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!


Local groups and projects receive Area Committee funds

Newlands/Auldburn Area Committee met last week with City Councillors joined by Community Council representatives Cathcart & District’s Flora Wardlaw and Robert McElroy of Newlands & Auldhouse.

David Proctor,South Glasgow Area Commander for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue gave an update on:

  • local resources deployed and the approach to minimising the effects of fire and other emergencies;
  • the Newlands/ Auldburn ward Tactical Assessments compared for 2010/11 and 2011/12;
  • local activities in relation to community safety, home fire safety visits, open days and partnership working.

Inspector Paul Quinn of Strathclyde Police reported on community policing and performance in tackling crime across Newlands/ Auldburn ward.

Applications for funding were awarded from the Area Budget:

We discussed changes to community planning structures in Glasgow, bringing our current Local Community Planning Partnership and Area Committee into a merged structure of South Sector Community Planning Partnership and Newlands/Auldburn Area Partnership.

We heard a presentation on the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership Neighbourhood Management Survey, looking at the first survey, local successes and how services responded locally. For more information visit Glasgow CPPGlasgow Community & Safety Services, Clean Glasgow and Strathclyde Police.

Rosh Campbell of Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency ended the meeting with the Glasgow 2014 Prosperous Legacy DVD, detailing employment opportunities for citizens as a result of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.