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Some news

Some important inforation. We have moved again! The Red Road flats were recently emptied for demolition. We have now moved to the Community Centre in Kinning Park Complex. Full instructions on how to get to the complex are given here . The Kinning Park Complex is not far from Kinning Park Underground Station, there are also a number of buses that run regularly on Paisley Road and can drop you off close to our location on Cornwall Street.

Our drop-in sessions are now every Monday from 12 to 5.

The Kinning Park Complex is situated in what used to be an infant’s school in the early 1900s. Nowadays it serves as a community center and offers a wide range of activities, including dance classes, movie screenings, arts classes and others.

Updates on some of our activities from the last few months:

On the 21st of September Lush invited us for a Pamper Night at their shop on Sauchiehall street after close and provided wonderful hand-made cosmetics for all. We had such a great fun and enjoyed all of the planned activities. The kids got their hands dirty making bath bombs and the women received a fantastic hand massage. We also got treated with tea and cakes. Many thanks to the wonderful staff of Lush for the great party atmosphere and the presents, and of course for providing generous funding to the Women’s Project!

Photos will follow soon from our day trip to Largs, the beautiful seaside resort to the south of Glasgow.

On the 4th of November our new volunteers received training in conjunction with other organizations.

We had a wonderful Christmas Party (pictures will be posted soon).

green fingers.

We’ve been getting our hands dirty!

Recently we have been given access to an allotment in Hamiltonhill Community Allotments community gardens in the northwest of the city. So far we have planted carrots, courgettes, spinach, rocket beans, peas, cauliflower, various herbs and sunflowers in our raised bed. Phew.

We take women and children to the allotments regularly to do some gardening and make delicious soup in the allotments’s convenient communal kitchen. It is great that everyone involved in the project has a chance to spend some time outdoors this summer. It is a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil place and is adjacent to an amazing urban wilderness site known as the Clay-pit – an abandoned quarry. This particular feature is shaped like a boot and attracts a variety of wildlife.

Many of the women and children who we support live in deprived areas of Glasgow with no access to safe green-spaces, so the allotment provides them with a place to relax and be closer to nature. Also the children love it as they can run around, learn about nature and vegetable growing and (most importantly) getting their clothes filthy. Access to so called “green-spaces” is relaxing and helps soothe stress.

Friends of Possilpark Green-space are a charity who formed out of concern for raising the standard of the local environment. They wanted a safe space where children and people of all ages could enjoy themselves. They do conservation and landscaping on areas of green-space within the community. We are delighted to be able to enjoy the fruits of their hard work in the local area.