Georges X Chalkboard
The Calkboard Centre, is now closed, but the group are still involved with projects in the area.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Glasgow Residents Network
2nd Conference of the Glasgow Residents Network - Glasgow community action discussion day
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Two very important meetings happening this week
The first is about Cumlodden Estate, where Tam Brown - a long standing resident - was evicted from in May, after he withheld payments due to the disgusting conditions he and neighbours were living in.
The second: The Souidi family from Cedar Court in Maryhill have been served notice of imminant deportation by the Home Office. The family - originally from Algeria - fear that if deported they may face persecution and torture.
The first is about Cumlodden Estate, where Tam Brown - a long standing resident - was evicted from in May, after he withheld payments due to the disgusting conditions he and neighbours were living in. It's been called by the GHA, and will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, at 7pm, at GCC's Thornton Street Repair Office beside the high flats in Summerston.
It's vital that people attend to let the GHA know they're not going to get away with treating people like shite. Together with Tam some leaflets have been drawn up for a demonstration about the conditions ands GHA lies and mistruths later this month on the 27th and printed by Andrew for distribution afterwards, depending on what the GHA have to say. Tam needs your help to give these out as well.
Elsewhere in Maryhill there is a meeting concerning an asylum seeker the home office wants to send back to Algeria:-
No Dawn Raids! No Deportations!
Support Asylum Seekers in Maryhill!
Friday 8 September - 7:30pm
Community Central Halls, Maryhill Road
The Souidi family from Cedar Court in Maryhill have been served notice of imminant deportation by the Home Office. The family - originally from Algeria - fear that if deported they may face persecution and torture.
Ahlam Souidi, an activist and well-known figure in the local community, will address the meeting asking for solidarity and support.
The meeting will be chaired by Rosie Kane and will aim to generate a strong campaign of support for the Souidis and everyone else facing the brutal treatment of the UK Home Office.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Parks and Green Space Networking Event 6 Aug
Dear all, Please find below details of a forthcoming event which could be of interest to yourselves and others. The event, a get together for local 'friends of' groups, campaigning organisations and neighbourhood forums who take an interest in parks, green spaces and playing fields.
The day is aimed at broadening communication between groups involved in local fights to save, renew and develop for the community their local parks, green spaces and amenites. We think that it is very important that such networking happens because it will allow us to spread good ideas, develop 'best practice' as well as open up the possibility to fight for improvements collectively across Glasgow and the West.
The event is tabled to start at 11:30AM at the George's X Chalkboard, 34 Clarendon Place, Glasgow G20 7PZ, and tabled to finish at 4PM, but this can be extended if necessary.
This venue is 50 yards away from the St George's Cross subway station, and 10 minutes walk from Charing Cross train station and Buchanan bus station. A map is available here:-map If anyone has any questions about the event or would like to contribute on the day (e.g. give a presentation about their group or campaign), help organise or publicise the event further please contact myself or Bob at the addresses above or phone and leave a message on 0141 332 2902.
In the meantime we would also appreciate it if you could forward this email on to anyone who may be interested, and if you could let us know if your group plans to attend.
There will be a table available for any leaflets, snapshots or literature that anyone would like to share among others, and we encourage people to make use of this. Some snacks will be provided, but the venue is within walking distance of a number of local shops, cafes and takeaways. All the best and hope to see you there! Nick
# Introductions and welcome
# Go round of individuals and organisations present and what is going on in respective areas, and what they hope to get out of the meeting
# Overview of the threat to parks, playing fields and greenspaces, followed by discussion of the points raised.
# The role of parks, green space and playing fields in our communities. What makes a really good park or green space facility, how is it used, is there a size, scale or amount of facilities necessary, or is it just a question of sympathetic design, and can every community expect to have the best? What can be done to improve and safeguard our existing parks?
# Best practice: how do we fight against development, how do we improve our parks, liase with and involve the community, network with others effectively, make use of the resources available to us and safeguard our parks and facilities for future generations?
# What is the role of a network around these issues? How can it expand and who do we see as joining it and how do we see it functioning?
*NB Within 20 minutes walking distance of this venue dozens of football pitches are under threat, two local parks are proposed to be given over to housing and another local park is threatened by the council opening it up to businesses while key facilities remain closed. The canal too is under threat from large scale housing development and a local common is similarly threatened and neglected.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
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Monday, May 29, 2006
People power saves pitches at city park - Evening Times
Thursday, May 25, 2006
We need a youth club to get us off streets at night - Evening Times
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Banner fun day at the Chalkboard. Come down through the week and draw a placard for next weeks march for the "Campaign for a kids Youth Club" March 20 May