Govan Thriving Place covers an area in the south west of Glasgow, with Cessnock and Festival Park to its east and the George V Docks and the city boundary to the west. Its southern edge is bounded by the M8 motorway and its northern edge by the River Clyde. The area includes the communities of Govan, Linthouse, Drumoyne, Shieldhall, Ibrox, Cessnock, and part of the Pacific Quay site. The Govan Thriving Place is a larger geographic area than the Glasgow CPP defined Govan neighbourhood, as it includes the western half of the Ibrox and Kingston neighbourhood.
Thriving Places was introduced in Govan 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 Govan.
Community participation and engagement was a crucial part of Locality Planning in Govan during 2018/19, with the Govan Collective undertaking a special project on how this was progressing. Similar to the Gorbals, much of this engagement focused on residents' experience of living in the locality.
Employability was an area of focus for partners, with the launch of the Govan Jobs Match Group. The aim of the Jobs Match Group is to improve skills development and employment outcomes in Govan leading to a reduction in unemployment and an increase in people's confidence, income, health and employment skills over time.
By January 2019, partners working within the "Learning for Life and Work" priority theme were progressing proposals to employ a jobs co-ordinator to identify people from the local area who might be employed and to visit local high schools to encourage young people to apply for apprenticeships and training.
Throughout this year, partners in Govan focused on the development of a Steering Group to further drive forward Locality Planning in this area. Due to be established in 2019/20, this group would include representatives from the Council, Housing Associations, the community and other partners. This group held its inaugural meeting in March 2019.
Steering Group Minutes
In addition to the Steering Group, Govan has a Learning for life and Work Theme group and a sub group of this called the Jobs Match Group. Minutes from these Groups are available below:
Learning For Life
Inaugural meeting was held in March 2019:
Jobs Match Group
How You Can Get Involved
If you would like to get involved or for further information on Govan Thriving Place, please contact Partnership and Development Officer on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The full locality plan for Govan can be found here: Govan Locality Plan [1Mb]