Feedback from the community

“Having just moved to Pollokshields, and purchased a property to settle in for the foreseeable future I was interested to find out what the community council get up to. From my initial engagement with them I have been very impressed by their selfless dedication to improving the area and addressing the concerns of residents. They clearly believe in action, not just words. The area has improved much since when I first became familiar with it many years ago and clearly continues upon this track. Like many areas of Glasgow, Pollokshields suffers from environmental issues; traffic, littering and minor fly-tipping of for instance old furniture. I have been reassured by how committed the community council are to improving this and over the time I’m sure their already considerable success with tackling these matters will continue. As such the benefits for all residents and local businesses will make their efforts truly worthwhile.”


“As a new resident who attended the recent meeting with my wife, may I take this opportunity to express how impressed I am with your swift attention regarding the issue of litter which the photos you sent out illustrated.

The fact there are people in the local community who care and are willing to take action rather than procrastinate or rely on GCC is very reassuring, I applaud and wholeheartedly support your efforts. I have also started using the My Glasgow app recommended at the meeting to report the regular fly-tipping out onto the pavement which seems endless in east pollokshields.”

1. This is a project which was well overdue in this area, which sadly suffers from a considerable amount of fly tipping.

2.  It has had a considerable impact on the area both physically and on the minds of the people living here. It will be a long process, changing peoples attitudes, but is a very worthwhile endeavour.

3. This initiative is successful no question, but needs to continue on a regular basis. Then it will have a long lasting impact as people will begin to understand that fly tipping is anti social, a crime against their neighbours and the community, and is illegal and the perpetrators will be fined.  That last bit is important as if their actions cost them money they will soon stop!


“First of all I like to extend my thanks to provide me an opportunity for feedback for your cleaning project

I think that project was a unique project in Pollokshields

Several lanes were full of mud and neglected house hold items, a lot of disposed items were in backyard of several closes which was hidden place for insects and mice. Litter in front gardens and on footpaths

I am glad that you took an initiative, gather a lot of energetic people and started clean up from 2014

Results are amazing because of your group if you go back to those lanes and closes you will find them more cleaner due to your efforts and

less litter in street. Main thing is that you manage to gather committed people and they are doing a great job under your supervision

You are doing great job but I think we should make some more efforts to raise more awareness in community to dispose rubbish, unwanted items and litter thoughtfully so we may see even more cleaner Pollokshields in coming months”



Understanding Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, with around 3 million people in the UK diagnosed with the condition.

A person with type 2 diabetes has insulin resistance, meaning their pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body doesn’t react properly to insulin.

Insulin is used by the body to manage glucose, or sugar, levels in the blood and to convert glucose into energy.

For some people, type 2 diabetes may be managed through diet and exercise. Other people may also need medication to manage blood sugar.

Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being over 40, having a family history of diabetes, being of South Asian, African-Caribbean or Middle Eastern origin or being overweight or obese.

If you find out more about how to prevent Diabetes and how to control it, then come along to our event 25th November.  For further information please see the poster.

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November Clean-Up

Despite the rainy weather, volunteers came out for the clean-up.  November Clean-up went really well and it was very different.  Volunteers patrolled round the whole area and Reported Flytipping and bulk Uplift requests through MyGlasgow App.

We are training more and more people to use MyGlasgow to report Flytipping, Dog Fouling and Bulk Uplift Requests through MyGlasgow App.

Thank you everyone who came out and helped in such bad weather.  A big thank you.  Here are some snaps from the clean-up

Garden – Clean-Up

30 Melville Street Garden Clean-up, the local residents got together and cleaned up the garden.  They have worked very hard and cleared out all the weeds and you can see the difference.  They are planning to grow vegetables and fruits.  Well done to all those involved.

November Clean-up

Thank you to all those who joined us last Saturday.  I gave an update at Pollokshields Community Council Meeting about our Clean-up Project.  Received very positive feedback from the residents and they are really pleased to see the difference we are making to our neighbourhood.  So huge thank you to all those involved.

Our next clean-up is first Saturday of November and hopefully you will be able to join us.


August 2015 – Community Clean-up

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Thank you very much for your continued support for supporting me to make Pollokshields a tidier and nicer place to live in.  Your contribution have made significant difference and we can do a lot more but obviously with your help and support.
Back-courts Cleanup
Residents of Pollokshields are invited to join us to carry out the back-courts cleanup.  All the residents who will come out on Saturday 1st August will cleanup their own back-court.  We are changing our approach from 1st of August, as in the past we were only concentrating on Square Park and surrounding streets where as now we are going to target each block and residents of that block will clear their own blocks.
Those who are unable to make it to the clean-up, can you please inform your neighbours, if they have any bulk it furniture or anything else that needs to be disposed, please leave it on the pavement before 1.00pm this Saturday ONLY.  As a part of our cleanup initiative, we have agreed with the Glasgow City Council that they will uplift on First Saturday of each month as a part of our cleanup.  If residents left their bulk rubbish any day apart from our cleanup day it will be considered as Flytipping and there is £200.00 fine.
We will meet up outside Pollokshields Library Kenmure St & Leslie Street Corner for briefing and then we will start clean-up.  Happy to help with mowing lawns if needed.  For further information, please contact me (Tahir Mohammed) on 07412 469 957 or email me at
Please forward this email to all your Pollokshields Contacts.
MyGlasgow App
If you are using MyGlasgow App that’s very good, if not please download it, would be good if you can try it.
Here is step by step guide on how to report Flytipping, you can also use it to report Potholes, Missed Bin Uplift, Bulk Uplift Request and many more.
Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers
I have plenty of Flyers and Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers forms, please do let me know how many you need?
Just a polite reminder, Community Clean-up will take place on First Saturday of every month from 11:00 – 13:00.  Please do join us.