Hello and welcome to our March newsletter!
First, a few local events coming up in the next few days:
You may have heard of participatory budgeting, which lets ordinary people decide how to allocate how some public money is spent to improve the community. Over To You Glasgow North has £10,000 to share with groups working to promote an inclusive society and have a positive impact on communities in north Glasgow. They want to hear your ideas and will fund the ones that are selected by the community in an open voting process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 337 6626 to get an application form and get help to develop your idea. More details online or at www.wsrec.co.uk/projects/oty (click on Glasgow North). The closing date is Friday 7 April and voting will take place on Thursday 20 April at Woodside Hall.
- Sunday 19 March, 11.30am to 1.30pm
Action Hillhead are doing their annual community litter-pick in the area, and on Sunday it's Queen Margaret Drive's turn. Please come along if you can to help tidy up the area. Meet at the vet's/Oban Lane. All equipment is provided, and whatever the weather there will be a good community vibe! If you can't manage on Sunday there are other events nearby over the next couple of weeks: full details are on the Action Hillhead facebook page.
- Tuesday 21 March, 6.30pm
NKCC monthly meeting, St Charles' Church Hall, 1 Kelvinside Gardens, G20 6BG. Recent topics of concern have been parking problems in and around Wilton Street and a spate of housebreaking in the area. If you have concerns or ideas about these or any other local issues, please come along to share your views. Meetings are open to all residents.
- Tuesday 21 March, 7.30pm
The Greek Thomson Sixty Steps Preservation Trust: Wall repairs update, Kelvinbridge Parish Church, 62 Belmont Street G20 6JR. Glasgow City Council and its appointed contractor will be holding an open meeting to discuss their updated repair plan and its consequences for the local community. Please come along if you would like to know more about what this means for trees, road closure and timescales.
Finally, in case you missed the announcement: a new non-denominational school with community sports facilities will be built in the area, towards the top of Queen Margaret Drive. Full details are on the City Council website (or see this Evening Times article).
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Thank you for reading. Please get in touch with your comments and suggestions (and advance notice of events).
North Kelvin Community Council