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Bungo in the Back Lanes 2020

Fellow ‘Bungo dwellers and visitors from further afield:

It will come as no surprise, with all that is happening – and all that is not happening – during these unprecedented times, that the Strathbungo Society has regretfully decided that we won’t be able to hold Bungo in the Back Lanes on 20 June as planned.

The safety and health of our community and its visitors are paramount. We cannot put our community at risk by welcoming hundreds of people from far and wide to our summer community festival in ‘Bungo’s narrow back lanes. We don’t know what the Government’s guidance will be over the next couple of months but, even if the rules were to be relaxed, we feel that people will still be nervous about attending a crowded public event in June. And – being purely practical – normally we’d be in full swing right now preparing for the event, lining up bars, music and stalls, but all of that has been put on hold and we wouldn’t be able to organise the event in time.

We don’t yet know if we can postpone this event to a later date this year. We will continue to monitor both government guidance and the public mood over the next few months. There is a risk that there will be no Bungo in the Back Lanes in 2020 (along with Wimbledon, the Olympics and many other events) but we will keep you posted on that, and on any alternatives that we might plan.

We hope that the Strathbungo community are safe and well. Please stay at home, and take all precautions if you need to venture outdoors.

Glasgow City Council – coronavirus update

In case people aren’t aware of it, the Council has created a page showing the changes to services during this period. For example, changes to refuse collections (no brown or purple bins being emptied until further notice) or parks (all car parks now closed). You can find all the details at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Window Wanderland – 29th Feb

Window Wanderland is returning to a Strathbungo street near you soon… We’re encouraging folk to use public transport to come along and will be be publicising details in due course.

But right now we’re looking for some help. Could you help us steward this popular event? If so, do please get in touch with us: email chair@strathbungo.co.uk or come along to The Bungo on 18th February.

poster for Window Wanderland volunteers

 

Brighter Bungo seeks new organiser…

WANTED: rubbish person to organise Brighter Bungo !

The Strathbungo Society is seeking a new organiser for its regular community clear-up events, currently held on a Sunday 11am-1pm, five times a year.

Key tasks:
• Liaise with Strathbungo Society Committee and Glasgow City Council
• Encourage participation via posters & Society’s social media
• Organise a team of volunteers on the day

All equipment provided, and handover & induction offered.

Oops… we got the time wrong

We’d love everyone to come along to our AGM, but we published an incorrect time 🙁

The AGM will start at 7.30pm, not 6pm as the event posting originally said (we’ve booked the hall from 6pm so we can set it up).

You’re very welcome to come a little early and help set up, of course, but proceedings will begin at 7.30pm. Details of the event here.

 

Money available for our area!

Our Council Ward (Ward 6) has money available to spend on the area. Do you have ideas on what could be done here?

Ward 6 poster

The Council is looking to form a Citizen’s Panel to decide this, and it would be great to have a voice (or two) from Strathbungo on the panel.

You will get:

  • training
  • support
  • out of pocket expenses
  • the chance to meet new people
  • to learn more about how decisions are made about your area
  • the opportunity to change your community

Here’s the application form if you’d like to be on the panel: WARD 6 LEAFLET

Could you mentor a young person?

A request for help from MCR Pathways…

My mentor tells me that I am good enough. She makes me believe in myself as well. That alone makes me feel more confident. I haven’t had a lot of times where someone tells me that I’m good enough or ‘you can do it’.”   Shannon, MCR mentored young person

info sessions

At MCR Pathways, we know that all young people are talented. However, Scotland’s care-experienced and disadvantaged young people face challenges beyond their control that make it more difficult for them to succeed. Our vision is that every young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person, no matter their home circumstances. And we need your help to make this happen.

MCR recruits and trains volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person based on personality, interests and career aspirations. Mentors meet with their young person at their school for just one hour a week and provide a compassionate, listening ear. Our mentors come from all walks of life but what they share in common is their desire to help Glasgow’s young people.

One of our mentors, John Hetherington, says, “I have a young family and I felt mentoring would help me understand some of the things they may encounter. It has opened my eyes and will definitely help me to relate to my own children better.”

Through meeting each week, mentors and young people create a supportive relationship. It’s this relationship that makes the difference. In 2014, before mentoring was extended, only 48% of care-experienced young people left school to a positive destination while on 2018, 86% of our mentored young people did.

Can you #GiveAnHour and mentor a young person? We’re in all 30 secondary schools and the programme is flexible to fit around your schedule.

We’re hosting info sessions every week at our office at the Mitchell Library and can also come out to you! Sign up today at http://mcrpathways.org/get-involved/

Brighter Bungo clean-up – Sunday 19th August

bungo poster

Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road

Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs

When: Sunday 19 August

All equipment supplied.

Spring Fling 2018 – March 17th from 12-3 pm

poster for spring fling event

Spring is here! (well, almost)  And so is Strathbungo’s Spring Fling…

The Bungo Bake Off is back, with some terrific prizes. Email springfling2018@outlook.com with “Bake Off” in the subject line for more information and to register.

And come along on the day – there’s something for everyone with home baking, craft market and face painting.

Brighter Bungo – this coming Sunday January 7th

brighter bungo poster

Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road

Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs

When: Sunday 7 January

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