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Bungo Christmas Market: 5-6 December

Event info for market

Come along (virtually speaking) to our online Christmas Market!

After the success of Bungo (Not) in The Back Lanes this summer, we’re hosting another online market just in time for Christmas. Focused on local business, crafters and makers, it will be perfect for original, local presents for your loved ones, or to treat yourself.

It will be available for two days on 5th & 6th December on the Bungo Blog (the link will be published here once the event is live). In the meantime, if you are a local maker or business and you would like a free stall that weekend, just fill in the appropriate form that you’ll find here.

Greening Strathbungo

image of tree

Thank you to the Strathbungo Eco Group, which presented on a variety of topics at the Society’s AGM on Tuesday 17 November.

The group was formed by a group of Bungo neighbours, inspired by cleaner air and audible birdsong during lock-down. There is a variety of projects under way, ranging from the practical to the exploratory. You can find out more from the slides that were presented here.

If you’re interested in being part of this informal but enthusiastic group, email strathbungoecogroup@gmail.com to request to join the WhatsApp group.

Safety on the footbridge

sign saying Please llow people to cross

You may have noticed that a new sign has appeared on the ‘Bungo bridge over the railway. It asks bridge users to maintain a physical distance, allowing others to cross the bridge first if they’re already on it.

Most people already do this but there have been occasional incidents when a polite request has been met with confrontation.

Fire & smoke alarms – new laws

Like many others in Scotland, you may have recently received information about the new law requiring all properties (owned or let) to be fitted with inter-linked smoke and heat alarms.
Although the law was passed some time ago, the government only published the information about this in early October. The first many people knew about it was receiving a leaflet from a potential supplier (Aico).
Due to the short notice, cost and pandemic, the government looks to be pushing the deadline back by a year to 2022. Hopefully we’ll hear more about that this week.
In the meantime, you can find out more about the requirements here.

 

Doors Open Day in Strathbungo – we need your contributions

We’re calling for videos and pictures for “Doors Open in Strathbungo”!

Glasgow’s Doors Open Day is going digital this year and they are asking for contributions. The Strathbungo Society is helping with a couple of projects in the area, but we also proposed one of our own – made up from contributions from residents in the ‘Bungo.

We’d like to present a short film giving a residents’-eyes view of our area. It would be made up of videos and photos by ‘Bungo-dwellers to share what they love about this part of Glasgow (we’ll also include some Then & Now comparisons from the Bygone Bungo site). Overall, it will show the streets, the lanes, the architecture and some of Strathbungo’s history, perhaps with a flavour of the community events that are held throughout the year.

Here’s where you come in… We’d love to include your videos and your pictures in the film. Videos need to be short – we only have a total length of about 5 minutes and we have lots to pack in! Contributions should show off the bits of the ‘Bungo that you love – be that the railing or cornices at your home, the greenery currently along the railway line, the architecture – close-ups or panoramas – with or without a commentary… The choice is yours!

Practical stuff:

  • you don’t need any fancy equipment – using your phone is fine
  • all photos and videos sent to us must be in LANDSCAPE orientation, not portrait
  • for video, feel free to record a short voice-over saying what we’re looking at and why you love it
  • ideally, we need to have contributions in by the end of next week, i.e. Friday 24th July

Send your contributions to bitbl@strathbungo.co.uk (we’re recycling that email address!) and we’ll do our best to include it in the ‘Bungo movie of the year 😊

Thank you to all who helped make Bungo (NOT) in the Back Lanes possible

First, a big Thank You to all who took part today:

  • the talented musicians (hope their busking was well rewarded!)
  • the stall holders (especially those local stall holders responding through the day)
  • and everyone who had a party, lunch, glass of wine or water or cuppa, and celebrated all things Bungo on their own, with family or with suitably distanced friends

In normal times, BITBL is put together by the Society’s committee and many other willing volunteers & local business. This year was a wee bit different. Well, a lot different.

So there are three special Thank Yous:

  • A huge Thank You to Bungo-ites Mark & Mandy Reid-Foster from Submarine who put together the online market for us, as well as the supporting BNITBL pages on our website. An amazing job, and a LOT of work.
  • Massive thanks to Crawford Smith of Southside Sessions for pulling together the music schedule and keeping it all on track today (as well as finishing with a set of his own!).
  • From the initial suggestion of “we should do something in our gardens/homes on the day”, one committee member in particular picked up the idea and made this event happen. So another big Thank You to Paola Rezzilli for the vast amount of work she put into making this event possible and keeping things on track through today.

We hope everyone enjoyed their virtual BITBL today, and will carry on visiting our our market! [open until 8pm Sunday 21st June]

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