Why not listen to this podcast as you walk in the park? Or even if you can’t get to the park why not listen to it at home and let your imagination do the rest? Earlier this year we had started discussions with Jen Anderson of the South Glasgow Environment and Heritage Trust (SGEHT) to undertake guided heritage walks in the park but then along came Covid 19 and scuppered all the plans. Undaunted Jen has produced this wonderful podcast as an interim measure until we get the guided walks up and running. Thanks Jen and the SGEHT.
We’re pleased to let you know that the second edition of a Friends of Pollok Country park newsletter is available to download here.
It covers details about benches, grants we’ve secured, and the various other activities and work we’ve been involved with in the park.
Many thanks to Alan and Liz for putting it together!
Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life have submitted a planning application for an Active Travel Management Plan in Pollok Country Park. This Plan improves access to and within the park by promoting public transport and pedestrian links, modifying private car access and vehicular routes within the park, and improving connectivity to local areas.
The application is now available to view here (Reference Number 20/01352/FUL): https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QAZZ49EXIKO00&activeTab=summary
A copy of the engagement feedback and responses will be available to view via the above link shortly.
If you have any questions about the application please get in touch with PollokCountryParkTransformation@glasgowlife.org.uk
Please see below information/request from the south Glasgow Heritage Environment Trust. If you want to contribute which would be great please contact the Trust direct.
We’re collecting photos using the hashtag #SouthsideLockdownLens for our open access archive of South Glasgow. Please do send any photos you’d
like to contribute (window rainbows, park walks, crafts, tenement life
etc) by email or Twitter. You can learn more about the project and get
Huge thanks to Glasgow South Side Road Runners who have donated the cost of the renewal of our Public Liability Insurance for 2020-2021. It is very much appreciated and will allow our work parties and other planned activities to go ahead as soon as normal service is resumed.
So sorry to have to say this but the Friends’ work parties have now been cancelled until further notice. We will be back as soon as it is safe to do so. Keep well !
A spot of gardening is on the agenda for our work party on Monday 16th March – in the herbaceous garden at Pollok House to be exact. Please meet at the Pergola in the herbaceous garden at 1.30pm ready to work wearing old clothes, boots and work gloves. All over 18s welcome! Equipment will be provided. (The herbaceous garden is located to the left of Pollok house when you are facing the river – it has black painted railings- it is the only garden with a timber pergola)
We’re hoping friends and supporters of Pollok Country Park can take action today to support us by voting, and then encouraging others to vote in support of our two exciting grant applications, in this year’s ‘Wee Green Grants’ Community Choices public vote. Voting is open now, until the 20th March.
Vote for us at https://weegg.communitychoices.scot/ – look for our logo on the project lists!
Once you have voted (and confirmed your ballot!), please look out for our social media posts and like and share them, to help encourage others to support us too. Forward this email perhaps, or Like and share our social media posts
There are a total of 28 projects to choose from, and everybody who registers gets three votes, so as well as our two projects, be sure to use your other vote to support one of the many projects supporting and developing Glasgow’s parks and open spaces. You can see all the projects, and vote, at: https://weegg.communitychoices.scot/
Our two projects, which we’re very excited about, include Replacement of 5 park benches using recycled wood and funds to support our Pollok Wildlife Garden renovation.
To add your vote you need to:
- Click to register your details
- Enter your email address and choose a password, then click ‘Register’
- Check your email for the confirmation email you’ll receive. You need to click the link to Confirm your account, then sign in.
- Review the funding projects, and select where your three votes will go.
- TIP: Look out for our logo on the lists, or click to visit the park benches project (here), or the Wildlife Garden project (here)
- Once you’ve chosen your three, remember to click to Check and confirm my ballot!
- Share and encourage others to support us too!
Thanks for your support!
Membership of the Friends group is free, but optional donations really help! Encourage friends to join at http://membermojo.co.uk/friendsofpollok/
Friends of Pollok Country Park
Our next work party will take place on Monday 9th March . Please meet at the Crane yard next to the old stable block at Pollok House at 1.30. We are planning to cut back Rhoddies. Please remember to wear old clothes and bring work gloves. All over 18s welcome. Looking forward to it already !