilled by the huge level of support from the general public who have been phoning in to report those flouting the law. There is also anecdotal evidence that those who have been fined have changed their ways and now pick up after their pets. “However, anyone who thought they could revert to their filthy ways when we left their area can now think again. The crackdown continues and no one can afford to risk receiving a fine.” The fines are £40 rising to £60 if unpaid within 28 days. Please call Clean Glasgow on 0800 027 7027 to report dirty dog owners in your community.


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EVERY year the problem of Domestic Abuse comes to the fore and every year those who have never experienced it glance at stories like these, shrug their shoulders and then forget all about it, while those who experience it on a day to day or week to week basis, just pray that it would end and let them live a normal life without being Beaten, Verbally Abused, Sexually Assaulted and everything else that goes along with Domestic Abuse. This scourge on society can occur in any walk of life, from the person living a great lifestyle in their £1 million home through to the wee woman who has to make ends meet every week with hardly any income. Domestic abuse crosses all walks of life and the excuse that drink brings it out more, is a fallacy, in fact the perpetrator who actually

carries out Domestic Abuse while sober can be far more vicious as their brain is calmly telling them to carry out acts of violence which terrifies their partner and only ceases when they want it to. Very often in these

cases children are exposed to the violence carried out or hearing it from another room and it can affect them for the rest of their life. Slogans like “Domestic Abuse-There’s No Excuse” literally mean next to nothing now as everyone knows there is no excuse but “Abuse your Partner and We’ll Jail You” doesn’t trip off the tongue with quite the same ease, although now Strathclyde Police mean exactly that as they have changed the way they treat Domestic Abuse and have done so for the past couple of years now. If you are experiencing physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse or are being intimidated or by I Want This”threatened by a current or previous partner, you are being subjected to domestic abuse. You may be feeling frightened, isolated and ashamed.

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Parkhead Housing Association 40 Helenvale Street, Parkhead, GLASGOW G31 4TF Telephone 0141 556 6226 www.parkheadha.org.uk

Changes to Housing Benefit If you claim Housing Benefit to help pay your rent you may be affected by changes from April 2013. The changes mean that some people will get less Housing Benefit than they did before. This information will help you find out what’s happening and how you can prepare as many tenants will be concerned about the changes to Housing Benefit.

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rent a Housing Association property and have one or more spare bedrooms your Housing Benefit may get reduced.

partnership could mean and the benefits it could bring to tenants.

You could be affected if… are 16 to 61 years old please call: If you would like any more information on the proposed • If you are working and 0844 892 0321 partnership with Gentoo please call us on: 0141 550 www.westscot.co.uk 5600 or send an email to partnership@ only get a small amount westscot.co.uk of Housing Benefit For General Enquiries please call: • Even if you are sick or 0844 892 0321 disabled

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money & managing your debts, are companies writing/ phoning you. Are you unable to pay them, we can help-Gemap Scotland offers a free, independent & confidential service

• Each adult couple • Any age Financialother Capability- weperson offer a range of tailor made financial capability workshops, available in your We offer advice on budgeting, banking, debt 16community. or over and the cost of credit. We can help with bank accounts, savings strategies and goals. • Two children of the Fuel Poverty we’ve all seen the massive same sex under 16 price increase from the power companies recently, are you struggling trying to pay your fuel bills- are you on the • Two children under the right tariff and the best supplier, we can help, we can arrange a home visit for you for advice age of 10 regardless of sex • Any other child • A carer (who does not normally live with you) if you or your partner need overnight care.

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It doesn’t matter who uses the spare room, the new rules will even apply if: • You and your partner need to sleep apart because of a medical

condition • The main home of your children is another address, but you have a spare room for when they stay over with you eg. Access to children What happens if you have a spare bedroom? If you have one spare bedroom your Housing Benefit will be cut by 14% of the rent you pay weekly. If you have two or more spare bedrooms you will lose 25% of the rent you pay weekly. You will have to pay to your landlord the difference between your Housing Benefit and your rent if your benefit is cut. Limit on Benefits From April 2013, there will be a cap on the overall amount of benefit you can receive.

Welfare Reform Here are some frequently asked questions in relation to Welfare Reform and the introduction of the new Universal Credit.

What is Universal Credit? It’s a benefit that will replace working tax credit, child tax credit, housing benefit, income support, job seekers allowance and employment and support allowance. All of these benefits will be paid as one “Universal Credit”. Who will receive Universal Credit? Single people or a couple jointly of working age can get Universal Credit. However, it won’t be payable if you have savings of £16,000 or more and to qualify you have to accept a “Claimant Commitment”. What is a Claimant Commitment? All claimants must agree to meet requirements related to finding work. There will be sanctions for failing to meet any of the requirements under the Claimant Commit-

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What is Working Age? Anyone over 16 and under the age of 61 at the time Universal Credit is introduced in October 2013. How do you apply for Universal Credit? Applications must be made to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). The expectation is that you will apply on-line using a computer rather than filling in a form or going to an office to make a claim. How will Universal Credit be paid? It will be paid monthly in arrears and anyone receiving Universal Credit must have a bank account. If you don’t have a bank account, you REALLY need to get one before Universal Credit comes into force. When does Welfare Reform begin? The reforms will begin next October and anyone in receipt of the benefits covered by Universal Credit will be placed on the new system by

the end of 2017. However, if you’re circumstances change, you will move to the new system right away. Will Benefits be capped? Yes, from April 2013 no couple or single parent can receive more than £26,000 per annum and single claimants can’t receive more than £18,000 per annum. What about my housing benefit? Under the new system, any help you receive with your rent will be part of Universal Credit. You will have to pay rent yourself as there will no longer be direct payments to your landlord as happens under the current system. Failure to pay your rent will result in arrears and housing providers may have no option but to take court action and seek eviction. Is there anything I should do now? Yes. If you receive benefits and think you’ll be affected by these reforms, you should seek advice right away. Contact a Welfare Advice centre immediately or speak to your landlord. The worst thing you can do is ignore the fact that changes are going to be introduced.

The Government will add up how much money you get from a range of benefits including: housing benefit, jobseekers allowance, employment support allowance, child benefit, child tax credit and carer’s allowance. If the amount of your benefits add up to more than the maximum allowed your housing benefit will be reduced. From April 2013 the maximum amount of benefit you will be entitled to is: • £500 per wk for single parents • £500 per wk for couples with or without children • £350 per week for single people without children This will not apply if…. • You get pension credit or working tax credit • A member of your household is claiming disability living allowance, attendance allowance or the support element of employment support allowance.

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BOGUS CALLERS / COLD CALLERS At this time of year we would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the local community about the dangers and risks surrounding “Bogus Callers” and “Cold Callers”. The following advice is given in an effort to help people prevent doorstep scams: TOP TEN TIPS. 1. Be aware when an unexpected caller attends at your door. 2. Think before you open the door – if a spy-hole is fitted USE IT, if not then look out a window to see who is there. 3. Do NOT open the door to strangers. 4.

Treat every stranger with caution. 5. Ask who they are before opening the door. 6. DO NOT let them in unless you are expecting them. 7. Be wary of special offers or anybody warning you that there are problems with your house. 8. DO NOT agree to work unless you have spoken to somebody else regarding it I.E. a friend or neighbour. 9. NEVER hand over money. 10. IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT. Consideration should also be given to using the password scheme provided by many domestic service providers. This scheme allows residents

to choose their own unique password which would then be used by staff from the domestic company calling at your house to read meters, etc. Below are the telephone numbers for the major domestic service providers which can be called to set up the password scheme. SCOTTISH GAS – 0800 072 8625, SCOTTISH POWER – 0141 272 6044 (Colin Miller), SCOTTISH HYDRO – 0800 622 838 Telephone numbers for the police are: EMERGENCY – 999, NON-EMERGENCY – 0141 532 4300

Emergency Numbers From Housing Associations THIS year must go down as one of the wettest in recent history as reports of flooding from all over Britain have been on the news and even the “Summer “Holidays” were a wash-out. As we approach the “real” winter period householders are extremely worried about a harsh winter and as housing associations can testify this is the time of year they seem to get the most calls. In preparation for this some of the local housing associations in the area have supplied us with various emergency numbers

you might like to keep handy, just in case you need to call on someone over the holiday period. Localised flooding has been occurring in certain areas and with the amount of rain that has fallen over the past month it is little wonder, but we have been luckier than those who find their homes flooded almost as soon as the rain starts. Taking a little care by keeping the house heated on at least a low setting overnight or even if you are going away for a few days, this might be the difference between a burst pipe or a

cozy house to come home to. We have not had any power cuts recently but with the shenanigans at Westminster who knows what might happen in the near future. So why not invest in a couple of cheap torches obtainable from most household stores and then if the lights go out at least you’ll be able to see. Remember torches are far safer than candles, though maybe not as romantic. Keep these numbers handy as they could be very useful in the weeks to come and hopefully you won’t have to use them.

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Keeping you warm and cosy this winter We’ve got a range of services to help you get ready for the winter ahead. For hints and tips on how to keep warm and cosy this winter call us on Freephone 0800 479 7979. We’re here to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Heating your home effectively and safely Some of these energy-saving tips may seem obvious, but they can make a big difference when it comes to reducing your fuel bills. By setting your heating to the right temperature, you can keep your home warm and lower your bills. Your main living room should be around 18–21°C (64–70°F), and the rest of the house at least 16°C (61°F). Above this and you may be wasting money; below this and you may be risking your health. Set your heating to come on just before you get up and switch off after you’ve gone to bed. If it’s very cold, set your heating to come on earlier and turn off later rather than turning the thermostat up.

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instructed and get it tested every three years. Remember never to use an electric blanket and a hot water bottle together. Switch your appliances (such as TVs and microwaves) off rather than leaving them on standby. Do not use a gas cooker or oven to heat your home – it is inefficient and there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Keeping the heat in Insulating your home not only helps to keep you warm and healthy, but it will also help to keep your heating costs down. Fit draught proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors. Make sure that your loft has at least 10–11 inches (270mm) of insulation. Any home with 4 inches (100mm) or less should have it topped up. If you have wall cavities, make sure that they are insulated too. Insulate your hot water cylinder and pipes. Draw your curtains at dusk to help keep the heat generated inside your rooms. Make sure that your radiators are not obstructed by curtains or furniture. For more information on installing insulation and to find an approved National Insulation Association (NIA) installer in your area, call the enquiry line on 08451 63 63 63 or visit www. nationalinsulationassociation.org. uk Carbon monoxide poisoning Incorrectly installed, poorly maintained or poorly ventilated cooking and heating appliances which burn carbon containing fuels can give off carbon monoxide – a poisonous gas which you can’t see, smell or taste but which kills around 50 people a year in England and Wales. Low levels of carbon monoxide can cause serious harm to your health if breathed in over a long time. Have your cooking and heating appliances which burn carbon containing fuels, flues and chimneys serviced at least once a year by a suitably trained, reputable, registered engineer.

Be Environmentally-Friendly During the Holiday Season Small changes make a big difference in striving for a more earth-conscious holiday. With alterations to Christmas traditions, celebrating a green holiday is simple. Give Mother Nature a present by celebrating a green Christmas with these concrete steps to a more environmentally-conscious holiday. On the first day of Christmas, get a live tree. The smell of an evergreen tree is a strong part of many families’ Christmas traditions. A live tree can be re-potted in the yard to bring joy for the rest of the year. If a live tree is not manageable, at least recycle the tree at the end of the season. Many cities will grind them up for mulch and wood chips. On the second day of Christmas, limit gift purchases. How many new things does anyone need this year? Skip storebought items and exchange home-made gifts, housecleaning or babysitting certificates, or go in together on a professional photographer for a family picture. Instead of a traditional gift exchange have a white elephant Christmas exchange, make a group donation to a charity of choice, or give the gift of time instead of things. Stick to the list and don’t get sucked into last minute must-have purchases. On the third day of Christmas, re-use wrapping paper. Instead of buying multiple rolls of wrapping paper, get creative with how to wrap presents. Try to re-use wrapping paper from previous years, use paper bags or sections of newspaper, or even cloth napkins or dish towels. If bright Christmas wrapping paper is an important part of holiday joy, then at least recycle the wrapping paper. On the fourth day of Christmas, decorate with natural items. Pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries make beautiful table décor and have the dual benefit of being both environmentally friendly and inexpensive. Forgo purchasing additional holiday decorations and use branches from the evergreen Christmas tree instead. On the fifth day of Christmas, burn beeswax candles. Burning candles at Christmas-time is both beautiful and energy efficient. Instead of traditional petroleum-based candles, purchase candles made of biodegradable and renewable materials such as beeswax. On the sixth day of Christmas, limit errand trips. Instead of driving back and forth, try to get as many purchases and holiday errands done on a single trip. Both the earth and your pocket book will thank you for limiting oil usage as the cost of gasoline skyrockets. On the seventh day of Christmas, get new lights. Ditch the incandescent bulbs for decorating the tree and house, and use light-emitting diode (LED) lights. In addition to using less energy than conventional bulbs, LED lights last longer and do not get hot so children won’t burn their fingers and the tree won’t get singed. On the eighth day of Christmas, give green gifts. Help make the rest of the year environmentally friendly as well, and give those on the Christmas list useful green items as gifts. Whether it is Burt’s Bees lip balm or Method hand soap, eco-friendly products are useful and good for the earth, and feel decadent at the same time. On the ninth day of Christmas, make a donation pile. Instead of throwing out old items that are being replaced during the holidays, donate them. From cell phones to winter coats, someone else probably needs it and the landfill does not. On the tenth day of Christmas, re-use holiday cards. In addition to getting back in touch with friends and family and providing table decorations, holiday cards can be recycled for the following year as name tags, place cards, or for gift cards. Cut out the pictures and put them away with the rest of the holiday decorations. Or use them with children for collages and decorating. On the eleventh day of Christmas, buy local. Whether it’s holiday crafts or local eggs, supporting local producers is a win-win for everyone. Local farmers have fresh meats and produce, and transporting supplies over a short distance burns significantly less oil and supports the local economy. On the twelfth day of Christmas, plan a jolly earth-friendly new year. Enjoy the Christmas holiday and think about ways to celebrate integrate green practices beyond the holiday season and into every day life.

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CRANHILL UNITED are chasing success in the fourth round of the Fosters Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy. United play Fife Sunday League outfit, Crystal Barcelona, in one of 11 ties involving clubs from the Sunday Central Amateur Football League. My thanks goes to National Secretary Robert McGechie for releasing the full fourth round draw. Other games: The Songbird v Golden Acorn; Pavilion AFC v Royal Penicuik; Cross Tavern v Treble 2 AFC; Society v Harvester; The Standard or Lochore Castle v Queens Park Spiders; Fintry Thistle v Oxgangs; Shirlaws v Harthill Village; Gartcairn v Wheatsheaf Inn; Dunalba AFC v Annfield; Beechwood Athletic v Dynamo Hibs; Westhill v Real Mermaid; St Clair Tavern v Southside Whitecart; Commercial v Holytown Phoenix; Michelin v Rowantree; Harlequins v Revels AFC; Chasers Bar v Club Livingston; Dunfermline Thistle v Liberton Thistle; Carluke Kirkton v Pinkertons AFC; Castlemilk Dynamo v Belhaven; Crown Inn v Dundee Argyle; Annan Town v Rutherglen Vogue; Milton of Colquhoun v Forries AFC; DW Woodgrove v Salters Athletic; Livingston Thistle v Glory X1 AFC; Lothian Athletic v Roslin Da Vinci or Redhall Star; Tayport v Premier Select; Cleland Club v Bobby’s Bar; Drumchapel Thistle v Finavon; Club 3550 or Bayview v Falcon Thistle; Northend v Motherwell War Office; The Geet v Airdrie AFC.

WINTER CARPET BOWLS EASTERN Carpet League Secretary Ian Colligan is delighted with the standard of competition in this season’s campaign. Two 3-3 draws involving Garrowhill v North British, and Sandyhills v Shettleston only served to highlight his expert opinion, and Ian added: “The race for the championship could go right to the last week yet again.” RESULTS: Week 7 - Garrowhill 3 points (25 shots), North British 3 points (16 shots); Sandyhills 3 points (19 shots), Shettleston 3 points (15 shots); Whitevale 4 points ( 29 shots), Springboig (13 shots). Week 8 - North British 6 points ( 26 shots), Sandyhills 0 points (14 shots); Shettleston 2 points (11 shots), Whitevale 4 points (16 shots); Springboig 2 points ( 19 shots), Mount Vernon 4 points (20 shots).

L.S.K.SUPPLIES WEST YOUTHS Scottish Challenge Cup: Fourth Round - Knightswood 4, St Peters Giffnock North 2; Hutchison Vale 2, Rossvale 1; The Celtic BC 2, Pollok Juvs 1; Campsie Black Watch 4, Vale of Clyde 2; EK Rolls Royce 5, Tranent 4; Falkirk Athletic 1, Rutherglen Glencairn 6; Goldenhill 3, Drumchapel Utd 2. Lady Darling Supplementary Cup: First Round - Bonnyton 12, Erskine 1; Eastwood 3, Musselburgh 1; Clydeside 4, Orbiston 3; Bonnyrigg Rose 1, Johnstone Burgh FCBC 0; Hillwood 3, East Kilbride FC 2; Barrhead Arthurlie 2, Renfrew FC 3; Tynecastle 2, Kilsyth 0; Glasgow University 2, Harestanes 5; Cavalry Park 5, South Camlachie Youth Project 4; Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 5, Busby 0; Mill Utd 3, Port Glasgow 1; Vale of Leven 2, Tower Hearts 4; Faifley 3, Knightsridge 0; Glasgow Ams 1, Broxburn Ath Colts 2; Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2, Kelvin Villa 0; Cavalry Park S.C. 2, Fife Under-21 F.C. 1. Second Round -Harestanes 1, Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 0; Cavalry Park 1, Hillwood 0; Clydeside 1, Bonnyton 3; Jerviston 1, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0. Only Sport Golden Goals Trophy - Campsie Black Watch 1, Baillieston Juniors 0; Glasgow Ams 2, Knightswood 4. Birdston Kennels League Cup - The Celtic BC 5, Harmony Row 2; Busby 2, Knightswood 7. Premier Division - South Camlachie Youth Project 1, St Peters Giffnock North 3. First Division - Rossvale 4, Glasgow University 1. Second Division - Arsenal BC 5, East End Utd 2; Kilsyth St Pats 1, Vale of Clyde 4; East Kilbride F.C. 4, Port Glasgow 1; Loudoun 2, Pollok Juvs 7; Barrhead Arthurlie 1, Erskine YC 2.

KARATE KIDS ARE TOP CLASS THREE top prospects at Eastbank Karate Club have taken on and beaten the best in the United States of America. The club, at Eastbank Secondary School, is run by Senior Scotland coach Gerry Fleming. Kimberley Johnstone (15), James Coulter (14) and 17-year-old Ross Marsham travelled to Las Vegas, and put their talents up against top opposition at the USA International Open and USA Junior Olympics. Around 45 countries and 2300 competitors participated. James and Kimberley won Gold at the Open. Ross and James took Olympic silver, while Kimberley captured bronze. After returning home, the kids won gold at the Scottish International Open, and have achieved the same feat in Switzerland and Ireland. Highlighting the huge talent with Eastbank Karate Club, Ross and Kimberley are British champions, while James is a British international champion.

CITY star Jane Ross receives the SWF Players’ Player of the Year award from Scottish Sun Sports Editor Iain King. In 2012, Jane was part of City’s historic treble-winning squad which reached the last 32 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and was the only Scottish-based player picked for the GB Olympic Squad, where she was a reserve. Jane Ross, who joined Glasgow City F.C. as a 16-year-old, finished top scorer with 40 goals in only 27 starts this season. Photograph kindly supplied by Stephen Kennedy at SWFitba. BONNYTON THISTLE 5, BAILLIESTON JUNIORS 1. UNDER-19 Scottish Cup holders Bonnyton moved into the fifth round of this season’s tourney at Stewarton Sports Centre. Despite the final scoreline, Baillieston gave a great account of themselves, and for a second half 20 minute spell Bonnyton were hanging on before finishing strongly. Jordan Muir put Thistle ahead after 9 minutes, and Sam McCloskey made it two after 15 minutes. Baillieston troubled the homesters from setpieces, and when they could not defend a corner kick Dale Dickson scored in 35 minutes. Bonnyton weathered some excellent play from Baillieston, and McCloskey scored on the hour mark, and completed his hat-trick ten minutes from time. In between David Shedden added Bonnyton’s fourth goal after 70 minutes. Although conceding five goals, Baillieston Juniors goalkeeper Stephen Thomson played to a high standard.

WA L L A C E T O U N SPORTING AFC (AYR) 1, BROOMHOUSE 4. TWO goals from Mark McGeough and Darren Hogan inside 21 minutes gave ‘House a great start. Good link-up play between Sean Cairney and Darren Hogan allowed Jason MacKay in for No 3. Wallacetoun missed a 49th minute penalty kick. Gary Rae, who could have scored earlier, made amends with a fourth goal 12 minutes from time. The hosts hit their consolation in this Scottish Amateur Cup 2nd Round clash on 88 minutes. ARBROATH SPORTING CLUB 2, BROOMHOUSE 1. THIRD round of the Scottish Amateur Cup. ‘House never really recovered from conceding an early goal, and fell further behind after 36 minutes. The visitors missed numerous chances and only managed to pull one goal back through Jason MacKay five minutes from time. B R O O M H O U S E 15, CAMBRIA 0. BROOMHOUSE returned to Greater Glasgow

Amateur Football League action, and took a 5-0 half-time half-time lead. SCORERS: David Quinn (5), Darren Hogan (3), Mark McGeough (2), Jason MacKay (2), Chris Keane, Mark McFarlane and Craig McGregor. BROOMHOUSE 4, ARTHURLIE UNITED 2. COLVILLE Park County Club West of Scotland Amateur Cup Second Round. Broomhouse could not have asked for a worse start after conceding the opening goal in 90 seconds! However, the homesters really turned the cup-tie around with second half goals from Jason MacKay, Craig Scott, Gary Rae and Mark McGeough. Arthurlie’s second goal came from the penalty spot in 88 minutes. BROOMHOUSE held junior side, GLASGOW PERTHSHIRE, to a 3-3 draw in their Monday evening floodlight friendly at Greenfield. The home side took a 2-0 lead, and went three up before ‘Shire brought on several regulars and salvaged a draw.


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SCOTS GOALS TAME AUSSIE TOURISTS TWO wins and a draw - that was the outcome of results from players registered with the Scottish Youth Football Association against Australian touring opposition at Toryglen Regional Football Centre. A full afternoon of indoor action produced double-figure scorelines at Under-15 and Under-16 national level, while the West Region Under-17s were only denied glory by a late penalty kick. Nine West-based players were part of the Under-15 set-up including Celtic Boys’ Club trio Lloyd Fallon, Conor Bell and Elliott McKenzie. South Queensland’s youngest age group trailed 3-0 at half-time following counters from Euan Stark, Jamie Crawford and Jamie Dorrans. The second 45 minutes proved even busier for Aussie goalkeeper Alex White, who despite conceding another eight goals pulled off several great saves. Man of the Match Jamie Crawford and Bradley Sinclair completed individual hat-tricks in the 11-0 win.

PRE-MATCH get together with the Scottish Youth F.A. West Region Under-17s and touring Melbourne All Stars at Toryglen Regional Football Centre. The SYFA National Development Under-16 squad proved too strong for South Queensland and racked up a 10-0 victory. A much closer encounter dominated the end-of-day Under-17 meeting, with

Melbourne All Stars attempting to prevent a home-based treble success. This fixture allowed West a taste of overseas opposition in preparation for next year’s (July, 2013) participation at the

Intersport Football Festival, Hungary. Jack Dyer made the long-awaited 70th minute breakthrough after Steven Oates challenged the Melbourne goalkeeper to a Justo Bernado cross.

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FINNART BC are looking for players born on/after January 1, 1999. Training at Crownpoint (every Thursday), and play home games on a Sunday at Glasgow Green. Call Mark Ainslie on 07717723149 or email ainslm@sky.com EASTERHOUSE Football Academy require players born 1998, 2000 and 2003. Telephone 07503998977 or 07960139765. VALE OF CLYDE Boys’ Club 1997 team looking for a striker. Call 07791663450.

CITY TRIALS

GLASGOW CITY F.C. are running Youth Trials to find new Under-15 and Under-17 players. The SWFL champions will stage their recruitment drive on Sunday, December 9. The club also run teams at Under-9,Under-11, Under-13 and Senior level. Contact Head of Youth Development Amy McDonald on 07912436894 or email sportymcd@ aol.com to register prior to Sunday.

SUNDAY Central Amateur Football League need referees for games with kick-offs at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm every Sunday. Clubs are based in Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, and Stirling. Call 0141 771 0484, 07447401529 or 07725501970.

IRVINE TEST

SHETTLESTON have been drawn away to double Super Premier League champions Irvine Meadow in the fourth round of the sponsored Emirates Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Kick-off 1.45pm. FIXTURES note: Saturday, December 8. Central First Division - Bellshill v Shettleston. Saturday, December 15. Central First Division - Larkhall v Shettleston. Central Second Division - Vale of Clyde v Johnstone Burgh.

Amid a clutch of substitutions, Marc Wylie lashed home the West second goal following good buildup play from David Fisher. To their credit, Melbourne were far from finished. Defensive indecision allowed them to reduce

the leeway after 85 minutes, and West were totally stunned when All Stars converted a last-gap spot kick for their 2-2 draw. Meanwhile, West Region officials would like to thank kit sponsors RBS for their continued support.

PRIZE WINNERS SANDYHILLS Bowling Club have released details of prize winners for 2012, with runners-up in brackets. Championship - J Rodney (S Roberston). Presidents - G Gwynne (J Rodney). Vice-Presidents - S Robertson (S Cochran). Nom/ Pairs - W Morton and G Gwynne (W Syme and G Carruthers). Balloted Pairs - G Brennan and W Stoddart (J Miller and J Collings). Handicap Single - G Carruthers (C White). Nom/Triples - W Syme,M Henderson,G Carruthers (W Morton, G Gwynne,A Saunders). Monday Night Triples - J Littlejohn, J Fullerton, H Henderson. Lairs Cup - G Brennan (J Cairney). 2 Bowl Singles - A Miller (T Mulheron). Mixed Pairs - Mrs J Chesney, D Chesney (Mrs M Adam, J Campbell). Aberdeen Pairs Winners - H Henderson, Mrs L Guy (G McNeillie, Mrs J Buchanan).

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