Police Advice – Burglaries

Following a spate of burglaries targeted at Asian households, please see advice from Police Scotland to keep your home safe.

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Fireworks Consultation Event

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New Consultation on Fireworks in Scotland – (local event on 18th Feb)

The Minister of Community and Safety, Ash Denham, has set up a consultation on fireworks and the government would like to:

Hear your views on how you use and enjoy fireworks, and the impact fireworks have on you and your community. I would like to hear your views and ideas on what action we can take to ensure fireworks continue to be enjoyed safely and responsibly.

A consultation event will be taking place here in Pollokshields on the 18th February at 5pm in the Pollokshields Community Centre.
In the last few months we’ve been moving the conversation of fireworks by working with local public agencies and participating in the Stakeholder Group that MSP Nicola Sturgeon and MP Alison Thewliss helped establish. As a community we should help inform the conversation at a government and national level.
Please sign up to the event.
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Update: Public Meeting on Fireworks

Friends,

On the 26th of November the Pollokshields Community Council held a general meeting on the dangerous use of fireworks. Thank you to all the residents who attended and submitted questions. 150 people were in attendance to talk to a panel ranging from Police, Fire Services, and various Council Departments. Our 3 local Councillors, and local MSP were also in attendance. Our local MP was unable to make it as they were attending a debate on fireworks in the House of Commons.

Residents had an opportunity to share their experiences in the days around Bonfire Night, and submitted questions were answered by the panel along with questions being taken from the audience.

Panel members agreed that although a co-ordinated action plan was in place the response of public agencies could have been better. As a result a working group comprising of residents, community organisations, elected representatives, and public agencies (including the Police) will work together to address the issues of fireworks and wider youth disorder that were discussed. The group will help identify what resources and initiatives will be required and to ensure a repeat of this months events do not happen again.

Full minutes of the meeting will follow. If you are interested in becoming a part of the stakeholder group then please get in touch by attending our next community council meeting on Monday 3rd Dec, 7pm, Pollokshields Community Centre.
Or email:
fireworksPCC@gmail.com

There is a need for a community led approach to this matter.

Over the course of the coming months the Community Council will keep residents updated on the progress of the new group.

Thank you

Ameen Mohammed, Chair
Kate Deeming, Vice Chair
Pollokshields Community Council

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Public Meeting on Fireworks

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Fireworks

We’re working on hosting a Public Meeting very soon, to talk about the dangerous use of fireworks with residents and local agencies.

To get involved in the discussion you can join this group

A facebook message has been posted online too…

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Please VOTE & share!

Imagine a series of Bollywood Inspired Ballet pop up performances for & with the children of #Pollokshields. Dances down Albert Drive!

For more information click here

It only takes a moment! We only have 4 claps- the other proposals have thousands! This would make a tremendous difference in hundreds of children’s lives and create such a great vibe in our community!

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