All of those involved in the Strathbungo Society were shocked and saddened by the news that Scott Obrzud sadly died last Friday in the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice of glioblastoma (a very aggressive brain cancer). He had been ill for 17 months, the end was very peaceful and he was with his husband James and his family.
Scott and James moved into Strathbungo several years ago and immediately threw themselves into the work of the Society, becoming well known in our community. Scott was an enthusiastic organiser of whatever activity he turned his mind too (as was James), and his energy always ensured that our events were a success. He also had a fund of good and new ideas. But whether it was new suggestions for Bungo in the Back Lanes, helping to set up an event or doing the washing up at the Spring Fling, he was always willing to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in.
He was an enthusiastic committee member and ended up as the Society’s vice chair, his contributions laced with good humour and common sense. Kevin Kane, who was chair at the time, said
Scott was a gentleman and the warmth of his relationships with Society members and with James and his family marked him out as the good and decent man he was.
He will be missed by all in the Society and throughout the community. Despite his illness, we had assumed that he would be back at some point.
Scott’s funeral will place next Thursday, 17 October 2019 at the Main Chapel, Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh EH16 6TX, at 1pm and all friends are invited to attend. Family flowers only and any donations are welcome to be made to the Hospice.
The Strathbungo Society
Tuesday 29th October 2018 7.30-8.30pm
Queen’s Park Church Hall 170 Queen’s Drive
- Welcome, introductions and apologies
- Minute of last year’s AGM Monday 29th October 2018
- Matters Arising: Chair
- Network rail vegetation management
- Future of Crossmyloof Resource Centre site on Titwood Rd
- Other topical issues: bin collections (please notify email@example.com of others before meeting)
- Trustees Report
- Election of Officer Bearers/Trustees
- Chair; Vice-chair; Secretary; Treasurer;
- Election of Committee (up to 15 places)
Tea and coffee from 7pm and refreshments afterwards
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is there such a thing as a Strathbungo Trail, giving a route outlining places of interest and historical buildings? I’ve recently seen one for Pollockshields and Govan.
All welcome at the latest community clear up – meet at the corner of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road tomorrow morning.
Please note the next committee meeting has been brought forward a week in preparation for the AGM – it is now at 7.30pm on this Tuesday, 8th October 2019.
Subjects we have been asked to discuss include Network Rail works, Dubai Nights, and the AGM. All welcome to coma along, join in, or raise an issue.
Some really positive news from today’s meeting with Network Rail regarding the line clearance through Strathbungo
As recents posts have indicated, Strathbungo Society had a meeting this morning -Friday – with senior managers from Network Rail. Kris Kinnear, Director of Capital Delivery and Alan Ross, Director of Engineering plus Niamh Hegarty, Senior Public Affairs Manager were in attendance.
This was made possible by the support of our local constituency MSP, Nicola Sturgeon, who kindly hosted and chaired the hour long meeting. The ongoing contribution offered by Nicola is very welcome and has already helped concentrate minds.
Background and update
After the Strathbungo Society heard that Network Rail proposed to clear all vegetation along Moray Place, we wrote to them copying in our local elected political representatives and politicians to express our concern. Ten days ago Network Rail responded to us 20 Sept Strathbungo Society NR Response. The Strathbungo Society has carefully considered this and believes that it raises far more questions than it answers so on Friday we responded to them. Set out below are what we believe are the substantive issues at stake. We would welcome comments either on social media or to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope local residents, and other people living along the Glasgow -E.Kilbride Line who will be affected by the proposed works, find it helpful and that it helps with further lobbying/campaigning.
Recently the collection of purple and brown bins has been sporadic. Do we know why? Can the Society talk to the Council about this? Thanks
This morning the Strathbungo Society received the welcome news that Network Rail’s proposed tree works on the Glasgow – E.Kilbride line won’t start this weekend. Nicola Sturgeon, our MSP, had earlier in the week secured agreement from Network Rail that they would meet with the Strathbungo Society. We asked her then to clarify whether Network Rail would suspend any work until we had a chance to negotiate and she has received the following reply from the Network Rail Communications Manager: “I have spoken to the project team and can advise that we won’t be doing any work for now on the stretch of railway between Nithsdale Road and Crossmyloof station.”