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SIGHTHILL’S FUTURE LOOKING GREAT SIGHTHILL, for years has been an area of the city which has been frowned upon, as more and more asylum seekers have been housed there and less and less facilities have been introduced. This has resulted in most of the original residents giving up as they watched other areas being transformed and their’s left to decay. That was until last week when Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee announced that the “High Rise Haven” built between 1964 and 1969 by Crudens was to be transformed as part of a £250 million regeneration plan which will see Sighthill completely rebuilt as a possible Athlete’s Village for the 2018 Youth Olympics although if the City’s bid fails the revamp would still go ahead. The scheme includes plans for 830 homes, a new school campus and the demolition of five tower blocks. The housing proposals form the centrepiece of the regeneration plans. Up to 700 homes could be built by a private firm on the site of the Pinkston multi-storey flats. These would include a mix of rented accommodation and low-cost private sale homes. A further 130 homes for rent could be built by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) on the site of the already demolished Fountainwell multi-storeys flats. Some of these 830 homes would be used for the athletes’ village if Glasgow secured the Youth Olympics. The village would house about 6,000 athletes and officials during the event and be similar in size to the

village currently being built in Dalmarnock for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Three of the multi-storey blocks at Pinkston have already been earmarked for demolition and residents are in the process of being rehoused. GHA will now be asked to consider demolishing the remaining two blocks, which it had planned to refurbish. If the proposal is accepted, the 400 residents from these two blocks will be offered options for moving to a new home in the area or outwith Sighthill. The wider regeneration also includes plans for a new primary The new village look as planned for Sighthill schools and nursery campus; a village square; a new pedestrian bridge over the M8 He added: “What’s great about motorway providing better links to this is that we need to start work on the city centre; new shops; new green this regeneration before we know if spaces; and a land decontamination we’ve won the bid. One local resident programme. stated, “As a result of Glasgow just Glasgow City Council leader Gordon bidding for the games, people’s lives Matheson said: “The bid gives us the will be transformed. You’d struggle to impetus to work with the local comfind a bid anywhere in the world that munity and our partners - and to lever delivers a legacy like that.” Needless in private money - to rebuild Sighthill to say not everyone is enthusiastic as a popular and vibrant community. about the plans, as many residents “The regeneration of the area was have lived in the “Multies” for around always a priority for the city but the 40 -50 years and will miss the views bid means it can now happen much if the blocks are razed to the ground, faster than ever envisaged.” Councilbut as they say “you can’t make an lor Matheson said the regeneration omelette without cracking a few would “also create jobs and appreneggs, and we’re sure that the finished ticeship places, and help unlock the development will be to everyone’s development potential of other areas satisfaction given that the design to the north of the city centre”. standards now are far better that they

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Local politicians welcome news of Sighthill redevelopment LOCAL councillors and Parliamentarians welcomed the plans unveiled by Glasgow City Council last week to bring forward planned redevelopment of Sighthill from 2038 to 2018, as Glasgow prepares its bid for the Youth Olympics. (see front page story). The plans include the construction of 800 homes, including 130 socially rented properties, a new school campus incorporating St Stephens’ and St Kevin’s schools, and a community hub. The area will serve as the athletes village should Glasgow’s bid be successful, but the new house building, school, and community facilities are not contingent on the success of the bid, and will begin by 2018. Patricia Ferguson, MSP for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, told the ReGen, “I am delighted that the council plans to invest £250m in the Sighthill community – which will provide new homes, schools and a community hub. Although this is connected to the City’s bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympics, a bid made possible by the

investment in facilities for the Commonwealth Games, it does not depend on the success of the bid. “If the City is chosen to host the games this investment will provide a wonderful athletes village – but regardless of that it will in the long term deliver a new community for local people who have waited for a long time to see this type of investment in their area. “The plans are still at an early stage, and it is essential that the community is involved in discussions regarding this re-development. I’ll be meeting with the GHA very soon to discuss how they plan to take community involvement forward and what the implications are for the current residents of Sighthill. “Glasgow has the experience of delivering this type of regeneration project and I am sure that this investment will not only deliver a lasting legacy from the Games but a vibrant regenerated community in Sighthill.” Meanwhile, William Bain, MP for Glasgow North East, commented: “I wish Glasgow every success in its bid

for the Youth Olympics in 2018. The proposed redevelopment is a once in a generation opportunity to rebuild a great area with the modern housing, schools and other facilities that it needs. Current residents in Sighthill, especially those who lived there for years must be consulted and need priority in terms of re-housing in the area. There is a massive shortfall in social housing in Scotland of some 156,000 properties, and people face an average 7 year wait for a new home. We won’t stop campaigning for investment for new social housing in North Glasgow from both the UK and Scottish Governments where there is particular need for it, but these plans will help create a new Sighthill.” Councillors Allan Stewart and Gilbert Davidson, representing Ward 17 (Springburn) said: “Sighthill needs investment in housing, schools and community facilities. These plans represent a great chance to build new homes and much needed schools for the area.”

SNP welcome Sighthill youth olympics investment RESPONDING to reports a new Games Village will be built at Sighthill, SNP MSP Bob Doris said that while this was a welcome investment, assurances must be given to residents living in the flats that are to be demolished to make way for the village. The MSP for Glasgow said: “I am keen to see much-needed investment in and regeneration of Sighthill, and it is exciting to see the commitment of both Glasgow City Council and the

Scottish Government to invest in the area. “However, as recently as May residents of two multi-story flats were told their homes were secure. There will be understandable anger by some to now discover they will be demolished to make way for the village. “Given that, I am informed there will be 600 new homes built – 200 of them for social rent. “I will be seeking assurances over the priority local residents in these

flats will be given for securing any new build rented or owner occupier properties. “I have had initial discussions with the GHA who inform me there will be new properties built for local people as part of re-provisioning works ahead of the Games and that the Scottish Government will be financially supporting this. “I will meet with residents shortly to discuss how to take these matters forward.”

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might hold for them. “I have also asked Ms McVey to visit the Factory when she is in Scotland next month.” The MSP also thinks that the Scottish Government should take more of a role in the matter and has written to the Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee asking that they investigate the issue and that they look at the situation in Wales where the Welsh Assembly Government has pledged up to £2.4million per annum for a grant that would

be paid to employers who taken on redundant Remploy workers. The grants would allow employers to make modifications to workplaces to allow employers to take on Remploy employees. Ms Ferguson said: “What the Welsh Assembly Government is doing is very helpful and I would hope that the Scottish Government would take a leaf out of their book and provide the same help for Remploy workers in Scotland.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Butternut squash soup

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

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

Eton mess / Meringues

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

City Building win Queen’s Award for outstanding achievements Scotcash loan amount Administration fee CITY Building, one of Scotland’s largest construction companies, Annual rate of interest was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise forWeekly Sustain- repayment amount able Development recently at a of repayments Number ceremony held in the City ChamTotal amount payable bers. Representative APR These awards are seen as the most prestigious prizes available to UK businesses. 100 City Building employees celebrated as Sadie Docherty, the Lord Lieutenant for Glasgow, handed the award to Dr Graham Paterson, recently appointed executive director of City Building. Lord Provost Docherty the Lord Lieutenant of the Queen, said: “I’m delighted to present such a prestigious award to City Building. It’s a tremendous achievement and the management, staff and apprentices deserve the recognition for all that they do. It’s all about teamwork and at City Building they’re experts in the field. Their ability to maintain a strong and reliable workforce is testament to that and everyone at City Building should be very proud of this award - and themselves.” One example is Deenika Roseman, whose career as a trainee scheduler with City Building has brought plaudits from colleagues and springboarded her work as

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Re-Gen “Stars in the Community” Awards THE Re-Gen is hosting an Awards evening for the “Stars in the Community” and the “STARS” we are looking for are those unsung heroes who work away in the Community and don’t look for praise or attention. Everyone knows someone within their own community who helps others, be it by running errands for elderly neighbours, coaching youngsters in sports or a shop assistant who has a cheery disposition. Here we list the categories we are looking for and we want our readers to have a look and see if they can nominate someone who they feel fits the criteria. Nominations to Re-Gen Newspapers. 85 Main Street Baillieston Glasgow G69 6AD to reach us by 12th October 2012. 1) Service with a Smile Award Do you know someone, or a group or company who provides outstanding service way above what might be expected? Then this award is for them. Tell us how they operate and what it is about their service that is so outstanding and makes them way above average for customer care. 2) Improving Lives in the Community Award Judges will be looking for outstanding teams, individuals or organisations working in the community who try that little bit harder to improve the lives of others. For example, a good neighbour, or someone working with a company or organisation whose extra efforts have made a real difference to the life of someone within their area. 3) Building Stronger Communities The judges will be looking for individuals, teams, organisations from any sector who have worked consistently to promote community relations. Tell us especially how the work of your nominee(s) has made a difference, and how they achieved their results. 4) Community Business of the Year The judges will want to hear about commercial organisations which provide added value to the communities they serve. Do they support a local charity in some way, sponsor a football team, never fail to show up at community events? Don’t forget companies that have high standards when it comes to reducing their environmental impact, or who promote the green agenda to customers and the community. 5) Engaging in the Community Award The winner will be an individual/group or project who organises an event which brings the community together. This could be a “Fun Day,” a Christmas Party for the Community, a Fund Raising event for the good of the Community etc.... In fact any event that has created a “FeelGood” factor within the community. 6) Action in the Community Know an individual, project or business that works to improve their community and make life better for residents living there? It could be a business or a particular fund has contributed to the community, or a person that has gone that extra mile to ensure that their communities voice is being heard and that action is taken on issues that effect them. The judges particularly want to hear about positive results that have been achieved. 7) The Re-Gen “STAR” Award This Award is chosen by The Re-Gen Newspaper Group and will be awarded to either a company, project, organisation or individual who has in our opinion personified the feeling of Well-Being within the community. No Nominations will be accepted for this category. It will be down to the Directors of the Re-Gen to select the winner. 8) Shining Star Award This is a very special award to commemorate someone either living or dead whose legacy has been to help others and change the community for the better. Someone who has worked tirelessly throughout their life to help, assist and promote their community and instil a sense of pride and well being. Someone who was NOT afraid to challenge authority and dedicated their life to working on behalf of others

North East Gets Real about Alcohol and Drugs (GRAND) DANCE, music, drama,sports and art are all part of this year’s Glasgow GRAND events held in September. GRAND week is an annual initiative involving a partnership between and drugs forums, community and voluntary organisations and statutory services. Across the North East staff from the Community Health Partnership staff will be working with partner organisations to set up a range of eventsacross the city to promote the themes of GRAND, which are. To raise awareness and increase knowledge of alcohol and drugs issues and services. Get communities involved in tackling alcohol

and drugs. Build partnerships and networks between communities, services and organisations. North East Grand Week Family Fun Day, in Springburn Academy on 15th of September 2012 from 12 to 3pm All Welcome, range of activities on offer including over 16s five a side tournament (supported by Celtic FC), mountain biking with Urban Fox, Youth Zone with football, glitter tattoos, hair braiding and nails by Urban Fox, Zumba with Glasgow Council on Alcohol , Samba Drumming with NRFG , Mocktails, Women only pamper zone, Interactive Shared

Responsibility Workshops by Glasgow Council on Alcohol , food tasting with East End Kids and Co, Wee Ones Zone with bouncy castles, soft play and games, there will also be lots of local support services on hand to offer advice and information. This event is organised by the North East Grand Steering group, which is a local group including partners from Glasgow City Community Health Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Glasgow, Council On Alcohol, Glasgow Life, Lodging House Mission, New Rhythms for Glasgow, Toonspeak and local volunteers. Please see http://www.

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

Surgery Details 1st Saturday of the month 10am: Kelvindale Primary School, 11 Dorchester Place, G12 0BP 11.30am: Maryhill Hub 186 Wyndford Road, G20 8HF

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

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

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

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

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

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MSP makes a splash on behalf of Pinkston Paddlesports Centre

will help everyone interested in paddlesports, from novices to Olympians. “I am delighted that the Scottish Government Minister will be happy to facilitate talks to help the project go ahead as soon as possible. A significant funding application is pending with sportscotland and I want to ensure that all the funders and stakeholders are talking to each other at this critical stage.”

Community Breakfasts are the toast of North Glasgow PEOPLE who work in North Glasgow have been meeting up at networking breakfasts organised by ng homes to see how they can work together for the benefit of the local community. The breakfast meetings provide an opportunity for community partners to meet face to face, and to learn directly from others about the different range of training programs and initiatives available in North Glasgow. Those attending are a great mix of people from voluntary organisations, faith groups, public bodies, schools and colleges. The breakfasts have been running over the last four months and they present an excellent opportunity for information sharing and they are especially useful for new staff working in the community. In a relatively short period of time there have been some great examples of working together right across communities. There’s no ham and eggs, but there’s pastries, fruit and plenty of coffee. There’s no fee to attend - IT’S FREE! No need to RSVP, people just have to bring their appetite, interest

and attention. The format is ‘informal’ with two 10 minute slots set aside which is rotated around participants. Following this it is on to ‘making connections’ and there is always a real buzz around as people start to mingle and follow opportunities through. The breakfasts are held in ng homes’ new Enterprise Centre in Springburn and are organised by Regeneration Co-ordinator Margaret Layden who said: “It’s a chance to find out who works in North Glasgow, hear what other organisations are up to and get to know each other. We all share the same aim to make a positive impact to the lives of people in North Glasgow. Having such a varied

mix of organisations has been a key to its success.” If you would like to attend the next community breakfast in North Glasgow please contact Margaret Layden on 0141 560 6000 or e-mail mlayden@ If you send your request via email, please remember to include your name, job title, organisation name, and a phone number. If there’s a particular topic you would like to see presented at future breakfasts, then feel free to let Margaret know. The next community breakfast will take place on Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in the Ron Davey Enterprise Centre, 10 Vulcan Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4BP.


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with the people at Pinkston as the first community coaches passed their Level 1 coaching qualification. The huge local interest in the Paddlesports Centre couldn’t be clearer. I was joined by youth group leaders from organisations like Urban Fox, MAryhill CCH, Temple Shafton, Royston Youth Action and Ruchill United. Drug and alcohol rehab providers Pheonix Futures are also going to take their clients to Pinkston. This is a facility that

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Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow, has secured a meeting with Sports Minister Shona Robison MSP to bring together potential funders for a proposed £2.2m development at the Pinkston Basin on the Forth-Clyde Canal. The project, which will include a white-water training facility and paddlesports centre, has secured much of its funding but has yet to meet the target necessary for building to commence. The centre will provide terrific opportunities for young people and community groups across the city, as well as for professional paddlesports athletes who currently have to travel to Nottingham for training. Bob Doris said: “A terrific amount of work has already gone in to planning this project by Glasgow Watersports Ltd. and their partners. It will help to bring Port Dundas back to life, something which is much needed especially since the Port Dundas Distillery closed in 2010. The regeneration of this part of the city is something which should command the attention of all the city’s politicians. “I had a great time training




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September 2012

Kenna Rosinne House named after Two Community Stalwards A NEWLY refurbished housing office in the heart of Possilpark has been named after two of ng homes long serving Board Members. Kenna Rossine House has been named after Pat Kenna and Bill Rossine who were both honoured when ng homes named their newly refurbished offices after them. Pat is the current ng homes Chairperson and Bill has held all four office bearers positions over the years. Pat said: “It was a great gesture by ng homes to name the new offices after myself and Bill. We are both thrilled to bits.” Local Councillor Chris Kelly performed the official opening

ceremony and said: “The new offices here in Possilpark are a great tribute to everyone involved with ng homes. Pat and Bill are a credit to Possilpark and a great example to the city as a whole of how local people can make a difference through volunteering.” Bill Rossine who is also a tireless charity fundraiser said: “I am delighted that ng homes have paid tribute to Pat and I in this way and I’d like to thank Cllr Kelly for his kind words.” ng homes Vice Chairperson Frank Miller said: “Pat and Bill have both worked tirelessly for their communities over the years and they truly deserve this recognition today.” The office in Possilpark was

first opened to the public in 1996. Last year the Association more than doubled in size in terms of both houses and staff through a major stock transfer so the offices were refurbished to accommodate all ng homes new and existing employees. Ann Marie Devlin of ng homes said: “Kenna Rossine House provides a much more open and friendly public space for our customers as well as greatly improving the working conditions for all of our employees. I think everyone involved in this refurbishment

have certainly made North Glasgow a great place to live and work.” The front door of the office used to be located in Bardowie Street however following the changes it is now right on Saracen Cross at the heart of Possilpark. ng homes are delighted with the refurbishment and would like to thank all those involved particularly the Murray Russell Partnership, Arka Design Studio, Morris and Spottiswood and Ewing Somerville Partnership.

Photographed: ng homes Board members Bill Rossine and Pat Kenna (seated) are pictured with MSPs Bob Doris and Patricia Ferguson and Cllr Chris Kelly who performed the opening ceremony.

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THE Re-Gen is launching a campaign to make readers aware of the implications arising out of the changes to benefits being introduced by the Coalition Government. The policy being pursued by the Government has divided opinion across the political divide. Those on the right argue that it’s wrong for people on benefits to receive more than those in work and think that everyone should take personal ness as landlords seek to local people. However, evict tenants because of in- we are about more than responsibility for mancreased rent arrears. just bricks and mortar and aging their financial The coming changes to the most housing associations affairs. Those on the benefit system pose partic- provide additional support, left think the policy is ular problems for the net- social and recreational ser- aimed at saving money work of community based vices and are involved in a by punishing the most housing associations oper- variety local economic City Building is one of of Scotland’s largest construction vulnerable people in ating within Glasgow. Many initiatives. our communities and companies. We deliver construction, repairs and of their tenants receive the “I’m worried that the imthat it’s inevitable that type of benefits that will solutions pact of welfare reform willpublic and third maintenance to commercial, be reduced as part of the be that we are no longer benefit cuts will push sector organisations across the country. welfare reform measures able to provide such ser- many households into being implemented by the vices. It’s been estimated poverty.

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

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THE reform to welfare benefits that are being introduced by the Coalition Log onto Government will have prouk to find your nearest found consequences for Citizens Advice Bureau Glasgow and its citizens. A report by Glasgow City Council in January 2012 estimated that the impact on Gemap Scotland News the City could be as much GEMAP Scotland ltd Money Advice-a Are you worried about debts or your fuel bills, money & managin maxed the plastic. Bills, Bills and more Bills, as as £83m a year when all of Phone:0141 5850 phoning you. Are we shudder from our773 festive financial hangovers help-Gemap Scot and bills not yet paid. Maybe it’s time to get the proposed reforms have confidential ser some help. Email: info@gemap. been introduced. The efBenefits-are you sure you’re on the right benefits, Financial Capabi do you know your ESA from your JSA-if not, we can made financial cap fect of losing this level of offer a free, impartial & independent benefit check for community. We offe you and help you to apply for them-remember this is and the cost of cred money you could be due. savings strategies income will be widespread. UK Government. They faceis due that placing benefit Our success to ourhousing forward-thinking approach and We at the ReGen would Fuel Poverty we As well as the most vul- the dilemma of seeing vul- into Universal Credit could arrears more vigorously. To to ensure that all of our tenLegal Advice-Are you in danger of losing your increase from the home or face becoming evicted. Do you need legal for waysincrease to deliver services trying to assistance, advice or people court representation-we that oncanben- struggling nerable households seeing nerable andlooking disadvantaged rent arrears to differently. be- place this in context, a 10% ants who currently receive agree right tariff and the help. We offer a free, independent & impartial legal arrange a home vi service. level of rent arrears would, benefits get appropriate efits get advice in order to their benefits reduce, lo- households We having their in- tween 10-15% as most tenantssuccessful run Scotland’s largest - and City Building is one of advice Scotland’s largest on what the construction changes fully understand the impact cal shops and services will comes cut, but at the same will no longer be able to for us, amount to £460k. apprentice training centres in Glasgow. Here, we train companies. We deliver construction, repairs At that level we would mean for them. Ourand expe- of welfare reform. Although suffer because people will time need to ensure that mandate housing benefit distruggle to deliver core torience so far indicates maintenance solutions commercial, public andthat third many of these reforms are have less money to spend. tenants paymore their rent. to their landlord. Thewith than 450 rectly apprentices each year skills such such as repairs let most people are completely seen as unfair, the fact is There is also a growing fear Alan Benson, Director of temptation for people on services organisations across the country. as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, sector electrical, that the intended reduc- Milnbank Housing Associa- meagre incomes to spend alone the additional social unaware of the effect that they are going to be introwe provide so it welfare reform will have duced and that is why the roofing andAsconstruction operations. tions to housing benefit and oftion explains. “Housing their benefitcompanies. on things otherWeservices City Building is one Scotland’s largest construction deliver construction, repairs and maintenance solutions to Our success is due to our forward-thinking approach seems inevitable and given that benefit re- and ReGen is trying to alert anyincorporating this within the sociations exist to provide than rent is obvious, so the therefore commercial, public and third sector organisations across Glasgow and Central Scotland. ways occur. to deliver services differently. evictionsforwould form is imminent this is very one affected by the changnew Universal Credit will good quality accommoda- likelihood is that we will that looking City Building new buildtenants housing, andScotland’s other Consequently, we are trying es! result in greater homeless- tion at affordable rents fordelivers have to pursue in schools We run largestworrying”. - and most successful -

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large construction projects, whilst continuing to apprentice-training delivertraining our centres incentres apprentice Glasgow.inHere, we train Our award-winning training academies in Glasgow are the most successful more than apprentices each year with skills such core business apprentices. of repairs andWe maintenance services across Scotland, with over 500 directly-employed train young people on450 a wide range of renewable as painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, electrical, Central Scotland. technologies, including a specific micro-renewables qualifications to develop Scotland’s first generation roofing and construction operations. of skilled “renewable” tradespeople. We also operate Royal Strathclyde BlindcraftCity Building delivers new build housing, schools and other Industries (RSBi),Industries one of Europe’s large construction whilstfacilities, continuing employing to deliver ourmore than 240 We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft (RSBi),largest one of Europe’s largestprojects, supported supported facilities, employing more than core business of repairs and maintenance services across people, over 50% of whom have a disability. Central Scotland. 240 people, over 50% of whom have a disability. We have the strongest social ethos of any construction company in the UK and employ over 2,000 skilled local people, including We also operate Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft City Building, Working in partnership with local Housing Associations City Building is one of Scotland’s largest construction companies. We deliver construction, repairs and maintenance solutions to veterans from recent military conflicts. Industries (RSBi), one of Europe’s largest commercial, public and third sector organisations across Glasgow and Central Scotland. supported facilities, employing more than

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10 September 2012

ng homes plan for welfare changes The benefits system is facing its biggest ever upheaval and it will affect a number of benefits including: Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Tax Credits and JSAs. At ng homes we want to

make sure all of our tenants in receipt of benefits are aware of the impact these changes planned by the UK Government will have on each individual’s circumstances. Last week all staff attended awareness sessions on welfare reform organised by ng homes.

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The staff heard about the impact of welfare reform from financial and housing experts. The sessions included presentations from Ann Marie Devlin (Depute CEO of ng homes), Sharon MacPherson (Scotcash) and Niall Alexander (financial consultant). The staff explored ways in which ng homes could best prepare for

the changes. One of the main aims of the sessions was to provide staff with the opportunity to look at ways in which we could meet the challenges ahead and minimise the impact to our tenants and other customers. The staff also discussed what they can do to help tenants understand and cope with the changes to the benefits system.

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The days above will be monitored and are subject to change. Scotcash – Emma Paterson MacMillan – Phyliss Miller GeMAP Possil – Patrick Hannon GeMap Springburn - Linda Redmond *GeMap Financial Capability Service – Angie McGuire Welfare Benefits Officer – Agnes Cole *The GEMAP Financial Capability Service is not an appointment based service like the others, referrals will be made to Angie by the other GEMAP staff and she will also be looking at focus groups, workshops, working with local banks and businesses to get the most for our tenants.

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Ann Marie Devlin ng homes Depute CEO said: “These changes are due to come into effect in October next year but we want to start to let our tenants know now about them so that when the time comes they are fully aware of the change and how it affects them.” ng homes currently have a number of services available to tenants

including: - ng homes Welfare Benefits Officer – any tenants wishing to find out about how the new changes to the benefits system will affect them should contact our Welfare Benefits Officer and the Rent Team at either our Springburn or Possilpark office and our staff will be happy to discuss your circumstances. - Scotcash Approachable Finance – they can help with affordable loans and basic bank accounts. A dedicated loan officer Emma Paterson is available in Springburn MonThurs 10am-4pm and in Possilpark every Friday 10am-3pm. To make an appointment call 0141 276 0525. - Pollok Credit Union – new office at 264 Saracen Street, Possilpark. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. You can contact them on 0141 880 7888. Take advantage of their full range of services including access to low cost loans at competitive rates, savings accounts with great incentives, noncontributory life insurance for loans and savings and access Budgeting Services (they make payments on your behalf to repay debts. - Gemap - Greater Easterhouse Money Advice Project (GEMAP) can offer free and confidential advice on all money matters including consumer debt e.g. rent, Council Tax, gas, electricity and many more. For more information contact your Housing Officer at your local office.

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benefits, money advice and information on other support services. Home visits can also be arranged. You can contact your local office or contact Macmillan direct on 0141 287 5901

ng homes are committed to ensuring that we are ready for the change and to ensure that we have robust, effective services and processes in place for our tenants and other customers.

ng homes CEO Robert Tamburrini with Sharon MacPherson (Scotcash), Ann Marie Delvin (ng homes Depute CEO) and Niall Alexander (Financial Consultant)

Changes to Housing Benefit If you claim Housing Benefit to help pay your rent you may be affected by changes from April 2013. The changes mean that some people will get less Housing Benefit than they did before. This information will help you find out what’s happening and how you can prepare as many tenants will be concerned about the changes to Housing Benefit. How many bedrooms do you have? From April 2013 if you rent a Housing Association property and have one or more spare bedrooms your Housing Benefit may get reduced. You could be affected if… • You are 16 to 61 years old • If you are working and only get a small amount of Housing Benefit • Even if you are sick or disabled What is classed as a “spare” bedroom? If you have more bedrooms than the Government says you need, under the new rules you will lose part of your Housing Benefit.

The new rules state you will be allocated one bedroom for: • Each adult couple • Any other person age 16 or over • Two children of the same sex under 16 • Two children under the age of 10 regardless of sex • Any other child • A carer (who does not normally live with you) if you or your partner need overnight care. It doesn’t matter who uses the spare room, the new rules will even apply if: • You and your partner need to sleep apart because of a medical condition • The main home of your children is another address, but you have a spare room for when they stay over with you eg. Access to children What happens if you have a spare bedroom? If you have one spare bedroom your Housing Benefit will be cut by 14% of the rent you pay weekly. If you have two or more spare bedrooms you will lose 25% of the rent you pay weekly. You will have to pay to your landlord the difference between your Housing Benefit and your rent if your benefit is cut.

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

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September 2012

Working tax credit hours rule their benefit stopped immediately. - from April 2012, couples with For these people the last day children must work 24 hours benefit will be paid will be 30 between them, with at least one April 2012. The special contribution working 16 hours, for entitlement conditions that allow people aged to working tax credit, rather than at between 16 and 20 (or under 25 if least one working 16 hours as now in education or training at least 3 • from April 2012, the period for months immediately before turning which a tax credit claim and certain 20) to receive contribution-based changes of circumstances can be Employment and Support Allowance backdated will be reduced from without paying National Insurance three months to one month contributions will no longer be • from April 2012, the 50 plus available for new claimants. This element will be removed from means that all new working tax credit claims for contribution-based • from October 2011, lone parents Employment and Support Allowance whose youngest child is aged 5 or will need to satisfy the usual above will be eligible for jobseeker’s contribution conditions. The changes allowance rather than income to be made to ESA will have a direct support, and existing claimants will impact on couples where one person be transferred from income support is in employment. to jobseeker’s allowance from April 2012 • Housing benefit (LHA) Example 1. Couple no dependants total shared room rate - the shared income ESA £94.25, salary £250.00 room rate in local housing Total household income £344.25 weekly; allowance, that currently After 365 days of contribution based ESA applies to single people aged payments, total household income would under 25, will be extended to reduce to £250.00 and there would be no all single claimants under 35; entitlement to income based ESA. • Employment and support allowance - entitlement to contributory ESA for those in Example 2. Couple with dependants children. the work related activity group Partner 1, ESA contribution based will be limited to one year; Partner 2. Working 16 hours per/wk claiming • How the changes will working tax credits. affect you From April 2012 Partner 1 ESA will cease after People not in the Support 365 days. Group will receive contribution- From April 2012 Partner 2 working tax credits based Employment Support will cease unless they increase their working Allowance for 365 days. People week to 24 hours. whose contribution-based Employment and Support Universal credit – will be implemented Allowance ends may still be between October 2013 and 2017 in three able to get income-related phases. Means-tested working-age benefits Employment and Support and tax credits will be replaced with the Allowance if they are entitled universal credit; (Income based Job seekers People not in the Support Allowance, Income related Employment Group who have already Support Allowance. Child Tax Credits, received contribution-based Working Tax, Housing Benefit, Income Employment Support Allowance Support, social Fund budgeting loans). for 365 days or more will have

LOCAL CAB SAYS ‘WELFARE REFORMS’ HITTING THE MOST VULNERABLE The recession has battered households across Glasgow, and we’ve seen a huge increase in the numbers of people needing advice on financial issues, like debt and rent/mortgage arrears. But one of the biggest issues is the people who have been caught in the government’s plans to reform the benefits system. The theory is that the country spends too much on welfare, and that many benefit claimants could actually work. So, clever people in the government say that if they stop giving money to benefit claimants they will all go out and get jobs. That’s the theory. But here at the CAB we see the reality every day, and the reality is that the government’s approach is pushing some of the most vulnerable people in our society into poverty and misery. For one thing, there are no jobs out there and for another, the vast majority of people who are on benefits are actually genuine. The media picture of the scrounger who is working the system is actually a very tiny minority. I don’t defend them – they should be caught and should absolutely have their benefits removed. But the trouble is that, in chasing that minority, the government is catching out the huge numbers of people who are actually genuinely in need. I’m talking about the sick, elderly, disabled people and young people with no skills and dependence problems. Believe it or not, these people don’t want to be on benefits. It’s not a lifestyle of luxury. To cut their meagre income yet further is making their problems worse. One of the main welfare reforms has been to replace In-

capacity Benefit with something called Employment Support Allowance (ESA). It sounds like a nice name. What it means is that if you are too sick or disabled to work, you have to go to a medical assessment to prove you are not a fraud. And these assessments have been shown to be deeply flawed and mis-judging all sorts of very ill people, telling them they have to get a job. Severely disabled people, those suffering from cancer or MS – thousands are being turned off this conveyer belt and stamped ‘fit for work, get a job’. They can appeal against the decision but this takes months and is deeply distressing for them – we’ve seen cases where people are in tears.

Some have talked of suicide. Contribution Based ESA is also set to end after one year for people who are on the Work Related Component which will mean a decrease in income for many households. Employment Support Allowance is just one of the benefit reforms. Others are targeting vulnerable people in similar ways for example cuts in Local Housing Allowance. Anyone who is caught out by these problems should come and get help at the CAB – we’ll do all we can to help you. But the government must listen to what we and other charities are saying, and put a stop to these cruel reforms before they do any more damage.

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Family Fun at Balgrayhill OVER 100 parents and children had a great time at a local community event held at Balgrayhill Community Hall organised by a group of parents with the support of ng Homes. The focus of the day was the environment and started off with an organised clean

up by families who have joined up as Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers with Clean Glasgow. They were helped out with ng homes concierge staff and between them uplifted six bags of litter. The environmental theme continued as kids enjoyed a puppet show about litter called STOP DON’T DROP by Talking Heads Puppets. The kids really enjoyed it and it reinforced the message about keeping our community clean. After cleaning up their community they moved on to see Dr Bike – who gave health checks to around 15 bikes to make sure that they were safe on the roads. To make sure the kids were doubly safe the Road Safety from Glasgow City Council

Queens Cross Housing Association Gala Day will be held on Saturday 15 September at the Firhill Complex.

The event starts at 12 noon and there will be a range of stalls, sideshows and entertainment for all the family so come along and join the fun!!!!

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MSP for Glasgow Region (SNP) Parliamentary Surgeries All Welcome 1st Monday of the month Springburn Library, Kay Street - 5.30pm Roystonhill Recreation Centre, 15 Forrestfield Street - 7pm 2 nd Monday of the month Kelvindale Primary School, 11 Dorchester Place - 5.30pm Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10 - 24 Gairbraid Avenue - 7pm 3 rd Monday of the month King Street Council Offices, Rutherglen

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4 th Monday of the month Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North - 5pm Bellcraig Community Centre, 10 Gorstan Street 6.30pm ‘Drop in ’ surgeries are also held at the Glasgow city centre office. Please call for details. It ’s always best to call ahead as constituents with appointments will be given priority. No surgeries will be held during public or school holidays and they are subject to change during parliamentary recess.

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were on hand with their Brake Reaction Tester to make people think before they cross the road. The families then took part in art and activity workshops and took part in a consultation over bringing more sports activities into the area. Margaret Layden, Regeneration Co-ordinator for ng homes said: “All in all it was a great day out and we would like to say a big, big thank you to all of the parents, children and staff who helped us organise such a great event.” The Balgrayhill Community Hall is currently undergoing some refurbishment work and will be relaunched on 11th October with information stands and activities from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. – See you there!

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

carefully designed to fit the needs of learners of all ages. Councillor Matheson added: “I am committed to supporting science in our city and especially to getting our young people interested in science so that they can be part of Glasgow’s growing green economy.” Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We’re really pleased to work with Glasgow City Council to ensure that all primary age children across the city will get free admission to Glasgow Science Centre. “We aim to be at the heart

of public engagement with science, and inspire young people to be excited and stimulated by the opportunities science offers. Our education programme is carefully aligned with Curriculum for Excellence and every pupil who visits is offered both a formal education experience and a chance to enjoy the Science Centre. “An interest in science at an early age can last a lifetime – Scotland has an amazing history of world class scientists, and we’re excited and grateful to Glasgow City Council to help us to inspire the scientists of the future.”

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16 September 2012

Glasgow Home Insulation Scheme is now available citywide

The coming of winter season does not mean that you cannot continue with your cycling. You just need to follow the right tips and suggestions while cycling in the cold weather. This will not only energize your body but also mind. Winterize your bike The first thing you need to do is to winterize your bike. Believe me this will take just few minutes and your bike will be all set to go in the cold weather. Take special care to the keep the bike clean. See that the chain of the bike is cleaned properly. Then you should check whether the wheel bearings, brake cables, derailleur as well as the brake levers are lubricated properly. Choose the right tyres It is true that the tires of the bike should be in accordance with the type of climate. For wet climate, narrow tires are best but the knobs of these should be widely spaced. But if you have to ride the bike in snow then you should go in for wide tires with widely spaced knobs. Even studded tires are very effective in snow or ice. Go in for fenders It is a good idea to go in for fenders in winter season. This will protect the bike as well as your body from the mud, snow or water. In winters season you should go in for aluminum or steel fenders. Use brakes carefully In winters the brakes become harder so the distance to stop accordingly increases. Therefore, be very careful and use the brake accordingly and avoid using brakes while turning. Use front or rear light Remember, that the days are short in winters and the bicyclist is less visible in cold weather as compared to the cars. So, using a front or rear light is a very good option. Wearing reflective clothes

will also help to solve this problem. Use V-Brakes Since, braking is difficult in winters as the rims of the wheel and pads are caked with the snow so even mud Vbrake is a better choice. Moreover, in icy or wet weather rocks, leaves, sticks etc become major obstacles so it is very essential to use the right brakes. Wear the right clothes It is better to wear a polypropylene or capelene shirt with long sleeves. It will keep away the moisture from the skin. The next layer can be of Lycra jersey and a Gortex or a good nylon blend cycling jacket over it. Then a vest should be worn. Always carry a plastic sheet so that you can use it in case the weather gets wet. Also be very careful while choosing the clothes for the lower body. Right gloves It is very essential that you wear a good quality gloves or mittens. This will protect the hands form the cold weather. It is better that you choose the waterproof gloves. Warm layers of socks In order to protect the feet it is very essential that you wear the right and warm pairs of socks. You should go in for two layers. Neoprene booties are the best option for this type of weather. So, what are you thinking? Get out of the house and prepare your bike for the wonderful ride. The cold weather should not stop you from moving to the paddles of your bike. Just motivate yourself and get set go.

THE Leader of Glasgow City Council last week announced that a scheme to help householders reduce their fuel bills and their carbon footprint will now be available city wide. Councillor Gordon Matheson said the money, to be spent on loft and cavity wall insulation, will be specifically targeted at those living in pre-1919 tenements, and in difficult to treat properties in areas of high deprivation as part of the city’s bid to bring affordable warmth to all its citizens and stamp out fuel poverty. Households can save up to £280 on their fuel bills a year if they get both loft and cavity wall insulation. Previously, the UHIS scheme in Glasgow focused on areas with high proportions of older sandstone tenements including Dennistoun, Haghill, Govanhill, Pollokshileds East, Govan and Ibrox. Cllr Matheson made the announcement of the extension to the Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) to cover all of Glasgow as he visited householders in Easterhouse who had already benefitted from the scheme. He said: “I am determined to help Glasgow’s citizens to make real savings and a real difference in their lives. By allowing homeowners the opportunity to apply for free insulation, we hope that we will make our housing in Glasgow more efficient, reduce the city’s carbon footprint and help people save

money on their fuel bills. “The scheme also gives employment opportunities to local contractors and local people. We hope as many people as possible take up the opportunity to insulate their homes for free.” Michael McMahon from Everwarm, the contractor appointed by Glasgow City Council to carry out the work, said “This free insulation offer is a genuine opportunity for home owners to address the energy efficiency of their homes using a trusted and approved contractor. “By working together with Glasgow City Council we can reduce the heat loss from homes absolutely free of charge. We urge Glasgow residents to take up this offer before the colder weather sets in by contacting the Freephone number 0800 092 9002.” Hannah McDonald, Chair of Lochfield Park Housing Association, said: “UHIS has had a wonderful impact on Brucefield Park allowing home owners to access free measures available under the scheme. “It is also helping to lever in other funding streams which have assisted local people in our community to live in a home that is well insulated and warm, as well as, helping them to cut their fuel bills. This is about supporting the whole community in the area and ensuring the homes they live in whether owned, housing association or privately rented are fit for purpose.”

But Councillor Matheson also warned householders to be wary after the council received information about rogue contractors carrying out insulation work in Glasgow, some of whom may have been adopting a threatening approach to householders. He added: “Glasgow City Council’s insulation installer who has been appointed to carry out the work is Everwarm. I would urge householders to check credentials careful to ensure that the work is carried out for free by our approved contractor.” Housing Minister, Keith Brown, said: “The Scottish Government has a raft of measures in place to support individuals and families most in need, and has allocated a £65 million budget to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in 2012/13. Over the next 3 three years we will spend around a quarter of a billion pounds to tackle fuel poverty and encourage greater energy efficiency in Scotland. “62,000 homes benefited from loft insulation, 25,000 had cavity wall insulation installed and over 54,000 were referred for new central heating systems and insulation under the Scottish Government’s Home Insulation and Universal Home Insulation Schemes between 2009/10 and 2011/12. “This year the UHIS will receive investment of over £16 million which will be used to help households across Scotland become

BICYCLES are the only vehicles which do not release any harmful gases into atmosphere. A motorcycle burns four times more energy than a bicycle. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is released into our environment. These are the route cause for most of the respiratory diseases. Benefits of bicycle riding: Let us see a small comparison. Say you ride a car to go shopping one mile away. You spent on petrol, diesel or gas for your car, exhausting a bit of natural energy. You need to find a suitable place to park your car. The harmful gases like carbon monoxide emitted by your vehicle do its part to damage our ecosystem. Then there are other products like air fresheners which are used inside the automobiles. You actually breathe them which may lead to many complications like cancer. No exercise is given to the body. Accidents in automobiles can sometimes be fatal. If you are going to take a bicycle for the same reason, No fuel is used. You need not spent any money on oil. Finding a place to park your

bicycle is lot easier than finding a place to park your car. No poisonous gases are emitted into the atmosphere. You can take the pride of reducing the level of poison in the gas we are breathing. Your body gets fresh air. Your lungs are filled with fresh oxygen making you more active. All the muscles of your body get good exercise. This is much better than working out in a gym with sky high subscription. Bicycle injuries are rarely fatal and they are not liable to kill you in ninety nine percent cases, whereas it is not so in a motorcycle or in a car. Bicycle riding – the best way to save our ecosystem: You can definitely argue if riding bicycle by one single person is going to make any difference at all. But the answer is definitely yes. In this critical situation where each and every one has to do something to save our ecosystem you contribution is definitely worthy. Leave alone the minute difference it makes in atmosphere. Riding bicycle for 45 minutes a day has drastic effects on your health. It makes you a very fit person without any ailments. The undeniable

fact is that US contributes thirty percent of global greenhouse gas emission by automobiles followed by Japan. Even if one person stops using a car for one week in his life time he contributes a lot. Say you spent average three hours a day in your car and reduce it two hours; still you can save seven hours of greenhouse gas emission which is still a remarkable step. So in a year you would be

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Council Leader Gordon Matheson warmer over the coming winter months.” The Scottish Government scheme, which is administered by local authorities, offers free surveys and free installation to private households identified as needing cavity wall and loft insulation. The funding is on a first come first served basis by calling 0800 092 9002. Householders are also being offered a free home energy audit and free impartial advice to help reduce fuel bills through the Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team (G-Heat). This scheme will help the city to realise its ambitions to become one a European leader in environmental, social and economic sustainability under the Sustainable Glasgow partnership banner.

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September 2012


T N I O P L I S S O P F O S O PHOT 2 1 0 2 Y A GALA D

18 September 2012

Parliamentary Patter Willie Bain MP

As the number of residents in the north east of Glasgow suffering because of the Conservatives reforms to the welfare and benefits system continues to grow, it is the diminishing life chances of our children and young people that will leave a lasting impact on society, and for which we will still be suffering twenty years from now. In the 1980s, under Thatcher, we saw a generation of lost opportunities. Young people who could have went on to be great scientists, inventors, job creators and fully fledged members of our society were instead consigned

to a life of poverty, their potential left unharnessed, to the detriment of wider society. If anyone is in any doubt that young people today are on the ebb of the same fate under Cameron’s Tory Government they need only look at the recent announcement made by the international charity Save the Children. For 93-years Save the Children focused exclusively on helping starving children in Africa. However, this month they took the decision to launch a campaign to help low-paid working families in the UK. There is no question that the

launch of this campaign is a symbolically significant attack on what the charity says is the coalition’s failure to tackle mounting poverty, hardship and inequality in the UK. In fact, research from Save the Children has found that as a direct impact of the continuing recession and Tory cuts, families are being forced to miss out on essentials like hot meals, winter clothes, new shoes or take on crippling debts just to meet everyday living costs. And, as household income shrinks, energy and food costs soar, and cuts are made to welfare, benefits, and public services these hardships are not just consigned to families below the official poverty

Patricia Ferguson MSP For months now I have been speaking out against the Scottish Government’s cuts to college funding and led a debate in Parliament in June highlighting that North Glasgow College in Springburn has suffered almost £2m in cuts in the last two years. A recent survey has revealed that almost 10,000 students are on waiting lists for college

courses, with around 2,000 waiting for a place on some of North Glasgow’s most popular courses, including plumbing and nursing. At a time when 21.5% of 16 to 24 year olds in Scotland are out of work the Scottish Government should be investing in vocational courses such as these to allow our young people learn new skills to help them

Bob Doris MSP The Scottish Parliament returned recently from its recess, at a time when political parties in Scotland should be working together to oppose unprecedented UK Government cuts to Scotland. Unfortunately, Labour leader Johann Lamont, in her first opportunity to raise issues of importance to the people of Scotland, preferred to make illfounded and partisan points. In discussing the Scottish Government’s £790m new Forth crossing, she

ignored the 1,100 people working on the crossing and the 306 Scottish firms that have subcontracts for the bridge, and focused only on the fact that the steel contract, (worth only £35m of the overall cost, was awarded outside Scotland. However, no Scottish firm actually bid for that contract - possibly because successive UK Governments have decimated our steel sector. Lamont went on to moan about the Scottish Government’s record 25,000 modern apprenticeships a year -

find work. Instead the funding has been slashed and the First Minister, Alex Salmond, and his Government continue to turn a deaf ear to the needs of young people in our area. The Scottish Government has the chance to address this in their budget, published in mid-September. I and my Labour colleagues will continue to fight for a better deal for local apprenticeships which Labour voted against! In fact, Labour now want to ban any young person in employment from being able to train as an apprentice, which would result in the scrapping of 6000 apprenticeships. I regret that my first patter column of the new parliamentary session is so negative, but I entered politics to stop the Tories impoverishing Scotland, and to ensure we had a Scottish Parliament that would defend us against UK Governments. In fact, had it not been for my burning desire to see Scotland as an

Paul Martin MSP At this time of year, many people decide that they want to gain new skills or qualifications that will help their future employment prospects and careers. Having the opportunity to go to college can be a life changing experience, and as many people who want to should be able to. So it with great disappointment that I found out that because of the cuts SNP’s cuts to college budgets, 1000’s of young Scots will be turned away

from North Glasgow College and John Wheatley College in my constituency. The Scottish Government in Edinburgh has slashed £78m from our colleges at a time when youth unemployment is at 21.5%. Just when we need our colleges the most, the SNP have cut the finance available to them. The equivalent of 2500 college places have been lost in Glasgow because the Scottish Government has decided that colleges are not

line. Rather, Save the Children found that significant numbers of parents in households with “modest” incomes of up to £30,000 a year are also forced to skip meals, go into debt, avoid paying bills, and put off replacing worn-out clothing to ensure their children get enough food to eat. There is no doubt that this is a damming indictment of the Coalition Government. The UK is after all, is the sixth richest nation on earth, and there is no excuse for these rising levels of child poverty. It’s because of this that over the next three years, Labour MPs, MSPs and Councillors will be working hard to show that there is an alternative. If we want to minimise the

colleges. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has produced its plans for the next 12 months and, unsurprisingly, its focus remains on separating Scotland from the rest of the UK. Whilst the First Minister says his priority is jobs and the economy he reshuffled his cabinet making Nicola Sturgeon the minister responsible for this, with the additional responsibility of delivering the independence referendum. What independent nation, I may have joined the Labour Party in the 1980s. Sadly, under the hapless Lamont, today’s Scottish Labour Party has joined the Tories’ anti-independence “Better Together” campaign, while those Tories cut 33% of Scotland’s budget for houses, schools, hospitals and the like. Meanwhile, Labour attack a Scottish Government which is standing against the UK Coalition to deliver jobs and services to Scotland. I recently chaired a public meeting in Sighthill regarding housing. Although it was sometimes heated, much of the news

damage already done by this Government we need to encourage more employers to adopt the Living Wage of £7.20 per hour; we need to provide more childcare support for low-income families, and we need to modify the planned universal credit system to allow parents to keep more of their earnings before benefits are withdrawn. However, the only way we will have a realistic chance of achieving these changes is with a change of Government in 2015, and for that we need your support. Until then, I will continue to work hard on your behalf speaking up in the Houses of Parliament and representing constituents on a range of issues.

Scotland needs and deserves is a Government committed to creating jobs, not a part-time minister who has cut jobs leaving the NHS with its lowest number of nurses since 2005. Over the Summer I had the opportunity of attending some excellent community events – from mini Olympics in Maryhill and Royston to Galas in Cadder, Summerston, Wyndford and Possilpark (including a visit to Possil Beach!) and the first Gala was good. There are to be around 800 new homes, 150 for social rent, as part of a £250million investment by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Housing Association to build an athletes’ village as part of Glasgow’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympics. Even if the bid is unsuccessful, the Scottish Government will provide money for new housing: a significant investment in very difficult times. Why the anger, then? The Council have not consulted on the plans and, along with GHA, recently assured residents of two high flats in Pinkston that

their priority despite the youth unemployment crisis. It is not just our young people who will suffer. College is a great place for part time and flexible learning for people who have work or family commitments. And with so many specialised courses being offered in North Glasgow College and John Wheatley College, the opportunity to retrain and find work will be limited by these SNP cuts. The Scottish Labour Party has campaigned alongside students and lecturers against these unfair cuts

in Milton in many years. There were open days, fun days and fetes across the whole constituency. None of these would have been possible without the army of volunteers that organise them – or the support of the local and wider communities. It is clear that even in these tough times our communities are as strong as ever and I congratulate everyone for making these events such a success. their homes were safe. While guarantees have been issued that residents will be given priority for the new rented homes, it is far from clear that the 150 homes will meet the demand from up to 400 tenants, many of whom will want to stay. While I welcome this major local regeneration 20 years ahead of schedule, I understand the suspicions of residents, given past assurances, and will work to ensure they benefit from the new homes and community facilities, as well as the wider employment and training opportunities that are likely to emerge.

because we know the amount of damage that will be caused in the long term to the opportunities of all our college students. If you are or know anyone who has suffered from cuts to college places then feel free to email me and I will make the Education Secretary know that his cuts are having a damaging effect on Glasgow’s colleges. If you would like to speak to me further about this or any other issue then do not hesitate in emailing me on paul.martin.msp@scottish.parliament. uk or by telephone on 0141 564 1364.

William Bain MP Shadow Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Minister Labour MP for Glasgow North East Westminster Office: 0207-219-7527; Constituency Office: 0141-557-2513 E-mail: Twitter: Facebook:

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

3rd Floor, Empire House 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2RX Tel: 0141 204 0199 email: bob.dorris@scottish.

September 2012


LOCAL OUTRAGE AT SIGHTHILL MEETING Following the announcement regarding the revamp of the Sighthill Flats local resident Elaine Ellis organised a meeting on Tuesday night to express displeasure at what she and other tenants feel is a turnaround in Council policy regarding a promise which was made regarding the future of their homes only a short while ago. The meeting held in KATS was chaired by Bob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow was certainly lively as tenants expressed their views to Councillor Gordon Matheson who they blame for making a U-Turn on a promise that the 2 blocks of flats in Sighthill would be renovated and certainly not be pulled down to make way for the new development announced last week (see front page story).

Councillor Matheson told the Re-Gen, “The meeting was an opportunity to speak directly to people from Sighthill about how their community and their lives will be transformed. “This project will bring forward the regeneration of this community by 20 years, and will create hundreds of new homes, a new school campus and new jobs. I’m sensitive to the fact that change is difficult, but this is change that is demonstrably for the good. As a result of the meeting, many more people now understand and accept that. “It was a positive meeting and people wanted detailed answers on how changes would effect them and they were given commitment that individual meetings would take place to discuss those issues with them.�

Local Councillors in Car Park Clean-Up

LOCAL Maryhill/Kelvin councillors, John Letford and Franny Scally spent a wet afternoon in a Maryhill car park, picking up rubbish and clearing the site of discarded packaging. They were joined by Donna Sutherland, a local trader whose new business is based in the ASDA car park in Summerston. Councillor Letford said: “Everyone in Maryhill is fed up with the amount of rubbish and litter swirling around, especially from discarded food packaging. After recently spending an afternoon clearing mounds of litter from the banks of the Canal, I want

to encourage everyone in Maryhill to have a go. Local traders, such as Donna, are doing their bit – getting out there and clearing their patch. Now it’s up to each of us to take pride in our area, and dump our rubbish where it belongs – in the bin.� Councillor Scally said: “Discarded rubbish clogs up our streets and drains, causing preventable problems, such as local flooding. By being proactive and getting out on the streets, I hope that my actions will encourage litter louts to think twice before they chuck their rubbish onto the ground.�

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Police in Maryhill are taking the opportunity this week to warn students living in accommodation in and around the area to be responsible with their property and keep in mind some simple safety messages. In September and October every year the student numbers in the Maryhill and Kelvin areas swell and scores of new students from all across the world descend to areas such as the Murano Street student village as they start higher education at the city’s three Universities. Constable Ryan Curran from B Division headquarters said “Every year students arrive here, often young people who have just moved out of home for the first time, and quite rightly seek to enjoy their new found freedom in the city. We would ask them to bear in mind personal safety messages and be mindful of the safety of their property. Students often have high value, theft attractive items such as Iphones, Laptops, Cameras and Bicycles – that can be stolen easily and are hard to trace. Spend a bit of time during fresher’s week not just to organise your studies – but also your property. I would recommend you consider signing up to services such as www. where you can list all of your electronic equipment, serial numbers, descriptions and owners details. Think about student insurance – and make sure all of your items are covered! It makes it far easier for us to return things to you should the worst happen. On the subject of personal safety – I would take this opportunity to remind students and young people of the dangers of drug taking, and drinking alcohol to excess. Not only in terms of your health, and the contact it can bring you into with the law – but when your not in full control, your vulnerable. Stay in control – drink sensibly, don’t separate from your group of friends, and if taking a taxi home – make sure it’s a licensed taxi before you get in. We are not about spoiling your fun – we are about keeping people safe. The years you spend as a student can be the best in your life, and we want you to enjoy them, safely, responsibly and certainly not experience the anguish of being a victim of crime. If we can advise you on any specific matter, visit our website www.strathclyde. or call into any Strathclyde Police office. On Behalf of Strathclyde Police, I welcome you to the city, and wish you every success in your studies in the years ahead�

Getting Arrested is Par For the Course!

Recent weeks has seen a sudden return to incidents of gang fighting in and around Littlehill golf course, Auchinairn. Gang fighting has historically been a significant issue in this area and has led to numerous youths over the years being badly injured as a result. Officers in B Division are taking a hard stance against those involved in this type of behaviour with targeted patrols in the area. Over the course of the last week officers from the divisional priority crime team, motorcycle unit and community police officers have been out in force to DRIVE home the message that this will not be tolerated!

The initiative has so far led to two youths being arrested for engaging in a gang fight and a further two arrested for possessing offensive weapons. These arrests send out a strong message to those involved in this reckless and violent behaviour. In addition to the increased patrols, campus police officers will also be attending at local high schools in order to educate pupils of the dangers associated with gang violence. Constable Joanne Cuthbertson from Strathclyde Police said “In recent years Strathclyde Police and their partners have done fantastic work around breaking the circle of violence, and in general have seen the number of instances of gang violence across the city fall dramatically. Small pockets of disorder such as this does take place from time to time, and our officers, specialist departments such as the Gangs Task Force and Glasgow Community and Safety Services are committed to ensuring that those engaged in this mindless violence and disorder are caught and face justice�. The officer continued “Over the years, the city has seen many injured, imprisoned and killed for their part in such gang fighting. We are committed to keeping people safe and ensuring that the harm brought about by violence is reduced. I would appeal to parents and members of the wider community to contact us with any information you may have about those involved in gang fighting where you live�.


Thanks to the quick thinking of a Possilpark resident, two would be thieves were locked up before they decided what to steal! The wide eyed tenant was still awake at 1.30am on 5th September when she heard noises and saw two people moving around in the rear gardens of surrounding houses. Following a call to the police, Maryhill response officers were on the scene quickly and found both lurking in the rear of a nearby sheltered housing complex. They were arrested after they couldn’t provide a satisfactory explanation for being there and charged under section 57 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 for being in or around the property with the intent to steal.


A Strathclyde Police campaign targeting drink and drug drivers in the east and north of Glasgow saw another 9 people fail or refuse to take the roadside breath test this week. All of them male, ranged in ages between 19 and 36 years of age – and were between 2 and 3 ½ times the drink drive limit when breathalysed. Inspector Gary Price from the Divisional Support Group, responsible for Road Policing said “As our campaign continues, we are seeing steady number of offenders being caught over the limit. I have said a number of times in recent weeks, we have the will and we have the public coming forward with information about who drives over the limit, where they do it, when they do it and what car they do it in – you are going to be caught. I have been asking drivers to think about not only the devastating effects of drink driving on others, but the impact to

themselves and their families. We are continuing our appear to the communities of Glasgow North, East and East Dunbartonshire to come forward and report those you suspect of drinking and driving. You will literally be saving lives by taking these people off our roads�


A 34 year old man from the Milton area was this week arrested after officers from the Maryhill Proactive team found him with a fully functioning Cannabis Cultivation in his flat. Officers with a warrant attended the property at 10am on 6th September 2012, and found the indoor garden flourishing with the illegal blooms. The occupant of the flat was later arrested and charged with producing a controlled drug. He is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal. Speaking of the raid, Constable Ryan Curran at Divisional Headquarters said “Sadly domestic cannabis cultivations are becoming increasingly common; and our officers are making detections on a daily basis. I cannot underline to you the dangers associated with the fire risk that cannabis cultivations bring. I would urge our communities to report strange persistent smells coming from properties, damp in flats for no apparent reason, windows always full of condensation and strong bright lights on for long periods. In this particular instance, it was in a second floor flat that we found this cultivation – if a fire took hold because of the heat produced or the wiring involved, it could have devastating consequences.�


Happy hour ended on not such a high for a Possilpark man on 7th September 2012 after Maryhill officers Constables Holly Canning and Nial McIlwraith found the man heavily inebriated trying to enter a licensed premises in the area. The 27 year old was arrested and is now being reported to the Procurator Fiscal Constable Ashley MacDonald from the licensing department said “People often find it hard to believe that being drunk in, or attempting to enter premises where alcohol is sold whilst drunk is an offence. It’s about keeping people safe. Most of the violence we see in the city derives from alcohol in some shape or form, and the licensing laws are in place to stop being sold or consuming alcohol when they’ve had enough. License holders livelihoods depend on adhering to these laws, and they have very clear objective around how they run their businesses. We will continue to support what they do to prevent alcohol being abused by using all available means.�

BOOKIE BOOKED FOR ALLOWING UNDER AGER ON PREMISES A Kilfinan Street bookmaker has been charged after a 17 year old boy was found on the premises when the law states patrons must be 18 years of age. The youth has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

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commended PETERSHILL,for. who saw their “Clearly, is the an cup incentive holders gripit on end at for clubs to come back again. Rutherglen Glencairn, have still “Most new the clubs have applied to reproduce form which for through (wordsawmembership them finish runners-up of-mouth as we don’t behind champions Irvineadvertise Meadow ) in the Super Premier there Divisionis a as such. Although last season. Co-Manager Willie the defined deadline within Paterson moaned: “The cup draws Scottish Amateur Football have been anything but kind to Association for clubs moving us. another league, teams are into “We landedus.” Cumnock Juniors approaching ( away) in the West of Scotland, The Rodgers remit includes and now Glasgow Perthshire, developing the Sunday Central who will be fired up right from Amateur Football League the start on their tight playing website surface.” - and that project has taken on a new-look. ASHFIELD are also on-the-road Said Glasgow Danny: “I to admit within as have they head for when I came things Tollcross, where on Valeboard of Clyde didn’t move quickly enough for have suffered three successive relegation campaigns. me. Super “I Having wantedgone thefrom site the to be more Premier into District SecondWe colourful andthe media friendly. Division, Tin Pailup boss Ian Currie have clocked 450,000 hits has assembled of target 50,000 short ofa mixture my initial and -ex-Pro but itYouth is a signings start. I pressed for experienced juniors. The new results to come in quicker, fixture format had an early boost reviews and previews, plus a when they lost only one once ( Coaches Corner. It is certainly against eventual group winners


SCOTTISH Junior Football Said SJFA National Secretary Association chiefs and Emirates Tom play Johnston: the Supplies present SOUTH Camlachie Youth Project, who in the“InLSK have agreed to continue financial climate, this is a West of Scotland Under-21 League Premier Division, are seeking their sponsorship deal for the tremendous boost for our players (all positions) born 1991, 1992 and 1993. Call 07921151411 Scottish Junior Cup this season, association and member or with the option to extend clubs.” The tournament kicksTOWER Hearts Under-21 require players to complete their squad. beyond that into a fifth year. off on Saturday, September 22. Born 1991 - 1993. Contact 07984319304. KIRKWOOD THISTLE AFC. looking for experienced adult JOHN MOVES ON goalkeeper. Call 07957665790. POSTALEasterhouse United have snapped experienced Aitkenhead GREATER F.A. are up seeking experienced players at Thistle centre-back John Gaynor one of eight new Under-13, Under-17,Under-19 and Under-21 level. signings made by last season’s treble-winning Scottish Amateur Football Also experienced coaches. Email: League Premier Division club. or call 07960139765.

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different from the signing usual league Glasgow Perthshire websites. Jonathan Duncan and ex-East “Hopefully, allshot-stopper the changesRyan will Kilbride Thistle help ushave attract right people Mailey alsothe been recruited to sponsora competitions, and the the following season which saw signs indicate we are on Fullarton Park club shipwinning 77 league goals.front. With anything new, that Stevie squad, who who there willRankin’s be some people reached the fifth round last are against change, but I am seasonto before against trying draglosing us into the 21st Bonnyrigg Rose, will be expected Centuary. to go through the firstattime of “We are alsoatlooking special asking. Friday night games, corner flags ST ROCH stay at Provanmill for every club, and putting one Park and await Jeanfield Swifts, official from104 every team goals through who netted domestic aon First Aid to Course. Presently, their way being crowned there are Sports Injury Courses’ East Central Division champions in place, butmidweek, we believe Basic in May. Next the Perth First Aid Glenrothes knowledgeJuniors wouldinalso club play help game.” their the League Cup semi-final, and they will arrive Glasgow find Finnart AFC inwere thetoteam a much-changed Garngad team. to beat last season, and their Dougie McDuffhaul and Frank treble-trophy included Brady arethe nowScottish part of the Candy bringing Cup back Rock to thebackroom East End.staff following the shock departure of manager Davie A number of pre-season games Greig to Second Division Blantyre have been taking place (see Vics. A repeat of the form which Inside Sport) took them into the fifth round last term would do nicely!

SUNDAYGlasgow Central Amateur Football League officials are delighted with in their WELCOME... Perthshire entertain North neighbours Petershill the in-take of new clubs for next season. first round of the sponsored Emirates Scottish Junior Cup at Keppoch Park.


GLASGOW City Ladies F.C. defender Eilish McSorley received her firstDates have announced 17.beat Fourth Round -2-0 ever call-up to been the Scottish Women’s November squad which Cameroon forthe every round of theStadium, Aberdeen January 19, Village. 2013. Fifth Round at Chris Anderson Sports City midfielder Jo Love captained the -team, and netted the second goal sponsored Emirates Scottish Saturday, February 16, 2013. from yards. Junior25Cup. Quarter-Finals - Saturday, The Division champions have signed defensive midfielder ThePremier tournament opens on March 16, 2013. Semi-Finals - on Danni Pagliarulo, from 22, Spartans. Saturday, September with Saturday/Sunday, April 13/14,


2.30pm kick-offs. and Saturday/Sunday, April Remaining dates for junior 20/21, 2013, subject to decision football fans to note are: by Management Committee. Second Round - Saturday, Final of the Emirates Scottish HILLINGTON-based Euroscot Engineering have boosted West Region junior October 20. Junior is scheduled clubs by confirming they will sponsor both theCup Sectional Leaguefor Cup and ThirdLeague RoundCup. - Saturday, Sunday,June 2, 2013. Central


Perthshire. Saturday, September 15. Central District First Division Stagecoach Super Premier Division St RochvvPetershill; Carluke Rovers. Monday, August 13. Section Three - Shettleston St Roch v Ashfield v Cumnock Thorniewood. Section Four – Rutherglen Glencairn v Vale of Clyde; East Central District Second Division Petershill v Irvine Rangers (all 6.45pm) Wednesday, August Kilbride Thistle v Cambuslang 15. Vale of Leven v Maryhill. Meadow. First Division Section ThreeSuper - Petershill v Bellshill; St Roch v Shettleston. Section Four All 2pm kick-offs. Vale Thorniewood of Clyde v Eastv Kilbride Thistle; Blantyre Vics v Rutherglen Glencairn Glasgow

(all 6.45pm). Saturday, August 18. Central District League, First Division - Shettleston SQUAD TRIALS v Larkhall. Second Division - Vale of Clyde v Rossvale (2pm). Saturday, SYFA West Regional Development Squad trials will commence August 25. First Division - Lesmahagow v Shettleston. Second Division shortly at Under-16,17 and 19 level. Vale of Leven v Vale of Clyde (2pm). Saturday, September 1. First Division A secondvUnder-15 trialThistle. has also beenDivision arranged. - Shettleston East Kilbride Second - Vale of Clyde v Forth Wanderers (2pm). September 8. First Division - Port Glasgow Juniors v Shettleston. Division - Newmains v Vale of Clyde (2pm). YOUTH Second WEEKEND Check your of local in case any fixture is switchedCup duewill to ground THIRDwith Round theclub Scottish Youth F.A. Challenge be improvements.

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