Springboig and Barlanark Thriving Place
The Thriving Places area covers Queenslie, Wellhouse, Barlanark, Budhill, Greenfield and Springboig and Easthall. The area is bounded by the M8 to the north and the railway line to the south.
Thriving Places was introduced in Springboig and Barlanark in 2017 to help improve the quality of life of people who live and work here. This can mean trying to improve health and wellbeing, community safety, education, employment, income, housing, the local environment or access to services. It can also mean encouraging local involvement in decision making. This 10-year plan will tell you more about what Thriving Places is doing in Springboig and Barlanark.
How You Can Get Involved
If you would like to get involved or for further information on Springboig and Barlanark Thriving Place, please contact your Community Connector Ola Pawluk at Glasgow Kelvin College: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new Community Connector, Ola Pawluk, was recruited in April 2019 by Glasgow Kelvin College. Ola spent the first couple of months getting to know the community through walkabouts, meeting community organisations, groups and mapping out the community assets. Ola was on maternity leave between November 2019 and June 2020. During this time Sharon Keenan, who also works at Glasgow Kelvin College, took on the Community Connector role.
Ola and Sharon spoke with over 213 local residents to find out how they felt about the local area. This was done at numerous local events including Greyfriars Summer Fayre, Newhills Street Party, Blairtummock Gala Day, Shettleston Fun Day, St. George's and St. Peter's Summer Fayre, Cranhill Development Trust Fun Day, Greyfriars Fun Day, FARE Summer Gala, Wellhouse Gala and Calvay Coffee Morning. In addition, 394 local people were consulted by placement students from Glasgow Kelvin College during Budhill and Easterhouse Winterfest.
Children and young people were asked about life in the local area at the Glenburn Summer Programme, a youth event in Springboig and Greenfield, and a community litter-pick in Wellhouse. A 'What matters to you' consultation event was also held for local people with disabilities, in partnership with Glasgow Disability Alliance.
The Community Connectors visited and spoke with many community groups including Calvay Volunteer Group, Springboig and Budhill Allotments, Burnmouth Court, Glenburn Centre stall, Tollcross Walking Group, Wellhouse Allotments, Wellhouse Sewing Club, Wellhouse Lunch Club and Easterhouse Baptist Church Café.
Weekly information stalls were trialled at Barlanark Community Centre and Calvay Centre. The stalls were used to share information about services and activities available in the local area. The benefit of a regular stall was that there was a set time and place where residents were able to access information, chat to Community Connector and learn about Thriving Places. The stalls were located at the entrance of the centres' and took place at the busiest time, as identified by staff members. The aim of these stalls was to engage with community members who may not be already members of groups, parents who are dropping off kids to clubs or afterschool care. The stalls were also used to engage with community members or consultations and locality plan, with printed copies available.
The stall at Barlanark Community Centre was used as a point of contact, as people could pop in at the set time each week to pick up leaflets, have a chat and sign petitions. This stall continued on weekly basis from June until October 2019.
These conversations with local people will help shape a refreshed locality plan and group of community representatives was set up to help produce the new plan.
Springboig and Barlanark Thriving Places Steering Group
The locality plan for Springboig/Barlanark can be found here. Springboig Barlanark Locality Plan [1Mb]