Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
GHA have buried a highly interesting consultation document on their website.
GHA's 'Rent Consultation'(pdf) carries hilarious questions like "Question 10: Do you agree that services such as stair cleaning and concierge services should be paid only by those tenants who receive them?" In other words they're asking if they can pap a charge onto those who have concierges and so on. Responses to the consultation should be returned by 31st May 2006 to:
Policy and Service Development Team
Tel: 0141 274 6577 THE REST
Friday, April 21, 2006
BBC Radio Scotland profiles the Trust and its efforts to open the pool, BBC Radio 18th April, 7-30am.
The new and highly successful new southside community newspaper G41 and popular profiles the plans for the pool in latest edition and conducts a poll on its website asking for people to register support for the pool. So far it is running at 90% in favour. (follows in next UPDATE) 5. COMMUNITY MEETING ON APRIL 18th AT DAISY STREET
To a packed standing room only Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre hall on Tuesday this week Alan Pert of Nord Architects outlined the developments so far, Fatima Uygun outlined the recent history of the baths complex including the work of the Trust. Davie Eyre the Editor of G41 chaired the meeting. Board members responded to key questions from the floor including some from a number of children present.
The response from the gathered community was emphatic, enthusiastic and totally supportive – this scheme warranted the full support of the community and the city council and the Trust deserved the opportunity to realise its aspirations and ambitions!
All parts of the community were present and there was a lively discussion and question time where the main issue was whether the scheme could and would go ahead. The answer to this was that it depended on the feasibility study and options we were submitting to the council at the end of May. Tellingly the one politician present, Cllr Malcolm Cumming (Strathbungo Ward) was able to confirm that he believed the council had no great enthusiasm for simply building flats on the site and would be seriously considering the feasibility study as an option.
We received apologies and messages of support from Cllr Anne Marie Miller who wished the project “every success” and Keith Baldassara, MSP’s Gordon Jackson, Frank McAveety, Robert Brown, Tommy Sheridan, Nicola Sturgeon and local MP Mohammad Sarwar (who indicated his intention to be present on Saturday for the “clinic” at Annette Street Primary School).
Candy Munro of the Initiative could not be there but said;
I would like to congratulate you and the Trust on the ambitious plans that you are in the process of developing. We are of course fully supportive, and when the time comes we would be keen to work with you to ensure that local people benefit from any jobs that are created, both through the redevelopment phase and indeed the end use.
A full report will appear in the next UPDATE.
IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SEE ALL THE PLANS AND MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN BY ATTENDING THE “CLINIC” ON SATURDAY 22nd APRIL FROM 11am UNTIL 3pm AT ANNETTE STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED – RELAX AND DISCUSS THE IDEAS SO FAR WITH THE ARCHITECT AND THE GBCT BOARD MEMBERS.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Victory for Community in Milton, Glasgow
An eight year long campaign to save the St. Augustine's football pitches
in Milton, Glasgow has finally triumphed, with a £2.4m investment in
community facilities.Glasgow City Council's Policy and Resources Committee is expected to
approve plans for new changing rooms, community centre, and library at
13:00 today Tuesday 18th April. Refurbished football pitches and new rugby
pitches are also planned for the site.
That should mark an end to Council attempts to sell the entire site for
private housing development, first halted by a public local planning
John MacLean of the local save our pitches group said that he was driven
to start the campaign 8 years ago when his young son watched in horror as
workmen sawed down the set of goalposts opposite his house. Along with the
goalposts, the secondary school, swimming pool, and changing rooms were
demolished in a single weekend to pre-empt any occupation of those
He said campaigners were not declaring final victory until they see the
full details and timetable, but that the announcement was a vindication of
the hard work of all the local campaigners, and especially of Joe Kerr,
Charlie Traynor, and Alex O'Kane
The swimming pool demolished in 1998 will remain as an outstanding issue.