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Building a sustainable future City Building is one of Scotland’s largest construction companies. We deliver construction, repairs and maintenance solutions to commercial, public and third sector organisations across the country.

Building on 2012 This has been another eventful year at City Building. Here is a taste of what has happened in 2012: Early in 2012 we were delighted to be part of the official opening of the Collegelands building in the High Street. The building has over 1.1 million square feet of new office space that is being used by the Glasgow City Council family. City Building was responsible for the fit out of the building and because of the size of the investment and the support from the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, we were able to take on 20 new apprentices to help complete the job. At The Scottish Business Awards in March we were honoured to receive the Corporate Social Responsibility Award. This achievement recognises City Building for being able to provide a high quality service to the communities of the East End and wider Glasgow, whilst at the same time being ethical in

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

Winner of Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 2012 its business practice. As part of our commitment to training a new generation of highly skilled apprentices, we celebrated Scottish Apprenticeship Week by

honouring our exceptional trainees at an awards ceremony at the Queenslie Training Centre. We have a proud track record of providing training in the trades

of painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, roofing and construction operations. Out of the 450 new apprentices we take on every year, 95% complete

their training. This compares very favourably to an industry average of just 58%. Also in June, we hosted a visit from the Minister for Youth Employment, Angela

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Building on 2012 Constance MSP. She paid tribute to the staff and apprentices at the training centre in the East End, saying that “what we see here is a sensible approach to training young people so they are fully equipped to enter the workplace.” July saw City Building host a Health and Safety Awareness Day. The event was aimed at ensuring our employees know about how to be safe at work, and so that they feel confident about speaking to supervisors about any concerns they have about the workplace. We also heard from specialists from the NHS Healthy Working Lives project and a representative from the Dr Graham Paterson, executive director of City Building (in front) Professional Footballers with City Building staff at Glasgow City Chambers. Association (PFA) about taking care and being that City Building go from were there to celebrate responsible in their strength to strength. with Executive Director personal lives. The prestigious Graham Paterson and Change at the top Queens Award for Executive Member Cllr happened this August Enterprise is one of the Paul Carey. when City Building greatest awards any After collecting the appointed Dr Graham business can receive. award, Cllr Paul Carey Paterson as the new City Building were given said: “City Building has City Building is oneDirector. of Scotland’s largest construction Executive the recognition by the always been built on the companies. We deliver construction, Graham started as an repairs and Lord Provost, Cllr Sadie concept of caring – caring maintenance solutions joiner to commercial, apprentice many public and third Docherty, who as the Lord for communities we work sector organisations across the country. years ago and has risen Lieutenant of Glasgow in, and caring for the through the ranks to Our success is due to our forward-thinking approach and the award presented environment. make top job his differently. looking for waysthe to deliver services on behalf of the Queen. “This award is richly Hislargest experience We run own. Scotland’s - and most successful At the ceremony in the deserved recognition and commitment to the Here, we train apprentice training centres in Glasgow. City Chambers, over of all the hard work workforce will ensure more than 450 apprentices each year with skills such 100 employees City Building is one of Scotland’s largest

CITY Building announces the appointment of Dr. Graham Paterson as its new Executive Director

was successful in its bid to refurbish 126 properties in the area. The variety and range of work available from City Building is because we take a great pride in training our staff in a whole range of trades. Whether it is new builds or refits, commercial or residential, we have the expertise and experience to carry out a high quality job for all our customers. Working with our partners across Glasgow, we helped develop and

carbon emissions. The new tenants of the 100 home development can expect their bills to be reduced from an average £1100 annual bill to just £280 per year. Working with the GHA to create the “Glasgow House” is just one example of how co-operation with partners can benefit the whole of the city. City Building was further honoured in November this year at the Re-Gen “Stars In The Community Awards”,

Building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, construction companies. We deliver construction, roofing and construction operations. repairs and maintenance solutions to commercial, public and third sector acrossand theother City Building delivers new organisations build housing, schools country. large construction projects, whilst continuing to deliver our core business of repairs and maintenance services across Central Scotland. Our success is due to our forward-thinking approach and looking for ways to deliver services We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft differently. Industries (RSBi), one largest of Europe’s largest We run Scotland’s - and most successful supported facilities, than apprentice trainingemploying centres more in Glasgow. Here, we 240 people, over 450 50% apprentices of whom haveeach a train more than year with skills disability. such as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, roofing and construction operations. Glasgow’s Magnificent 7: Apprentices at city Winner Queen’s Award Enterprise for City Building delivers build housing, schools firmof‘steel the new show’ atfor Lanarkshire construction and other large construction projects, 2012 whilst Sustainable Development awards continuing to deliver our core business of repairs and maintenance services across Central Scotland.

We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), one of Europe’s largest supported facilities, employing more than 240 people, over 50% of whom have a disability. 08456 001 323

Sadie Docherty, the Lord Lieutenant for Glasgow, City Building trainee scheduler Deenika Roseman and Dr Graham Paterson, executive director of City Building at Glasgow City Chambers.

everyone at the business puts in every single day, and is made even more special because it comes in Her Majesty’s Jubilee year.” In Tolcross, City Building

deliver new homes that will dramatically reduce the fuel bills of tenants in our city. The GHA asked City Building to produce homes as part of the new Marfield Street development in Carntyne that would mean that heating and hot water bills would be drastically reduced. The design includes new insulation, sun spaces, solar Sadie Docherty, the Lord Lieutenant for panels and air Glasgow, Councillor Paul Carey, chair of City Building and Dr Graham Paterson, executive tightness to minimise heat director of City Building at Glasgow City Chambers. loss and reduce

receiving the “Action in the community” award in recognition of our efforts to make the communities in which we work more sustainable for all our employees and

Building a sustainable future City Building is one of Scotland’s largest construction companies. We deliver construction, repairs and maintenance solutions to commercial, public and third sector organisations across the country.

customers. The investment of the company in our staff was again recognised as 7 of our apprentices were given awards at the South Lanarkshire Colleges’ Construction Awards. Antony McCue (20), David Neilson (18), Hossein Davyran (21), Marc McQuade (20), Martin Stewart (20), Natasha Lennox (20) and Rachel Kerr (21) were acknowledged for their excellence in course work and for participation in local, regional and national construction competitions. Another innovation

this year is the creation of new environmental trainees designed to keep the gardens of homes being renovated in top condition for their

tenants. The scheme is being piloted in the East End as tenants are decanted whilst repair work is being undertaken in the Wignet houses in Carntyne. Much to the delight of local residents, their much loved gardens are being cared for whilst they are unable to visit their home. 2012 has been an eventful year for City Building. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and management for their role in making us such a successful business. We are also grateful for

the co-operation of our partners in the GHA, City Council and others that help make City Building what it is. Looking forward to 2013, we hope to continue going from strength to strength.

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

Winner of Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 2012

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Building on 2 Constance MSP. She paid tribute to the staff and apprentices at the training centre in the East End, saying that “what we see here is a sensible approach to training young people so they are fully equipped to enter the workplace.” July saw City Building host a Health and Safety Awareness Day. The event was aimed at ensuring our employees know about how to be safe at work, and so that they feel confident about speaking to supervisors about any concerns they have about the workplace. We also heard from specialists from the NHS Healthy Working Lives project and a representative from the Dr Graham Paterson, executive director of City Building (in front) Professional Footballers with City Building staff at Glasgow City Chambers. Association (PFA) about taking care and being that City Building go from were there to celebrate responsible in their strength to strength. with Executive Director personal lives. The prestigious Graham Paterson and Change at the top Queens Award for Executive Member Cllr happened this August Enterprise is one of the Paul Carey. when City Building greatest awards any After collecting the appointed Dr Graham business can receive. award, Cllr Paul Carey Paterson as the new City Building were given said: “City Building has City Building is oneDirector. of Scotland’s largest construction Executive the recognition by the always been built on the companies. We deliver construction, Graham started as an repairs and Lord Provost, Cllr Sadie concept of caring – caring maintenance solutions joiner to commercial, apprentice many public and third Docherty, who as the Lord for communities we work sector organisations across the country. years ago and has risen Lieutenant of Glasgow in, and caring for the through the ranks to Our success is due to our forward-thinking approach and the award presented environment. make top job his differently. looking for waysthe to deliver services on behalf of the Queen. “This award is richly Hislargest experience We run own. Scotland’s - and most successful At the ceremony in the deserved recognition and commitment to the Here, we train apprentice training centres in Glasgow. City Chambers, over of all the hard work workforce will ensure more than 450 apprentices each year with skills such 100 employees City Building is one of Scotland’s largest

CITY Building announces the appointment of Dr. Graham Paterson as its new Executive Director

was successful in its bid to refurbish 126 properties in the area. The variety and range of work available from City Building is because we take a great pride in training our staff in a whole range of trades. Whether it is new builds or refits, commercial or residential, we have the expertise and experience to carry out a high quality job for all our customers. Working with our partners across Glasgow, we helped develop and

carbon emissions. The new tenants of the 100 home development can expect their bills to be reduced from an average £1100 annual bill to just £280 per year. Working with the GHA to create the “Glasgow House” is just one example of how co-operation with partners can benefit the whole of the city. City Building was further honoured in November this year at the Re-Gen “Stars In The Community Awards”,

Building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, construction companies. We deliver construction, roofing and construction operations. repairs and maintenance solutions to commercial, public and third sector acrossand theother City Building delivers new organisations build housing, schools country. large construction projects, whilst continuing to deliver our core business of repairs and maintenance services across Central Scotland. Our success is due to our forward-thinking approach and looking for ways to deliver services We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft differently. Industries (RSBi), one largest of Europe’s largest We run Scotland’s - and most successful supported facilities, than apprentice trainingemploying centres more in Glasgow. Here, we 240 people, over 450 50% apprentices of whom haveeach a train more than year with skills disability. such as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, roofing and construction operations. Glasgow’s Magnificent 7: Apprentices at city Winner Queen’s Award Enterprise for City Building delivers build housing, schools firmof‘steel the new show’ atfor Lanarkshire construction and other large construction projects, 2012 whilst Sustainable Development awards continuing to deliver our core business of repairs and maintenance services across Central Scotland.

We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), one of Europe’s largest supported facilities, employing more than 240 people, over 50% of whom have a disability. 08456 001 323

Sadie Docherty, the Lord Lieutenant for Glasgow, City Building trainee scheduler Deenika Roseman and Dr Graham Paterson, executive director of City Building at Glasgow City Chambers.

everyone at the business puts in every single day, and is made even more special because it comes in Her Majesty’s Jubilee year.” In Tolcross, City Building

deliver new homes that will dramatically reduce the fuel bills of tenants in our city. The GHA asked City Building to produce homes as part of the new Marfield Street development in Carntyne that would mean that heating and hot water bills would be drastically reduced. The design includes new insulation, sun spaces, solar Sadie Docherty, the Lord Lieutenant for panels and air Glasgow, Councillor Paul Carey, chair of City Building and Dr Graham Paterson, executive tightness to minimise heat director of City Building at Glasgow City Chambers. loss and reduce

receiving the “Action in the community” award in recognition of our efforts to make the communities in which we work more sustainable for all our employees and


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JOBS HOPE FOR GLASGOW FORT Agreement reached on further development of East End Retail Park Up to 500 new jobs are hoped to be created as part of a new development at Glasgow Fort. Glasgow City Council had been in discussions with the anchor tenant, Hercules Unit Trust, about the sale of land that would allow a 175,000 sq ft extension to be built. The trust will pay the council £6m to carry out the development, which the local authority said would create around 50 jobs during the construction phase and 450 roles once retail facilities open. This cash will go towards the regeneration of the retail centre, according to the local authority.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Jobs and the Economy at Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow Fort has been a great success story in the city’s East End, attracting a fantastic number of jobs and businesses. “This positive economic impact will be taken to a new level by today’s decision, hopefully attracting further investment to the area which would bring many new jobs to local people. “The sum paid by the developers as part of this agreement is a very welcome contribution to the continuing regeneration of this part of Glasgow.”

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Leading artists to be given chance to provide art legacy AN AMBITIOUS project to create a lasting new public artwork in the East End of Glasgow has been launched. The £300,000 commission will create a lasting legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with local communities becoming actively involved in the creation of the new artwork. VELOCITY, a collective and cultural response to the impact of the Games on the city and its communities, is seeking an artist or team of creative practitioners to realise a new permanent artwork on the approaches to, or in the vicinity of, the Emirates Arena. A programme of community-hosted activity and engagement will be a key part of the commission. The commission will lead to a permanent artwork of international significance for both the city and the Commonwealth, while understanding the local context of the people and communities of the East End. Local Councillor Yvonne Kucuk said: “This will be great for the

area. Glasgow has some of the best and most talented artists on our doorstep, but the most important thing is that the people of the East End will be given their say about what the final design will look like.” “The East End of Glasgow has been transformed by the world-class sports facilities like the £113 million Emirates Arena. Now through the commission of a world-class artwork we will have a fitting and lasting legacy for the people of Glasgow.” The commission may result in a single artwork or a series of installations. There are no specific restrictions on where the commission is to be sited, except that it will not be sited immediately within the grounds of the Emirates Arena. Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway, said: “This approach to public art is very much in keeping with Clyde Gateway’s philosophy of the local community having a major say in what will eventually be delivered.  It’s also further evidence of the positive and welcome

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changes that we are experiencing in the area as a result of Glasgow hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games.” Art practitioners are being invited to provide an expression of interest before 17 January 2013. Submissions will be considered by a panel comprising an artist or curator and a representative from each of the partner organisations and representatives from the local community. A shortlist of five artists will then be interviewed about their proposals in early May. It is envisaged that the finished artwork will be unveiled in the months before the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. A SPECIAL guest was in attendance at the annual Baillieston Lunch Club this week. The Lord Provost Cllr Sadie Docherty was one of over 100 lunch goers enjoying a festive meal. Local MP Margaret Curran and Cllr Maureen Burke were also asked to attend the event at St Brigid’s Chapel Hall. Speaking exclusively to the ReGen, Margaret Curran said:

“I was delighted to attend The Baillieston Lunch Club’s Christmas Lunch last week as I admire the work the club does, not just at Christmas but all year round. Lunch clubs provide a valuable service for elderly people in the area, never more so than at Christmas when the importance of company is all the more pertinent.” Local Councillor Maureen

Burke added: “Christmas can be a stressful time of year for all manner of reasons so it is a wonderful gesture by the Baillieston Lunch Club to open its doors to the community and spread some Christmas cheer. “It was a tremendous afternoon and a great opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces. I am already looking forward to next year.”

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> SOSO Update The campaign to save Cubie Street Sorting Office from closure by Royal Mail was discussed at full Council this week. A motion by Councillor Jennifer Dunn gathered cross party support in condemning the way in which Royal Mail has failed to properly consult local people and elected politicians about the potential closure. The Council meeting, in which all 79 of Glasgow’s Councillors attend, heard contributions from East End politicians who lined up to criticise how the closure would affect their communities. Elderly people and those who work full time would have to travel to Cambuslang to pick up parcels if they missed their delivery time. Speaking after the meeting, Cllr George Redmond said: “The arrogance of Royal Mail is astonishing. There has been no consideration given to how this will affect people in the East End. The motion correctly

highlights how there has been no serious engagement with my constituents. “The East End has one of the lowest car ownerships in the UK and the public transport is completely inadequate to get to a new sorting office in Cambuslang. It is time Royal Mail saw sense and listened to the views of local people.” The motion was agreed by all the Councillors present, including members from the Labour Party, SNP and Green Party. Councillor Redmond added: “Royal Mail has already tried to close the sorting office in Pollok. They are trying it here in the East End and other Councillors know that it could be a sorting office near them soon. That is why I think this motion carried cross party support.” The Chief Executive of the Council will now write to Royal Mail to express concern about the actions of the organisation. Royal Mail are due to make a decision about the future of the Cubie Street site next year.

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Prestigious prizes recognise outstanding talent Two Glaswegian apprentices have taken two of four coveted annual apprenticeship awards. Apprentice joiner Marc McQuade from Barlanark, and Roof Sheeting and Cladding Apprentice Craig Owens from Haghill have been honoured at this year’s Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) Apprenticeship Awards. Marc McQuade from City Building (Glasgow) LLP won the James Birnie Award for Craft Excellence Apprentice of the Year 2012 title whilst Craig Owens (Topek Ltd) became the first ever winner of the Construction Specialist Apprentice of the Year award at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament hosted by the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Construction. The event was attended by MSPs and leading industry representatives, as well as the shortlisted award candidates and their employers. Now in its thirteenth year,

the annual SBATC Apprenticeship Awards are unique in recognising the considerable talents, skills and abilities of construction apprentices working across Scotland. Craft Apprentice of the Year Marc McQuade recently performed well at the 2012 Carpentry and Joinery SkillBuild competition. Having already achieved an Advanced Craft certificate and in addition to working towards an SVQ Level 3, Marc (22) has also embarked on an HNC course in Construction Management. Outside his training Marc has volunteered at a Special Needs School for over a decade, supporting various projects with his substantial skill base. Prize winning apprentice Marc McQuade said: “When I heard my name being announced as the winner, I couldn’t believe it. The other candidates were very impressive and so it was a real surprise. It was great that everybody was recognised on the evening. I’m really enjoying

my apprenticeship and have managed to achieve much more than I first thought.” Winner of the inaugural Construction Specialist Apprentice of the Year award, Craig Owens attended the National Construction College Scotland in Inchinnan where he achieved an SVQ2. Craig is a gold medal winner at this year’s UK SkillBuild competition and is set to represent the UK at the WorldSkills contest in Germany next year.

Marc McQuade’s local constituency MSP Patricia Ferguson, who represents Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, said: “I’m delighted for Marc. He is clearly a dedicated and enthusiastic apprentice who really deserves his Award. The fact Marc has also found the time away from his studies to volunteer at a local special needs school is testament to his good character. Marc undoubtedly has a bright future ahead of him.”

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PUPILS SAY: “PLEASE SIR, CAN ‘Tis the season to YOU INVEST IN OUR SCHOOL?” be careful City Council initiative aims to help Christmas revellers get home safely over the festive period OFFICE party goers and those enjoying festive celebrations are being urged to use Glasgow’s Nite Zones to get home safely in the lead up to Christmas. Glasgow Community and Safety Services (GCSS) operates five Nite Zones across the city, which provide added security for late night passengers through access to well managed taxi ranks. With numbers of people enjoying Glasgow’s night time scene expected to soar as Christmas draws closer, GCSS are enhancing their effort to ensure they can meet demand. On the three weekends in the run up to December 25th, GCSS will enhance their presence on the streets with additional Community Enforcement Officers on foot patrol and extra mobile CCTV cameras put in place. The number of marshals managing taxi ranks will also be increased and the presence of the volunteer street pastors will be expanded as well. The SOS bus will be in place under the Central Station canopy on Gordon St also. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, has welcomed the extra measures around the Nite Zones and has called upon people taking part in the festive celebrations to ensure the service is well used.  Councillor Matheson said: “The festive period is a great time in Glasgow

and people want to get out and enjoy themselves with friends, family and colleagues. We want to see people make the most of the occasion, but also to do so safely and sensibly. “Nite Zones make a tremendous contribution to improving personal safety across the city throughout the year. But many people on Christmas nights out may not be familiar with the Nite Zones and so I would urge everyone to take full advantage of the service over the festive period. “Getting a taxi from a Nite Zone is easily the quickest and most reliable way to get a cab and ensure you get home safe and sound. It could be the difference between a memorable evening or a night to forget.” The Nite Zones operate from five locations – Sauchiehall St, Gordon St, Albion St, Langside Road in Shawlands and Byres Road in the West End. Operation of the zones is led by GCSS and supported by a range of partners including Strathclyde Police, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow Taxis Operators Association and Glasgow Clubwatch. The Nite Zones assist nearly 500,000 people every year to get home safely and overall city centre crime dropped by over 20% with violence, in particular, down by 43% since its introduction in 2006.

PUPILS from the Pupil Council of Wellshot Primary School in Tollcross took the opportunity to grill their local Councillor Frank McAveety and the City Council’s Executive Member for Education, Stephen Curran when they visited Wellshot to discuss the investment needs of the school.

The Pupil Council drew up a list of the things that they wanted to improve the quality of their school. The pupil’s demands included calls for a number of big improvements. They wanted the railings to be painted, the playground area to be upgraded, much better toilets for pupils and something to be done about their much loved former janitor’s home – called Peter’s House by the pupils – which has lain empty since he passed away suddenly a few years ago. The pupils were joined at the Question and Answer session by Mrs Janet McCreadie of Wellshot Parent Council, who said: “The quality of education at Wellshot is tremendous but for too long the environment of the school building has been unsatisfactory. The school building is over 100 years old and needs substantial investment to bring it up to a decent standard. We think the school should be brought up to a level suitable for education in the 21st century and with the investment made at the Tollcross Aquatic Centre across the road for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 it would make sense to make our school a much more attractive one.” Local councillor, McAveety, said:

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“The pupils were fantastic at putting across the investment ideas for their school and I am delighted to support their campaign for significant improvements to Wellshot Primary School which has served the East End well for over 100 years and if the City Council can bring forward investment I am confident it can also serve future generations of children in our area.” Stephen Curran, Executive Member for Education said: “The Council has high ambitions for our schools and will be bringing forward the most ambitious programme of investment in schools early in 2013 to deal with all our remaining school estate. It is always positive to hear the views of our young pupils about how their school can be improved.”

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BUS bosses have been asked to consider how changing a vital East End bus service would have a devastating effect on the communities that they currently serve. A petition has been launched by campaigners, and it is hoped that with enough support, the no. 64 bus can be saved. Glasgow East MP Margaret Curran is one of those to have already signed the petition. She said: “This bus route provides a key link for older people in the East End to the rest of the community and the city centre. It provides people with the means of getting to work, school and college as well as youth, sport and community services. “It is absolutely essential to areas like Carmyle and Parkhead, which depend on the service, that any plans to cancel the route are rejected immediately.” More details about the potential service changes and an online petition can

be found at http://www. campaignengineroom. org.uk/64bus. The Labour MP Ms Curran added: “This decision runs the risk of leaving vulnerable people isolated from the rest of the city. Older people and many others in Carmyle depend on the 64 to get them to the city centre and elsewhere. I have written to First Bus expressing my concerns and calling on them to rethink their decision. “I urge everyone to sign our petition and encourage their friends and families to do the same.” The petition has been launched after news emerged that competition watchdogs are to investigate whether or not changing the no. 64 is against competition rules for public transport. First Group will face an investigation from the Competition Commission after concerns about the monopoly of bus and train services in Glasgow.

The Competition Commission said: “The original undertakings were accepted by the CC in October 2004 and followed an investigation into First Group’s acquisition of the Scottish rail franchise. “The CC concluded that the acquisition, which gave First Group control of local rail and bus services, particularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh, could reduce competition on certain routes and have an adverse

effects for many passengers. “In particular, the CC was concerned that there could be potential for First Group to encourage passengers to switch from bus to rail services by altering service levels and routes. “First Group was therefore required to sign undertakings before taking over the rail franchise, which prevented it from altering service levels on a number of local bus services in Glasgow and Edinburgh.”

FOOTBALL FANS visiting Celtic Park have been urged by locals to consider carefully where they choose to park their cars. The call was made after local politicians, Police and residents witnessed firsthand how inconsiderate parking is making life a misery for some residents on match days. The walkabout of trouble spots was organised by local Councillor Yvonne Kucuk, who was accompanied by Margaret Curran MP and Councillor Alison Thewliss. Representatives from Strathclyde Police and Fire, West of Scotland Housing and community residents from the worst affected areas Bridgeton, Dalmarnock and Barrowfield also joined in to have their say. Local Labour Councillor Yvonne Kucuk said: “Celtic Park can have up to 60,000 people visiting the stadium for games, we now have the added traffic and volume of visitors coming to visit the Emirates Arena directly opposite. “I’m confident however that we can come up with a solution in partnership with local residents to reduce the negative impact and disruption to their lives whilst ensuring we have proper traffic management procedures in place well before

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FORWARD TO THE FUTURE It’s been a big year for your local college - John Wheatley College has had to make the shift from fighting cuts and merger plans at the start of 2012 to now be in the midst of developing strategies that will link with North Glasgow and Stow Colleges. And there have been lots of notable events in between. The start of the year saw the College being granted £350,00

 

over three years from the Big Lottery Fund to support the successful Transitions to Work programme aimed at young people involved with the care system and run in partnership with Glasgow City Council. In March, John Wheatley’s Student Association were nominated in the NUS Awards for their extremely successful and controversial Q & A session on the college cuts in

Scotland, receiving first class recognition for their hard work and commitment. A further group of learners were recruited for the highly popular BBC Apprenticeship programme and the completing learners all moved on to further learning or interesting work opportunities. In addition, the College’s Photography and Computing students became involved in the Trades House of Glasgow project to archive materials for the Incorporation of Wrights and help establish an interactive website. The students and staff involved in this were honoured at a celebration Dinner at the Trades House in October and received awards. As well as welcoming a new Board of Management Chair this year in Margaret Forsyth, the College’s Easterhouse campus received a welcome refurbishment, fitting a new lift and changing two classrooms into the Elegance Beauty Salon and Nail Bar which is now open to the public for primping and pampering! This year, the College has had more than its fair share of ministerial visits, with MP Margaret Curran dropping in earlier in the year to

 

 

 

congratulate the Students’ Association (courtesy of the Re-Gen) and MSP Angela Constance later in the year. Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell, has twice been welcomed to John Wheatley College’s premises. Local MSPs Paul Martin and John Mason are frequent visitors to the College and keep abreast of students’ achievements. As for the students themselves, they’ve made great strides in their learning and development this year. They’ve lost count of the amount of money raised for local deserving charities (but it probably equates to around £5,000!!) and have worked hard. Other awards have included gold medal winning

performances from Robert Ferrol at world championship level and recognition of the marvellous efforts of young Sean Gabillard who deservingly received a ‘highly commended’ award at the SQA Star Awards.

John Wheatley College itself won the Partnership Award at the same ceremony for the work they do with Glasgow City Council Education Services and local secondary schools. All of this has taken place while staff have been involved in the difficult and intricate process of bringing together three cultures and three legacies in the process of merger, building new relationships and putting new processes in place. The students have achieved much and continue to succeed. And the staff have ‘played a blinder’ this year - well done!! No-one can be sure what the next year holds, but we wish everyone – learners, staff, stakeholders, future colleagues and partners – a truly happy and peaceful festive season and 2013!!!

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The Re-Gen’s Highlights of 2012 Well what a year! 2012 has been eventful for all in the East End and here at the ReGen we have enjoyed every minute of it. Here is a look back at some of the highlights for the East End’s favourite newspaper:

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change and help people save energy through local food growing and recycling.

Hollywood came to Glasgow as the Barrowfield’s very own Paul Brannigan was the star

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At the start of the year we had a special feature about poverty in the East End. We face huge challenges and some of our local communities have health and wealth inequalities that are frightening. Over a third of people in the East End live in poverty and our special feature was aimed at helping those who have least. It is unfortunate that nearly a year on, we are still seeing similar struggles day to day as the job situation has become worse and the frightening statistics show little sign of improving.

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reduce funding and 100’s of students at John Wheatley College packed into a public meeting to have their say. We also saw an emotional tribute to a tireless East End campaigner Betty Redmond, with a memorial tree planted in Bridgeton by her son Cllr George Redmond. Betty, who died in 2009, was a stalwart in Bridgeton and helped found

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There wasn’t much love in the air this Valentine’s as students voiced their opinions to politicians about cuts in support for colleges. Education Secretary Mike Russell MSP was in the firing line for his decision to

the successful Credit Union and the create the Bridgeton Community Learning Centre.

Arena and by March some special visitors were there to visit the stunning facility. World Lightweight Boxing Champion Ricky Burns took time out of training to see how the arena looked before it was due to

MAY in the East End would have a special atmosphere, especially as he trains locally in Dalmarnock.

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in the area as possible and needless to say, after a tiring day for both Margaret and the ReGen’s Karen and George, everyone had a better understanding of what makes the East End so special.

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be completed in October later this year. Ricky has fought many times in Glasgow and other arenas but knows that the new arena

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Remarkable progress was being made with the construction of the National Indoor Sports FEBRUARY

Also in March we were delighted to join Margaret Curran MP with a challenge of eight visits in eight hours. The idea was to visit as many projects

The criminals were the April Fools as the Police launched their crackdown on anti social behaviour and organised crime. The month long Operation Neptune saw extra resources put into policing the communities of the East End. Specialist Units, including a motor cycle unit, were deployed to help target the most troublesome offenders. Garrowhill Primary Pupils were also recognised for their fantastic fundraising efforts with nearly 30 pupils raising money for Sport Relief. The kids were sponsored to walk a mile around Garrowhill with their teachers, with all the money raised going to help underprivileged children throughout the world. Playbusters were also in the headlines this April as they announced a staggering £450,000 for environmental projects. The project has been running for the previous 2 years and this award will allow Playbusters to continue to delivering a project in the East End of Glasgow that seeks to change attitudes to climate

The GHA brought their award winning ‘Big Red Truck’ to tour gala days in the communities of the East End. The ‘Big Red Truck’ is an interactive mobile exhibition that seeks to tell the story of the history of housing in Glasgow up to the present GHA and the modernisation programme. The popular display will no doubt be making an appearance and many a summer show this year. May also saw the local elections come to town, with candidates, politicians and agents pounding the streets looking for your support to run Glasgow City Council. Congratulations to all the winning candidates on your success, but remember, here at the ReGen, we will be holding you to

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account and making sure that you do your job......standing up for the East End!

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billing at the glitzy premiere of Ken Loach’s ‘Angel’s Share’. Paul starred as Robbie in a powerful drama that critics have described as “must see.” The Re-Gen were privileged to walk down the red carpet with Paul, and we hope to walk down the red carpet many more times as he goes from success to success. Parkhead Housing Association celebrated their 35th Anniversary in June this year, with Jim Ferguson MBE marking the

landmark. Having gone from virtually nothing to managing over 1500 houses in area, here is hoping the next 35 years are

just as successful. June also saw the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, and the good weather ensured that party goers in Dalmarnock. Dalmarnock Centre staff made everyone feel as welcome as possible, congratulations for all their efforts on the day.

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The height of summer saw the launch of The Urban Fox programme. The programme of activities, run by partners in Glasgow City Council and others, is designed to get kids out and active during their summer holidays with football, golf, kayaking and other activities on the agenda. Needless to say, many of the

kids enjoyed themselves, but we are sure that parents were just as happy to have children busy so that they can enjoy their holidays as well! Milnbank Housing Association was proud to open a new hi-tech nursery that will serve the communities of the East End. The Re-Gen was given exclusive behind the scenes access even before the kids were allowed in, and we were thoroughly impressed.

JULY

AUGUST

The tragic news about the Freshlink Factory was starting to emerge in August. The 220 staff faced uncertainty about the future of the plant on

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Welfare Reform was top of the agenda for the Re-Gen this month as we launched our drive to make sure people in the East End know about changes happening soon. The special feature aimed to raise awareness levels about how benefits are paid, council tax changes and the new rules about housing benefit. The Re-Gen would like to give a special thanks to all the housing providers who took part in the campaign, including Tolcross Housing Association, Thenue Housing Association, John Wheatley College, Cranhill Credit Union, The Citizens Advice Bureau, Milnbank Housing Association, Parkhead Housing

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Association and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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The new look Olympia got the thumbs up from local residents as Clyde Gateway opened the doors to let people have a look for the first time since refurbishment. One of the first residents to have a look was 87-year old Grace Donald. Speaking exclusively to the Re-Gen in October, she said: “I’ve lived in Bridgeton all my life and I was always a regular visitor to the Olympia. It was a really sad day when the cinema closed down and although it kept going as a bingo hall for a few years, it wasn’t the same. “I think it looks fabulous. The library space is going to be so

go and enjoy themselves with new memories of the refurbished building.

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With the cold weather approaching, the last thing someone wants to do is sit on a bus for several hours to pick up a parcel from a sorting office in Cambuslang. However, that is what Royal Mail is expecting East End folk to do if they get their way and close the Cubie Street Sorting Office. The Re-Gen started a campaign to save the much

needed facility and joined angry members of the public and

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much bigger than it is just now and the views from the cafe are so good I can see myself sitting there for hours enjoying myself.” Well Grace, here’s hoping you and many other with fond memories of the Olympia can

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Old Shettleston Road. After starting a campaign with the Re-Gen and local politicians, hopes were high that at least some of the jobs could be saved. Unfortunately, because of the mismanagement of the company, a taskforce was unable to secure a new owner. The Re-Gen has always stood up for people in the East End, and despite being unsuccessful in our attempt with Freshlink, we will never hesitate to back a campaign that lets people in the East End have their say. In happier news, Glasgow Community Safety Services received a prestigious IFSEC Security Industry award. Along with Strathclyde Police, they were award the best partnership award for their joint work in combating crime and anti social behaviour.

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politicians at a public meeting with Royal Mail bosses. Feelings were made clear to the Royal Mail, Save Our Sorting Office. The Re-Gen’s campaign will continue and we will keep the fight going into the New Year. Like every November, we take time to remember those who have died in conflicts throughout the world. Remembrance Sunday was especially poignant this year as so many young people are still in danger every day. Our annual “Stars in Community Awards” was an opportunity for us at the Re-Gen to pay tribute to all those who make the East End so special. Congratulations to our winners and here is to a successful and prosperous 2013 for all.

The Re-Gen wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year for 2013!!


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The Re-Gen’s Highlights of 2012 Well what a year! 2012 has been eventful for all in the East End and here at the ReGen we have enjoyed every minute of it. Here is a look back at some of the highlights for the East End’s favourite newspaper:

MARCH

change and help people save energy through local food growing and recycling.

APRIL

JANUARY

At the start of the year we had a special feature about poverty in the East End. We face huge challenges and some of our local communities have health and wealth inequalities that are frightening. Over a third of people in the East End live in poverty and our special feature was aimed at helping those who have least. It is unfortunate that nearly a year on, we are still seeing similar struggles day to day as the job situation has become worse and the frightening statistics show little sign of improving.

MAY

reduce funding and 100’s of students at John Wheatley College packed into a public meeting to have their say. We also saw an emotional tribute to a tireless East End campaigner Betty Redmond, with a memorial tree planted in Bridgeton by her son Cllr George Redmond. Betty, who died in 2009, was a stalwart in Bridgeton and helped found

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

There wasn’t much love in the air this Valentine’s as students voiced their opinions to politicians about cuts in support for colleges. Education Secretary Mike Russell MSP was in the firing line for his decision to

the successful Credit Union and the create the Bridgeton Community Learning Centre.

Arena and by March some special visitors were there to visit the stunning facility. World Lightweight Boxing Champion Ricky Burns took time out of training to see how the arena looked before it was due to

MAY in the East End would have a special atmosphere, especially as he trains locally in Dalmarnock.

MARCH

in the area as possible and needless to say, after a tiring day for both Margaret and the ReGen’s Karen and George, everyone had a better understanding of what makes the East End so special.

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be completed in October later this year. Ricky has fought many times in Glasgow and other arenas but knows that the new arena

MARCH

Remarkable progress was being made with the construction of the National Indoor Sports FEBRUARY

Also in March we were delighted to join Margaret Curran MP with a challenge of eight visits in eight hours. The idea was to visit as many projects

The criminals were the April Fools as the Police launched their crackdown on anti social behaviour and organised crime. The month long Operation Neptune saw extra resources put into policing the communities of the East End. Specialist Units, including a motor cycle unit, were deployed to help target the most troublesome offenders. Garrowhill Primary Pupils were also recognised for their fantastic fundraising efforts with nearly 30 pupils raising money for Sport Relief. The kids were sponsored to walk a mile around Garrowhill with their teachers, with all the money raised going to help underprivileged children throughout the world. Playbusters were also in the headlines this April as they announced a staggering £450,000 for environmental projects. The project has been running for the previous 2 years and this award will allow Playbusters to continue to delivering a project in the East End of Glasgow that seeks to change attitudes to climate

The GHA brought their award winning ‘Big Red Truck’ to tour gala days in the communities of the East End. The ‘Big Red Truck’ is an interactive mobile exhibition that seeks to tell the story of the history of housing in Glasgow up to the present GHA and the modernisation programme. The popular display will no doubt be making an appearance and many a summer show this year. May also saw the local elections come to town, with candidates, politicians and agents pounding the streets looking for your support to run Glasgow City Council. Congratulations to all the winning candidates on your success, but remember, here at the ReGen, we will be holding you to

MAY

account and making sure that you do your job......standing up for the East End!

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billing at the glitzy premiere of Ken Loach’s ‘Angel’s Share’. Paul starred as Robbie in a powerful drama that critics have described as “must see.” The Re-Gen were privileged to walk down the red carpet with Paul, and we hope to walk down the red carpet many more times as he goes from success to success. Parkhead Housing Association celebrated their 35th Anniversary in June this year, with Jim Ferguson MBE marking the

landmark. Having gone from virtually nothing to managing over 1500 houses in area, here is hoping the next 35 years are

just as successful. June also saw the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, and the good weather ensured that party goers in Dalmarnock. Dalmarnock Centre staff made everyone feel as welcome as possible, congratulations for all their efforts on the day.

JULY

The height of summer saw the launch of The Urban Fox programme. The programme of activities, run by partners in Glasgow City Council and others, is designed to get kids out and active during their summer holidays with football, golf, kayaking and other activities on the agenda. Needless to say, many of the

kids enjoyed themselves, but we are sure that parents were just as happy to have children busy so that they can enjoy their holidays as well! Milnbank Housing Association was proud to open a new hi-tech nursery that will serve the communities of the East End. The Re-Gen was given exclusive behind the scenes access even before the kids were allowed in, and we were thoroughly impressed.

JULY

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The tragic news about the Freshlink Factory was starting to emerge in August. The 220 staff faced uncertainty about the future of the plant on

Old Shettleston Road. After starting a campaign with the Re-Gen and local politicians, hopes were high that at least some of the jobs could be saved. Unfortunately, because of the mismanagement of the company, a taskforce was unable to secure a new owner. The Re-Gen has always stood up for people in the East End, and despite being unsuccessful in our attempt with Freshlink, we will never hesitate to back a campaign that lets people in the East End have their say. In happier news, Glasgow Community Safety Services received a prestigious IFSEC Security Industry award. Along with Strathclyde Police, they were award the best partnership award for their joint work in combating crime and anti social behaviour.

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Welfare Reform was top of the agenda for the Re-Gen this month as we launched our drive to make sure people in the East End know about changes happening soon. The special feature aimed to raise awareness levels about how benefits are paid, council tax changes and the new rules about housing benefit. The Re-Gen would like to give a special thanks to all the housing providers who took part in the campaign, including Tolcross Housing Association, Thenue Housing Association, John Wheatley College, Cranhill Credit Union, The Citizens Advice Bureau, Milnbank Housing Association, Parkhead Housing

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The new look Olympia got the thumbs up from local residents as Clyde Gateway opened the doors to let people have a look for the first time since refurbishment. One of the first residents to have a look was 87-year old Grace Donald. Speaking exclusively to the Re-Gen in October, she said: “I’ve lived in Bridgeton all my life and I was always a regular visitor to the Olympia. It was a really sad day when the cinema closed down and although it kept going as a bingo hall for a few years, it wasn’t the same. “I think it looks fabulous. The library space is going to be so

go and enjoy themselves with new memories of the refurbished building.

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With the cold weather approaching, the last thing someone wants to do is sit on a bus for several hours to pick up a parcel from a sorting office in Cambuslang. However, that is what Royal Mail is expecting East End folk to do if they get their way and close the Cubie Street Sorting Office. The Re-Gen started a campaign to save the much

needed facility and joined angry members of the public and

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much bigger than it is just now and the views from the cafe are so good I can see myself sitting there for hours enjoying myself.” Well Grace, here’s hoping you and many other with fond memories of the Olympia can

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politicians at a public meeting with Royal Mail bosses. Feelings were made clear to the Royal Mail, Save Our Sorting Office. The Re-Gen’s campaign will continue and we will keep the fight going into the New Year. Like every November, we take time to remember those who have died in conflicts throughout the world. Remembrance Sunday was especially poignant this year as so many young people are still in danger every day. Our annual “Stars in Community Awards” was an opportunity for us at the Re-Gen to pay tribute to all those who make the East End so special. Congratulations to our winners and here is to a successful and prosperous 2013 for all.

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The past 12 months for Clyde Gateway – as seen in the pages of ‘The Re-Gen’ The Re-Gen has never hidden its admiration for the way Clyde Gateway goes about its task to transform and re-generate communities across the East End. The past 12 months however, have been particularly impressive with the completion of a number of high-profile and very important projects that have brought jobs and fantastic new facilities to the area.

programme at the Olympia was now truly underway. At the same time as this was happening, another equally high-profile and important project just 300 yards along London Road was nearing its completion and in April 2012 we reported on the move by the first of what will eventually be 500 staff of Glasgow Community Safety Services (GCSS) into their stylish new home at Eastgate. Eight months on from the opening, Eastgate has become very symbolic of the change in the East End, offering a quality and style the match of anywhere in the UK. The month of June saw good news at the Clyde Gateway East Business Park, built on former wasteland at Auchenshuggle, with Glacier Energy Services – a company which specialises in the oil and gas industries – becoming the first occupier and bringing 48 jobs across in a relocation and expansion from its former premises in Motherwell. Our next front-page story on Clyde Gateway came in August,

The progress at the Olympia CG local press ad AW 2012 on Bridgeton Cross has featured heavily in the paper ever since Clyde Gateway unveiled its ambitious plans to buy the historic building and bring it back into use for the benefit of local residents. .We reported how, at the end of February, a landmark moment was reached when the dome was lifted back into place in front of a large crowd of onlookers and a news crew from the BBC who were there to film it for that night’s edition of ‘Reporting Scotland.’ It was a delicate and tricky operation involving a 60-foot

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well, whose home overlooks the new arena, had been so impressive on the course that she had been given a job at the main reception. It was a welcome and timely reminder that Clyde Gateway is a different type of regeneration as it not simply about bricks and buildings. They have a great record of social and economic regeneration which is really making a difference to the lives of people like Samantha and many others living across the

and once again it was all about jobs. Thanks to a specially created training course, local youngsters aged 16-25 were given the chance to be taken on at the new Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the Re-Gen was first with the news that 21 year old Samantha Max-

East End. Lots of other great stories came in the second half of 2012 including the news that the future of the old Bridgeton Library building on Landressy Street had been secured thanks to Glasgow Women’s Library relocating from the Mitchell. We also had a fabulous story about a Clyde Gateway partnership with Sacred Heart Primary School which saw a new garden

open in October, complete with a very fine memorial bench commemorating the life of the late Mrs Betty Redmond, a much-love community stalwart who had passed away in 2010. The end of the year saw things come full circle with more coverage of the Olympia. The restoration was completed on schedule with the result that November saw the building open its doors for the first time in nearly two decades when almost 200 people came along to the 2012 Annual Public Meeting of Clyde Gateway where they heard chairman Neil MacDonald and chief executive Ian Manson give a progress report on the past 12 months as well as a sneak preview of the many exciting developments coming in 2013

range of books, newspapers and magazines as well as the 32 new PCs that have been installed. And not forgetting the wonderful new café that is now on the ground floor and which looks out directly over Bridgeton Cross. No-one can argue that 2012 has been a vintage year for Clyde Gateway. Don’t be surprised however, if 2013 doesn’t prove to be even more impressive. CG local press ad AW 2012 copy.pdf

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person living in Barlanark may be unable to get to any of the large retailers in the community. A single mother with 3 children and without a car relies on local services that the Post Office provides. This legislation is a forerunner of many Post Office closures because we are not taking the necessary

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steps to protect the service.” Frank McAveety says “ Privatisation of the Royal Mail has the long term threat to jobs and services at a local level. I will be working with Margaret to ensure the voices of the east end are heard and all the local post offices are protected”.

The team at Spring Grove Clinic in Barrachnie Road Garrowhill is celebrating the fantastic achievement of winning two of the top UK Private Dentistry Awards of 2010, namely Practice of the Year and Best Patient Care. It was also awarded runner up in Best Community Charity Project and Outstanding Individual of the Year along with being shortlisted for Most Attractive Practice and Best Team. Winning the Practice of the Year and Best Patient Care Awards is a great endorsement of the Spring Grove Clinic teams’ commitment to providing affordable, value for money, community based, professional family oral and dental health care, advice, support and treatment to an exceptionally high standard. The award winning practice prides itself on its patient focussed approach which is always courteous, efficient and friendly, set within surroundings that are luxurious, comfortable and welcoming. Heading up the clinical team is Dr David Cunningham who established his practice in Garrowhill over 14 years ago. Winning these two Awards recognises his firmly held belief that a community based dental practice, where patient relationships and trust are key, using the latest dental technology,

can provide the same level of treatment options, care and surroundings as a large city centre based dental practice. Commenting, David Cunningham said, “The team has worked incredibly hard to make Spring Grove Clinic a fantastic place for our patients. I am delighted that our efforts have been recognised by the top UK industry professionals.” “My focus has always been to provide excellent patient care with the very best dental advice and treatment. I believe in spending time with my patients, fully explaining preventative and treatment options to them and supporting them as they choose their treatment plans. I am very grateful to our patients for their fantastic comments in support of our Awards application.” At the Awards presentation, the Spring Grove Clinic team were commended for excellence across all of the categories, for the state of the art facility, and being a team who strive to provide excellent patient care. Its’ efforts in raising funds to support Yorkhill Children’s Hospital ECMO Unit won the runner-up award for Best Community Charity Project. Spring Grove Clinic is a leader in providing dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, invisible braces, tooth whitening and family dentistry.

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

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At this time of year, everyone likes to relax and enjoy the festive telly, the company of friends and family, and maybe a sherry or two. Having a good time is what everybody is looking to do. But we also have to remember that in extreme weather, things can and do go wrong. There are people who are here to help in emergencies, and their job is to try and fix things when something goes wrong. These numbers are set up especially for the holiday season so that if you do need to contact your local police station, housing provider or Glasgow City Council, there will be someone who can help should disaster strike. Make sure that you put this list of emergency contacts on your fridge this Christmas so that if you need help, you know exactly who to call. Strathclyde Fire & Rescue is today urging every resident in Strathclyde to make sure they have a working smoke alarm this winter. Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s Director of Community Safety, Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay said: “Every household in Strathclyde should have at least one working smoke alarm. In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm will give you, and your family, vital life saving minutes to escape safely. If you, or someone you know, a neighbour, friend, or family member,

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number of serious house fires and casualties. There are a number of lifestyle factors which can greatly increase your chances of being the victim of a serious house fire. Excessive alcohol consumption is often a significant contributory factor. Smoking or cooking under the influence of alcohol can be a fatal combination. Additionally groups such as older people and those with long term illnesses or medical conditions are particularly vulnerable. A working smoke alarm could be a life saver. Don’t delay - call Strathclyde Fire & Rescue today!


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Festive Opening Hours: Monday 24th December 2012 offices close at 5pm and Re-Open Friday 4th at 9am

Milnbank Housing Association 53 Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun Glasgow G31 3DQ Tel: 0141 - 551 8131 Fax: 0141 - 550 2060 Monday 24th December @ 12pm, Office Re-opens on the Thursday 3rd of January @ 9am PEOPLE CAN STILL CALL IN ON 0141 551 8131

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Scottish Gas Gas Leaks 0800-111-999

Strathclyde Police 0141-532-4600

Scottish Power Electric Failures 0845-2727-999

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Attention all Parkhead Housing Association Tenants Winter is upon us and we should all take precautions!!!! Here are some handy hints!!!! • With the temperature below or going below zero to avoid the misery of burst pipes—keep your heating on at least at a low setting overnight • In the current frozen conditions you should leave heating on at least a low setting even if you are away overnight • Check that you know where your water shut off valve is, just in case, so that you can shut water off immediately should a burst pipe occur • If you are going away to visit friends, let your Housing Officer know and leave a local contact for access if required in an emergency • Keep the out of hours emergency numbers noted below handy (remember they are for emergencies only) • Make sure you have House Contents Insurance (application forms available at PHA office)

PHA Christmas Opening Times & Emergency Contact Details Parkhead Housing Association will close on Friday, 21st December 2012 at 1.00pm and will reopen on Thursday, 3 January 2013 at 9.30am. During this time tenants requiring emergency repairs, and only emergency repair, should use the numbers below Gas Heating 08445796493 Joiner 0845 877 0411 Electrician 07860 716 323 Plumber 07719 904 543 All the staff at PHA wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


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STOP… HAMMER TIME

Around 3pm on 10 December 2012 police were made aware that there was a male brandishing a hammer near to Tullis Street, Glasgow. A description was passed to all officers in the area and a short time later, two officers who were on foot patrol spotted a male matching the description. Upon searching the male they recovered a claw hammera. He was arrested and detained to appear at court. This was an excellent detection for the officers involved and demonstrated their keen observation skills.

BOGUS CRIME

Over the course of the last week an operation has been ongoing within the Riddrie area of Glasgow targeting bogus callers/workers. Officers working in plain clothes have teamed up with uniformed officers in order to prevent offences, provide extra high visibility patrols and to reassure those who work and reside within the area. On 10 December 2012 officers in plain clothes observed a male enter a garden area within Ruchazie Road. Subsequent enquiries revealed that the 45 year old male had no reasonable excuse for being within the grounds of the property and as such he was arrested and detained in custody to appear at court. On 11 December 2012 a male attended at a property within Aultbea Road, Glasgow and convinced the 85 year old to have work carried out on his roof. After agreeing on a price and carrying out some small repairs, the suspect then told the elderly male that the price had increased by thousands of pounds. Police were informed of suspicious circumstances by a third party and immediately made enquiries. This resulted in a 23 year old male being arrested for fraud. Operations will continue over the course of December to address the growing issue of bogus callers/workers across the East and North East of Glasgow and to reduce fear of this type of crime. It is important to highlight the dangers and threats posed by these individuals, particularly to elderly and vulnerable members of the community. Bogus callers can take on a variety of different guises to try and get through the door - from workmen offering to carry out repairs to peoples’ homes, to those purporting to carry out surveys or collections for charity - but the message the police want to stress is ‘if in doubt, keep them out’. Community Safety officers are distributing crime prevention packs, including personal attack alarms, to provide local residents with a valuable insight into bo-

gus caller crime. If you would like to arrange for a community safety officer to attend at your home address to provide crime prevention advice please contact your local police office on 0141 5320 2000 and ask for the community safety officer.

DRIVERS URGED TO CARRY OUT ‘POWDER’ CHECK ON VEHICLES

As the darker evenings and colder weather take hold, Strathclyde Police is urging drivers to do a ‘POWDER’ check before heading out in their vehicles this winter. The ‘POWDER’ check, an acronym of Petrol, Oil, Water, Damage, Electrics and Rubber, is a simple way of reminding motorists to inspect their vehicle and make sure it is in working order and free from any damage or obstructions. This is especially the case in the winter where for example, drivers’ vision through windscreens and windows can be obscured by ice, snow, dirt from the road or low sun glare. Strathclyde Police Superintendent Jim Baird, head of road policing, said: “We have already experienced a cold weather snap and forecasters are warning of further snow and ice in the coming weeks. It is essential that motorists keep their vehicles in a good roadworthy condition. By making a few simple checks people can keep themselves and others safe on the roads. The checks might seem obvious but you would be surprised how many people run out of fuel, or find that the oil in the car is not sufficient – which can cause major and costly damage to a vehicle. Making sure you can see and be seen on the roads is fundamental – this means clearing your windscreen – both the front and rear, your wipers including the rubber blades and headlights of snow, ice or dirt. Make sure your brake lights are working and use your fog lights appropriately. Check the tyre pressure and tread depth – and that includes the very much neglected spare tyre.” As well as patrolling the roads throughout the winter months checking vehicles, officers, in support of the Festive Drink Drive campaign, will also be enforcing drink driving legislation. Superintendent Baird added: “The final check to make, and possibly the most important one, is of yourself. Are you fit to drive? Don’t drink and drive and don’t take drugs and drive. Don’t risk it.”

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there has been a seasonal spike in the number of housebreakings which have occurred across the division. In an attempt to tackle this, Chief Inspector Mandy Rorrison has recently tasked a team of plain clothes officers to pro actively tackle the problem. Last week alone, the team successfully identified, traced and charged two housebreakers with housebreakings in the Carntyne area of Glasgow. It is worth highlighting a number of ways to reduce the likelihood of your home being targeted. 1. Buy a timer to ensure lights come on in your home during the hours of darkness to give the impression that someone is home. 2. Lock doors and windows particularly those which are on the ground level and provide easy access to your home. 3. If you live in a flat, ensure that the secure entry door is closed properly 4. Avoid leaving house and car keys within easy reach of doors or windows as criminals will often fish them out through the letterbox or windows which are left ajar.

Division have continued their long running campaign against people driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Inspector Gary Price, the officer in command of the division’s road policing group said “In the last three months, we have arrested 72 people in this area for drink and drug driving offences. That is a shocking figure – and it is quite clear that after 25 years of drink driving campaigns on national television; that people have either still not got the message – or have no regard for the damage they could cause. As part of the ACPOS (Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland) Festive Drink Driving campaign we have ramped up the number of officers out patrolling and actively targeting those who continually flout the law in such a dangerous way. If any one knows of anyone who drives under the influence or of a particular licensed premises that its common to see people driving away – where it’s suspected their drunk; we want to hear from you either on 0141 532 4600 or by phoning Crimestoppers; where you do not have to give your name. The response that we have had in the last few months from the public regarding suspected drink driver has been staggering. In the last week alone, 2 or the 10 drivers caught out were as a result of a tip off from concerned members of the community. ”

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Around 2pm on Sunday 9 December 2012 a female motorist was stopped by local police following a concerned member of the public reporting that she was driving erratically. The 40 year old female was spoken to by police and it became immediately apparent that she was under the influence of alcohol. After failing the roadside breath test the female was arrested and taken to London Road police office where she provided a specimen of breath which was four and a half times over the legal limit. If found guilty in court, this female faces an automatic driving ban. However, the consequences of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol can be far greater and potentially fatal as demonstrated by the number of alcohol related accidents over the last year throughout Scotland. Between 3 December 2012 and 9 December 2012, ten people were charged with driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This number is far too high and highlights that there are too many people who continue to drink and drive despite warnings and education. Police in Glasgow North, East & East Dunbartonshire

Police in the East End of Glasgow are asking local people and commuters to be vigilant and report incidences of people removing drain and manhole covers on our roads and pavements. In recent years, metal theft has been a regular feature in the national and local media; as the price of the commodity has risen sharply across the world. A worrying trend has emerged throughout Glasgow, where metal thieves are removing these heavy metal covers to sell literally for a few pounds. What is not considered is the fact that these covers serve to protect pedestrians and vehicles from damage or injury; in what can be a portal some 30feet deep. Constable Ryan Curran from Strathclyde Police said “Thieves removing these drain covers will pay no attention to the fact that lives could be at risk here. Removing metal work from roadways put vehicles, even those travelling at low speed in danger of sustaining critical damage. The consequences, apart from the cost of damage – could be a serious road accident occurring. For pedestrians – the situation can be far more serious. We have received reports recently of a number of drain covers being taken on one street –

which subsequently flooded due to the amount of rainfall. This gave the illusion of there being a puddle at the side of the road, with nothing obvious to pedestrians that there was a 30 foot hole beneath the water. This could be lethal for children who we all know love to jump in puddles. I am appealing for anyone, who witnesses these thefts taking place – or who knows the location of such a removed drain cover – to contact Strathclyde Police on 0141 532 4600 or the roads department on 0800 373 635”.

STRATHCLYDE POLICE WARNS ABOUT A POSSIBLE TELEPHONE SCAM IN NORTH EAST GLASGOW.

Information has been obtained by Strathclyde Police in relation to a potential phone scam in which individuals are contacted via their telephone and informed that a virus is about to hit their home computer and for a fee a test can be carried out remotely on the computer to locate the virus and software installed to prevent corruption. It is then requested that money be transferred into a Western Union bank account. If you think you may have been affected by this or a similar scam please contact your local police office for advice and assistance either in person or telephone 0141 532 4300.

POST VAN STOLEN

Around 2.15pm on Tuesday 11 December 2012, a postal worker stopped his work van to uplift mail from a post box outside Spar Stores in Dorchester Avenue, Glasgow. Realising that he had dropped his car keys, he returned to the vehicle at which time it was driven off. A passing motorist observed the incident and noted that the suspect was male, stocky build, wearing dark clothing. CID officers from Maryhill Police Office investigating the theft are urging the public to come forward with any information as to the identity of the suspect. They can be contacted on 0141 532 2000 or you can contact crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

VULNERABLE MISSING WOMAN – SHETTLESTON

Strathclyde Police is appealing for assistance from the media and members of the public in an effort to trace a woman who has been missing from the Shettleston area of Glasgow since Saturday 8 December 2012. Ha Nguyen (20) was last seen boarding a number 40 First Bus on Shettleston Road at 1620 hours on Saturday. That bus travels in the direction of Clydebank and Drumchapel via the City Centre. Ha is Vietnamese, approximately 5 ft 2 in height, slim build

with brown eyes and long black hair which she ties back in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing blue, skinny jeans, a cream puffa jacket with a hood and black, patent flat shoes. Chief Inspector Pat O’Callaghan, Shettleston Police Office, said: “Ha is very vulnerable due to the fact she speaks very little English, has no money or known friends in the area” “I’d appeal to anyone on board the number 40 bus on Saturday afternoon to contact us. Often people don’t think they have any important information, but when pieced together with what we already know, that information could be vital in assisting us to find Ha.” We are particularly interested in anyone who may have seen Ha during her journey, getting off the bus or in the Glasgow area since Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact Shettleston Police Office on 0141 532 4855 or CRIMESTOPPERS, in confidence, on 0800 555111.

ATTEMPTED MURDER – BAILLIESTON, GLASGOW

At approximately 0050 hours, a 22 year old man was walking on Ravenswood Road near to Morrison’s car park, when he was seriously assaulted by a number of men. He was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he is currently detained with serious head injuries. Medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable. There are no descriptions as yet of the men who carried out the attack. Detectives are treating the attack as attempted murder, and are continuing extensive enquiries, including reviewing all available CCTV, in addition to carrying out door to door enquiries in the area. Detective Inspector David Mackie, of Shettleston CID said “This was a horrendous attack which has left a young man in a serious condition in hospital”. It appears that there had been an altercation earlier in the evening outside the ‘Log Cabin’ public house on Bredisholm Road between the victim and the men believed to be involved in the attack. As a result of the enquiries made by investigating officers and with the help of the community in Baillieston, Strathclyde Police have arrested two men, aged 22 and 33 years, both of whom appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday 14th December 2012. Area Commander for Shettleston, Baillieston and Easterhouse Chief Inspector Pat O’Callaghan said “Conduct such as this within our communities will simply not be tolerated. I would like to reassure local people that this was an isolated incident; and with the cooperation of the community in Baillieston, we acted quickly and arrested those responsible”.

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Parliamentary Patter

Paul Martin MSP Looking back at 2012, it has been an eventful year for Labour in Scotland. After the bruising defeat in the Scottish Election in 2011, it was important that with our new leader, Johann Lamont MSP, that we worked hard to regain the trust of people in Glasgow and Scotland. In May this year after much campaigning, and the leadership of Gordon Matheson, I was delighted to be part of a Labour victory at the local elections. Glasgow Labour has huge ambitions for our city, and the manifesto that won the election will transform all our communities over the next few years. Showing that we were able to match the aspirations of people in Glasgow is a vital step on the journey of Labour winning back the trust of people in Scotland

and the UK. While our opponents are obsessed with breaking up Britain in 2014, Labour has to speak up for the kind of society that it believes in. Since being elected, I have always been determined to give my constituents a voice in Parliament. This year I have spoken out against the unfair SNP college cuts that are affecting John Wheatley and North Glasgow College. These cuts come at the worst time possible when people need training to get back into work. I facilitated a public meeting about the damage that cutting bus routes has on our communities in the North and East of Glasgow. Over 100 people had their say and the message was clear, it is time to regulate bus services.

This year also saw the campaign to save Lightburn Hospital succeed. It is a tribute to the tireless work of the health campaigners that this much needed facility is still here today. And I am also delighted to be part of a working group that was set up this year to look at how derelict and green space is used in Easterhouse. There are lots of spaces that have lain barren for many years, and I am determined to turn them into useful space for the local community. Hopefully next year will see more progress with these and other projects. I would very much like to wish all the Re-Gen readers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year for 2013. If you would like to get in touch with me then please do not hesitate to call my office on 0141 564 1364 or via email on paul.martin. msp@scottish.parliament.uk

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It was heartening to hear the Minister understands what great assets Govan and Scotstoun are to the UK. He also appreciates the need to time contracts properly to ensure there is a steady stream of work for the yards. As ever, the workers are ready to dig in to ensure the yards survive yet another review, led by the determined union convener Jamie Webster, who is quietly confident the Glasgow yards will stay open. He has rightly asked for the decision to be made public as soon as possible, and ideally before Christmas to remove the uncertainty workers are currently feeling.

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The end of any year is often a timely opportunity in which to reflect on the changes that our communities have undergone over the last twelve months; highlighting local success stories whilst also remembering the challenges that we will continue to face in the future. One of the great highlights of the year was, without doubt, the Olympic Games this summer that showcased Scotland and our athletes at its very best. Hundreds of athletes from across the country inspired us all with their achievements this summer, but we were of course especially proud of our home grown Olympians like Chris Hoy and Andy Murray. Already we are seeing the fantastic results of the Olympic legacy with more and more of our young people taking part in sport. What’s more, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will not only give us a chance to see our sporting heroes many of us watched on the TV over the summer up close, but we are fortunate that following the Commonwealth Games we will have two

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Ruth Davidson MSP Glasgow’s famous shipyards have made a massive contribution to our economy over the years, but have also benefited enormously from being part of Britain. However, they now face an uncertain future as work on the Government’s two new aircraft carriers comes to an end soon, with thousands of highly skilled jobs at stake. We have to do everything possible to save these posts and last week I had a private meeting with the Defence Procurement Minister, Philip Dunne, to make him fully aware of the tremendous skills and professionalism we currently have on the Clyde.

Paul Martin MSP

Your constituency Member of the Scottish Parliament

world class venues at Tollcross Leisure Centre and the velodrome – a fantastic legacy that I hope will benefit constituents looking to become Scotland’s next sporting champions. The Council elections in May saw welcome results across the city with the Labour Party retaining control of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest local authority. This was a great achievement and is testament to the fact that a positive message, combined with hard work and dedicated campaigners can deliver real results. All of our Labour candidates here in the East End were successfully elected and I know that they are now hard at work, fighting to protect our most vulnerable people from the SNP and Tory cuts. I was also delighted that our efforts this year to save Lightburn Hospital was successful in keeping the facility open. Over 7000 of you signed the petition and I thank everyone who backed a campaign which will ensure vital services remain available to those that need them here in the East End. Members of the community

who fought tirelessly to save Lightburn should be proud of what they achieved, it is right that we fought so hard to save the hospital - I know that many of my constituents were deeply concerned about what would happen should the hospital close. However, the success of our Lightburn campaign was not matched in our fight to save the Freshlinks factory that closed its doors in November. This was not just a tragedy for the men and women employed there but for the community as a whole. My heart goes out to the loyal staff who received this devastating news just before Christmas. Indeed, at this time of year I am mindful of all those in the constituency that have been made unemployed and who are facing the New Year with great uncertainty. I am worried that so long as the Tories push ahead with their failed economic experiment, this hardship being felt in our communities will continue. For some time now, the Labour party have been calling for the Tories to change course to get our economy back on track and our young people back to work; if I have one hope for 2013, it is that the Prime Minister and Chancellor finally listen.

Ruth Davidson MSP We must remember, however, that the longer-term survival of the Glasgow yards would be less secure if Scotland separates from the rest of the UK. In 2016, the Royal Navy is due to commission new frigates, but as the UK Government does not build warships in foreign countries, an independent Scotland would be less likely to win such lucrative contracts. However, I am very hopeful that the future of both yards can be secured and we will continue to see Royal Navy ships built on the Clyde for decades to come. May I take this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013.

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE AMATEURS SUNDAY Central A.F.L. clubs were represented in no fewer than 17 third round games in the Fosters Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy. WESTERCOMMON STAR made their exit in a penalty kick shoot-out thriller (54) after being held to a 3-3 draw by Glory X1 AFC. Round-up: Treble 2 AFC 5, Fairfield Sports and Leisure 4; Airdrie AFC 3, Wellshot AFC 0; Northend 5, Edinburgh Athletic 1; Rutherglen Vultures 2, Crystal Barcelona 2 (1-4 on pens); Drumchapel Thistle 1, Bruntsfield 1 (4-2 on pens); Masada AFC 0, Beechwood Athletic 11; Queens Park Spiders 3, AFC Airdrie Albion 0; Southside Whitecart 4, FC Baillieston 2; Cranhill

United 9, Beechwood Albion 1; Michelin Athletic 11, Thornwood 2; Westend United 1, Milton of Colquhoun 9; Westhill 2, Glasgow Redstar 1; Springhall Spartans 2, Dundee Argyle 8; Whitehill FP AFC 1, Annan Town 3; Brucefield 0, Castlemilk Dynamo 6; Real Mermaid 2, Quayside AFC 0. CROWNPOINT United lost 4-0 to Beechwood Athletic in the GlassCo Cup First Round. Other domestic results: President’s Cup Preliminary Round - Northend 10, Westend 0; Cumbernauld Colts 1, Milton 4; Redstar 1, Phoenix Utd 8; Wellshot 6, Kirkwood 4. Premier Division - M.K.Dynamo 1, Thornwood 1. Division One - Queens Park

Spiders 1, Castlemilk East 1; Treble 2, 3, Westercommon 0. Division 2A - Gartferry 3, Third Lanark 3. Division 2B - Clyde City 1, Cranhill 3; Glasgow Rovers 1, Eastfield 15. Division 3 Glasgow Redstar 3, Linthouse 0; Maryhill Cosmos 3, Centaur Utd 3; Bellgrove 3, Linthouse 0; Centaur Utd 1, Phoenix 4; Kirkwood 1, Maryhill Cosmos 10. POSTAL UNITED AFC are holding their Christmas Night Out at the Lee Bar (team sponsors) on Saturday, December 22. MOUNT VERNON JUNIORS lost 2-1 at Uddingston Anvil in the Fourth Round of the Fosters Scottish Amateur Cup.

WINTER CARPET BOWLS EASTERN Carpet Bowls League round-up kindly supplied by Secretary Ian Colligan. Week 8 - North British 6 points (26 shots), Sandyhills 0 points (14 shots); Shettleston 2 points (11 shots), Whitevale 4 points (16 shots); Springboig 2 points (19 shots), Mount Vernon 4 points (20 shots). Week 9 - Garrowhill v Mount Vernon (postponed) will be rearranged. Sandyhills 2 points (19 shots), Whitevale 4 points (13 shots); Shettleston 6 points (28 shots), Springboig 0 points (11 shots).

SHETTLESTON Bowling Club Ladies Section Winners, with runners-up in brackets, obtained by Mr Colligan. Championship - Margaret McMillan (Ann Laing). Presidents - Mattie White (Ann Laing). Martin Trophy - Margaret McMillan (Carol Lindsay). Nominated Pairs Margaret McMillan and Ann Laing (Jean Kinnear and Betty O’Hara). Balloted Pairs - Pat Connell and May Eastwood (Jean Kinnear and Mattie White). Rita McMonagle Trophy - May Brown, Tom Smith, Jessie Allan and Robert Screen (Pat Clarke, Neil

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L.S.K.SUPPLIES WEST YOUTHS

Scottish Under-21 Challenge Cup: Fourth Round - Knightswood 4, St Peters Giffnock North 2; Hutchison Vale 2, Rossvale 1; The Celtic BC 2, Pollok Juvs 1; Campsie Black Watch 4, Vale of Clyde 2; EK Rolls Royce 5, Tranent 4; Falkirk Athletic 1, Rutherglen Glencairn 6; Goldenhill 3, Drumchapel Utd 2. Lady Darling Supplementary Cup: Second Round -Harestanes 1, Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 0; Cavalry Park 1, Hillwood 0; Clydeside 1, Bonnyton 3; Jerviston 1, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0; Cavalry Park 0, Eastwood 2; Bonnyrigg Rose 1, Renfrew FC 7. Premier Division - Campsie Black Watch 7, Hillwood 1. Second Division - Pollok Juvs 7, Erskine YC 0.

WEST Region Under-17 goalscorers Jack Dyer and Marc Wylie pictured after the 2-2 draw with Melbourne All Stars, who were making their first appearance in a 17-day European tour, at Toryglen Regional Football Centre. Dyer headed the opener after 70 minutes with a free header, and Wylie crashed home their second goal five minutes later. Melbourne pulled one back, and hit a last-gasp equaliser from the penalty spot. POSTAL UNITED AFC 6, INVERCLYDE 0. SCOTTISH Amateur A. F. L. Premier champions United went top of the table with a six-hit display. Goals from John Jarvis, og, Brendan Queen, Brian Hughes, Stevie Anderson and James Simpson. EAST KILBRIDE Y.C. GOLD 2, SYFA WEST REGION 5. DESPITE meeting the Gold 1999 age group, West Under-14s celebrated their first-ever game with an excellent result. Jack Purdue netted a double before E.K. striker Scott Morrison, a constant danger, pulled one

back before the interval. The visitors went 3-1 up through pacey winger Andy Dallas. On-form Morrison netted again, but Mitchell Duffy restored the two-goal advantage following good work by Celtic B.C. player Alberto Vezza. Victory was assured when Vezza added a fifth. Man of the Match Mitchell Duffy. CENTRAL SCOTTISH A.F.L. 3, AYRSHIRE A.F.L. 1. FIRST leg of the annual John Smith Trophy, and Wellhouse Amateurs midfielder Thomas Sinclair broke the deadlock with a second half header past

Stewarton ‘keeper Darren Wilson. Ayrshire hit back to equalise, when Kris Clements (Cunninghame AFC) finished off a good move with a deflected shot beyond Ryan Ward. Andy Dorrans, who was to prove very influential for Central Scottish, restored home advantage with a second goal. In 66 minutes, Kevin Fotheringham was upended inside the area, and Kevin Crawley converted the resultant penalty kick. Ayrshire could have pulled another goal back, but Ward denied Shaun Allan with a fine save.

SCOTTISH YOUTH FOOTBALL LATEST

TWO National Development Squads from the Scottish Youth Football Association are set to meet Raith Rovers at Toryglen Regional Football Centre (indoors) on Thursday, December 27. The Under-15 and Under-16 age groups will be in action between 12 noon and 4pm. DATES have been confirmed for this season’s Scottish Youth Football Association National Cup finals. The Under-13 and Under-21 age groups play on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The Under-17 and Under-19s go ahead on Saturday, May 11, 2013, and the following day brings together Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16 finals. SYFA West Region Under-14 age group are lining up a friendly against St Mirren Pro-Youth. The Region will be sending squads to Denmark, Spain and Hungary (various age levels) next summer.


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CHAMPIONS ACCEPT INDOOR INVITATION GLASGOW CITY players will experience an indoor football tournament as part of their preparation for next season - thanks to an invitation from German champions FFC Turbine Potsdam. To celebrate Potsdam’s 40th anniversary, the SWP treblewinners are one of seven clubs hand-picked by the German outfit to play at the “Meet the Champions” European event on Saturday 2nd, and Sunday, 3rd February, 2013. There is an impressive list on offer - including three former UEFA Women’s Champions League winners, and current holders, French champions Olympique Lyonnais. English champions Arsenal Ladies have also accepted this exclusive invitation alongside the likes of R.O.A.Oslo, Bronby I.F., A.C.Sparta Praha and S.V.Neulengback. The brand new indoor MBSArena, Potsdam, will host the two-day tournament, and spectator interest is already high

given the quality of opposition from such countries as Austria, Denmark and Norway. Glasgow City Club Manager Laura Montgomery said: “To be invited to such an exclusive and high standard tournament is fantastic. “If you look at the potential participants it is incredibly exciting. For our players to be able to test themselves in this level of competition is fantastic. “The challenge of eight-a-side indoor football - very popular in Europe - will be a new experience for us, but coming at the start of pre-season will surely benefit our players for the new campaign in March. “To be able to take the girls to Germany for four days for this level of competition is an opportunity we could never turn down.” FFC Turbine Potsdam were impressed with the Glasgow City set-up a year past November, when they clashed in the last 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

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FINNART BC are looking for players born on/after January 1, 1999. Training at Crownpoint (every Thursday), and play home games on a Sunday at Glasgow Green. Call Mark Ainslie on 07717723149 or email ainslm@sky.com. GLASGOW GIRLS F.C. are recruiting for next season (March, 2013) at all age levels. Under-9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and Senior. Apply in confidence by calling 07791116196. NEW Amateur Football Club looking for experienced adult players for season 2013-2014. Training kit, jackets etc will be made available to signed players. Call Ian Elliott on 07507657789.

DISCLOSURE

HAMPDEN Park will host a PVG Disclosure Meeting for West of Scotland Under-21 League clubs on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7pm. A full turn-out is requested.

The second leg took place at Petershill Park. Meanwhile, as the Scottish champions press ahead for next March with new signings, club officials have confirmed the sponsorship deal with Maritime Craft Services - who have their logo on the team jersey - has been renewed for another year. Financial Director Nikki Kuyt revealed: “We are delighted to be able to continue our sponsorship. “There are so few visible role models for girls and women in this country, and Glasgow City F.C. are full of them.” ACTION from last season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League clash between Glasgow City F.C. and FFC Turbine Potsdam at Petershill Park. The German champions have given City an exclusive invitation to their own indoor tournament taking place in February, 2013. Photograph kindly supplied by Laura Montgomery.

MEETING OFF

LSK Supplies West of Scotland Under-21 League clubs should note their December meeting has been cancelled. The next get-together will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. SCOTTISH Youth Football Association office at Hampden Park will close for the festive holidays on Friday, December 21 (12 noon), and re-open on January 3, 2013 at 10am.

SPEAKERS DINNER

SCOTTISH Amateur Football League are set to host a Speakers Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on March 9, 2013. Speakers are Sandy Strang and Tosh McKinlay, and the evening’s M.C. will be John McKelvie. The SAFL will also induct players/officials into their Hall of Fame. Clubs are being invited to nominate anyone within their set-up who they believe has made a significant contribution to the league over a long period of time. Nominations will be considered by the SAFL Executive Committee.

JUNIOR FIXTURES SATURDAY, December 22. Central District First Division - East Kilbride Thistle v Shettleston. Central District Second Division Vale of Clyde v Royal Albert. Kick-offs 1.45pm. SATURDAY, December 29. Central District First Division Shettleston v Carluke. Central District Second Division - Rossvale v Vale of Clyde (at Petershill Park). Kick-offs 1.45pm. Supporters should check with their local club in the event of bad weather or fixture changes.

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