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December 2008

Taggart - There's been a murrder!
On the 9th and 10th December scenes for the new series of Taggart were shot in Circus Drive. Local residents were warned of temporary traffic restrictions to Circus Drive and Broompark Street and not to be alarmed when they see several police vehicles in the area. The episode being filmed finds a father and son murdered with bibles at their side and the Taggart team contend with the silence of a strict religious sect.

November 2008

Christmas Craft Fair
Sat 29th Nov (10am-4pm) Free Entry!
Armadale St, NewChurch Hall
Fantastic ranges of fashion, jewellery, accessories, cards, candles, gifts, art, photography and much more besides. See the link on the left, or for more info.

Energie Fitness Open Day
Energie Fitness City Park is having an open day to launch the club on Friday the 21st Nov, come along between 11 & 3 to try out the club & a selection of fitness classes for free, we will also have 3 time Olympic Medalist Katherine Grainger here to officially open the club. So come along & see us for some good healthy fun.
Energie Fitness, Suite C2 City Park, 368 Alexandra parade G31 3AU
tel: 01415506020 email:

Coia’s Café raises over £6,000 for Yorkhill

Antonia and Alfredo Coia presenting the cheque to Kirsten Sinclair, Community Fundraiser from Yorkhill.

Last month to celebrate 80 years in Duke Street, Coia’s Café owners, Alfredo and Antonia Coia held a celebratory event including a charity auction and raffle for the Schiehallion Ward at Yorkhill Hospital. The charity auction was expertly handled by Adrian Coll, Radio Clyde DJ, who ensured that the bids were high. Several local business people donated many highly valued items for the auction including signed Celtic and Rangers football shirts and boxing gloves signed by Frank Bruno and Amir Khan.

Alfredo Coia said “We are delighted to present this cheque to the Schiehallion Ward at Yorkhill. We chose this particular charity for our charity auction as the work of Yorkhill has touched the lives of many of our staff and customers at some point in time.”

Yorkhill Children’s Foundation was set up in 2001 with the aim of providing the “extra” services and equipment needed throughout Yorkhill, which would not otherwise be possible, from providing state of the art equipment to children’s entertainers.
Coia's 473 Duke Street 0141 554 3822

October 2008

Dennistoun Community Together AGM
The Dennistoun Community Together Annual General Meeting 2008 will be held on 23rd November 2008, at 7pm, upstairs at Whitehill Pool. Everyone with an interest in supporting, planning, and putting on events and activities by, and for, the local area is invited along. Agenda items include: a review of the year prior, accounts, future plans and election of board members.
See the link on the left for more info.

Dennistoun Conservation Society
1st Annual General Meeting
Thursday 6th November 2008 @ 6.30pm
Dennistoun Library
We have invited our elected councillors to attend at 7pm following the AGM business. Photographs and books relating to the Dennistoun Area will be available to view following the AGM. Light Refreshments will be served.

Represent Your Community
Dennistoun Community Council elections are to be held in Whitehill Secondary School on Tuesday the 14th October at 7pm. All are welcome. If you have any questions you can contact the resource centre on 0141 287 4723.

Public Discussions and Film Screenings (10 Oct - 23 Oct)
gallery is presenting a series of films and discussions addressing conflicts over urban space, regeneration and privatisation. There will be a public discussion on the Glasgow Games and a debate on the role of Awards in Design Education and Industry. more>>

Wasps Artists' Open Studios Weekend
Saturday 4th October (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 5th October (12noon - 5pm)
The Wasps Factory in Dennistoun is one of many studio's across the country taking part showcasing a huge variety of art. Now in its 7th year, this annual "open door" weekend provides the opportunity to see the studios, speak to the artist's and the chance to buy their work. Artist Vicki Fleck will also be holding a lantern making workshop for children on the Saturday (1pm - 5pm).
The Wasps Factory, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF

September 2008

Saturday (13th September 2008) from 10am-4pm.
Entry:- 1 pound / conc's free
More than 25 stalls exhibiting a fantastic ranges of fashion, jewellery, accessories, cards, candles, gifts and much more.
Dennistoun New Church Hall, Armadale Street, off Duke Street, G31 2UU
Dennistoun Community Together

July 2008

Dennistoun Conservation Society
The Dennistoun Conservation Area Residents Association has been reconstituted under the new title of Dennistoun Conservation Society. The next meeting is in Dennistoun Library on August 7th at 6pm.
Dennistoun Conservation Society 6 Westercraigs, Dennistoun G31 2HZ

June 2008

OFT Investigating Factors following Dennistoun Survey
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched a study on factors (property managers) after the Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) submitted evidence which highlighted a level of detriment experienced by consumers of property management services.

Heather Clayton, of the OFT, said: 'This study will take a detailed look at Scottish property management services, consider how well they are working for homeowners, and take a view on any recommendations which might bring positive outcomes for consumers in Scotland.'

Douglas Sinclair, chairman of the SCC, said: 'The SCC has expressed concerns about the current system of Scottish property factoring and welcomes the OFT's announcement today. We look forward to working with the OFT as it looks in more detail at this important area for Scottish consumers.'

The SCC submission is the result of their research carried out in Dennistoun. It included a survey in 2007 on this website (Dennistoun Online) of homeowners’ views on property management that showed a high level of dissatisfaction with communication, costs and timescales for repairs.

Factoring services are provided by the private sector, local authorities and registered social landlords. Residents use the factors to manage common and shared property. Factoring services include organising repairs, maintenance, improvements and the administration of buildings insurance.

The investigative study will involve gathering and analysing evidence from homeowners, factors, and other key parties as well as co-operation with the Scottish Government and the SCC. It will consider issues such as how much choice and information is available to homeowners, how property managers are selected, the quality and costs of the services provided, how homeowners can effectively manage services and whether homeowners have access to redress when things go wrong.

Homeowners wishing to complain about their factor should contact either Consumer Direct or their local Citizens Advice Bureaux for advice on how to deal with their concerns. The OFT would though be interested in hearing direct from homeowners about their experiences with factors and, in particular, the effectiveness of the factors complaints redress systems if they have had cause to pursue a complaint.

Submissions should be sent to:

Scottish property managers market study
Floor 2C
Office of Fair Trading
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX

They can also be emailed to:

The deadline for written submissions is 5 September 2008 and the results of the study will be published at the end of this year.

Friends of Alexandra Park AGM
The FOAP Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 7th July at 8pm in the upstairs youth wing at Whitehill Swimming Pool (Onslow Drive). There will be an introduction to the group, agreement of the constitution and election of board members. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in the meeting. Please come along and make a positive difference to our lovely park.
More information available from

Summer Fete
Saturday 14 June (11am-2pm)
Golfhill/Whitehill H.S. playground 280 Onslow Drive
Tombola ~ Stalls (Clothing, Music, Books, Toys, Plants) Facepainting, Nail & Tattoo Bar, Burger Bar, Cake & Candy, Popcorn, Bouncy castles, Beat the Goalie and lots more fun!!

Dennistoun Community Youth Project Open Day
DCYP is holding its 5th annual Open Day on Saturday 21st June 2008 (12.00–4.00pm) at Whitehill Secondary School, Meadowpark Street. Community clubs and youth services will raise awareness of what they have to offer to the young people of Dennistoun and the surrounding area. For a list of those who will be there on the day you can download the flyer. Dennistoun Community Youth Project have also published their annual report and the latest What's On listing of events available for the young people of Dennistoun and the surrounding area.

Art Exhibitions
Market gallery on Duke Street has two exhibitions on Friday 6th June 2008 (7-9pm). One is a studio project Mythologies Tropicale by Alberta Whittle where she resides in one of the gallery spaces for a month and it is followed up by an exhibition. Alongside this will be a group exhibition other things seen, other things heard by Ailsa Lochhead and Moira Ricci in the second gallery space. More>>>
Market Gallery, 334 Duke Street, Dennistoun - open: Tuesday–Sunday (12–6pm)

May 2008

Friends of Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park Duck Pond and Fountain

Alexandra Park Walking Group meet on Tuesdays at 7pm, at the main park gates (Alexandra Parade). These walks are suitable for all levels of fitness and everyone is welcome (U16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). | Forum

Public Meeting in Haghill
7pm, 19th May, Haghill Park Primary School. Cllr Jennifer Dunn is organising the above public meeting to talk about issues affecting Haghill such as antisocial behaviour, youth facilities, flytipping and any other issues local residents would like her to address. Bob Doris MSP will also be in attendance, and a representative from Strathclyde Police.

Table Top Sale
The Salvation Army is having a Table Top Sale on the 10th May 2008 at 10.30am till 2.00pm to raise funds for two local missionaries going to teach in a Bible College in Africa.
The Salvation Army, 265 Craigpark Drive, Dennistoun, G31 2TW

Dennistoun Craft Fair
Dennistoun Community Together is putting on a craft fair for Dennistoun, which we hope will prove popular enough to become a regular event. The inaugral event will be held in Dennistoun New Church Hall, on Saturday June 14th 10am-4pm. The hall may be better known to some as Dennistoun Central Hall, and is located at the bottom of Armadale Street, just by the junction with Duke Street.

The event will be promoted through both local and Scottish national press, but as this is a new event, exhibitor space will be at a special introductory rate of £10 per six foot slot. Exhibitors will be able to set up from 9am.

To confirm a booking please phone Lisa on 07734 264765 or email If you would be available and willing to contribute to interviews and/or photos for press purposes, please let us know when booking.

April 2008

Glasgow Community Planning LtdCommunity Reference Group Information Session
You are invited to an Information Session on the establishment of community reference groups in your area.

Community reference groups are a way of supporting local people to get involved in the community planning process and regeneration of their areas. Community planning is about improving public services and making sure that local people have the opportunity to influence and make a difference in the plans for their communities. This covers a range of issues and services that matter to local residents, including education, transport, health, safety, community facilities, provision for young people and much more.

Community reference groups have been set up across Glasgow, with 5 set up in East Glasgow. There is still an opportunity for you to get involved. If you are interested please come along to:

John Wheatley College, East End Campus, Haghill Road on the 15th April 7pm. Please contact Leah on 0141 781 4193 to confirm your attendance.

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Easterhouse on Tuesday 6th May at 6pm. Creche and transport available but must be booked in advance, please contact Leah or Cecilia on 0141 781 4194 or email to confirm your attendance.

If you cannot make these dates call Leah or Cecilia and they will arrange another time.

March 2008

Glasgow Necropolis Spring & Summer Tour Programme

Bridge of Sighs - Glasgow Necropolis

Due to popular demand The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaking informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis on the following dates:

Sunday 13th April @ 2.00pm
Sunday 4th May @ 2.00pm
Sunday 15th June @ 2.00pm
Saturday 21st June @ 6.00pm
Saturday 5th July @ 2.00pm
Sunday 27th July @ 2.00pm
Tuesday 12th August @ 6.00pm
Sunday 16th August @ 2.00pm

Booking is essential via and the meeting point will be provided with every confirmed booking. All tours are free of charge. Given the popularity and demand for the tours they are expect to be fully subscribed, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Community Meeting - Haghill Park - Cancelled
The meeting at Haghill Primary has been cancelled.

If anyone has any issues that they would have raised at the meeting that they would like to get in touch about, contact Jennifer Dunn on 0141 287 3595 or
Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, George Square, G2

Community Meeting - Haghill Park
A community meeting will be held in Haghill Park Sports Centre/Primary School. It's being held on Thursday 20th March and starts at 7pm. Local councillors, community safety, and police will be invited. If you would like to discuss any issues or would like to see any other agencies invited to answer your questions, please give me a call.
For more information call 0141 554 8656. Elizabeth McCombe, Community Development Officer, Vibrant Communities.

February 2008

Quiz and Race Night Fundraiser- Dennistoun Community Together
Friday 22nd Feb at 8pm at Craigpark Masters
Tickets are £5 including buffet and go towards a good cause. Come and meet your neighbours and have fun! Limited tickets available on the door, phone ahead to reserve. More info on our webpage or call Genevieve 07919 426 735

Where the Wild West meets the East End

A project that explores the visit of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show to Glasgow in 1891-92. It has been put together by local community groups and agencies: the library service, East End Community Arts and GEISHA and has been funded by Culture and Sport Glasgow and Glasgow City Council through the East Area Committee. Dennistoun Community Council and Dennistoun Communities Together are also supporting the project. Local primary schools are also participating in the creative arts aspect of the project and Dennistoun library will display the artwork inspired by the project.

Download the poster (PDF 4011KB) of three events that will be of interest to local Dennistoun people:

Wild West Walk
Sat 16 Feb 1.30-3.00pm
A local heritage walking tour of Dennistoun - FREE
Maximum 12 people, meet at the library.
Names in advance to -
Dennistoun Library and Learning Centre, 2a Craigpark, Glasgow

Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Scotland
Tue 19 Feb 2.30pm
Tom F Cunningham presents an illustrated talk about his Scottish bestseller - FREE
Dennistoun Library and Learning Centre, 2a Craigpark, Glasgow

Closing Circles: Glasgow, the Ghost Dance Shirt and Beyond
Friday 29 Feb 2.30pm
Pat Allan of Glasgow Museums - FREE
Dennistoun Library and Learning Centre, 2a Craigpark, Glasgow

For more information please contact staff t: 0141 276 0768 e:

January 2008

Residential Care Worker of the Year

Grace Anne Williamson receives her award from Children and Early Years Minister Adam Ingram

Grace Anne Williamson, 33, who works at Aberlour Child Care Trust's Running: Other Choices (ROC) Refuge in the city, has been named "Residential Care Worker of the Year" by the British Association of Social Workers in Scotland. She received her award from Children and Early Years Minister Adam Ingram at a special ceremony in Edinburgh on the 16th January 2008.

The award recognises her significant contribution in helping to set up, develop and run Scotland’s only refuge for young runaways under 16. She is also an SVQ assessor who is dedicated to her own and her colleagues' continuing professional development.

Grace Anne, who is originally from the Shetland Islands and now lives in Dennistoun, is currently Assistant Service Manager at the ROC Refuge. She was one of four original core workers who started work on the project in November 2003. Since opening its doors in July 2004, the refuge has helped 160 troubled youngsters. More>>>

Attempted Armed Robbery in Firpark Street
Around 1pm Monday 28th January 2008, a man threatened a 37 year-old woman with a gun while she was walking along Firpark Street in Dennistoun. He demanded her handbag but then ran off towards Arc Lane when the driver of a passing car came to the woman’s assistance.

The man is described as: 5'6", slim and in his early 20's. He has dark brown curly hair, wearing a blue coloured hooded top and jogging bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Aileen Boyle said, "This was an extremely terrifying ordeal for this woman who was quite simply going about her daily business."

Strathclyde Police is appealing for witnesses to contact London Road CID on 0141 532 4636 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

LADIES / MASTERS/ MEN 29th March - 5th April 2008
EUROPEAN Under 19's SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS 5th - 10th April 2008
Scottish Open TBC 11th-13th April 2008.
Craigpark Masters 164 Craigpark, Glasgow G31 2HE Tel: 0141-554 4204

Starts 6pm Every Sunday Evening
Craigpark Masters 164 Craigpark, Glasgow G31 2HE
Call Tel: 0141-554 4204 to register your entry
Entry Fee £5.00 (loser pays table)
All Entry Fee’s paid out in prize money.
Craigpark Masters add a cash Bonus to the Prizefund every week


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