Take a walk, and raise some cash for some kids who could really benefit from it!
There’s still time to click the link and register for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s 10k Sponsored Walk which starts out in Elder Park.
They’ve lined up a fantastic fun day in the park with lots of entertainment, games, food and activities throughout the day so why not join them for a great day out!
Please help spread the word about this entirely free community event which will take place in Elder Park and Elder Park Library this coming Saturday 27th August, 12 – 7pm. We are coordinating this event with Elder Park Housing Association, Aberlour Youth Point and Glasgow Sport. Friends of Elder Park’s contribution to this event has been funded by Glasgow City Council’s Area Partnership, Thriving Places, and by the group itself.
Please tell your pals, your colleagues, your family….whoever you want. We hope to see you there!
If you’re looking for something FREE to do with the kids this summer head to Elder Park to take part in some fun and active games, sports and activities! All activities and meeting points are at the entrance to the park next to Elder Park Library on Langlands Road.
This session will take place in Elder Park Library from 10.30am to 1.30 pm. If you are interested in attending this then please contact us via the form below, and we will pass this on to the organisers.
This has been arranged by the Elder Park Working Group, as a pre-cursor to upcoming consultation on potential changes to the way Elder Park is managed. The 3 options for it’s future management are;
1. Council – led management (as is currently managed)
2. Co-operative management
3. Community-led management
We understand that details/ information on these 3 options are to be included in the agenda for this session, but that it will mainly be about Co-operative management: what is it, and how does it work? This workshop was devised by Glasgow Community Planning Partnership – South Sector, and will be led by Manchester’s Co-operative College.
The Friends of Elder Park Committee are really keen for as many interested local people as possible to come along. We don’t know yet what the best option for the park is, but we do know that people need to be in a position to have an informed opinion. We are hopeful that this session will be useful in this respect. We are also hopeful that it will be useful for local organisations/ voluntary groups who want to learn more about this method of management.
FoEP do not regard this workshop as being a consultation exercise, and will be active in sharing information about consultation plans when they are shared with us. Elder Park is the people’s park, so FoEP are aiming to ensure that as many people as possible know about everything that is happening…so you know what to do. Please spread the word; follow, like, share, tweet, and have a natter with your neighbours.
Want to come along to the ‘Co-operative Working’ Workshop on Thursday June 2nd in Elder Park Library from 10.30am to 1.30 pm?
The first ever blog post…. what should we write about? It’s got to be something pretty monumental, or maybe something funny…or actually scrap that… After 24 hours (and gallons of coffee) pulling this (very much a work in progress) blogsite together we’ll maybe just explain why.
Friends of Elder Park are currently trying to support the beginning of a dialogue between Glasgow City Council, and the owners of Elder Park; the people of Govan and the people who make good use of the park. This will result in a consultation about the future management of Elder Park, and we want to support that being as meaningful as possible.
So how does a blog help with that?
Whichever side of the park fence you end up sitting on in the proposed management restructuring, you’ll be able find key dates for the consultation process, information on how to get your voice heard, and information/ opinions gathered from conversations/ communication we’ve had with both the community and the council. Have a look around and you’ll see the beginning of this – there will be much more to follow!
So…… is that what the whole blog is going to be about?
NOT AT ALL! That’s why we’ve started it, but it’s definitely not the only thing you’ll find on here. We’ll have to see how far we can develop it, but in time we hope it will have all sorts of fun, useful and interesting things for you. There’s only one way for you to find out though. Why don’t you mosey on over to the orange subscription button over there on the right and give it a little click.
Well that’s all for now dear reader. Thanks for stopping by!