GOVANHILL NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2022

GOVANHILL NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2022  

If you would like your organisation to be included in future newsletters,  please contact   Marie McBeth, Community Connector, Thriving Places, email communityconnector@govanhillha.org or phone 07975 894393  

SECTION 1 – Govanhill Food Support Over The Festive Period   

SECTION 2 – Home Energy Advice & Funding  

SECTION 3 – What’s On In December  

SECTION 4 –  Baby & Toddler Groups  

SECTION 5 –  Jobs Support  

SECTION 6 –  Services , Elected Representatives & Key Local Contacts  

SECTION 1 – Govanhill Food Support Over The Festive Period   

GLASGOW SOUTH EAST FOODBANK  

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 12.30pm-2pm  

Closed from Friday 23 December to Tuesday 3 January (Reopens Wednesday 4 January 2023)  

Elim Church ,42 Inglefield Street, G42 7AT  

Phone 0141 423 2418/07456 868628 to arrange a foodbank voucher  

QUEENS PARK GOVANHILL FOODBANK   

Thursdays 10am-12pm, No referral required, ‘everyone is always welcome’  

Closed Thursday 29 December & Thursday 5 January 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church, 170 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QZ  

Phone 0141 423 3654   

THE PEOPLE’S PANTRY  

Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays 1pm-4pm, Wednesdays 2.30pm -5.30pm, Fridays 10am-1pm  

To join, visit www.govanhillbaths.com/pantry  

Closed from Friday 23 December to Tuesday 3 January 2023 (Reopens Wednesday 4 January 2023)  

488 Cathcart Road, G42 7BX 

Phone 0141 433 2999  

AL-KHAIR FOOD BANK  

Self-referral or referral via partner organisations   

Mondays to Saturdays 9am – 6pm  

Open as normal over the festive period   

441a Victoria Rd 

Phone 0141 423 5747  

SECTION 2 – Home Energy Advice & Funding  

SOUTH SEEDS – ENERGY SAVING TIPS   

0141 636 3959 /Office 514 Victoria Road    

Tips to save gas   

Draft proof your home – use heavy curtains and draft excluders to fill and gaps round doors, windows and skirting. Household items such as old clothes and newspapers can also be used.    

Use temporary glazing film – add temporary glazing film on single glazed windows.    

Adjust your thermostat and boiler time – turning down your thermostat by 1 degree can reduce your bill by around £90 per year  

Tips to save electricity 

Switch to LED light bulbs – LED light bulbs are the most efficient ones.  
Take shorter showers – Electric showers cost more than many other appliances in your home. Taking shorted showers can reduce your electricity costs.  
Turn off appliances when not in use – it is a good idea to switch off appliances at the plug. When in standby mode they still use electricity 

For further information and more energy saving tips or assistance with energy debt or inability to top up meters www.southseeds.org/category/resources/ 

CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND – HELP TO PAY ENERGY BILLS   

Information on grants & benefits offered by the UK government, the Scottish government and energy suppliers for those struggling to afford your energy bills or top up your prepayment meter   

Advice on how to agree payment plan with suppliers & help pay off debts through benefits  

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-help-paying-your-bills/grants-and-benefits-to-help-you-pay-your-energy-bills-s/

HOME HEATING SUPPORT FUND FOR SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLDS  

homeheatingadvice.scot is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver the second iteration of the Home Heating Support Fund for Scottish households struggling with energy cost. The fund seeks to provide financial relief to energy consumers who are experiencing significant financial hardship regardless of the fuel or payment method –  prepayment meters, district heating networks and unregulated fuels. For referral organisations and households. https://homeheatingadvice.scot/ (Part of Energy Advice Scotland 0808 196 8660)  

SCOTTISH POWER HARDSHIP FUND  

For those struggling to pay Scottish Power debt, if applicants meet terms and conditions and are receiving Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance https://community.scottishpower.co.uk/t5/Extra-Help/Hardship-Fund/ta-p/53  

ENERGY SAVINGS TRUST – FUNDING FINDER  

Grants, discounts and funding available from the Scottish Government  

https://homeenergyscotland-advice.est.org.uk/fundingfinder/

SECTION 3 – What’s On In December  

GOVANHILL HOUSING ASSSOCATION  

Santa Visit The Ark, 70 Coplaw Street Saturday 10 December 10am – 12pm/2pm – 3pm  

Free ticketed event. Please note, entry is via ticket only 

Email lhiddleston@govanhillha.org for tickets  

GOVANHILL COMMUNITY GARDEN/REMEMBRANCE GARDEN  

Christmas Grotto with some very special friends Ticketed event only   

Tuesday 13 December 6.30pm  – 8.00pm  

79 Coplaw St, Glasgow G42 7JG (behind Govanhill Housing Association)   

For tickets message Govanhill Community Garden Facebook page    

RUMPUS ROOM   

Rumpus Room’s studio fundraiser – artwork and handmade goodies made by local Rumpus artists of all ages & studio friends.   

Saturday 17 December 12pm-4pm,Milk Café, 452 Victoria Road  

For more information email rumpusroomprogramme@gmail.com  

THE DIXON COMMUNITY  

656 Cathcart Rd, Phone0141 423 2481, all welcome!  

Music in Hospitals &Care Presents ‘For You Alone’  

Wednesday 7 December 2.00pm  

Entertainment from Big Noise Live   

Tuesday 13 December 2.15pm  

At Home At Theatre Presents ‘Christmas Variety Show’  

Friday 16 December 1.00pm  

Snowball Bingo!  

Tuesday 20 December 2.15pm  

LARKFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE  

Santa’s Walk-Through Grotto 13 December 6pm  

FREE ticketed event.  Pop into the centre before the event to collect tickets 10am-4pm. All children will receive a small gift, 39 Inglefield St G42 7AY 

GOVANHILL BATHS  

Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, G42 8JL,  0141 423 6492  

Cast Offs  

Knitting & natter & a cuppa  

12 December 12.15pm – 2.15pm  

Information: https://bit.ly/3SOgP0z  

LGBTO+ Gardening Group  

Workshops on growing food & gardening  

Mondays 6pm – 8pm  

Information: https://bit.ly/3dwvBca  

GREATER GOVANHILL MAGAZINE  

December’s festive issue is out now in shops! Pick up your local copy around the Govanhill area, including a gift guide of local makers and businesses https://www.greatergovanhill.com/  

HIDDEN GARDENS MEN’S GROUP  

Tuesday 13 December 1pm – 3pm Zine Making  

Tuesday 20 December 1pm – 3pm Xmas party  

Via Tramway, 25A Albert Dr, access, Glasgow G41 2PE  

0141 433 2722  

WOMEN ON WHEELS  

Unit 4 Govanhill Workspace, 69 Dixon Road, G42 8AT 

Bike maintenance sessions  

Thursday 8 December – puncture repair  

Thursday 15 December – roadside repair  

Learn to ride sessions   

Bike & Helmet provided   

Mondays 10am – 11am  

Saturdays 2pm – 3pm  

Led cycle rides   

Bikes & Helmets provided  

Mondays 11.15am – 12.45pam  

Saturdays 2pm – 3pm  

Cycling Touring and Exploring (Route Planning)  

Tuesday 13th December 6.15pm – 7.45pm  

For more information & booking: https://womenonwheels.org.uk/services  

THE POINT  

Queen’s Park Baptist Church  

180 Queen’s Drive  

0141 423 3962  

Monday Warm Space  

Mondays 7-9pm  

GLASGOW SOUNDBATH  

170 Queen’s Drive (Queens Park Govanhill Church), G42 8QZ  

Weekly Soundbath with Leslie & Iain
Every Monday 19:30-20:30   

https://www.instagram.com/glasgowsoundbath/?hl=en

MUSIC BROTH  

Christmas special Guitar and Ukulele workshops   

Unit 7 Victoria Court Saturday 10th & Saturday 17th December  

Guitar (beginner 10am -11am/improver 11.15am – 12.15am)  to book: https://broth.link/xmas-guitars  

Ukulele (beginner 12.30pm – 1.30pm/improver 1.45pm – 2.45pm) to book : https://broth.link/xmas-ukulele  

SECTION 4 –  Baby & Toddler Groups  

DAISY CHAIN EARLY YEARS PROJECT/CROSSREACH   

Glasgow Elim Pentecostal Church, 42 Inglefield Street  

For more information, phone 0141 423 4777  

Email daisy.chain@crossreach.org.uk  

Come and Play play sessions for parents and children to play together in creative ways  

Family Support- family support workers provide 1 to 1 support for families on a needs-led basis  

Little Marvels- This group provides a space for children aged 0-5 with complex needs to come and play   

Loc de Joaca-  A play session for the Romanian Roma community in Govanhill  

Schools Programme  

Outdoor Nature – Forest Schools approach alongside Theraplay skills, building self-esteem and problem-solving  

Indoor Nurture – delivered within local schools focusing on well-being using Theraplay skills  

SECTION 5 –  Jobs Support  

ACTIVE LIFE CLUB  

Employability Support 

Thursdays 12:30 – 2:30pm
Unit 9, Govanhill Workspace, 69 Dixon Road, G42 8AT 
12 months of tailored support to find work in partnership with People Plus   

Email amani@activelifeclub.org  

GOVANHILL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST  

SQA Training – Employability Support 

10-hour unit over 3 weeks January 2023, ‘Responsibilities for Employment’, SCQF level 3  

Email Gillian Scott, Employability Worker GCDT gscott@govanhillha.org  

SECTION 6 – Services , Elected Representatives & Key Local Contacts  

LIFELINK  

Free one-to-one counselling for residents of Govanhill, https://www.lifelink.org.uk/  

For more information email efeerick@govanhillha.org, Administrator GCDT  

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES  

Councillor Soryia Siddique  

Email soryia.siddique@glasgow.gov.uk  Phone 0141 287 7034 / 07881 282640  

Councillor Alexandar Belic  

Email alexander.belic@glasgow.gov.uk Phone 0141 287 4610 / 07747 118407  

Councillor Elaine Gallagher  

Email elaine.gallagher@glasgow.gov.uk  

Councillor (Ballie) James Scanlon  

Email James.scanlon@glasgow.gov.uk Phone 0141 287 7034  

Nicola Sturgeon MSP  

Email Nicola.Sturgeon.msp@parliament.scot  

Alison Thewliss MP  

Email alison.thewliss.mp@parliament.uk Phone 0141 552 7117  

KEY LOCAL CONTACTS  

Govanhill Housing Association  

Samaritan House, 79 Coplaw St, Glasgow G42 7JG  

Reception opening hours Monday to Friday 09.00 – 4.30 (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1.30)  

Email checkin@govanhillha.org, phone  0141 636 3636  

Crosshill & Govanhill Community Council 

www.crosshillandgovanhill.org.uk  

Email contact@crosshillandgovanhill.org.uk  

Thomas Reid – Neighbourhood Coordinator Glasgow City Council  

Email Thomas.reid@glasgow.gov.uk  Phone 0141 276 7824