Ruchill and Possilpark
Ruchill and Possilpark are two neighbouring areas in the North of Glasgow which have been a Thriving Place since 2014. The map in locality plan shows the areas which lie within Ruchill and Possilpark Thriving Place. The Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area sits to the east of Ruchill and Possilpark Thriving Place, part of this development is in the Thriving Place boundaries, the area that was formerly Sighthill Park. This will create new housing and economic development.
Our community plan is the Locality Plan for Ruchill and Possilpark. It is one of the ways that we will be trying to tackle inequalities. Our community plan has been produced by people who live or work in Ruchill and Possilpark. It tells the story of the area so far and sets out how together local people, organisations and services can make changes that local people would like to see over the next ten years, it sets out what we hope to achieve together. Our plan describes different ways you can get involved in achieving change in Ruchill and Possilpark.
A new Community Connector, Brian Land, was appointed this year.
This year, key work programmes for locality partners in Ruchill and Possilpark included improving the localities shopping streets through a Business Improvement District (BID) programme and food insecurity.
The BID programme was progressed as part of the locality's Economy group, with support from ng homes and a number of local businesses. As part of this project, Streetscape developed some visuals during the year of Saracen Street, with lollypop trees with better lighting. Partners also awarded a small grant to improve Millennium Space and Bandstand.
Partners also provided funding support to an event looking at food insecurity, and explored the impact of universal credit on the area as well as the availability of welfare rights officers locally.
Canal was selected as on the four areas in the city to pilot Participatory Budgeting during 2018/19. The theme for Canal, which takes in Ruchill and Possilpark, was income and employment deprivation.
Ruchill and Possilpark Steering Group Papers
Development Group Notes
Young People and Families Group
How You Can Get Involved
If you would like to get involved or for further information on Ruchill/Possilpark Thriving Place, please contact your Community Connector at ng homes: firstname.lastname@example.org
The locality plan for Ruchill and Possilpark can be found here: Ruchill Possilpark Locality Plan [1Mb]
Places Thematic Group - Draft Action Plan September 2019: September 2019 [96kb]