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.

Update: Public Meeting on Fireworks


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:

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




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…




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!


The Safer Communities Team of Police Scotland have created a forum where organisations like the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, along with the local neighbourhood watch will meet for the first time. The aim is to share knowledge, join up efforts and create a space where residents and service providers can positively discuss how to stay safe. Residents have voiced concerns in recent months and the Safer Communities Team are asking for you to come along to the meeting and to encourage as many people as possible to sign up to the forum. Details below:
Date: Thurs 22nd November 18
Venue: Pollokshields Parish Church
Time: 1800 – 1930 hrs
Please get involved, show support, spread the message, and come along.

Events in the Park

Glasgow’s vast range of stunning parks and green spaces are managed to provide enjoyment of open air, outdoor recreation and public access. There are over 90 parks and formal gardens within the city boundaries and such is the diversity of these parks – there is something to suit everyone.

Our parks and venues are also used to host hundreds of fantastic events and activities throughout the year.  Come along and take part in our not to be missed, fun filled events.  Some of the highlights this week include:

Orchid Fair, Botanic Gardens, Saturday 12 May 2018, 10.00 am  until 6.00 pm,  Sunday 13 May 2018, 10.00 am until 5.00 pm. Free.

Specialist orchid nurseries will be tempting you with their exquisite flowers and plants and offering advice on how to keep them should you need it. The Scottish Orchid Society are putting on a display and giving talks and practical demonstrations. The main range of glasshouses will be open as usual each day for visitors to enjoy the extensive tropical plant displays including Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Pollok Country Park, Saturday 12 May 2018, 10.30 am until 12.30 pm. Free.

 A story, a walk and exploring with your favourite teddy. Booking essential call 0141 276 0927.

Hogganfield Birthday Party, Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve(near children’s play area at sandy beach), Sunday 13 May 2018, 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Free.

Happy Birthday to me! Join the countryside rangers and RSPB to help celebrate Hogganfield Park’s 20th birthday as an LNR. All day fun and frolics including wild activities , stalls, crafts, birthday cake and more. Contact the countryside rangers on 0141 276 0931 for more information.

Glasgow’s Farmers’ Market, Mansfield Park, Partick:  second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10.00 am until 2.00 pm. Free.

Enjoy a delicious range of affordable, healthy and locally produced food. You’ll find a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, quality meat, free range eggs, bread, cakes, cheese and fresh street food.

Park Run, Pollok Country Park, Ruchill Park, Springburn Park, Tollcross Park & Victoria Park, Every Saturday at 9.30 am. Free.

Sign up for this free weekly 5K park run. Register at 

Junior Park Run, Victoria Park, Every Sunday at 9.20 am, Free.

Weekly timed runs for children aged 4 – 14 years. For more information visit  

Seven Lochs Wetland Park – What’s On – To find out what events are taking place at Seven Lochs please visit the Seven Lochs website

MyParkScotland – is an innovative online portal which helps people discover and support their local parks.  Find out what’s on in your park by visiting: MyParkScotland website

Please visit our newly updated website to find out what’s on in your area: