The St Enoch District Regeneration Framework (DRF) follows on from similar documents previously generated for both the Sauchiehall & Garnethill, and Broomielaw districts. As such it identifies a number of different strategic aims and project activities for the area. Like the Broomielaw document before it, St Enoch DRF is also strongly associated with the regeneration of the River Clyde and references the theme of (Y)our River Park.
Additionally, it also includes the themes of (Y)our Great Streets & Spaces, (Y)our Updated Mobility, (Y)our Great Buildings, (Y)our Vibrant St Enoch, as well as Transforming (Y)our St Enoch. Each of these different elements contributes towards the overall ambition for the district and, in the same way, each DRF contributes to the wider aspirations for the city centre and, by extension, Glasgow.
Consequently, given the potential impact of these proposals, it is so important that as many people as possible take the opportunity to read over these vision documents and understand what is planned. More importantly, it is an opportunity for you to provide your comments and inform the conversation going forward.
St Enoch DRF formally went live on 14th June and remains available for comment until 6th September. You can access the document and the GCC Consultation Hub via the following links:
With the Council giving final approval for the Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework (DRF) and the go-ahead to continue the public engagement for the St Enoch DRF the City Centre Districts Strategy has taken a big step forward.
For Broomielaw we are now preparing to move into the implementation phase. The actions are defined across seven themes with projects that are small, medium and large. The public consultation was very supportive of the themes and the key projects, which is an encouraging place to start from. There will be regular updates as the project develops.
It was also really good to hear that the Broomielaw DRF which was developed by a multi-disciplinary team appointed by the Council and led by Glasgow-based architecture practice, Austin-Smith:Lord, working in collaboration with leading international architects and urbanists, MVRDV has been shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award. The awards will be announced on the 22 August. This team have also developed the St Enoch DRF.
The other big step forward was the approval to continue the process of engagement by moving into the final public consultation phase for St Enoch. To date, this phase of the City Centre Districts Strategy has engaged with over 5,000 people so this is the opportunity to look at and comment on the proposals that have been pulled together from people’s thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in St Enoch.
Given how many people have been engaged up to now it would be really good to hear from as many people as possible during this final consultation. If you want to take part click on this link and it will take you to the full and summary reports as well as the survey.
The first edition of the High Street Area Strategy is now available – online and in various locations on the High Street/Saltmarket. The newsletter will be produced bi-annually and will prove updates on what’s going on on the street, what’s coming up and what you can get involved in.
This month’s features include:
An update on the Independent Retail Fund – including insight from one of High Street’s retailers on why he applied for the fund
Meet the Street – this edition meets The Divine Hag, an aromatherapy shop based in the Saltmarket
An update on GHA’s tenement repairs
Past Present Possible – an upcoming opportunity for retailers and residents to get involved in a creative project on the street
Strathclyde University’s architecture students working in partnership with GCC and the Greyfriars Gardeners to help design a new garden
Like many other metropolitan cities throughout the world, Glasgow and some of its most vulnerable citizens face challenging times. Throughout the city, a range of services is available for those most in need. Individuals can receive a variety of support including; chaplaincy, education advice, outreach support, Healthcare provision meals, clothes and washing facilities.
We all have a part to play to help those most in need, and we would encourage you to share this information across your networks. If you would like to receive hard copies of this booklet or posters [3MB PDF] please contact the City Centre Regeneration team. We can provide and deliver them free of charge.
Here are just some of the services provided throughout the city:
Out of Hours Homelessness Services: If you are homeless and need a service then between the hours of 4:45 pm and 11 pm
Single males/females should attend Glasgow City Mission, 20 Crimea Street, Glasgow, G2 8PW
Women and families with children should phone this number – 0800 838 502
City Centre Response Team: Contact numbers are 0141 276 7400 and 0141 287 2761.
The City Centre response Team is a uniformed service who are here to help you. They have distinctive black and yellow around their caps and can make emergency phone calls on your behalf.
RSVP: Contact number: 0800 027 7466 – Free of charge, available 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8am-11pm. A street outreach service to help and support people sleeping rough (or at risk of) to access accommodation and any other services appropriate to their needs.
Hunter Street Health Services: Contact Details: 0141 553 2801. 55 Hunter Street, G4 0UP.
Hunter Street provides homeless people in Glasgow with a full range of healthcare services, including addiction support.
Homeless GP 9am – 5pm, Drop-in 2pm-4pm.
Homeless Addiction Team (Drop-In Service) 1:30pm – 4pm
Homeless Health Nursing Team (Drop-in Service) 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4pm.
Turning Point Glasgow: Contact details: 0141 420 6969. 123 West Street, Tradeston, G5 8BA.
24-hour substance misuse service offering Needle Exchange, advice and assessment to our 12 unit bedded residential unit.
Advice and support for homeless and vulnerable people, including food, clothes, showers, activities, IT and advocacy, also an International Café.
Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 10 pm.
Evening meals served 7.30pm
Open Saturday 4 pm – 8 pm for activities and food.
Lodging House Mission: Contact details: 0141 552 0285. 35 East Campbell Street Glasgow G1 5DT.
Provides, food, activities, chaplaincy, education and support.
Seven days a week – 8 am – 3 pm, 264 days per year (closed New Year’s Day).
For more information on this, please see link below.
Coming Soon – Street Change Glasgow.
The essence of Street Change Glasgow is to provide an alternative to assist members of the public in making an informed choice when considering making donations.
All money donated to Street Change Glasgow will be utilised to assist those participating in on-street begging, those most in need and what their requirements are to move on to a positive destination.
Soon you will be able to donate via contactless points within the city centre and online. Your efforts will help to provide training for a job, tickets to travel for interviews, for a deposit for a flat, to provide furnishing for a flat, assist with utility bills or economic emergencies which could lead to people feeling they have to participate in begging.
However, it is not just about money. Your time, skills and more are also needed. If your organisation could provide training opportunities or would like to become Street Change Ambassadors and help promote the initiative within your organisation, we would be pleased to talk to you.
Street Change Glasgow will be led by a multi-agency partnership approach, involving third sector, public sector and private sector. This wide scope approach gives the best opportunity to provide a wide variety of services for those who are most in need.
CSF Magazine has published a video and article about Glasgow’s Mural Trail. Written by Josh Carmichael, the article makes the point that when we travel to another country, we make a point of doing all the so-called ‘touristy’ stuff. We do this because when we travel, it is nice to see the things in another country that have significance and we like to remember them.
We do this so frequently that it is easy to overlook the attractions in our own city. You may well know all of the obvious attractions in Glasgow like the Riverside Museum and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. However, the one attraction that has been in front of you in recent times is one that is spread all across the city. That is, of course, the Glasgow Mural Trail.
Glasgow Film Theatre provides an independent film programme for diverse audiences in Glasgow and Scotland, including specific audience development initiatives aimed at cultural diversity, disabled, D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences, and socially/economically disadvantaged audiences.
Glasgow Film Theatre is the first cinema in the UK to have been awarded the Autism Friendly Award and is a committed supporter of the Glasgow Autism Friendly City Centre Initiative.
Access Film Club is a popular and inclusive film event that happens at the Glasgow Film Theatre in partnership with The National Autistic Society Scotland. Running since November 2014 and supported by venue audit and autism aware staff and volunteers, Access Film Club is designed to engage with people aged 15+ who welcome a relaxed cinema environment. For people who have autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities and/or difficulties in processing information, a relaxed environment is the best way to enjoy a film. Every event is a social night out, featuring a post-film chat and offers autism interest information all hosted by an autistic volunteer. Every club always has a mixture of people and ages coming along. The club is not exclusive and it is important that everybody feels welcome to attend.
At the GFT, we celebrate diversity and we want to make sure that people who enjoy relaxed film screenings, can find that with us. GFT has and always will celebrate diversity and inclusion and if we get to do that in collaboration with others then all the better! Our autism-friendly programme; Take 2 Access for children and their families and Access Film Club are vital gateways for audiences and it pushes the envelope on what, in 2019, venues should be providing as standard and Glasgow Film is proud to champion this message.