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by Tom Scott


Re-Gen EXCLUSIVE OVER recent months, the Tollcross area of Glasgow has been targeted by a number of housebreakers. Figures released by Strathclyde Police show that between the first of April and the sixth of August this year, there were 28 reported attempts to break into commercial premises in Tollcross alone. These individuals targeted business premises such as pubs, hairdressers, convenience stores and even furniture showrooms and often on more than one occasion. One pub had been the subject of 5 attempted breakins during that period. Whilst in the majority of cases they did not manage to enter the premises, they caused a significant amount of damage in their attempts to gain entry. In most cases the perpetrator made crude attempts to force doors using a crow-bar or something similar and in several cases they damaged telephone lines in an attempt to avoid alarms being activated. These actions were very

amateur and on one occasion they cut the satellite TV cable instead of the phone line. Strathclyde Police’s Community Impact Team, based at Baillieston Police Office were tasked in bringing the perpetrators to justice. These officers utilised both high visibility policing as well as low key plain clothes enquiries over an extended period of time to not only identify those responsible but also to gather sufficient evidence that they could be charged and brought before the courts. As a result of their efforts, 4 individuals have been arrested for housebreaking. In one case, the individual was charged with 13 counts of housebreaking or attempted housebreaking. In addition, officers obtained a search warrant for his house. On searching the house, an Aladdin’s cave of stolen items was recovered including laptop computers, digital cameras, power tools, hairdressing equipment and an Omega


watch valued at over £1000. Even better news is that the officers managed to reunite a number of stolen items with their owners including 3 laptop computers and 4 digital cameras stolen from St Pauls Primary School in Anworth St. Chief Inspector Pat



O’Callaghan, the new Strathclyde Police Area Commander for Shettleston, Easterhouse and Baillieston said “What these people have done, have cost the community thousands of pounds in stolen, ruined and damaged property – not to mention the disruption brought to victims

and those who use their services that ranged from public houses to schools and private businesses. I would like to reassure the communities we serve that people like this will be relentlessly pursued by my officers, with every resource and tactic we can throw at them.



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Celebrating Positive Mental Health - Headspace Festival at Platform, The Bridge,

Easterhouse from Mon 8th Oct – Sat 13th October A month long series of arts events which explore a theme around mental health and well-being returns to Glasgow for October. Headspace is a celebration of the positive mental health and wellbeing multi-arts projects that enrich Glasgow’s North East, harnessing the character, energy and creativity of individuals and local community groups. There is something for all ages; music, drama, visual arts exhibition, writing performances as well as family arts workshops. “Walking in My Shoes” This year’s Headspace theme “Walking in my shoes” was used during the Youth Arts Summer Sessions Y.A.S.S which ran during the summer holidays. Highlights of the programme include: “Drop In and Jam”, on Mon 8th and Thursday 11th October evenings” where the East End Music Club relocates to Platform and creates a musical vibe around the building by inviting other young people to come along, meet tutors, other young people and to pick up an in-

strument, have a go and have some fun. Drama performances on Tuesday 9th October, from Theatre Nemo/Mixed Company and 1 in 100 and with the late night café open where flash performances from Toonspeak performance will take place around the building. A series of free workshops include: Writing workshop Wednesday October 10th 1 oclock until 4oclock Using this years theme the facilitator with participants will go on a journey which promises to be entertaining and fun. A workshop for first time writers or people with more experience. ARTSpace offer a drop in Arts workshops on Friday 12th for people of all ages .Children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday 13th give families the chance to help produce the largest chalk drawing you have ever 22:13:09 and in The CG local press ad AW 2012 copy.pdf 9/3/12 Big Draw Events. Headspace is part of the Scottish Mental









Health Arts and Film Festival and a partnership between Positive Mental Attitudes (part of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde) and Platform. Headspace PMA events runs from Mon 8th Oct – Sat 13th October at Platform, The Bridge, Easterhouse. Now in its sixth year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, embracing music, film, visual art, theatre, dance and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, aiming to promote creativity, mental wellbeing and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. More information from or www.mhfestival. com. If you or your organisation want to be involved in Headspace call Laura McEwing at Positive Mental Attitudes on 0141 232 0170/0165. Photos: Young people came along and took part in activities which will feed into this years Headspace 2012

Easterhouse green spaces are getting a new lease of life

Since February of this year, the Easterhouse Green Gym has working in various green spaces in the area. The Easterhouse Green Gym is a joint project between national charity, The Conservation Volunteers and Glasgow Life. The Green Gym aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing by taking part in practical outdoor activities. Volunteers meet up every week to work together on improving local green spaces by participating in physical activities such as digging and planting. So the volunteers become more active and the environment benefits too. The group meet up every Wednesday with sessions running from 11am-2pm and they are busy working in the number of site including, Provanhall House and Bishop Woods. Thanks to some recent funding the groups ambitions are growing and there are a number of exciting projects happening. The Easterhouse Green Gym received £3750 from the Shettleston & Greater Easterhouse Community Planning Partnership Board to help work on three local projects. The money will be used to

create a more interactive garden for children at Thistle Childcare nursery, to help develop a garden area at the Salvation Army church and to redevelop the historic garden at Blairtummock House. The Easterhouse Green Gym was also awarded a £250 CSV Action Earth Grant. This grant is part of a national campaign by CSV (Community Service Volunteers) who are working with SNH to support a number of local volunteer projects. This grant will be used at Blairtummock House to purchase plants to attract wildlife in the garden. Julie Wilson the Green Gym Coordinator said: “It is great to have received some funding from the Community Planning Partnership Board and CSV Action Earth. It means we can really make a big difference to green spaces in Easterhouse and provide opportunities for local residents to engage with nature. Also it means we are going to have some really interesting projects for volunteers to help on. We are going to have plenty of work to keep us going in the coming months so if you have some free time why not come

along and lend a hand.” If you are interested in volunteering with the Easterhouse Green Gym or you know of a local green space that could be improved then contact Julie Wilson the Green Gym Coordinator on julie.wilson@glasgowlife. or 0141 276 1785. There is also a Green Gym project based in Dalmarnock that meets every Tuesday. Contact Julie Wilson for more information.


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it, a time to think before speaking, yes you feel an undercurrent ready to erupt like a volcano, Mercury is in Virgo and is all about communications but when Venus moves into Leo allowing a lighter and happier feel so wait until the weekend before you give your opinions, that way you won’t upset too many people!

Libra (24 Sept - 23 Oct)

It has not been an easy road for you xxxxxxxxxx of late and although you are about to begin a new path way it is important to listen to the council of those nearest and dearest, a time of the recluse is gone and a new adventure awaits, it may not always be a smooth road but at least you are living and that is what life is about, enjoy!

Scorpio (24 Oct - 22 Nov) Substitute xxxxxxxx your comp slips & upgrad e your flyer s to 5(220May Gemini Sagittarius (23 Nov - 21 Dec) 00- 21 June) xxxx xx Taurus (21 April - 21 May) xxxxxxxxx Don’t you feel as if people are pulling

your chain, you feel as if there is something going on around you and you’re the last to know, well it is. Venus moves into Leo at the weekend and this will allow you to rise above it all and a feeling of peace will be yours, time to let go of those who no longer serves you, as loyalty is a must!

Mercury your ruling planet is in Virgo and helps you look at things in a more grounded fashion, it is a week when you have to focus on work and reality, play must come at the bottom of your list and keep a firm check on reality, as we know you do tend to be a little fanciful at times and with Neptune opposing mercury it is doubly important.

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xxxxxxxxx is sometimes a strength Stubbornness and one you possess well, in fact your endurance over the last few days and weeks is now coming to the fore and the rewards are paying off. As your ruling planet Mercury enters your sign this week you are confident and give your opinions on some matters which may not concern you try to be diplomatic and don’t enter into a heavy debate when you don’t need to

Pondering over emotional issues making you feel as if you are stuck, too many roads to choose from, well there are many options for you to choose and if you do your usual thing and check out each option thoroughly then you will come out at the end of this smelling of Roses! A positive time ahead!

Time for action is here as you have thought long and hard over the last few months on how to move forward, it is a time for endings and new beginning, just ensure that you have research thoroughly before moving forward and if you have then it will be a success try to curtail feeling of roaming in your love life, is it not time to settle down?.

Capricorn (22 Dec - 20 Jan) You xxxxxmay have had low spirits of late, thinking about how the world sees you and how you are treated within the family circle the good news is things are getting better, happier and a feeling of elation is coming back some of you may come into a little money too. Aquarius

(21 Jan - 19 Feb) Mercury xxxxxxx entering Virgo helps you to take a look at reality, and that reality is what you have been doing with your money, finances are of the upmost importance this month and you have to address the curb to over spend, try to budget and put money aside as you never know what is on the horizon!

Pisces (20 Feb - 20 Mar)

xxxxxxxxxx Always one of the intuitive sign it is important that you trust your instinct this coming week, family and friends are just that and if you use your inner radar you will realise this, an excellent time fir reconnecting to family fun and enjoyment as a family who laughs together stays together, there could be new learning for some.

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• 1kg of butternut squash • 1 large onion • 200g of butter • 1l of water • 700ml of milk • salt • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper 1. Peel the butternut squash. Cut it in half lengthways and scrape the seeds out. Then slice the squash with a mandolin as thinly as possible 2. Halve the onion, peel and slice as thinly as possible 3. Take a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients and melt 150g of the butter over a low heat, being careful not to burn it. Add the onion and butternut squash and sweat off over a low heat for 10 minutes 4. Turn the heat up and add the water, then simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are completely soft 5. Remove from the heat and liquidize the soup. Pass through a fine seive. Now add the milk to obtain the right consistency. The soup should be silky-smooth. Be careful you do not add to much milk, so diluting the flavour 6. Finish the butternut squash soup by whisking in the rest of the butter and check the seasoning. Stir in a dash of cayenne pepper just before serving

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3 sprigs of rosemary 3 sprigs of thyme 4 garlic cloves, roughly sliced 2kg of leg of lamb salt pepper To plate 450g of Jersey Royal potatoes 5 sprigs of mint 500g of frozen garden peas 85g of butter 150g of honeycomb Roast leg of lamb with honeycomb and minted Jersey Royals 1. Preheat the oven to 250°C/Gas mark 9 2. Snip the rosemary and thyme into small sprigs. Using a small knife, pierce six or seven holes in the lamb and stud with the rosemary, thyme and garlic 3. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for approximately 1 hour or until cooked to your liking 4. Towards the end of the cooking time, cook the Jersey Royals in boiling salted water with three of the mint stalks, for 10 – 15 minutes or until tender 5. Place the frozen peas in boiling water and bring the water quickly back to the boil. Cook for approximately 2 - 5 minutes or until just tender 6. Chop the remaining mint and mix together with the warm Jersey Royals and butter 7. Carve the lamb and serve with the potatoes, peas and a scattering of fresh honeycomb

Eton mess / Meringues

80g of egg white 80g of caster sugar 80g of icing sugar Eton mess 2 punnet of raspberries 200ml of cream, lightly whipped 2 tbsp of raspberry jam 25ml of raspberry liqueur, optional 1. Preheat the oven to 100˚C/lowest gas mark setting 2. Whisk the egg whites until very stiff then gradually add the caster sugar. Beat until well dissolved, then add the icing sugar and whisk until combined. Place into a piping bag and pipe large domes onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper 3. Place the meringues in the oven for 1 hour or until the outer shell is firm. Whilst still warm, scoop out all of the soft meringue and discard so you are left with just a shell 4. For the raspberry sauce, blend ½ a punnet of raspberries into a purée and pass through a fine sieve until smooth 5. For the Eton mess, slice the rest of the raspberries in half then gently fold into the cream with the raspberry jam and the raspberry liqueur, if using. Fill the meringue shells with the ‘mess’ ingredients, place on a bed of raspberry sauce and serve

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The Barras market at heart of Calton regeneration plan The Barras Market will be at the heart of the Calton regeneration plan Betty Cosgrove and the Committee at Calton Community Council were delighted after the announcement that the famous “Barras” market would be centerpiece of a regeneration plan to take place over the next few years. The market is to be placed at the heart of a multi-million pound plan to transform the Calton area. Glasgow City Council has approved plans for a 15-year regeneration scheme to bring vacant land into use and overhaul key buildings. The first stage will see a budget allocated for a five-year action plan. Some improvements to the area, which will be a gateway to Commonwealth Games venues in the east end, could be in place by 2014. Details of the Calton Area Development Framework were approved by Glasgow City Council’s executive committee last week and Glasgow City Council’s Baillie Liz Cameron

told the Re-Gen, “Calton and the Barras have historically played a key role in the development of Glasgow, and this framework points the way for their future regeneration. The area has many assets, particularly in its location, close to the city centre and the massive potential now being unlocked in the east end. “Its future development will benefit both local people and

businesses and the economy of Glasgow as a whole.”Councillor Yvonne Kucuk saidIts a much needed and long overdue announcement i am delighted as someone Calton born and bred to be given the opportunity to chair the Action Barras Calton Group which brings together local people and partners such as GCC to deliver on the hopes and aspirations of Calton residents.


End of an Era and a New Beginning THE 28th of August 2012 was an important date for BD Sub-division. It was the date that Ch Insp Tom Cruikshank retired after 31 years service and handed over the reigns as Area Commander to Ch Insp Pat O’Callaghan. As many people will be aware Ch Insp Cruikshank had enjoyed a varied career and had served in many areas of the force but he kept returning to his spiritual home of Shettleston as a Sergeant and later as a Chief Inspector. As a ‘local boy’ he has always had a passion about the local area and about serving

the community. His commitment to the people of Shettleston, Baillieston and Greater Easterhouse has led to large falls in crime to levels that have never been experienced locally. His drive was all about keeping people safe and he has been instrumental in reducing crime from street drinking to serious assaults and attempted murder. It is safe to say that he has made his mark, to such a degree that he is to be awarded the Chief Constable’s Commendation for these achievements. That said, Chief Insp O’Callaghan has made it clear that he expects to continue in the same vein, “ Tom has done a fantastic job and his are big shoes to fill but I am certain that my officers and myself can build on this work and deliver a class-leading service to the local community” Ch Insp O’Callaghan has the experience and ability to continue the success that BD Sub-division. Ch Insp

O’Callaghan joined Strathclyde Police in 1995 and initially served in South Lanarkshire. In 2001 he was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to North Lanarkshire. In 2005 he was promoted to Inspector at Force Headquarters and then as Chief Inspector with GCSS. In 2011 he was transferred to B Division at part of the Senior Management Team before being given the role of Area Commander for BD.

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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YOUNG Lewis Gallagher of Shettleston is certainly a winner when it comes to picking School Uniforms as he proved by winning the “ASDA”/”George” recent competition in the Re-Gen. Lewis has just began 1st year at Eastbank Academy and is in fact the youngest pupil there and he was delighted when

ASDA customer service rep John Flannigan pulled his name from the loads of entries to win a complete school uniform. Lewis was invited along to the superstore at Parkhead last week to show of his prize and show just how he has settled into the “Big School”. Well done Lewis and all the best at Eastbank Academy.

JOHN Wheatley College is delighted to announce that the HNC: Working with Communities/Professional Development Award (PDA) in Housing Law for Advisers will run once again this year as Easthall Park Housing Co-operative have secured £500,000 of Scottish Government funding to continue the support of this innovative programme. Through the ‘People in Communities’ fund, the Scottish Government money will help to support learners during their studies and provide a training allowance for the duration of the course. The combined programme, HNC Working with Communities/PDA Housing Law, which is now in its fifth successful year is aimed at twelve residents of Glasgow’s East End. It will provide them with the personal development and vocational skills to become effective community development workers or housing services employees. Alternatively, as many did from the previous intake,

they may move on to advanced or university level courses. Others moved on to employment in Housing and in Community Development. John McMorrow, Director of Easthall Park Housing Cooperative said, “We would like to express our thanks to the Scottish Government for funding this project and to all our partner Housing Co-operatives and Associations that assist the project by taking on placements providing the much needed support to allow the students to obtain the skills they need for a future career. This project demonstrates that by working together we can make a real difference to people’s lives and our thanks go to all and we wish all the students the best for the coming year.” Principal of John Wheatley

College, Alan Sherry, told the Re-Gen, “We are delighted to once again be working with Easthall Park Housing Cooperative in this innovative and exciting programme. It becomes increasingly evident that the support of our community partners is an invaluable link for us to nurture, not just in terms of funding and resources, but

also in giving a context to our programmes and a very relevant learning experience for our students. “We look forward to another successful year for the group.” Last session’s successful learners are pictured here at their presentation ceremony in the College’s East End campus during the summer.

MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BENEFIT FROM SUCCESS OF BBC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME FOLLOWING this year’s highly successful apprenticeship programme run in partnership between BBC Scotland, John Wheatley College and Creative Skillset Scotland, a new group of creative young Scots have been recruited to the 2012/13 programme. The young learners will spend one day per week at John Wheatley College in East Glasgow learning many of the technical and vocational skills they might require, as well as personal development and core skills. The remainder of their week will be spent on work placement within the exciting film, media and TV production industry in Glasgow where students will rotate their work experience through all the genres at BBC Scotland and other major creative media organisations or independent production companies. This year’s successful learners celebrated their achievements at a presentation event at BBC Scotland on Pacific Quay. The young people used the apprenticeship programme as a springboard to a career in production, with several going onto advanced qualifications in higher education and others moving onto, initially, fixed term contracts at BBC Scotland, including one as a PostProduction Assistant. One of the apprentices will also work on the

planned Commonwealth Dreams project until 2014 and another will work with the Children In Need team. Creative Skillset Scotland, the Sector Skills Council for creative industries, support the certification of the Modern Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media Skills. Scotland Director of Creative Skillset, Alasdair Smith, said, “The BBC Apprenticeship programme has been a new adventure for Creative Skillset, where the partners have pulled together and supported the young people to achieve their goal. We celebrate their commitment and hard work in developing new skills over the past year. We are delighted to have been involved with the programme and look forward to supporting the new group in the months to come.” Sharon Mair, Olympics and Commonwealth Editor at BBC Scotland, said, “The hard work and commitment from our partners, students and staff in this year’s BBC Scotland’s apprenticeship scheme has resulted in a real success story with most of the apprentices securing either work or places in further education . I’m delighted we are able to continue with this programme and give the opportunity to 10 new apprentices to join the next scheme for the coming year. I

look forward to working with all of them and watching how they develop in the way our current crop have in such spectacular style,” she said. Ken McQuarrie, Director of BBC Scotland, congratulated the apprentices who had completed the programme saying, “Our organisations have come together in a partnership of equality, openness and honesty

to bring about positive results. Tonight is about celebrating the achievements of all of these inspirational young people who have had the opportunity to work in the many different departments of television production and have done such a fantastic job.” Principal of John Wheatley College, Alan Sherry, added, “We are delighted to continue

our involvement with the BBC Scotland Apprenticeship programme and extremely pleased with the positive results of this year’s successful learners. Key to the success of the programme is the provision of work experience placements which, when combined with the delivery of specialist skills by College staff, forms an integral element of the

College’s commitment to the Commonwealth Games project. “We congratulate this year’s learners on their success and look forward to supporting the coming year’s cohort of new learners, cementing our partnership with BBC Scotland and Creative Skillset Scotland as part of our contribution to supporting the creative media sector in Scotland.”


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EARTHWORKS AT FORMER GASWORKS SITE POSE NO RISK TO HEALTH CLYDE Gateway this week issued a statement to reassure local residents that the ongoing cleaning of earthworks at the former Dalmarnock Gasworks posed no risk to public health. This followed concerned residents being in contact through their local councillors expressing concerns and worries about the smell being generated by the works which got underway three months ago as the first phase of an extensive remediation contract aimed at restoring the site back into a condition where it can then be put to a new use. Jim Clark, the Senior Communications Manager at Clyde Gateway told the Re-Gen, “The remediation contract involves digging below the surface to a depth of some eight metres and to disturb soil and material which has lain untouched for decades. “The soil on the gasworks site has absorbed a lot of by-product since it was first used for actual gas production back in 1843. Production works did stop more than fifty years ago but there has never been any efforts made to clean-up the site. It is only now with the soil finally being brought to the surface after such a long time buried deep underground that this smell is being created and released into the atmosphere.



“The smell, while being unpleasant, poses no risk to public health. Clyde Gateway has had the situation checked out by the appropriate regulators including the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and Environmental Health officers from Glasgow City Council who have confirmed that there is no such risk. “Our on-site team are world-leaders in the remediation of former gasworks and have taken all precautions to minimise the extent of any smells from these operations, including spraying the material with the industrial equivalent of an anti-deodorant. These efforts will be stepped-up immediately in the hope of improving the situation. A letter from the main contractors, I & H Brown, explaining more about the extent and timescale of the works, will be delivered to all residents over the next few days. “Clyde Gateway has been involved in numerous remediation contracts across Bridgeton and Dalmarnock over the past four years and this is the first time that we have received complaints about noxious smells. The amount of waste and by-products from the old Gasworks turned out to be greater than we had originally envisaged and we sincerely apologise to anyone whose quality of life may have been affected in recent days.”

PRIMARY schools in the east of the city can look forward to another year of free access to the science centre thanks to funding from the city council. The council has agreed to fund what was initially a year-long initiative for a further 12 months to allow pupils the opportunity to enjoy the centre’s science sessions as part of their curriculum. It means more than 35,000 pupils can access to the array of workshops, live science shows and interactive exhibits currently on offer at the centre. The sessions, which also include lessons in the Planetarium, are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) experiences and outcomes. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, today joined pupils from Glasgow Primary School on a visit to the centre. He said: “This is a great opportunity for our primary schools to make use of the educational facilities available at the centre. “Sometimes you need to go beyond the classroom walls to give pupils a better understanding of a particular subject. You never know, we could see a future generation of Einsteins. “It is important that young people are engaged in their education and these sessions are an offbeat way of introducing and exploring real and relevant science studies. “That’s why I am delighted to be able to provide our youngsters with the chance to learn more about the

wonders of science in a fun, interactive and hands-on way. “ The science centre’s education programme is carefully designed to fit the needs of learners of all ages. Councillor Matheson added: “I am committed to supporting science in our city and especially to getting our young people interested in science so that they can be part of Glasgow’s growing green economy.” Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We’re really pleased to work with Glasgow City Council to ensure that all primary age children across the city will get free admission to Glasgow Science Centre. “We aim to be at the heart of public engagement with science, and inspire young people to be excited and stimulated by the opportunities science offers. Our education programme is carefully aligned with Curriculum for Excellence and every pupil who visits

is offered both a formal education experience and a chance to enjoy the Science Centre. “An interest in science at an early age can last a lifetime – Scotland has an amazing history of world class scientists, and we’re excited and grateful to Glasgow City Council to help us to inspire the scientists of the future.”

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WELFARE REFORM Benefit Reform THE Re-Gen is launching a campaign to make readers aware of the implications arising out of the changes to benefits being introduced by the Coalition Government. The policy being pursued by the Government has divided opinion across the political divide. Those on the right argue that it’s wrong for people on benefits to receive more than those in work and think that everyone should take personal responsibility for managing their financial affairs. Those on the left think the policy is aimed at saving money by punishing the most vulnerable people in our communities and that it’s inevitable that benefit cuts will push many households into poverty. Whatever the rights

and wrongs of this debate, the one thing that’s certain is that these changes are coming and will be introduced over the next few years. That’s why the Re-Gen is running an awareness campaign. We want to ensure that people whose income is dependent on benefits know the possible impact that cuts to the benefits system will have on them and encourage people to get advice if they think they’re going to be affected. In the first of our series, we concentrate on changes that are being introduced to the housing benefit system. If you are concerned about how these changes may affect you, it’s essential you seek advice right away.

Presentation by Robert Hinds

The benefit system is facnig its biggest ever upheaval. and will affect a number of benefits including: Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Tax Credits and JSAs. Robert Hinds will take you through what you need to know about the changes. Easterhouse Citizens Advice Bureau 46 Shandwick Square Glasgow G34 9DT 0141 771 2328 Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau 1361 - 1363 Gallowgate Glasgow G31 4DN 0141 554 0004

Healthier Wealthier Children Presentation by Lynn Naven

If you have a family or are expecting a baby, find out more about how you can get help and advice with money worries.

When? Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9.30am to 12.30pm Where? Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow G31 1QW. Westwood Business Centre Unit 2 /31, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow G34 9HJ Phone: 0141 773 5850 Fax: 0141 781 1777 Email:

Information? Tony Devine 0141 277 7540 or

Gemap Scotland News Are you worried about debts or your fuel bills, maxed the plastic. Bills, Bills and more Bills, as we shudder from our festive financial hangovers and bills not yet paid. Maybe it’s time to get some help.

Money Advice-are you having problems with 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

do you know your ESA from your JSA-if not, we can offer a free, impartial & independent benefit check for you and help you to apply for them-remember this is money you could be due.

Financial Capability- we offer a range of tailor made financial capability workshops, available in your community. We offer advice on budgeting, banking, debt and the cost of credit. We can help with bank accounts, savings strategies and goals.

GEMAP Scotland ltd Phone:0141 773 5850 Email: Benefits-are you sure you’re on the right benefits,

Changes to Housing Benefit

Legal Advice-Are you in danger of losing your home or face becoming evicted. Do you need legal assistance, advice or court representation-we can help. We offer a free, independent & impartial legal service.

Glasgow City Community Health Partnership - North East Sector Public Partnership Forum

Fuel Poverty we’ve all seen the massive price increase from the power companies recently, are you struggling trying to pay your fuel bills- are you on the right tariff and the best supplier, we can help, we can arrange a home visit for you for advice

If you would like assistance on more information on anything above please contact GEMAP Scotland Ltd on 0141 773 5850

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. How many bedrooms do you have? From April 2013 if you rent a Housing Association property and have one or more spare bedrooms your Housing Benefit may get reduced. You could be affected if… • You are 16 to 61 years old • If you are working and only get a small amount of Housing Benefit • Even if you are sick or disabled What is classed as a “spare” bedroom? If you have more bedrooms than the Government says you need, under the new rules you will lose part of your Housing Benefit.

The new rules state you will be allocated one bedroom for: • Each adult couple • Any other person age 16 or over • Two children of the same sex under 16 • Two children under the 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. 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. 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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EAST END HOUSING UPDATE Parkhead Housing Association will continue to develop its housing stock by whatever means necessary. A recent acquisition off the shelf from kiers at the Belvedere Village site represented a new avenue for Parkhead Housing Association and an innovative approach in increasing their stock to service “Parkhead their burgeoning waiting list. The Association will also continue to explore any further development Housing opportunities in the area that may assist with their growing number of applicants. PHA also has Association a significant investment programme where they aim to spend £1m a year for the next 30 years on will continue to upgrading and improving their current housing stock for the benefit of their existing tenants."

develop its housing stock by PHA whatever means is coming home! necessary. A recent acquisition off the shelf from kiers at the Belvedere site a newforavenue The timetable the move for back Parkis a Parkhead Housing Village Association will openrepresented for follows: business in their extended and refurbished head Housing Association andStreet anoninnovative approach in increasing their office at 40 Helenvale Tuesday 17th August 2010. Thursday 12th August 2010 stock to service their burgeoning waiting list. The Association will also conThe works, which saved over £1 million • Gallowgate office closes at 3pm againstfurther the other option of a new build office,opportunities tinue to explore any development in the area that may have produced a building which is now fit for purpose and will provide a base for the Association’s operations for years to come. The office extension has resulted in a new boardroom being created and additional space to accommodate the staff team. Tenants coming through the front door will enjoy the refurbished reception and interview areas. John Ferguson Chair of the Association commented “It will be great to move back. The fact that over two thousand people have been through our temporary office at the Gallowgate since we moved out in January proves just how integral our office is to the local community” Chief Executive Jim Strang was equally delighted “We made the decision to extend the existing building rather than incur the additional cost of a new build. Having seen the completed works it justified our decision and will provide quality accommodation for our quality service. We look forward to seeing all our customers from the 17th of August back at 40 Helenvale Street.”

PHA is also carrying out a great deal of fact finding in the area. The Association is compiling a list of local, community based IT suites where tenants would be able to access the internet to make the relevant applications. PHA is also currently exploring the possibility of creating such a facility in the area to allow further access to the crucial online services. Additionally the Association is working closely with a number of credit unions and money advice services in the area to try and implement the best possible solution for their tenants. The Association is also looking to create a working partnership with Scotcash and other RSLs in East Glasgow. PHA has also created a working group who are tasked with looking at payment options for tenants to increase the services available to their tenants.

• Phone lines close at 5pm Friday 13th August 2010

• Gallowgate office and phone lines closed to allow removal • Customers should use emergency numbers over the page in the event of an emergency Monday 16th August 2010 • Office and phone lines closed to allow completion of removal and set up • Customers should use emergency numbers over the page in the event of an emergency

Tuesday 17th August 2010 Parkhead Housing Association has its own in• Office at 40 Helenvale Street opens for business at 9.30am house Welfare Rights Officer — Ruth Pollock.

Parkhead Housing Association is currently working tirelessly to ensure the impact on their tenants of the forthcoming welfare reform is kept at a minimum. The Welfare Rights drop in service has been increased to two mornings to try and accommodate the increasing number of tenants looking to utilise the service. The recent Summer Newsletter also had a particular emphasis on the changes that are due to take place with a complete breakdown by benefit type. The mail out to all tenants also included a Welfare Reforms Factsheet full of helpful information on the subject.

NB the Gallowgate office will close

at 3.00pm on Thursday 12th What can the Welfarepermanently Rights Officer do? August 2010. The telephone number remains the same 0141 556 6226. your current level of benefits/income is correct. • Check • Provide Advice on any further benefits you may be able to claim for • Help you fill out claim forms. • Speak to the Jobcentre Plus/ Pension Service/ Housing Benefit Office on your behalf. • Monitor your benefit claims. • Help you with rent arrears and arrange suitable repayments. • Provide money/ budgeting advice. • Signpost you to help you get the help you need. • Represent you at benefit appeal tribunals, if necessary.

Who is this service for? • The Welfare Rights Service at Parkhead Housing Association is available to: • Tenants of Parkhead Housing Association Parkhead Housing Association Summer 2010 • If you live in the same household of a tenant of Parkhead HA • Are a shared owner a Parkhead PHA is of coming home!HA property Parkhead waiting listisapplicants Housing The •timetable for HA the Parkhead move back aAssociation will open for

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office at 40 Helenvale Street on Tuesday 17th August 2010. Thursday 12th August 2010 The works, which saved over £1 million • Gallowgate office closes atother 3pm option of a new build office, against the have produced a building which is now fit for • Phone lines close at 5pm purpose and will provide a base for the Association’s operations for years to come. Friday 13th August 2010 The office extension has resulted in a new • Gallowgate office and phonebeing lines closed to and additional boardroom created allow removal space to accommodate the staff team. Tenants coming through the front door will • Customers should use emergency numbers enjoy the refurbished reception and over the page in the event of an emergency interview areas.

John Ferguson Chair of the Association Monday 16th August 2010 commented “It will be great to move back. The fact over lines two thousand people have • Office andthat phone closed to allow been through our temporary completion of removal and set upoffice at the Gallowgate since we moved out in January • Customers should emergency numbers proves just how use integral our office is to the over the page in the event of an emergency local community”

John Ferguson Chair of the Association Monday 16th August 2010 commented “It will be great to move back. The fact over to twoallow thousand people have • Office and phone linesthat closed been through completion of removal and set our up temporary office at the Gallowgate since we moved out in January • Customers should use emergency numbers proves just how integral our office is to the over the page inlocal the event of an emergency community”

delighted “We made the decision to extend the existing building rather incur • Office at 40 Helenvale Streetthan opens forthe additional cost of a new build. Having seen business at 9.30am the completed works it justified our decision and will provide quality accommodation for our quality service. We look forward to seeing NB the Gallowgate office will close all our customers from the 17th of August permanently at 3.00pm on Thursday 12th back at 40 Helenvale Street.” August 2010. The telephone number remains the same 0141 556 6226.

delighted “We made the decision to extend the existing building • Office at 40 Helenvale Street opensrather for than incur the additional cost of a new build. Having seen business at 9.30am the completed works it justified our decision and will provide quality accommodation for our quality service. We look forward to seeing NB the Gallowgate office will close all our customers from the 17th of August permanently at 3.00pm on Thursday 12th back at 40 Helenvale Street.” August 2010. The telephone number remains the same 0141 556 6226.

The Association is still in the midst of celebrating their 35th year in business. Auditions were held for the 2nd Annual Parkhead Variety Show which will take place on Thursday 4th October at Quarrybrae School (tickets available from Monday 10th September from fice extension has resulted in a new oom being created and additionalThe quality of the acts was fantastic and the Association is also excited to PHA Offices). to accommodate the staff team. s coming through the front door will local comedian and author Janey Godley will host the event which is sure to announce that the refurbished reception and ew areas. be a huge attraction.

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The final event in the calendar will be the annual 5-a-side tournament held in November. Last years winners Celtic will be out to retain their trophy with the PHA team looking to build 3rd place finish! Jim Strangon was their equally respectable Chief Executive Jim Strang was equally Chief Executive Jim Strang was equally Tuesday 17th August 2010 Tuesday 17th August 2010

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Will anyone know I’ve used the service? Thursday 12th All discussions with the Welfare Rights Officer are free,• Gallowgate of • Phone lines cl confidential and completely impartial.

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Our registered office is at: 40 Helenvale Street, Parkhead, GLASGOW G31 4TF Telephone 0141 556 6226 • Fax Number 0141 554 6331 • Email:

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Welfare Reform Understanding the Impact

For help & advice with changes to your benefits please speak to a member of staff.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 08:30am-5:00pm

Milnbank Housing Association 53 Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 3DQ Tel: 0141 - 551 8131 Fax: 0141 - 550 2060 Email:

The reform to welfare benefits that are being introduced by the Coalition Government will have profound consequences for Glasgow and its citizens. A report by Glasgow City Council in January 2012 estimated that the impact on the City could be as much as £83m a year when all of the proposed reforms have been introduced. The effect of losing this level of income will be widespread. As well as the most vulnerable households seeing their benefits reduce, local shops and services will suffer because people will have less money to spend. There is also a growing fear that the intended reductions to housing benefit and incorporating this within the new Universal Credit will result in greater homelessness as landlords seek to evict tenants because of increased rent arrears. The coming changes to the benefit system pose particular problems for the network of community based housing associations operating within Glasgow. Many of their tenants receive the type of benefits that will be re-

duced as part of the welfare reform measures being implemented by the UK Government. They face the dilemma of seeing vulnerable and disadvantaged households having their incomes cut, but at the same time need to ensure that tenants pay their rent. Alan Benson, Director of Milnbank Housing Association explains. “Housing Associations exist to provide good quality accommodation at affordable rents for local people. However, we are about more than just bricks and mortar and most housing associations provide additional support, social and recreational services and are involved in a variety of local economic initiatives. “I’m worried that the impact of welfare reform will be that we are no longer able to provide such services. It’s been estimated that placing housing benefit into Universal Credit could increase rent arrears to between 10-15% as tenants will no longer be able to mandate housing benefit directly to their landlord. The temptation for people on meagre incomes to spend their benefit on

things other than rent is obvious, so the likelihood is that we will have to pursue tenants in arrears more vigorously. To place this in context, a 10% level of rent arrears would, for us, amount to £460k. At that level we would struggle to deliver core services such as repairs let alone the additional social services we provide so it therefore seems inevitable that evictions would occur. Consequently, we are trying to ensure that all of our tenants who currently receive benefits get appropriate advice on what the changes mean for them. Our experience so far indicates that most people are completely unaware of the effect that welfare reform will have and given that benefit reform is imminent this is very worrying”. We at the ReGen would agree that people on benefits get advice in order to fully understand the impact of welfare reform. Although many of these reforms are seen as unfair, the fact is they are going to be introduced and that is why the ReGen is trying to alert anyone affected by the changes!

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Working tax credit hours rule - from April 2012, couples with children must work 24 hours between them, with at least one working 16 hours, for entitlement to working tax credit, rather than at least one working 16 hours as now • from April 2012, the period for which a tax credit claim and certain changes of circumstances can be backdated will be reduced from three months to one month • from April 2012, the 50 plus element will be removed from working tax credit • from October 2011, lone parents whose youngest child is aged 5 or above will be eligible for jobseeker’s allowance rather than income support, and existing claimants will be transferred from income support to jobseeker’s allowance from April 2012 • Housing benefit (LHA) shared room rate - the shared room rate in local housing allowance, that currently applies to single people aged under 25, will be extended to all single claimants under 35; • Employment and support allowance - entitlement to contributory ESA for those in the work related activity group will be limited to one year; • How the changes will affect you People not in the Support Group will receive contribution-based Employment Support Allowance for 365 days. People whose contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance ends may still be able to get incomerelated Employment and Support Allowance if they are entitled People not in the Support Group who have already received contribution-based Employment Support Allowance for 365 days or more will have their benefit stopped immediately. For these people the last day benefit will be paid will be 30 April 2012. The special contribution conditions that allow

people aged between 16 and 20 (or under 25 if in education or training at least 3 months immediately before turning 20) to receive contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance without paying National Insurance contributions will no longer be available for new claimants. This means that all new claims for contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance will need to satisfy the usual contribution conditions. The changes to be made to ESA will have a direct impact on couples where one person is in employment. Example 1. Couple no dependants total income ESA £94.25, salary £250.00 Total household income £344.25 weekly; After 365 days of contribution based ESA payments, total household income would reduce to £250.00 and there would be no entitlement to income based ESA. Example 2. Couple with dependants children. Partner 1, ESA contribution based Partner 2. Working 16 hours per/wk claiming working tax credits. From April 2012 Partner 1 ESA will cease after 365 days. From April 2012 Partner 2 working tax credits will cease unless they increase their working week to 24 hours. Universal credit – will be implemented between October 2013 and 2017 in three phases. Means-tested working-age benefits and tax credits will be replaced with the universal credit; (Income based Job seekers Allowance, Income related Employment Support Allowance. Child Tax Credits, Working Tax, Housing Benefit, Income Support, social Fund budgeting loans).

UNFAIR WELFARE CHANGES WILL BRING MISERY FOR FAMILIES SHADOW Secretary of State for Scotland, Margaret Curran, spoke to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations last week. She criticise the government’s approach to welfare reforms strongly, warning that economic and welfare reform failings are pushing more people into unemployment and increasing the benefits bill. She said that the Government’s catalogue of errors is turning into a “catalogue of misery” for families affected. Margaret Curran MP: “The changes that the UK Government are set to implement over the coming years will have a brutal effect on Scotland. We’ve already seen the beginnings of £18bn of cuts to our welfare system, close to £2bn of which are to fall in Scotland. “The child trust fund has been scrapped, denying Scottish children some assets that would have given them a better start in life. The childcare support component of working tax credit has been cut, costing families £500 each year. “The effect of this has been to squeeze families who are already struggling to make ends meet. And for the poorest families, benefits cuts will make this even more sharply felt. “The cuts to benefits including child tax credit means that a baby born to a low income fam-

ily now is around £1500 worse off compared to their brother or sister born two years ago. It means that 7,900 disabled children in Scotland will lose out as a result of cuts to the severe disability premium. These children will lose on average £1400 each year. And 170,000 households are going to be £19 a week worse off after the introduction of Universal Credit. “In your sector, the changes to Housing Benefit are rightly causing many of you concern. Many of you are worried about how you will cope with the extra costs associated with getting payments from tenants, once the benefit is paid directly to recipients. And many of your tenants will see a drop of close to £600 in their annual income because of the new under-occupancy rules. “This change alone could affect 95,000 households in the socially rented sector in Scotland, with people losing between £27 and £65 per month, and removing £50m a year from the Scottish economy. “This means that the period of the next 18 months is likely to be an uncertain one, as people come to terms with the new arrangements, and local authorities and housing associations try to adapt to the changes. “And as the economy continues to suffer, it is the people in

your communities who are paying the price. “It is a double squeeze: squeezed by the Tories’ cuts then squeezed because their poor decisions are forcing more people onto benefits, increasing the overall bill when they’re trying to cut it. “According to the UK Government’s own Office for Budget Responsibility, the bill for job seekers allowance up to 2016 will be £4.82 billion more than the Government originally thought. Housing benefit will be £4.28 billion more, bringing the total increase to just over £9 billion. “That’s £450 that every household in Scotland has to pay because this Government’s policies are forcing more people out of work and onto the dole. The Tory-led Government’s catalogue of errors is turning into a catalogue of misery for families across Scotland.”



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LOCAL CAB SAYS ‘WELFARE REFORMS’ HITTING THE MOST VULNERABLE The recession has battered households across Glasgow, and we’ve seen a huge increase in the numbers of people needing advice on financial issues, like debt and rent/mortgage arrears. But one of the biggest issues is the people who have been caught in the government’s plans to reform the benefits system. The theory is that the country spends too much on welfare, and that many benefit claimants could actually work. So, clever people in the government say that if they stop giving money to benefit claimants they will all go out and get jobs. That’s the theory. But here at the CAB we see the reality every day, and the reality is that the government’s approach is pushing some of the most vulnerable people in our society into poverty

and misery. For one thing, there are no jobs out there and for another, the vast majority of people who are on benefits are actually genuine. The media picture of the scrounger who is working the system is actually a very tiny minority. I don’t defend them – they should be caught and should absolutely have their benefits removed. But the trouble is that, in chasing that minority, the government is catching out the huge numbers of people who are actually genuinely in need. I’m talking about the sick, elderly, disabled people and young people with no skills and dependence problems. Believe it or not, these people don’t want to be on benefits. It’s not a lifestyle of City is one of Scotland’s largest construction luxury. To cut theirBuilding meagre income yet companies. further is makWe One deliver repairs and Benefit with or MS – thousands are beof theconstruction, main welfare reIncapacity Employment Support Aling their problems worse. forms has been to replace something called Employing turned off this conveyer lowance is just one of the maintenance solutions to commercial, public and third ment Support Allowance belt and stamped ‘fit for benefit reforms. Others are sector organisations across the country. (ESA). It sounds like a nice work, get a job’. targeting vulnerable people name. They can appeal against in similar ways for example What it means is that if the decision but this takes cuts in Local Housing AllowOur success is due to our forward-thinking and or dis- months and is deeply dis- ance. youapproach are too sick abled to work, you have tressing for them – we’ve Anyone who is caught out looking for ways to deliver services differently. to go to a medical assess- seen cases where people by these problems should We run Scotland’s largest - and most successful -Building is one Scotland’s mentCity to prove you are not of are in tears.largest construction come and get help at the a fraud. these Some haverepairs talked and of sui- CAB – we’ll do all we can to apprentice training centres in Glasgow. Here, weAnd train companies. Weassessdeliver construction, ments have been shown to tocide. Contribution Based maintenance commercial, public and third help you. more than 450 apprentices each year with skills such solutions be deeply flawed and mis- ESA is also set to end afBut the government must sector organisations across the country. andUnion decorating, joinery, electrical, all sorts of very ill ter one year for people listen to what we and other “wishing Georgeas andpainting Staff at BCD Credit the very best on celebratingplumbing, 20 years”judging telling them they who are on the Work Re- charities are saying, and roofing andconstruction construction companies. operations. Wepeople, City Building is one of Scotland’s largest deliver construction, repairs and maintenance solutions tothese cruel have to get a job. is due to our lated Component which will and put a stop to Our success forward-thinking approach hing George and Staff at BCD Credit Union the very best on celebrating 20 years” Severely disabled people, mean a decrease in income reforms before they do any commercial, public and third sector organisations across Glasgow and Central Scotland. looking for ways to deliver services differently. those suffering from cancer for many households. more damage. City Building delivers new build housing, schools and other

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BUILDING A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CALTON Work gets under way to create long-awaited Calton Heritage and Learning Centre WORK to create Calton’s much-anticipated Heritage and Learning Centre has got under way. Just weeks after the community received a bumper cash boost to the tune of nearly £1 million, building work has begun.

The Heritage and Learning Centre is eagerly awaited by the Calton community and will be ready next spring. Earlier this summer Glasgow City Council provided £100,000 to add to a huge £823,000 received from the Big Lottery Fund.

Getting started........Mary Campbell, Betty Cosgrove, Mary McPherson and Cathy Martin of the Calton Area Association

Registered Office: 423 London Road Glasgow G40 1AG Tel: 0141 550 3581 Fax: 0141 550 2433


Monday 9.00am - 4.30pm Tuesday 9.00am - 4.30pm Wednesday 9.00am - 12.30pm Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

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The new Centre on London Road will recapture Calton’s rich heritage while providing a vital community facility for local people. Campaigners who have been working hard for some time to create the Centre have called it “the best news in years” for the area. The new building is being constructed next to Thenue Housing’s new £11 million homes and office which were opened by the Lord Provost recently. The drive to win the Award from the Big Lottery Fund was spearheaded by Thenue Housing and the community organisation the Calton Area Association. The Centre’s creation would not have been possible without such substantial financial contributions. The new building will be

spacious and adaptable to a number of social uses and local groups will be encouraged to make use of it. In keeping with the name, there will be room for the history of Calton to be on display such as vintage pictures from the days of its industrial power – many of which are currently in the safe keeping of the Calton Area Association. Calton is among Glasgow’s oldest and best known districts and was one of the most industrious of city communities in its 19th century heyday. A powerhouse of industry and commerce, Calton was renowned for being the centre of the weaving industry which was crucial to the growth of Glasgow as an industrial city. Speaking at the launch

of the building work Betty open its doors and become Cosgrove, Chair of the Cala great benefit to the Calton ton Area Association, said: community.” “This is a momentous day The creation of the new for Calton as we see the Centre will provide the opnew Heritage and Learning portunity to re-create the Centre begin to take shape. “Calton Memorial Garden” Local people are looking which had been temporarily forward to its completion removed from its London and the great contribution it Road location while conwill make to our area. struction on the new hous“We are very grateful for ing and offices for Thenue the funding from the Big took place. Lottery and Glasgow City This piece of land comCouncil which is making all memorates the 29 weavers, this possible.” all of whom were young Charlie Turner, Chief Exgirls, who lost their lives in ecutive of Thenue Housing 1889 when a wall forming which submitted the applipart of the Templeton’s new cation for funding from the mill collapsed. Big Lottery, added: “We are A memorial plaque is the beginning to see the result focal point of this garden. of all the hard work which The housing association many people have put in to gave a promise to the local Some places make the Calton Heritage community to reinstate the still available on… and Learning Centre a realgarden including the return ity. By next spring it will of the plaque.

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HOME INSULATION SCHEME ROLLS OUT CITYWIDE Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council attended Lochfield Park Housing Association last week to announce that a scheme to help householders reduce their fuel bills and their carbon footprint will now be available city wide. Councillor Gordon Matheson said the money, to be spent on loft and cavity wall insulation, will be specifically targeted at those living in pre-1919 tenements, to treat properties in areas of high deprivation, as part of the city’s bid to bring affordable warmth to all its citizens and stamp out fuel poverty. Cllr Matheson made the announcement of the extension to the Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) as he visited householders in Easterhouse who had already benefited from the scheme. This initiative has been pioneered in the Lochfield Park area of Easterhouse by Kenny Halliday and the Housing Association team and has proved very successful so much so that it will be rolled out throughout the city. The Leader of the Council along with other councillors Bailie Gerry Leonard and Councillor Maureen Burke (who actually lives in the same street as the Housing Association) met Lynne Docherty, a resident of Dunphail Drive in Brucefield Park, Easterhouse who has had her home insulated as well as a number of additional measures. After showing them around her home, Lynne was

presented with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of Lochfield Park Housing Association. Councillor Matheson told the Re-Gen, “Households could save up to £280 on their fuel bills a year if they get both loft and cavity wall insulation”. Previously, the UHIS scheme in Glasgow focused on areas with high proportions of older sandstone tenements including Dennistoun, Haghill, Govanhill, Pollokshileds East, Govan and Ibrox. He said: “I am determined to help Glasgow’s citizens to make real savings and a real difference in their lives. By allowing homeowners the opportunity to apply for free insulation, we hope that we will make our housing in Glasgow more efficient, reduce the city’s carbon footprint and help people save money on their fuel bills. “The scheme also gives employment opportunities to local contractors and local people. We hope as many people as possible take up the opportunity to insulate their homes for free.” Michael McMahon from Everwarm, the contractor appointed by Glasgow City Council to carry out the work, said “This free insulation offer is a genuine opportunity for home owners to address the energy efficiency of their homes using a trusted and approved contractor.“By working together with Glasgow City Council we can reduce the heat loss from homes absolutely free of charge. We urge Glasgow

residents to take up this offer before the colder weather sets in by contacting the Freephone number 0800 092 9002.” Hannah McDonald, Chair of Lochfield Park Housing Association, said: “UHIS has had a wonderful impact on Brucefield Park allowing home owners to access free measures available under the scheme. “It is also helping to lever in other funding streams which have assisted local people in our community to live in a home that is well insulated and warm, as well as, helping them to cut their fuel bills. This is about supporting the whole community in the area and ensuring the homes they live in whether owned, housing association or privately rented are fit for purpose.” Councillor Matheson also warned householders to be wary after the council received information about rogue contractors carrying out insulation work in Glasgow, some of whom may have been adopting a threatening approach to householders. He added: “Glasgow City Council’s insulation installer who has been appointed to carry out the work is Everwarm. I would urge householders to check credentials careful to ensure that the work is carried out for free by our approved contractor.” Housing Minister, Keith Brown, said: “The Scottish Government has a raft of measures in place to support individuals and families most in need, and has allocated a £65

Pictured above: Micheal McMahon (Everwarm), Gordon Matheson (GCC Leader), Lynne Docherty (Lochfield Park tenant), Maureen Burke (Councillor), Baillie Gerry Leonard, Kenny Halliday (Director Lochfield Park) million budget to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in 2012/13. Over the next 3 three years we will spend around a quarter of a billion pounds to tackle fuel poverty and encourage greater energy efficiency in Scotland. “62,000 homes benefited from loft insulation, 25,000 had cavity wall insulation installed and over 54,000 were referred for new central heating systems and insulation under the Scottish Government’s Home

Insulation and Universal Home Insulation Schemes between 2009/10 and 2011/12. “This year the UHIS will receive investment of over £16 million which will be used to help households across Scotland become warmer over the coming winter months.” The Scottish Government scheme, which is administered by local authorities, offers free surveys and free installation to private households identified as needing cavity wall and loft insulation.

The funding is on a first come first served basis by calling 0800 092 9002. Householders are also being offered a free home energy audit and free impartial advice to help reduce fuel bills through the Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team (G-Heat). This scheme will help the city to realise its ambitions to become one a European leader in environmental, social and economic sustainability under the Sustainable Glasgow partnership banner.

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DANCE, MUSIC AND SPORT, are JUST “GRAND” DANCE, music, drama, sports and art are all part of this year’s Glasgow “GRAND” events held this month. “GRAND” week is an annual initiative involving a partnership between and drugs forums, community and voluntary organisations and statutory services. Across the North East of Glasgow, staff from the Community Health Partnership will be working with partner organisations to set up a range of events across the city to promote the themes of “GRAND”, which are, to raise awareness and increase knowledge of alcohol and drugs issues and services. Get communities involved in tackling alcohol and drugs and Build partnerships and networks between communities, services and organisations. This year the major event many people hope will be a Drama entitled, “Autumn Falls” which was commissioned by the North East Health Improvement Team. Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre have been working with young people from St Andrews Secondary, Eastbank

Academy and Parkhill School to develop this drama about Young People and Substance Misuse. Autumn Falls will Headline with accompanying work from Lochend Community High School, and Performances will run at Platform, The Bridge, Easterhouse on Thursday the 13th of Sept at 7pm. For more info contact Toonspeak on 0141 552 0234. North East Grand Week Family Fun Day, will take place in Springburn Academy on 15th of Sept from 12 to 3pm. Everyone is welcome along and

the range of activities on offer includes an over 16s five a side tournament (supported by Celtic FC), mountain biking with Urban Fox, Youth Zone with football, glitter tattoos, hair braiding and nails by Urban Fox , Zumba with Glasgow Council on Alcohol , Samba Drumming with NRFG , Mocktails, There will also be a Women only pamper zone, Interactive Shared Responsibility Workshops by Glasgow Council on Alcohol , food tasting with East End Kids and Co, Wee Ones Zone with bouncy castles, soft play and games, plus lots of local support services on hand to offer advice and information. This event is organised by the

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Parliamentary Patter Paul Martin MSP

Parliament has not been sitting in Edinburgh for the past few weeks which means there has been plenty of opportunity to do work in the constituency. Regular readers of the Re-Gen will know about the successful campaign fought last year to keep one of our only healthcare facilities in the East End open. Lightburn Hospital was saved after health campaigner Gerry McCann, local politicians and the wider community united to persuade the Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon that Lightburn has a future. When the decision was finally made to keep the hospital open, it came with a promise that the

Elaine McDougall and Frank McAveety to meet with the Health Managers to find out why it is taking so long for our hospital to get our facilities back. The East End has some of the most challenging health statistics in Scotland, so that is why it made sense to keep this hospital open. But there is no point having a building there that is unable to deliver the health services that staff, visitors and patients expect and deserve. If you would like to speak to me about this or any other issue then please get in touch with me on 0141 564 1364 or via email paul.martin.msp@ and I will be happy to help.

services at the hospital will be restored and improved. Health bosses had been running down the facilities and services available in anticipation that they shut the hospital. Over 6 months later, the Health Board have done nothing to improve the conditions for the staff and patients. The canteen has been replaced with a vending machine and the general maintenance and fabric of the building has not been kept up to an appropriate standard. The Health Board have broken their promise about improving the services offered by Lightburn Hospital. That is why I arranged with the local councillors

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been delighted to give my support to the campaign to bring the Youth Olympics to Glasgow in 2018. The Youth Olympics are designed to develop sporting stars of the future aged between 15-18 years old. The first Youth Games were only held in 2010, but that event drew an estimated global audience of 247 million people, highlighting the huge potential for the city of hosting the event. Glasgow faces stiff competition to land the games and is one of six cities compet-

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A number of constituents have recently contacted me regarding the changes that the Tory-led Government’s are making to the Post Office Network. The Tory and Lib Dem Ministers revealed just how out of touch they were with public opinion concerning the Post Office network last year when they embarked on the whole scale privatisation of the company, lifting all restrictions on the ownership of the Royal Mail and paving the way for the Government to sell shares in the company. At the time, small businesses and consumers, who currently rely on the Post Office network, voiced concerns that they would lose out and see a reduction in the services they are able to access. The Government state that there is ‘no

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Ruth Davidson MSP What a spectacular Summer of sport we’ve enjoyed. A whole generation has been inspired by the incredible Olympic success of Team GB and the ongoing Paralympics coverage is showing everyone – wherever they are – the heights which can be achieved irrespective of adversity. London 2012 has really whetted the appetite for the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in 2014. I want to see this sporting inspiration continue into the future. That is why I have

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planned closure’ programme for the Post Office network, but there remains the danger that significant closures come about by stealth. Rather than see services cut at the local Post Office, my constituents want more. For example, a number have contacted me to highlight their participation in the campaign for the new DVLA contract to be awarded to Post Office Ltd. Post offices already provide some DVLA services, including the processing of driving licenses – a change implemented under the previous Labour Government. These contracts have been immensely important to the Post Office network and local people value the services provided, such as the ability to renew vehicle tax discs and change personal driving details.

The new contract to provide an expanded range of DVLA services will be worth an estimated £600 million over the next ten years and I am aware that the National Federation of Sub Postmasters has warned that thousands of post offices could close if the contract is not awarded to Post Office Ltd. I hope the Government will bear this in mind when they make their final decision on this contract later this year. Post Offices play a hugely important role in local communities up and down the country and are often the centre of activity on a busy local high street. My constituents in Glasgow East support a publicly owned, universal postal service and the Government must ensure that any subsequent changes to the network – including the awarding of the new DVLA contracts - do not result in a poorer service for branch users.

Ruth Davidson MSP ing, includingGuadalajara, Buenos Aires and Rotterdam. Having met the bid team and seen some of the facilities which are part of the bid, I know we stand an excellent chance of landing this big event. On the back of London 2012 and Glasgow 2014, this really would be a great boost to the city. If you think I may be able to help with any issue, you can contact my office on 0141 357 2739 or email me at


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Drink Drive Campaign Continues

The East End B division campaign against drink and drug driving dealt another blow last week to a 27 year old man found driving his motor vehicle in the Dennistoun area 3 ½ times over the limit for drinking and driving, whilst another 34 year old man was arrested after being found behind the wheel 2 ½ times over the limit. Inspector Gary Price, head of the Divisional Support Group that has responsibility for Roads Policing told the ReGen, “These are exactly the types of individuals we want off the road. It’s through the likes of their serious lack of regard for public safety that we see tragedies across the country. This campaign is not simply about catching people when they break the law. It’s about stopping people from killing and seriously injuries other road users. It is concerning that despite years of hard hitting national campaigns on our televisions, lives lost and families left devastated people carry on putting others at risk in such a selfish way. I am going to reinforce what I have said before – if you do drive whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, our attention has turned to you and you will be caught”. Recent changes to the law mean that vehicles can be confiscated from drunk drivers by the courts in addition to driving bans, jail and substantial fines. Inspector Price continued “if you know someone who does drink and drive, I would urge you to contact Strathclyde Police on 0141 532 4000”.


A passenger plan carrying 136 passengers and crew and was repeatedly and deliberately targeted by having LASERS pointed at the cockpit from within the Parkhead

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area of Glasgow last week. About 9.50pm on Tuesday (21st August), the commercial flight from London Luton to Glasgow Airport passed overhead when the flight crew became aware of a green laser being pointed directly at them, and temporarily effected their vision. Through skilled handling of the situation, thankfully no one was put in danger – but the incident brings home exactly how dangerous this folly can be. Speaking at London Road Police Office, Constable Ryan Curran told our reporter “We are all grateful for the fact that an experienced airline Captain and his First Officer were able, had the presence of mind and the skill to maintain control of their aircraft in these circumstances. Over recent years, there have been increasing numbers of reports about pilots being temporarily blinded by laser pens being directed at them. What may not be realised is that the further the laser beam travels, the wider it becomes – so whilst pointing it at the floor may only show a small dot; when pointed at an aircraft, it can consume the entire cockpit. I would appeal in the first instance to young people, and underline to them the dangers that pointing laser pens at aircraft can bring, and the number of lives that could be put in danger. To their parents I would ask – does your child really need a laser pen? What are they using it for? And can you guarantee it’s not being used irresponsibly out with your home?” Some pens imported from the continent can be extremely powerful, up to 10 times stronger than those available here and can pose dangers to drivers and the naked eye. PC Curran added “I will take this opportunity to remind those in our communities that engage in this dangerous activity to stop and think of the consequences. Not only the catastrophic ones, but it is a criminal offence under the Air Navigation Order 2009 to endanger an aircraft in such a way. We can find you, and will make every ef-

fort to hold you accountable for acting in such a stupid, reckless and dangerous manner”. In April 2012, Glasgow man Christopher Paton was jailed at the city’s Sheriff Court for 9 months after being found guilty of pointing one of the powerful devices at the Strathclyde Police helicopter as it searched for two missing four year olds over the Toryglen area of the city.


When a 44 year old female in the city’s Haghill area reported that she had been assaulted by a male, Constables David Bradley and Gareth Baker raced to help the would be victim. As the officers began scrutinising her complaint, something wasn’t quite right. Enquiries revealed that this serial abuser of the 999 system, had invented the allegation and ended up on the receiving end the complaint as she was charged with Wasting Police Time and reported to the Procurator Fiscal.


Two men aged 34 and 29 were this week charged with stealing electricity after an unannounced visit to their Budhill home by community officers PC’s Paul Friel and Graham Nicolson. They found a dangerous electrical bypass operating, effectively stealing electricity from the national grid – which had to be made safe by Scottish Power. Both men have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.


A 44 year old man was stabbed in the early evening on Wednesday 22nd August following a disturbance on Baldovan Crescent Easterhouse. Two men aged 31 and 27 were quickly arrested and reported to the Procu-


rator Fiscal. Area Inspector John Gormlie said “this man is lucky to be alive after sustaining serious injuries. Our message is simple – if you carry a knife and injure someone, expect us to be calling on you and expect the courts to deal with you severely.”


Officers from the B Division Support Group were on patrol in the Ruchazie area when they observed a male operating an ice cream van who they knew did not have a street traders licence. Sergeant Duncan Evans from the divisional licensing department at London Road Police Office said “Street traders licences are in place to make sure that only those persons considered appropriate by the local authority are allowed to work in a role that has close proximity to the public. Street trading is closely regulated to keep you safe – it’s not simply about pieces of paper. Licensed street traders are required to have on display and produce if required an identity card that forms part of their licence. If you have any concerns about street traders in your area – you should contact your local community policing team.”


A 17 year old Dennistoun man caught with a dealer quantity of Cannabis was arrested thanks to the quick reactions and agility of Constables John Bell and Stephanie Dickson. On Monday 27th August 2012, the officers were patrolling the popular shopping centre when they observed the youth acting suspiciously, and upon approaching him – he made off, for reasons that would become clear, He was caught with after a lengthy foot chase having tried to dispose a large bag of the class B drug. He was also found in possession of scales for weighing the batch into smaller “deals”. He was charged with obstructing a drug search and being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug and a report was submitted to the

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As part of a continuing campaign against the sex trade in and around the Barra’s Market and Glasgow Green area, officers from London Road Community Policing Teams have arrested a number of prostitutes and their clients plying their trade in and around the area. In the last week alone, three men aged 47, 44 and 64 have been arrested for obtaining the services of a prostitute, whilst 7 women aged between 21 and 34 have been arrested for soliciting for prostitution within the one square mile area. Area Inspector Mandy Rorrison of London Road Police Office said, “Thanks our officers local knowledge and the cooperation we have received from the public who are coming forward and letting us know where these people are, the cars they use and the times that cause the greatest concern – we have made some excellent detections as a result. The residents and businesses in the area are quite rightly concerned that such activity is taking place around them; but would reassure them that we are aware of the problem, and as this week shows – are addressing it. Strathclyde Police are committed to tackling prostitution and protecting the public, particularly the women involved who are often vulnerable by way of their lifestyles. We are working in partnership Glasgow Community and Safety Services, housing providers and the voluntary sector to give

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these women support, protection and routes out of the sex trade. I would ask the residents and businesses continue to report such activity to us by calling Strathclyde Police on 0141 532 4000”.


Readers will recall that in the REGEN’s previous edition we reported to you that we warned householders and those attending leisure facilities to be on their guard about vehicles being stolen after the theft of their keys. Whilst we would still underline that message, we are pleased to report that a 28 year old man has been arrested and charged with a total of 18 offences ranging from theft, housebreaking to shoplifting, breaching bail and possession of a knife that took place across the Strathclyde Police force area. Constable Ryan Curran from London Road Police Office said “This man caused carnage across west central Scotland in a very short period of time; and what made things even more complicated was the sometimes huge distances between his crimes. We in B division took this on, with a commitment to our communities that we would find this person, return property to people and take him off your streets. A team of our officers travelled extensively, and liaised with police officers and agencies from many different jurisdictions that led in partnership to this excellent arrest. I am pleased to report that this man has since been committed for trial and is currently remanded in custody”.



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BROOMHOUSE ... have left Under-21 football for the Greater Glasgow Premier Amateur Football League Division 4. Photograph kindly supplied by Mr Stuart Rae. BROOMHOUSE have completed their switch from Under-21 level into the Greater Glasgow Premier Amateur Football League. House left the youth ranks last season with the LSK Suppliessponsored West of Scotland League First Division title, and have been accepted into Division 4 of the Greater Glasgow set-up. The East End club can look forward to competition from Cambria, Dumbarton Harp, East Kilbride YM, Harmony Row, John Street, Scotstoun Athletic, St Mungo’s, Westerlands and Whiteinch. Amateur status has allowed several players who had to take a year out due to age limits a clear pathway back into the Broomhouse “fold” - Craig Scott, Sean Cairney, Joe McGowan, and Darryl McKernan, while former playmaker Gary Rae has worked hard on his fitness following a stint at Aitkenhead Thistle West. One-time goalkeeper Don Scott also experienced the amateur grade with Aitkenhead, and he joins new faces, centre back Stephen Baird (Glentyan Thistle), central midfielder Mark McFarlane (Blantyre Vics Under-21 ), and left-sided midfielder Lee Weir (Finnart). Jason MacKay has decided on a move into the junior ranks and signed for Rutherglen Glencairn. Kyle Stewart and Ryan McMillan have still to find a club. Off the park, Russell Cairns will continue to carry out the Secretary

duties. The management and coaching side remains unchanged with Keith Docherty, Billy Milliken and Jim Anderson. Broomhouse were drawn in Section Five of the Greater Glasgow League Cup alongside double holders Bannerman AFC, Hamilton F.P. “B”, Kilbowie Thistle, Scotstoun Athletic and Kelvin AFC. Two home games and three away produced 33 goals (for) and 4 conceded. In the Fosters Scottish Cup, Broomhouse were paired against Glenacre. Following a Colville Park Country Club West of Scotland Cup first round bye, ‘House will meet Electric Bar or Arthurlie United. SUNDAY Central Amateur League Week 2: Premier Division - Beechwood Ath 5, Westburn 2; Castlemilk Dynamo 6, Castlemilk Utd 3; Manhattan Blacks 6, Whitehill 2; Thornwood 5, MK Dynamo 3; Westhill 0, Rutherglen Vogue 6. First Division - Eastend Rovers 2, Treble 2, 7; Milton 6, Castlemilk East 0; Rutherglen Vultures 2, Queens Park Spiders 7; Springhall Spartans 0, Westercommon Star 3; Wellshot 9, Polonia 3. Division 2 A - Cumbernauld Colts Community 1, Quayside 4; FC Clydeside 1, Third Lanark 6; Gorbals 0, Cumbernauld Colts 7; Southside Whitecart 4, Gartferry 1; Stanley Ath 1, FC Baillieston 3. Division

2B - Clyde City 3, Glasgow Rovers 1; Cranhill Utd 4, Haldane 2; Eastfield Ath 3, Redstar 6; Partick Thistle 6, AC Volvomax 1; Westend 7, Beechwood Albion 7. Division 3 - Centaur Utd 6, Bellgrove 4; Crownpoint 5, Linthouse 3; Glasgow AFC Redstar 3, Kirkwood Th 3; Maryhill Cosmos 3, Cleddans 5; Phoenix Utd 4, Overlee Partizans 3. Week 3: Premier Division - MK Dynamo 0, Rutherglen Vogue 3; Castlemilk United 1, Thornwood 3; Whitehill 1, Westhill 4. First Division - Queens Park Spiders 2, Springhall Spartans 1; Westercommon Star 3, Castlemilk East 1; Wellshot 3, East End Rovers 2; Polonia Glasgow 4, Rutherglen Vultures 5; Treble 2, 4, Milton 0. Division 2A - FC Baillieston 3, Southside Whitecart 3; Lanarkshire Eagles 1, Cumbernauld Colts 5; FC Clydeside 2, Cumbernauld Colts Community 9. Division 2B - Cranhill Utd 2, Drumchapel Th 1; Haldane Utd 8, Clyde City 0; Westend Utd 2, Glasgow Rovers 2; Beechwood Albion 0, Eastfield Ath 4; Northend 4, Redstar Th 1. Division 3 Overlee Partizans 7, Glasgow AFC Redstar 3; Linthouse 2, Centaur Utd 1; Maryhill Cosmos 2, Phoenix Utd 5; Bellgrove 5, Kirkwood Th 5; Cleddans 5, Crownpoint Utd 4.


BAILLIESTON Juniors made a brilliant start to the new LSK Supplies-sponsored West of Scotland Under-21 League season by crushing Premier Division rivals Hillwood Boys’ Club 6-0, and First Division newcomers, The Celtic Boys’ Club, won 2-0 at Neilston Juniors. RESULTS: Premier Division - Goldenhill 8, St Peters Giffnock North 2; Campsie Black Watch 3, Knightswood 3; Drumchapel Utd 2, Harmony Row 3; Hillwood 0, Baillieston 6; Tower Hearts 4, Glasgow Ams 0; Dumbarton Accies 2, Rutherglen Glencairn 14; Baillieston Juniors 1, Rutherglen Glencairn 4; Harmony Row 2, Campsie Black Watch 2; Knightswood 4, Tower Hearts 1; Harestanes 2, St Peters Giffnock North 1. First Division - Busby 2, Steins 4; Johnstone Burgh 6, Clydeside 1; Neilston 0, Celtic 2; Rossvale 6, Drumchapel Ams 5; Vale of Leven 1, Clydebank 4; Mossvale 3, Vale of Leven 3; The Celtic BC 2, Renfrew F.C 1; Steins 2, Bonnyton 2; Clydeside 0, Neilston 5; Rossvale 3, Busby 3; Clydebank F.C. 2, Johnstone Burgh 3. Second Division - Eastwood 2, Barrhead Arthurlie 4; Kilsyth 2, Erskine 2; EK Rolls Royce 3, Johnstone Burgh FCBC 1; Arsenal BC 4, Pollok Juvs 1; Port Glasgow 1, Vale of Clyde 3; Faifley 8, Loudon 1; East End 2, EK Rolls Royce 1; Barrhead Arthurlie 3, East Kilbride F.C. 4; Erskine YC 2, Falkirk Ath 4; Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0, Kilsyth 5; Johnstone Burgh FCBC 0, Arsenal BC 5; Pollok Juvs 8, Port Glasgow BC 3; Vale of Clyde 9, Faifley 0. Midweek: Premier Division - Campsie Black Watch 5, Baillieston Juniors 0; Goldenhill 2, Drumchapel United 1; Harmony Row 3, Hillwood 1 First Division - Bonnyton 5, Neilston 1; Clydeside 1, Vale of Leven 4; The Celtic Boys’ Club 4, Drumchapel Ams 0; Busby 1, Johnstone Burgh 4.

BROOMHOUSE 11, KILBOWIE THISTLE 1. GREAT start in the Greater Glasgow Amateur League Cup section for ‘House. David Quinn glanced home a Gary Rae cross with his head after 5 minutes, and Rae converted No 2 via the penalty spot after Jags’ Peter Byrne was sent off. Quinn struck again after 32 minutes, but Stewart Cameron replied two minutes later. On the stroke of half-time, David Quinn skinned three defenders and netted a fourth. After the interval, Quinn, David Omozik, captain McGeough, Rae (pen), and Richie Bambridge (pen) made it 9-1. Two goals in as many from Omozik and Rae took the tally into double figures. BROOMHOUSE 3, BANNERMAN AFC 1. ‘HOUSE were up against a club who have won the League Cup for the past two seasons. Gary Rae toe poked home the opening goal, and the same player also hit the bar. ‘House doubled their advantage through Gary Rae after 56 minutes, and three minutes later Bannerman’s William McGill scored from the penalty spot. With 20 minutes remaining, David Quinn pounced on a goalkeeping error to make it 3-1, and ‘House could also afford to miss a penalty kick seven minutes later. VALE OF CLYDE 5, EAST KILBRIDE THISTLE 1. JAGS’ were lucky to keep the score down as Vale turned on the style at Fullarton Park. Goals from Gallagher, McClymont and Connelly had East Kilbride trailing 3-0 after 21 minutes. McClymont rattled home a terrific free kick after half-time, and Craig Scott’s own goal made it 5-0. McRobert hit Jags’ late consolation. SHETTLESTON JUNIORS 0, LARKHALL THISTLE 1. STRIKER Graham Gracie bagged a 64th minute winner in the opening Central First Division League game at Greenfield Park. In the Second Division, VALE OF

CLYDE were held to a 3-3 draw by visitors Rossvale. ABERDEEN 0, GLASGOW CITY LADIES 3. BACK from Champions League duty and set for their fourth game in eight days, City made changes and despite being sluggish still had enough in their locker to reach the quarter-finals of the Henson Project Scottish Cup. Ruesha Littlejohn, back from a playing stint at Liverpool, scored just before half-time. After the interval, Jennifer Callaghan doubled their lead, and Emma Fernon made it 3-0 after 68 minutes. CELTIC LADIES 5, SPARTANS 2. after extra-time. Celts won through after the teams were tied at 1-1. Scorers Hayley Sinclair (2), Rhonda Jones, Megan Sneddon and Suzanne Grant. HAMILTON F.P. 0, BROOMHOUSE 4. FOUR first half goals and a missed 2nd minute penalty - Gary Rae saw his attempt saved by Gary Seaton - set the League Cup Section tempo at Hamilton Palace. Rae and David Quinn soon found the net, followed by a Craig Scott piledriver and Sean Cairney header. Hamilton defended resolutely after halftime as ‘House completed their third successive cup victory. ST ANTHONY 4, SHETTLESTON JUNIORS 0. ANTS killed off their Town jinx with a midweek league victory. Chris Mackie netted three and provided an injury time goal for John Borris. VALE OF LEVEN 2, VALE OF CLYDE 4. TIN Pail came from 2-1 down - after taking a 26th minute lead - at Millburn Park. Derek Hepburn opened the scoring, but a David McNaught double (34 mins, 42) put the Alexandria club ahead before half-time. Three goals in the last 11 minutes clinched victory - James McGowan, Gary McClymont and Justin Begg. POSTAL UNITED 12, WHITEHILL F.P. 0. DESPITE terrible weather conditions, the

goals “rained” in for United, who led 4-0 at half-time. Scorers: Anderson (5), G Hughes (4), Davis, Muir and J. Jarvis. POSTAL UNITED 9, EASTHALL STAR 0. ANOTHER big score took holders Postal into the last 16 of the Centenary Cup, where they travel to meet Inverclyde. Scorers: Anderson (4), Brown (2), O’Brien, McMenemy and K Jarvis. ROLLS ROYCE EK 3, POSTAL UNITED 4. PREMIER champions United started their league campaign with a win. Meanwhile, Postal received a bye in the Scottish Amateur Cup, and play visitors Auldhouse in round two. GLASGOW CITY LADIES 3, HIBERNIAN 1. CITY moved nine points clear watched by their UEFA Champions League opponents at Petershill Park. Hibs struck first through Susan Fairlie in the second half. Jo Love replied immediately, and a Jane Ross double inside the closing 15 minutes clinched victory. The match was sponsored by First Property Maintenance. KELVIN AFC 2, BROOMHOUSE 3. FOURTH out of five League Cup group games, ‘House trailed 1-0 after only 5 minutes. Sean Cairney equalised after great work by Gary Rae, and then turned provider for David Quinn just before half-time. Kelvin, who had a “goal” chalked off after 72 minutes, did equalise 10 minutes later, and Colin Cairns collected a second yellow card. However, ten-man Broomhouse grabbed an 89th minute winner through David Quinn. BROOMHOUSE 12, SCOTSTOUN 0. GREENFIELD provided the backdrop to a goal spree as the homesters, who led 7-0 at half-time, qualified for the knock-out stages later in the season. Scorers: Mark McGeough (4mins, 38, 39), Sean Cairney (27 pen, 35, 44), Gary Rae (33, 59), David Quinn (55, 69, 74), and new signing Lee Atkinson (61).









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This season’s final will be contested by Pollok and Renfrew Juniors. ‘Lok defeated last season’s finalists and Scottish Junior Cup holders Shotts Bon Accord 3-1 in the semi-final, while Renfrew had a 2-1 win against Rutherglen Glencairn, who previously beat holders Petershill.


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CITY AWAIT DANISH CHAMPIONS TEST GLASGOW City Ladies will attempt to see off Danish opposition in their bid to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. New Head of Youth Development Amy McDonald attended the draw as City were paired against last 32 opponents Fortuna Hjorring, and the winner of that two-leg clash will play Spartak Jaffa of Serbia or Gothenburg (Sweden). While the Scottish Premier champions and Scottish Cup holders have avoided some of the so called “big guns”, it should not be overlooked that Fortuna are very experienced at European level. Runners-up when the competition was known as the UEFA Women’s Cup in 2003, the Danes have reached the last 16 for the past three years – losing out to such former Champions League winners’ as Duisburg and Lyon. Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: “Fortuna will be playing to protect that proud record. “We will need to be at our very best to progress. There is no point in looking ahead to possible last 16 opponents as there is a lot of work to do against the Danes.” Once again Glasgow City Ladies enjoyed success over three qualifying games in Helsinki.

Group 8 kicked-off against Croatian champions WFC Osijek, who led 1-0 at half-time. Danica Dalziel equalised, but with City trailing 2 -1 just 16 minutes from time, the same player levelled and Emma Mitchell produced a stunning late free kick into the top corner. Both goals came inside the last seven minutes. Two days later, Noroc Nimoreni (Moldova) were turned over in comprehensive fashion. Leanne Ross, who scored twice, rounded the ‘keeper early on and opening the floodgates. Star of the show was Katharina Lindner with a hattrick. Other counters came from Jennifer Callaghan (2), Eilish McSorley (2), Danica Dalziel and Ashley McDonald, who was making her European debut. With Finnish champions PK-35 Vantaa also unbeaten after two games, the final group match had an explosive start. Jane Ross collected a great pass from Eilish McSorley and lobbed the onrushing goalkeeper after only


GLASGOW East Rugby Club are seeking new players, from Primary 1 to Secondary School level. Training sessions on a Thursday evening, from 6pm, and Sunday (12 noon until 2.30pm) at Barrachnie Park. Call Bruce on 07582650827 or Craig on 07899915602. MUIRTON AFC, who train in the East End and play Sunday games in the Glasgow and District Youth Football League, require players Under-13 (born 2000). Contact Robin Berman on 07856958490. FINNART B.C. Under-14 looking for players (born on/after January 1, 1999). Call 07717723149. Finnart train at East End Healthy Living Centre (Thursday), and use Glasgow Green for home games in the GADYFL (Sunday Mornings)

GOAL! ... Katharina Lindner netted a hat-trick for Glasgow City Ladies against Noroc Nimoreni. four minutes. PK-35 equalised when Nigerian striker Cynthia Owak rounded ‘keeper Claire Johnstone and netted. Leanne Ross should have

restored City’s advantage after Christie Murray was upended, but missed the resultant penalty kick. However, qualification was assured due to a better goal

difference. Added Eddie Wolecki Black: “I knew with 10 minutes to go a draw would see us through, but we were determined to remain true to our

philosophy and continued to push forward to win the match. “Our objective was to reach the knock-out stages and we have achieved that.”



VALE OF CLYDE have been handed a home draw against Ashfield Juniors in the first round of the sponsored Emirates Scottish Junior Cup. Stevie Rankin’s Super Premier Division squad visit Fullarton Park,Tollcross on Saturday, September 22. Kick-off 2.30pm.

UNDER-21 West of Scotland Youth League clubs have received a boost after sponsors were confirmed with every domestic competition. L.S.K. Supplies are again backing the League and West of Scotland Cup, while Only Sport have extended their involvement and will promote the Second Division League Cup plus Golden Goals Trophy. Stepping in for the first time are Milton of Campsie-based Birdston Kennels, who will have their name linked with the League Cup and Glasgow Cup. West chief Robert Toohill: “It is a massive boost to have everyone on board this early in the season.” Glasgow-based Only Sport have also been confirmed as their new suppliers of end-of-season competition trophies. Previously, Trophy Centre (Scotland) had an association with the Under-21 grade for almost 20 years.

SQUAD TRIALS SYFA West Region have started Development Squad trials for Under-15 players (born 1998), and additional age groups are set to follow over the coming months. East End-based Boys’ Club managers are being urged to put forward player nominations.

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