Showing Govanhill’s tradition of community engagement is alive and thriving, two new groups have recently been set up for residents in Govanhill. The Govanhill Community Garden Residents & Tenants Association is an umbrella group of individuals and organisations active in the community garden next to Samaritan House. Members are involved in nurturing the garden, sharing their knowledge and skills, and bringing people together with social events. Group Member Yazmin Mann: “The garden’s community gardeners have been out in all weathers and at all times to ensure the garden is cared for and continues to be a nurturing and welcoming space to hang out in. Pop in and see us on a Wednesday afternoon after 3.30 pm, if you’d like to get involved.”
If you haven’t checked out the Govanhill Community Garden yet, this is the perfect chance to get involved! A peaceful space in the middle of the city, the garden makes a great space to meet people, get involved in the community and learn some gardening tips and tricks! The Coplaw Community, made up of households in the Samaritan Hospital development, is another newly constituted residents’ group. Neighbours decided they wanted to get to know each other better, and have a collective voice on estate management and housing issues. Feel free to write to us and check our event listings to see what’s happening in the area or – why not? – get inspired and start your own local group!