Pollokshaws Carnival 2013

Pollokshaws Carnival takes place tomorrow, Saturday 22 June in Greenbank Park.

Celebrations begin with a colourful parade along Shawbridge Street, starting at 11.30am from the Townshouse.

The Carnival main event then takes place from 12noon to 4pm in Greenbank Park on Nether Auldhouse Road.

The tenth year of this annual celebration of Pollokshaws’ diverse cultures is organised by Pollokshaws Area Network as part of Refugee Week Scotland 2013.

There will be live bands, stalls, games, bouncy castles, arts’n’crafts, gardening, cooking, therapies and keep fit sessions.

Pollokshaws Carnival is supported by a range of local organisations and backed by Comic Relief, Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council through Newlands/Auldburn Area Partnership and Police Scotland.

Come and enjoy the parade, performances, interactive workshops, taster sessions, games and more in this wonderful carnival atmosphere!

Funding for local groups

Newlands/Auldburn Area Committee met yesterday chaired by Emma Gillan and attended by all local Councillors. 

Representatives of Community Councils are also invited and we were joined by Bill Carson of Pollokshaws/Eastwood, Flora Wardlaw of Cathcart and District covering Merrylee and Robert McElroy of Newlands and Auldhouse.  Alex Fraser was unable to join us due to a hospital appointment this week, but regularly attends from Arden, Carnwadric, Kennishead and Old Darnley Community Council.

Grants were discussed and awarded to local organisations:

The Area Committee also heard presentations from Glasgow Life on its Communities services in our area – including Pollokshaws Library and activities in the Burrell Collection – followed by the Ripple Effect group planning to consult further on the impact of alcohol and drugs in communities across south Glasgow.

We considered the minutes of Greater Pollok & Newlands/Auldburn Community Planning Partnership which brings together a range of public services with community residents and key local organisations across our area.

The meeting closed with thanks for Bill Milner, who will no longer be continuing as substitute representative from Cathcart and District.  Mr Milner is a longstanding Community Councillor who was actively involved in the Area Committee over many years, representing the interests of Merrylee and the wider area. Thanks to Bill for all his voluntary work locally.