Come along to review the past year and look forward to what’s coming up. We’ll be hearing about Bygone Bungo and consulting attendees about a range of topics, including options for the red phone box on Nithsdale Road.
We’ll also be electing a new committee, and will be looking for volunteers to help us run the Society over the next year.
Time for our quarterly clear-up of the neighbourhood. Do come and join us!
Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road
Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs
When: Sunday 20 June
New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is adding something new this year —a home-grown High Street with ‘shops’ and open spaces dotted throughout the 3.3 acre site.
A highlight of the Glasgow summer calendar for over a century, this year’s event is set for Saturday, 19 August, 2-5pm at 55 Glenapp Street in Pollokshields G41 2NQ.
Among the attractions:
- Vintage & Retro Boutique with upcycled clothing and collectables
- Fiona’s Flower Shop, with cut flowers and bouquets, houseplants & floral-themed gifts
- Shed-loads of Art – mini galleries in the greenhouses
- High Rise Bakery with artisan loaves and rolls
- The Open Air Market with jam, pickles and cordials plus pick-of-the-day produce
- Street food – delicious grub with veggie options
- The NVG Tea Room with legendary home-baking
- Plants grown and sold by the allotmenteers
- Kid’s corner with a bouncy castle and games
- ‘Live from Albert Square’ – music and performance in the courtyard
- and no High Street is complete without a pub so there’s a beer & wine bar too!
All that and more, plus an old-time Flower & Vegetable Show, with hundreds of prize-winning plants, flowers and produce, much of it on sale for bargain prices at the end of the day.
Admission is a very reasonable £1, and accompanied children under 12 are free!
The Council has started a consultation project on the future of the Stable block (next to Pollok House) and surrounding listed buildings (sawmill and walled gardens). There will be consultation sessions, organised by Northlight Heritage.
These were originally scheduled to begin in late July, but have been postponed to allow more time to raise awareness of the project. New dates will be posted here as soon as we have them.
The next meeting of the Friends of Pollok Park group is Wednesday 16 August if anyone would like to attend. You can find out more about this new group on Facebook.
Are you planning on having a stall in your garden or lane on Saturday?
Please ensure that you have adequate signage for your stall on the day, especially if you are tucked away in a garden. This helps us to keep people moving but – more important – helps them to find you so that you can earn more money in sales!
Running this event takes a fair bit of work so we’re asking if there are any folk who would like to help out, especially on the day (June 17 this year), although there is some preparation work as well:
- help by putting posters up around the area (and taking them down)
- help to make sure the lanes are free of rubbish and hazards
- help by moving your car / van / camper / trailer / etc out of the lanes on the day (June 17)
- help to set up and take down on the day
- help to steward the lanes on the day
- help on one of the stalls on the day
For more on what’s needed and how to volunteer, check our Volunteers page.
THE MUST-VISIT EVENT !
The Southside’s biggest residents’ lanes event is being held this coming Saturday, 17th June from 1-4pm.
This year will see the return of music, bars, tombola, food, children’s play area and much more.You can see the map of what will be where here.
For information about volunteering or hosting a stall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.