Summer Fair and opening of the Community Garden

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We had a great summer fair last weekend – a bit damp, but that’s Scotland! Still a good turnout, with live music and it was brilliant to see so many people in the park.

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We also had the official opening of our community garden by MSP Bob Doris, and Glasgow West End Today were there to film that and talk to us about the park and the garden.

Community Garden Complete

We’ve now finished the first phase of the community garden, and it’ll be officially opened this weekend at the Summer Fair. Here’s some before and after pictures to show what we’ve done:

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We also put a rotating sculpture on the old gatepost:

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Glasgow City Council: Area Budget Investment Strategy

We have been asked to share this…

“I would be grateful if you could forward the following message to local people,  groups and organisations known to you in the Canal and Maryhill/Kelvin ward areas.  A paper copy of the survey could also be provided where required.

Canal Area Partnership has an annual Area Budget of £68,012 to be spent on community activity to enhance Ward 16 whilst Maryhill/Kelvin has an annual budget of £67,143.        Applications are currently welcome from not for profit groups/organisations for project activity and/or small capital spend.

In June 2015, Glasgow City Council approved proposals relating to the way in which the Area Budget is allocated.   A key proposal is for each Area Partnership to identify investment priorities to guide how their Area Budget is allocated within the ward from 2016/17.

As a part of the engagement process we would love to hear your views on what you believe the Canal or Maryhill/Kelvin Area Partnership Budgets could be allocated towards in future.  You are invited to complete a short survey by following the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AreaBudgetInvestmentPlan

I would be grateful if responses could be forwarded to me no later than Friday 8 January 2016.

We really appreciate your time and are looking forward to hearing your opinion!

Partnership & Development Officer

Glasgow City Council – Democratic Services

Partnership & Development (North West Team)”

Squirrel Dreys

As I was walking through the park yesterday, I saw a squirrel building a drey. It was selecting leaf fronds, chewing them off and carefully tucking them into a mass of other branches to create the drey. I guess winter must be coming!


In his 1974 opus, Mammals of Louisiana and its Adjacent Waters, the late eminent ornithologist George H. Lowery Jr. wrote that Grey squirrels — as well as Fox squirrels (S. niger) — create two types of dens.

Hidey Hole by John Benson https://www.flickr.com/photos/j_benson/7471675062
Hidey Hole by John Benson https://www.flickr.com/photos/j_benson/7471675062

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