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Making Places
Phase Two Report
February 2020

on
Definining & Protecting
Future Community Space
in East Pollokshields

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Mark Makers
Is a 100% Transparent
Pollokshields Trust Project
Contact Details:
The Pollokshields Trust - Mark Makers
30 Leslie St, Glasgow G41 2TE

W: www.markmakers.org.uk
T: +44 7827 228692
E: info@pollokshields.net

The Pollokshields Trust is a registered charity (no.SC047413)

Project Funded by Architecture + Design Scotland - “Making Places”

Report Produced by Andy McAvoy + Pavel Pavlov@Retool Architecture

Mark Makers Logo by ADayOut

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The Project:

Mark Makers
Report on “Making Places” Phase 2
which looks at - “Definining & Protecting
Future Community Space in East Pollokshields”
(Specifically looking at the contents of a future community common which
wrapped around the ex-Kingston Bowling club)

Scottish Government, through the Making Places initiative, aim to


support research and engagement initiatives that will lead to design and
delivery of places offering a higher quality of life and which tackle inequalities
in Scotland’s impoverished Communities.

The initiative recognises that how a place looks, functions and feels
can influence health, well-being and the opportunities people have access
to.

East Pollokshields has many abandoned neglected and detrimental


pockets of land including a redundant Bowling Club that has allowed for
focus and local empowerment agendas to flow. As a first step Mark Makers
was created through acquisition of a lease on the Bowling Club for use as a
community asset. This lease runs to September 2021, when the Pollokshields
Trust seek to renew it or purchase the site through the Scottish Land Fund
and The Community ‘right to buy’ legislation.

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Project: From the Bottom Up
The Pollokshields Trust developed Mark Makers as a 100% transparent and “bottom up” process that facilitated the
Community of East Pollokshields in defining exactly what they wanted the Ex Bowling Club space to look, function
and feel like.

Through a series of Community Engagement Sessions informed by the “Place Making” approach, but which avoided
formalisation and fixed criteria, the exercise enabled identification and voicing of the disparate and sometimes
conflicting needs of the Community. Active dialogue and discussion were key in defining a long- term brief for the
contents of a potential Community Common with Mark Makers at its heart.

A Common with land, buildings, energy source, protected green space, ecology, transport and infrastructure all
created with the resident population’s input and governed by a constitution designed and managed by the community.

Process: With everyone treated equally


Making Places Phase 1 focused on the ex-Bowling Club only and allowed for development and placement of discussion
tools, explanation, listening and real time recording.

This second round of Making Places Funding enabled the process of realising Phase 1 findings and scheduling work
necessary to move forward and create a wider Community Common. – A Common derived directly from the needs Fig. 1: The Pollokshields Library on Kenmure Street
of the local residents and stakeholders in local service provision. A proud Carnege library constructed in 1907 under the instruction of Sir John Stirling
Maxwell where the Pollokshield Trust hold their offices.
Clarifications: On how project + process were possible
There were no development related drivers behind the process, no commercial money involved and therefore no preconceived
ideas about the contents of a Master Plan.

It was an entirely bottom up process.

The trust acted as facilitator using its offices upstairs in Pollokshields Library, Glendale Primary School and via presence at local
events, such as parents evenings and community council meetings.
These provided the necessary accessible community dialogue spaces throughout the process.
The Trust also advertised set drop-in consultancy times of 3 days per week and one week day evening per week at the Pollok-
shields Library, where people could pop in, view the model, use the tools, meet staff, discuss and fill out questionnaires.

All recorded data was displayed and made available for easy viewing, consistently throughout the project. It was visually comple-
mented by a ‘place a post it note’ on a static panel basis. The process was additive in real time, layering up the ideas + narrative
until the end of Making Places Phase 2. Nothing was deleted, judged or removed from this record.

100% transparency of all process was available and remains at time of reporting.

The project ran from November 2018 until April 30th 2019

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Fig. 2: Historical painting of the former Kingston Bowling Club - where Phase 1 emphasis was placed.

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Section: Contents: Page:

A. Project Context 8
B. Summary of Mark Makers – Making Places - 9
Phase 1
C. Phase 2 – Project Objectives 12
D. Phase 2 – Methodology 13
E. Additional project support strategies developed 14
in process of Phase 2
F. Phase 2 – Activity, Engagement + Public 16
Consultation.
F.1 Processes 16
F.2 Project Team 17
F.3 Toolkit 18
G. Pressing Issues and Subject Areas 24
G.1 Clarifications 24

H. Consultations with Stakeholders on the contents 25


of the Community Common.

J. Consultations with Community members on the J.


contents of the Community Common.

J.1 Subject Area 1: Kids vs Vehicles 29


J.2 Subject Area 2: Renewable Energy + Sustainability 37
J.3 Subject Area 3: Land Ownership + Asset Transfer. 42

K. Conclusions 45

L. Future Action+ Next steps 45

List of Figures 46

Fig. 3: Finding a Logo for the Mark Makers project space.

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SECTION A:

PROJECT CONTEXT
From: Make Your Mark

A Charrette process – undertaken for East Pollokshields and Port Eglinton,


for Pollokshields Community Council and completed in November 2016

Pollokshields Community Council In response to this, the Trust applied to


commissioned a multi-disciplinary team to lead a the Pollokshields Area Partnership for funding and
collaborative community planning event in East appointed a Community Development Manager to take
Pollokshields, called a design ‘Charrette’, identified by aspects of the Charrette findings forward.
the name Make Your Mark. The Charrette aimed to
collect ideas and opinions from the local residents on With their team enforced they established the
how to make Pollokshields a better place to live in. Pollokshields Trust, forged a constitution and identified
the ex Kingston Bowling Club as a key target territory
During Make Your Mark, assisted by Collective to use in moving forward with the Charrette findings.
Architecture, the local community identified a broad
5-Point Vision that addressed the area’s challenges and The new project team then investigated the
opportunities as follows: Ex Bowling Club’s potential by applying to the Making
Places Fund organised by Architecture and Design
Vision 1: Reinforce the Garden Suburb; Scotland.
Vision 2: Improve access to information, facilities and
activities;
Vision 3: Develop safer, more attractive streets; Fig. 4: Cover of the Make Your Mark Charette report, 2016.
Vision 4: Enrich and activate open space, large or small;
Vision 5: Support the local economy and encourage
enterprise.

Fig. 6: Extract from AoA

For the Charrette report, Find the amended version of Pollokshields Trust’s AoA at:
please scan the QR code below:

Fig. 5: January 2019 Articles of Association - Amended to facilitate community asset creation.
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SECTION B:
Summary of Mark Makers Making Places Phase 1
completed in May 2018
The Mark Makers Project started with securing
tenure over an abandoned neglected and detrimental
piece of land at the heart of East Pollokshields - the Ex
Kingston Bowling Club.

This is now run by The Pollokshields Trust for


the benefit of the surrounding community.

Phase 1 was completed successfully and reported


on the communities desired uses of the former Bowling
Green. Findings and reporting were detailed, however
a basic summary desire for the requirements for the
space might be summarised as – ‘A Pee, a Cup of Tea
and a Marquee’. The affix “to lose anxiety” was added
later.

The Pollokshields Trust have been working


steadily towards the safe occupation of the Mark
Makers space and delivery of community requests for
service provision and supporting infrastructure, through
application of materials and work offered in kind.
There has been no capitol budget.

Mark Makers is now open daily and hosts


quarterly community events at the ex Bowling Club
under Aspiring Communities Funding until July 2020.

The Phase 1 work highlighted the need for the


Mark Makers project space, to extend out beyond the
confines of the Bowling Green fence, to encompass an
even larger area to provide additional functions required
toward a Community Common.

A wider red line area was then drawn at the end


of Phase 1, to include the Bowling Club, surrounding
streetscape, some existing Community buildings, various
non Functional land parcels and activity requiring space
and protection.
Fig. 7: The wider red-line area to be considered in Making Places Phase 2. The end game for Phase 2 Making Places was
then set , to assess the communities requirements for
provision of services within this larger redline area as a
future Community Common.

The Phase 1 Making Places - Mark Makers


Report can be viewed here:
https://www.markmakers.org.uk/report
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SECTION B:
Making Places Phase 1 Findings
Summary Continued
The development and management of the space
was delivered on the ground from June 2017 to March
2018 with Funding for 3 designated staff from The
Aspiring Communities Fund ( ACF ) team at Scottish
Government under the gaze of the European Social
Fund.

There was then a break of 1 year awaiting Phase


2 Aspiring Communities Funding to be put back in place
following problems with Europe, however this was put
back in place in July 2019 for 1 year. The Project Space
struggled however the team stuck with it and worked on
a voluntary basis to keep the gates open.

It was in the interim period that The Making


Places Phase 2 research was undertaken using the
Mark Makers space as required.

In July 2019 the ACF Fund was granted once


more and has put 3 part time members of staff in place
till July 2020.

• A Community Development manager / Project


manager
• A Community Engagement Manager
• A Volunteer Coordinator

It facilitates seasonal Community events ,


offers basic kitchen facilities, offers a safe place for after
school play , sport + art classes, break out spaces. Most
importantly it provides a place to drop in , at times of
anxiety and to volunteer.

The ex Bowling Club now provides “A pee,


a cup of tea and a marquee” as basic Community
requirements identified by Making Places Phase 1.

Work is ongoing and the activity schedule is growing.

The requirement for long term sustainability


of service provision was highlighted in Phase 1 Making
Places. As the Mark Makers space works under a lease
from a commercial owner that runs out in 2021, Making
Places Phase 2 had to find a Plan B for the repositioning
of apparatus and service, in the unlikely though possible
Fig. 8: Images from Summer 2018 showing Mark Makers’ project space at completion of Making Places Phase 1. scenario that the lease for the Bowling Club was not
Activity and participation allowed for by the Aspiring Communities and A + DS Funds. extended.
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Fig. 10: Phase 1 Outcomes
SECTION B:
From Phase 1 to Phase 2

Phase Two: First step – defining the wider Red line area.

Picking up from Phase 1 early focus was placed on


discussing, defining, agreeing and consolidating the red
line area for the Future Community Common.
With City wide land values increasing and requirements
for housing driving the agenda for the city of Glasgow,
intense development pressures were being put on the
Community of East Pollokshields.
In and around the core Phase 1 Bowling Green area
various pieces of leftover land were obvious and the
Pollokshields Trust progressed on applications for Asset
Transfer from Glasgow City Council.
The Pollokshields Trust also progressed; all be it
very slowly, with the eventual Community Land
purchase of the ex-Kingston Bowling Club with advice
from Community Land Scotland. This highlights a
requirement for two plans of attack, namely:
Plan A - Remains Community purchase of the Bowling
Club.
Plan B – is Asset transfer of neighbouring land
from Glasgow City Council and repositioning of all
infrastructure and activity from the Bowling Club, to
these parcels of land.
Neither being exclusive of the other and both
being favourable outcomes that sensibly increase
sustainability, when combined. The scale, functionality,
opportunity and worth of the Community Asset
increases with both A and B achieved.

Together, they would form the natural land holding for


the Trust to offer all of the requests for the contents of
a Community Common.

At time of reporting this is the key focus of the Mark


Makers team and all activity builds toward that.
Fig. 9: Land and Assets Plan.
Red hatched areas with No.s are Glasgow City Council owned parcels of land, some of which are being considered for asset transfer by the Polloshields
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SECTION C:

Making Places Phase 2


Aims & Objectives C.2: Phase 2 Objectives Fig. 11: Key problem 1: The Bowling Club - abandoned,
neglected and detrimental.
1. Removing risk of further depletion of local green
recreation space.

At commencement of Phase 1 there were some key


problems:
C.1: Aims of Project • City wide cut backs, reductions in service and
centralisation of well-being, sport and leisure facilities.
• Key problem 1 - Various infrastructure Funders have
The former Bowling Green and the wider
• Energy and food poverty were increasing. Personal highlighted the requirement for any infrastructure or
redline area reported on here, sit at the heart of East
debt and food back use were increasing. programme generated by Mark Makers to remain on a
Pollokshields and in an area of multiple deprivation.
minimum term of 25 years and therefore, out with the
SIMD indicators were reviewed at commencement of
• Referrals to local Health Centre for mental health, terms of the lease from United Wholesale. Only then will
Phase 2 and the nature of the data was interrogated
addiction and anxiety had increased. finance toward the required long term infrastructure,
through direct discussion with the SIMD team at
to combat the poverty in local play , sport and care
Scot Gov. Rather than accepting the data, the team
• Distance to and inability to attend well being functions provision flow to the Mark Makers Project. The lease
consulted the research team at Scot Gov, to understand Fig. 12: Key problem 2: Increased pressure on resourc-
was increasing. runs out in September 2021.
how the data had been gathered and to understand es from new housing.
where the blind spots may lie. Speaking at length we
• Asthma referrals for children in school due to traffic • Key problem 2 - Requirements for serviced recreation
were able to understand how the data was collected and
pollution increasing. facilities evolving at The Mark Makers Community
where the blind spots did lie in this heavily tenemented
space are only growing with the locally increasing
area. We tabled key questions for neighbouring school,
• Poverty was set to increase in the redline area and Housing load and there is no local authority plan in
health centre and other orgs working in the area. This
the Community owned and run Common must combat place to deliver this.
process fundamentally shaped our operating method
toward that of “anxiety café”. A gentle place staffed by these localised tendencies.
• Key Problem 3 - Scalability of service needs to be
welcoming people who have time to listen and work with
• Specific localised services were being asked for. addressed.
people in need.

However in times of extreme societal pressure 2. Develop understanding of the community’s views in
The understanding of the data supported the
tension and negativity, the place to displace that anxiety critical subject areas: 1. Kids vs Vehicles & Safer Streets;
communities expressed view, that where the Mark
was the single most important function of Mark Makers. 2. Energy & Renewables; 3. Community Land and
Makers Phase 1 enabled protection of much needed
The gates had to be left open to all. Discrimination had Ownership.
Community Green Space for local residents - Phase 2
needed to look at long term factors that were leading to to be avoided. Active measures to increase integration
had to be adopted. 3. Building stakeholder and collaborator relations Fig. 13: Key problem 3: Increasing distances to public
the sustained poverty.
toward shared tenure and tending of the community’s services, meaning that the ‘third sector’ has to provide.
own common.
Namely:
• Disappearing service provision was feared by the
4. Build participation and establish a management
community as population was rising.
commitee for the common.
• The effects of rising population.

• Depletion in kids play space, places of safety, after Impacts of Key Problems:
school activity, break out space, places to volunteer 1. Only ownership attracts long-term investment.
were not being offered amidst standalone housing. 2. Housing expansion can deplete wider service
provision.
• Societal pressure was intensifying generally. 3. Public service provision increasing falling to third
sector industries.
• Austerity was feared.
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SECTION D:

Methodology
Finding and Defining the Community

The Pollokshields Trust put a designated team The Trust defined their consultation demographic
to work on facilitating the methodology for local carefully. This was honed down and defined to that of
engagement. East Pollokshields and a domestic Community of 6500
people expanding to 8000 by March 21 and end of
The Trust conducted a series of engagement lease.
events with the widest possible community within the
catchment area as follows : Note – the majority of the existing 6500
residents living in commonly ornate early Georgian
Stakeholder meetings: tenements in poor repair with difficult building
management issues.
1. 22nd January 2019 – Stakeholders meeting at Trust
Office – Pollokshields Library 6.30pm to 8.30pm In line with Scot Gov guidelines, consultant
2. 26th January 2019 – Team meet with Glendale Poppea Daniel honed the post codes in line with our Fig. 15: Key Problem - Solved.
Primary head teacher and staff including Zainat Bhegum defined redline catchment area within which the defined Yellow postcodes have a stake in the Community Fig. 16: Snapshot of the demographic in Nov 2018.
to discuss structure of kids Consultation for Phase 2.+ community common would sit. Common. Analysis done by Retool Architecture.
Devise way of supplying school with info for class room
working throughout term. MARK MAKERS - MAKING PLACES - PHASE 2 - CONSULTATION AREA
Taking cognisance of Community Council boundaries and the useful catchment area which Mark Makers provides future services to, the green dotted line lets you see wether you are to be consulted or not LEGEND

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Community Consultations : CONSULTATION AREA

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1. 12th January 2019 - P6 Classroom work session at MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY


COMMON
Glendale Primary school - 10.00 am to 12.30 am EXISTING BUILDINGS IN COMMU-

2. 11th February 2019 – Kids versus Vehicles – Around NITY CONSULTATION AREA

Community Council General meeting on Safer Streets EXISTING BUILDINGS IN WIDER


DEMOGRAPHIC

Pollokshields. PROPOSED / EMERGING


RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

3. 28th February 2019 – Energy + Renewables


Consultation at NaN Mackay Hall
4. 4th March 2019 – Participation and feed in to -
South Seeds Community Energy Conservation and
metering workshop.
5. 20th March – 3 x presentations at Glendale Primary
School around Parents evening. ( One on each of the
core Making Places phase 2 subject areas.)
6. 26th March 2019 – Presentation and discussion
around model at Glendale Women’s Café.

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Fig. 14: Consultancy Postcodes. Drawing No 01

If you live here, this is your Community Common that


is evolving.
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SECTION E:

Additional Project Support Strategies


Undertaken and Up-Kept during Phase 2

During the Phase 2 Making Places Consultation it was emphasised that this
community did not want another project for one year that disappears …leaving a vacuum.
Therefor the existing Mark makers Project space at the ex Bowling Green and the service
provision offered there has been protected in the following additional ways.

1. Planning permission has been granted for the use of the site as a community space,
protecting the use class of the former Bowling Green as “light sport and recreation”.

2. The Pol Trust on behalf of the Community extended to a 3 year lease with the landowner
– United Wholesale till September 2021.

3. The Trust without Capital funding for infrastructure have made substantial steps toward
the provision of
“ A Pee, a Cup of tea and a Marquee ‘ by advancing construction on a self build basis
, this establishing the use class and activity pattern in line with AND land legislation.
(Effectively - use it, establish activity or lose it)

4. The Trust have held quarterly large community events at the space and built participation
around that.

5. Completed a Safer Streets exercise with SUSTRANS Funding toward traffic reduction.

6. Worked carefully with Local Energy Scotland, taken advice and registered 3 buildings
( just in time) for – The Government sponsored Feed in Tarrifs ( FIT) for production
of Renewable Energy toward climate action, education in reversing fuel poverty and
community benefit programmes. (BENCOM’s)
Note - Installations at Mark Makers, Soul Riders and Glendale Primary School have
to be completed by 31st March 2020 to qualify. Where completed on time they will
generate a community benefit programme in phases over the next 5 years.

7. Stop press – Pol Trust have imbedded Mark Makers within Glasgow Community Energy
in a forward thinking, city wide community share programme.
See: http://glasgowenergy.coop/

8. Forged stronger relationships with The NaN Mackay Hall to support and enable its
functions to flow east to Mark Makers from its present location as required and vice
versa.

9. Developed a good working relationship with - Jobs and Business Glasgow’s David Lyon
toward a sustainable business model + project sustainability.

Fig. 17: 1. Planning permission has been granted for the use of the site as a community space, protecting the use class of the former Bowling Green as “light sport and recreation”.
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Fig. 18: 6. Working with Local Energy Scotland (LES) on Feed-In Tariff (FIT) for three community buildings.

Fig. 20: 6. Assessing feasibility of positioning


Fig. 19: 6. Analysing local buildings via energy performance certification toward renewable
of renewable energy apparatus within the
energy and improvements.
community common.

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SECTION F:
Phase 2
Project Activity, Community Engagement and Public Consultation

The Trust put a team in place as enablers to give III. Stakeholder Relations
the widest possible community and the hardest to reach In addition to the identified redundant land in step 1,
a voice. They came without an agenda or predetermined our target Community Common area accommodates
outcome in mind. - a Health Centre, a School, redundant Sports pitches,
Tenement housing, streetscape and a struggling
They used The Making Phase 1 - community Community Centre. Therefore, we have engaged with
requests as a guide to the content of Phase 2. these relevant organisations and building users during
our master plan exercise, recorded their needs and
Impartiality and listening were key to process. asked other stakeholders to acknowledge and facilitate
100% transparency was critical. their requirements.

The Trust being entirely neutral and not directed by core


F.1: The Processes for Generating founders with specific agendas remain neutral and can
the Master Plan act as mediator in stakeholder disputes as they arise.
As with any community work, some orgs views were at Gathering Growing
I. Using Trust Volunteers whilst awaiting ACF Funding times at odds with other orgs.
the Mark Makers Space was opened regularly and
offered on a booking basis for local organisations. The Trusts constitution remained key. It was neutral.
Volunteering was supported through collaboration with Everyone is equal and everyone will be treated equally,
other orgs with established volunteering programmes. irrespective of gender, age, colour, race, religion or
ACF Funding began in June 2019 and Making Places ability.
allowed for the Space to be open for drop-ins and
informal consultation. This throughout the duration of Mark Makers promotes diversity.
Making Places Phase 2.
As a bi product of Making Places – Opening times, IV. Specific stake holder engagement exercises were
footfall and service provision were maintained undertaken.
successfully at a critical time, allowing for ACF
programme to be put back in place after its delay.
Shelter Recycling
Community council and local orgs were updated
regularly on process and guided toward findings in real
time throughout the phase 2 process.

II. Targeted Community Engagement + Community


led Design
Following successful completion of Making Places
2017/2018, the methodology for Phase 1 was extended
to Phase 2. During the period November 2018 to
March 31st 2019, the same team were re-deployed over
a 6 month period, to develop a future-proof community
designed master plan for the larger redline area.

Fig. 21: Building participation in Mark Makers as Kate E. Deeming’s building a big spider Urban Roots - Community Cauldron
a community facility.
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F.2: The Project Team
• Retool Architecture - Glasgow - were again appointed
as Consultants in the absence of core Trust staff to run
ACF 2 on behalf of The a Pollokshields Trust. Placing
the author of this report - Practice Director - Andrew
McAvoy as Project Manager (PM), the practice then
supervised the successful delivery of the project towards
its aims, objectives and limited time frame.
(Andrew leading on research, consultations, content
and reporting.)

• Retool Architecture also placed RIBA part 2 trainee


architect - Barbara Vecchione as Community Design/
+ Volunteer Coordinator (CDVC)
Barbara assisting on graphics, community tools,
modelling and recording.

• Tabassum Niamat employed in Phase 1 was again


designated Community Engagement Manager (CEM)

• In addition Urban Designer - Poppea Daniel was


appointed as Community Land Consultant, advising
on - Government Acts, the AND Land filing, emerging
procedure and defining demographics.

Fig. 23: Volunteer Rowan brings a sink for the


community kitchen.
Fig. 22: Russel, Barbara, Tabassum and Andrew.
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F.3: The Community Engagement These were circulated to stakeholders and the widest
possible community as a direct output of the process.
Toolkit They capture the specifics of neighbourhood in January
2019.
Used in - Defining + Protecting Future
They were presented at each consultation and made
Community Space available on social media and remain on the Mark
Makers website.
Retool architecture prepared the consultation tools and
structured the Consultation to allow for the process to B. A base model of the community Common area
be derived by the requirements of the demographic of and surroundings was then built at scale 1:500, this
6500 residents and other stakeholders sharing a very was made in components to enable it to be taken to
specific neighbourhood. community buildings and events.
All tenements and buildings within the subject area
PROJECT TOOLS were postered with a “Fragile“- themed invitation to
The tools to be used in Engagement process were. participate. Approx 300 Buildings.
C. The summary findings of Phase 1 were represented
A. Catchment Area analysis maps. A series of and displayed in large triptych panels after each
contemporary maps, that looked into land and building consultation and made available for ongoing consultation
use within the catchment area as follows. in the local library throughout the project time frame.
They were linear tools being developed consistently till
1. Consultation Area end of process, where they were freeze framed.
2. Residential Typologies
3. Public vs Private D. A series of badges for sticking to the model were
4. Consultation Area Amenities developed as Community Tools and participants were
5. Green Space allocation offered them and guided in their use. - These badges
continued to be developed into an ever broadening
menu of desirable contents for the common and were

FRAGILE
planted on the model by participants

E. Poignant “ Fragile” leaflets were attached to the walls


in every tenement and all buildings in the catchment
area highlighting required participation , dates , times
, places and opportunity to participate digitally where
attendance was not possible.

Note - photographic record of findings was taken after


each consultation, printed and retained.

Fig. 24: Alerting the Community to events.

Fig. 25: The base model, legend and plantable flags positioned in key locations at key dates. Fig. 26: General activity legend from Phase 1 continues to be used in process of Phase 2.
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MARK MAKERS - MAKING PLACES - PHASE 2 - CONSULTATION AREA
Taking cognisance of Community Council boundaries and the useful catchment area which Mark Makers provides future services to, the green dotted line lets you see wether you are to be consulted or not LEGEND

MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY


CONSULTATION AREA

WIDER DEMOGRAPHIC AFFECTING


MARK MAKERS

MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY


COMMON

EXISTING BUILDINGS IN COMMU-


NITY CONSULTATION AREA

EXISTING BUILDINGS IN WIDER


DEMOGRAPHIC

PROPOSED / EMERGING
RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

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Drawing No 01

Fig. 27: The consultation area and boundaries.


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MARK MAKERS - MAKING PLACES - PHASE 2
Analysis - Residential Typologies LEGEND

MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY


CONSULTATION AREA

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MARK MAKERS

MARK MAKERS - STUDY AREA

RESIDENTIAL VICTORIAN
TENEMENT HOUSING

RESIDENTIAL
MODERN HOUSING

PROPOSED / EMERGING
RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

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Fig. 1: Residential analysis within consultation area highlighting new housing.


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MARK MAKERS - MAKING PLACES - PHASE 2
nalysis - Public vs Private - Building Typologies LEGEND

MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY


CONSULTATION AREA

WIDER DEMOGRAPHIC AFFECTING


MARK MAKERS

MARK MAKERS - STUDY AREA

RESIDENTIAL

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

STREET COMMERCE

INDUSTRIAL

HERITAGE

TRANSPORT

RELIGIOUS

SCHOOL

ART & CULTURE

COMMUNITY GREEN

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Drawing No 03

Fig. 2: Building typologies within the consultation area.


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MARK MAKERS - MAKING PLACES - PHASE 2
Analysis - Community Consultation Area Amenities LEGEND
MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY
CONSULTATION AREA

MARK MAKERS - STUDY AREA


5e
RESIDENTIAL

INDUSTRIAL
4d HEALTH & WELL-BEING
1a. Shields Health & Care Centre
1c
1b. Pollokshields Community Centre
1c. Nan McKay Community Hall
4f
HERITAGE
2a. Former Kingston Bowling Club

4a
3b
4b 1b
1a COMMUNITY GREEN
3a. Mark Makers Common
2a 3b. Community Garden, Urban Roots
3a 3c. Maxwell Square Park
3d. East Pollokshields Quad

SCHOOL
4a. Glendale Primary School
4b. Glendale Gaelic Primary School
4c. Pollokshields Primary School
4d. Saint Albert’s Primary School
4e. Pollokshields Early Years Centre
4f. Islamic Academy of Scotland

5a RELIGIOUS
5a. Pollokshields Church of Scotland
5b. St. Albert’s Catholic Church
5d 5c. Zia-ul-Quran Mosque
5d. Masjid Noor Markaz Scotland
5e. Sikh Temple Sangat Bhat
4c
ART & CULTURE
6a. Pollokshields Library

STREET COMMERCE
5b

6a

3c

4e

5c
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3d

Drawing No 04

Fig. 3: Further detail on building typology and amenity space.


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MARK MAKERS - MAKING PLACES - PHASE 2
nalysis - Street Level Access - Public vs Private Green Space LEGEND

MARK MAKERS - COMMUNITY


CONSULTATION AREA

WIDER DEMOGRAPHIC AFFECTING


MARK MAKERS

MARK MAKERS - STUDY AREA

BUILDINGS

PRIVATE GREEN SPACE

PUBLIC GREEN SPACE

0 50 100m

Drawing No 05

Fig. 4: Available green space.


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SECTION G:

The Subject Areas for the Consultation

On completion of Making Places Phase 1 an indicative G.1: Clarifications on Methodology


masterplan was produced, containing the myriad of
requested typologies and amenities. The critical first • Legible and simple questionnaires were drawn up in
subject areas for Making Places Phase 2 were then each of these 3 areas and completed by stakeholders
distilled from this masterplan. Other subject areas were and community members both at consultations and at
to be investigated outwith this Making Place Phase 2 open drop in sessions in the local public library. These
consultation. being devised in line with the Development of the
AND land file as required toward any possible desired
Subject related consultations and questionnaires were Community Ownership.
separated to allow for focus and made available for the
3 subject areas. • All questionnaires were treated equally and made
available in real time at the Pollokshields Library
• Kids vs Vehicles
• Energy + Renewables. • Tailored meetings with specific stakeholders were
• Land Ownership + Project sustainability minuted.

These subject areas were outlined in 2 years of site • All findings were made available in real time throughout
and community-specific activity at the Mark Makers the project.
project space. Where housing roads and commerce all
have their own drivers, they commonly overlook the • 100% transparency remained key.
subject areas above, as these do not generate income
or profit which commonly drive development. SIMD • All members of the community were considered equal
figures and Phase 1 reporting clearly illustrate that at all times and no one was dismissed.
poverty in East Pollokshields is affected by attention
to these three subject areas. Therefore, the community • A summary image was produced, that summarised
stated in Phase 1 that these had to be considered first common views and highlighted opposing views for each
of all in any consultation toward creating a community of the 3 subject areas.
common for East Pollokshields. • An idealised summary Master Plan for the redline area
in the 3 subject areas was completed and published (this
being a summary image of a scale model with individual
notes added by participants or by the team from a read
of the questionnaires.
(Nothing was omitted where conflicting or not)

• The new summary Master Plan as final outcome will


be developed through further detailed consultation and
based on the summary findings in the 3 subject areas –
Note further engagement and detail in many areas was
stressed, each of which is at the time of writing-being
pursued. Fig. 5: Indicative Masterplan.
On completion of Making Places Phase 1 this indicative masterplan was produced. The critical first subjects areas for
consultation in phase 2 were distilled from this.
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Summary: These early stakeholder meetings confirmed the
SECTION H: proposed subject matter to be developed as follows:
The result of this first Stakeholder meeting

Stakeholder Meetings was endorsement by key institutions operating within


the Community Common redline area for the Making
Places project, methodology and support to the
• Kids versus vehicles
• Renewable Energy
• Land Ownership + Asset Transfer.
Pollokshields Trust in tackling the required community
engagement. There was continued Stakeholder input beyond
these targeted meetings, during the wider Community
All present supported the structure that would Consultation and their input was continuous throughout
Before tackling specific Subject matter in Specific Comments: allow for Community consultation in 3 Key subject areas Phase 2 Making Places.
3 subject areas, there were a series of Stakeholder (as approved by A+ DS team at time of application for
Consultation meetings, held to introduce the project, Regarding the idea of developing an Energy Common Making Places Phase 2) Person to person discussions with the
gauge building owner / occupier views and request that would help the Mark Makers project to be Community Centre and Pollokshields Development
agency were undertaken by The Pollokshields Trust
continuing involvement throughout the process. completely self-sustainable, Glasgow Life could share Meeting 2: 26th January 2019 – Team Chair to request participation and collaboration.
with the team information, for example energy
Namely: consumption, and remain open for any collaboration. meeting with Glendale Primary head
With these initial briefings of Stakeholders
teacher in the future Community Common completed the
1. 13th December 2018 – Stakeholders meeting at The youth in Pollokshields have been highlighted as a
Trust Office – Pollokshields Library 6.30pm to 8.30pm priority; actions that will take place in the study area community consultation was then begun.
Team meeting with Glendale Primary head
2. 26th January 2019 – Team meet with Glendale should have focus on the younger generations of East teacher Elizabeth Laird and staff including Zainat
Primary head teacher and staff including Zainat Bhegum Pollokshields. Bhegum (school nutrition action SNAG coordinator)
to discuss structure of kids Consultation for Phase 2.+ and P6 class teacher Mrs Asif to discuss structure of
Devise way of supplying school with info for class room Any Indoor Sport Centre must be inclusive and kids Consultation for Phase 2.+ Devise way of supplying
working throughout term. accessible to all. school with info for class room working throughout
term.
Pollokshields Health Centre: highlighted the defined
Meeting 1: 13th December 2018 – boundaries of the Health Centre / Community
Stakeholders meeting at Trust Office Garden as NHS territory / partnership with Urban
Roots / No further plans with the Study Area / Keen
– Pollokshields Library, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
to support and to collaborate with the project / ‘Active
Prescribing’ initiative / open for sharing information /
The Mark Makers Team, with the support of
Have developed Car Park area that exceeds present
Bill Fraser, Chair of The Pollokshields Trust, hosted
requirements for Health Centre.
and gave a short presentation which summarised the
Outcomes of ‘Mark Makers – Making Places – Phase
Southside Housing Association interested in
1 – Re-enlivening of the former Kingston Bowling Club’
the lack of play facilities in the area.
and to introduce the ‘Mark Makers – Making Places –
Phase 2 - Defining + Protecting Future Community
EPOSC-Collaboration with UrbanRoots
Space in East Pollokshields’.
• Childcare: identified as a main local issue / Urgent
The attendees were asked to introduce
requirement for accessible and affordable
themselves, state their relation to the Study Area
• Childcare / Lack of after school safe space
and to share their first thoughts regarding the whole
• Transport is a big concern – lack of safe transport to
initiative and how they think the Community Common
bring kids from School to home/ childcare, that avoids
area could be developed with their interests in mind.
compounding car-based drop-off chaos and pollution
• Issue – Truck traffic on Kenmure Street – highlighted
as an accident waiting to happen, relative to kids +
closure road to prevent could be desirable
• More Community Centre rather than less
• Concerns about lack of recreation and green space as
Housing in the surrounding areas is increasing
• Urban Roots raised the subject of ‘monthly after
school play session at the Bowling Green’ Fig. 6: Stakeholders Invitation, 13th Dec 2018
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Fig. 7: Meeting minutes.
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Note - These minutes were circulated to all in
attendance + published by Social media in the
name of 100% transparency.

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Meeting 3: 11th February 2019 – 1.8 Andrew explained that without a capital budget for 2. The Trust has consulted concerning community’s and 2.20 Activity – with work completed on toilets and
infrastructure, the Project Space now had 2 containers existing stakeholders’ interest in the community taking kitchen the project could then welcome and facilitate
Community Council– Community Centre serviced with water and electricity and that ground ownership of neighbouring land. The Trust will present the community programming their own activities.
Pollokshields drainage had been put in place to allow for kitchen and findings on the 28th February at the next community Gathering space, café cooking, play space, growing
Minutes by Barbara Vecchione toilet connections when capital budget allowed. This consultation. It will seek community endorsement to space, learning space, making space and some creative
had been possible by generous gifts in kind from Fulton negotiate through Community Empowerment Asset programmes.
1.1 Bill Fraser introduced The Pollokshields Trust’s aims Electrical, WH Malcolm and other local businesses. Transfer provisions with Glasgow City Council, ownership
and objectives, explaining the process from the Charette Mostly it had been undertaken through volunteering of the adjacent land plots. As well as abandoned land 2.21 An additional focus was on the development of
in 2016, establishment of the Trust and registration as and work given in kind. From May 2018 to October the plots contain the Community Centre, blaise pitches a volunteer base and local practical skill base. All subject
a charity, through funding applications to beginnings of 2018 the project space had been manned through and includes associated streetscape. The health centre to Funding. Openings at the moment are via in kind
the current project. volunteering due to absence of funding. This explains is excluded from this possible transfer. contributions by volunteers.
why gates had been mostly closed till now.
1.2 Further, that the Trust via the Mark Makers project To that end a formal expression of interest in these areas 2.22 All previous project work completed in 2018
is focussing for now on community recreation and 1.9 The team explained why that had happened! - has been submitted following a 2018 Making Places had been reported and documentation was available on
wellbeing in East Pollokshields. This enables us to be funding problems were encountered for all Aspiring study (available on the website). The initial response the Mark Makers website – The current consultation
thorough and focussed on a community of approx 8000 Community Projects across Scotland – Mark Makers from Glasgow City Council & Education Department process was to be 100% transparent and published
residents and 800 buildings that are acknowledged to was not alone. Bill Fraser explained that Project was looks positive. immediately on completion at www.markmakers.org.uk
be in poor condition structurally. The former Kingston awaiting news on half the time allocation and half the
Bowling Club provides a Project Space at the north funding previously anticipated from a complex Scot 2.14 Community support and input is required in 2.23 All work undertaken in 2018 toward seeding
end of Kenmure Street desperately required by the Gov + European Social Fund package. abundance. the facility and activities culminating in Ready
residents of East Pollokshields. Steady Grow festival was presented on the walls of the
1.10 Further access to Infrastructure budgets towards 2.15 Detailed engagement with local stakeholders has Community centre via posters graphics and reports.
1.3 Bill explained the problems being experienced by buildings and maintenance were hindered due to limited begun toward one shared community focussed vision
this new boundary area and the new constitution toward tenure over land. Good progress was being made to for everything within the red line study area as a future 2.24 The main topic of this first Community
support and funding for that area of East Pollokshields. address that Community Common, where the agenda will be set Consultation under the current live project, Making
locally and management on community-led priorities. Places Phase 2, was introduced: Kids vs Vehicles. In
1.4 It was stressed that The Pollokshields Trust was 1.11 Funding opportunities for long term sustainability summary with - Traffic and pollution increasing, what
working and supporting other projects outwith East beyond funding cycles was also a primary focus at this 2.16 This consultation runs to 31st March 2019 allows can we do to make the redline area including some
Pollokshields, but the task to hand was a large one and time and with community purchase being pursued and the community to master plan this community asset in key public buildings streetscape and the Mark Makers
the resource mostly voluntary at present. Aspiring Communities Phase 2 funding approved, we and around the Mark Makers space. There is no pre- Project space safer for the public?
would make further progress determined idea of the outcome and the job now is to
1.5 The Trust was presently supported by funding from gauge opinion, record and present. 2.25 Questionnaires were handed to all attendees
Architecture and Design Scotland on this community- 1.12 All of this focussed the Trust on having to develop asking them to score between 1 and 10 on their
led design process on a specific redline area and has a parallel project strategies to avoid closure in the future 2.17 Making Places Phase 1 Outcomes - identified individual priorities. These to be added to the website
team appointed to end of March. due to tenure restrictions and funding gaps. We are now common community requirements for the Bowling for transparency.
pursuing two parallel strategies toward sustainability. Club as a protected green space serviced to provide – ‘A
1.6 The Trust is working with Urban Roots on activating Strategy A assumes maintaining the Mark Makers pee, a cup of tea and a marquee’. That has not changed, 2.26 Emphasis was made that the model and process
the space from early spring and an initial timetable was project space within the confines of the ex-Kingston this exercise looks at what is happening around it. were to be available for continued community led
in place Bowling Club. Strategy B considers other neighbouring process during library opening hours each Monday and
land and repositioning into it. Effectively a two site and 2.18 Team explained that all going well – The gates of Tuesday, enabling those not able to participate that
1.7 Andrew McAvoy then highlighted the current area two associated funding approaches toward the long- the Mark Makers space would open again in April with evening to do so.
as FRAGILE and summarised previous work undertaken term sustainability of the project. Importantly one help from the Aspiring Communities Fund and that
in the Phase 1 Project in 2018 which focussed on Mark does not exclude the other and if both work out, the progress would then be made toward completion of
Makers Project Space within the ex-Bowling Club community can look forward to a larger community toilets, community kitchen and purchase of a marquee
space. On conclusion of Phase 1 in May 2018 it was common with much more space and potential. for community use, via volunteering and skilled work in
decided to address the components of its fragility and to kind. A volunteer co-ordinator was required, subject to
address sustainability of service provision offered by the additional funding.
project. key components as developed in the current
phase including two further community-led design 2.19 Service Provision – The principal Mark Makers
sessions. This session - Vehicles versus Kids, 11th Feb Project Space aim for 2019 to 2020 was to open the
– community land transfer and a Community Energy Bowling Green gates daily after school for safe play as a
Project to address long term self-sufficiency financial minimum requirement.
stability and thirdly in late March a participatory master
planning exercise.
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SECTION J:

Community Consultation
Community Consultation was undertaken via the following methods:
A. Events in key local buildings at key moments;
B. Prescribed surgery drop-in times at the Pollokshields Library advertised via postering
and social media;
C. Use of social media web, Facebook, Twitter, etc.;
D. Written questionnaire available both digitally and in paper format.
E. Via discussion and participation at the Mark Makers project space, where documentation
was made available.

Community Consultation Method A: Events


As a platform for individual consultation on subject areas, the following 5 Events were
attended by the Mark Makers team with their consultation tools.

1. 12th January 2019 - P6 Classroom work session at Glendale Primary school

2. 11th February 2019 – Around Community Council General meeting on Safer Streets Pollokshields.

3. 28th February 2019 – at NaN Mackay Hall

4. 20th March 2019 – at Glendale Primary School around Parents evening. (One on each of the core
Making Places phase 2 subject areas.)

5. 26th March 2019 – Presentation and discussion around model at Glendale Women’s Café.
Some of these events allowed time and space for breaking the subject matter down.

J.1 Kids vs Vehicles


Community Consultation 1:
12th January 2019 – P6 Classroom work
session – Glendale Primary school, 10.00am to
12.30am, hosted by class teacher Mrs Asif

The principal users of Mark Makers are the children of


East Pollokshields and as such it seemed imperative to
check what they thought about what the contents of
the study should include.

Note - One year previously in P5, these children had


been key collaborators in Making Places Phase 1, looking
at the Bowling Club.

Fig. 8: P6 Glendale Primary School children


populating the exercise model with badges and
thoughts.
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Community Consultation 2: Model, stick badges and questionnaires were used to
present and record the views of residents within the
11th February 2019 – Around Pollokshields
catchment area.
Community Council General meeting on Particular emphasis was placed on the relationship
Safer Streets Pollokshields; Kids vs Vehicles between children and Heavy Goods Vehicles felt to be
– Community Centre Pollokshields, 15 Kenmure increasingly predatory on the neighbourhood.
Street, Glasgow G41 2NT
The findings of the evening were left in place and the
Following general update on project progress and future model was moved to the public library where visitors
activity directed at the community council. A general could continue to add to it. The model remained as a
community consultation on the specific subject matter live interactive engagement tool, being accessible for
of Kids vs Vehicles was conducted. 4 consecutive months. Ongoing views were expressed
through discussion, modelling and questionnaires till
Meeting tabled “Making Places” study on the PCC end of March 2019 , when the findings were freeze
agenda around subject of Safer Streets, Speeding and framed by photography and then summarised in fig. 45.
Public Safety.
The pitch to PCC and attendees: Attendance level – approx 40 people attended and
With major concerns expressed in Making Places Phase signed up to receive further information
1 The Pollokshields Trust were aware of ever increasing
traffic and public safety issues within the proposed
Community common Area and wished PCC staff and
all attendees to participate in discussion.

A 1: 500 Scale Model of the street scape and key


buildings was made available to all attendees, to enable
discussion and badge placement was facilitated toward Fig. 9: Community Consultation Invitation.
suggested changes to streetscape.

Bill Fraser, Chairman of the Pollokshields Trust,


introduced the aims and objectives of the Mark
Maker’s project. He described the process from the
Charette in 2016, establishment of the Trust and the
specifics of the funding applications. Kingston Bowling
Club is identified as space which provides grounds
for recreation and wellbeing for Pollokshields East’s
community of approximately 6500 growing quickly to
8000 residents.

Andrew McAvoy, from the Pollokshields Trust,


highlighted the current area as FRAGILE (see fig.
43) and summarised previous work undertaken in the
Phase 1 Project in 2018, which focused on Mark Makers
Project Space within the ex-Bowling Club space.

Barbara Vecchione introduced the start of the live


Community led Design process to the attendees (please
see images below). They were provided with a model to
scale 1:200 of the Study Area, with a legend and sets of
simple coloured flags that allowed them to interact with
the model. Priorities in the areas of traffic blocking and
calming, green streets and active travel were positioned
on the model.

Fig. 10: Safer Streets & Kids vs Vehicles - Community input around PCC meeting, 11th February 2019.
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Fig. 11: Images from PCC Meeting, 11th February, 2019.

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Fig. 12: Posted note to model procedure
recorded for each consultation and added to
final subject area plan.
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Community Consultation 3:
20th March 2019 – Presentation and
Consultation around Parents evening. On
Subject of a Kids vs Vehicles. – Glendale Primary
School, 15 Kenmure Street, Glasgow G41 2NT

The model was installed in the entrance Hall


of Glendale Primary School on the evening of a busy
Parent Teacher evening and the Mark Makers staff
team were on hand to guide people through process.
Model badges and questionnaires were used to record
Community views.

Approx 100 people viewed discussed and used the


model and stick badges and 30 questionnaires were
returned.

Fig. 13: Final Kids vs Vehicles consultation at Parent - Teacher evening at Glendale Primary School, 20th March 2019.
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Mark Makers - Making Places - Phase 2

Community Consultation 1 - Kids vs Vehicles

Legend

Block Heavy Goods Vehicles

Block All Vehicles

Enhance Cycle and Pedestrian

Green Corridor
(replacing tarmac with sustainable landscape)

For Further Suggestions Please use the provided Post-it

Fig. 14: Subject Area 1: Kids vs Vehicles Legend

Fig. 15: Postering to all buildings in catchment


area.

The project staff over 2.5 days postered every


building in the catchment area with an invite to
participate and a graphic that stimulated both
concern and discussion.
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Fig. 16: All badges and notes made by all contributors throughout consultation period added to this summary plan in April 2019.

Kids vs Vehicles Summary: The following main points were highlighted as priorities:- • No café provision at north end of Kenmure Street and Following these 5 community Consultations under the
Summary Outcomes of The Kids Versus vehicles promised Community Café Space required as soon as subject heading of Kids versus Vehicles, a signature
engagement sessions across all consultations and drop in • Insufficient amount of trees and green space within the possible with facility for parents to watch kids play. summary plan was produced by the Project team and
sessions at Conclusion of Stakeholder and Community neighbourhood, which contributes to noise pollution. • Lack of working hall spaces for Pollokshields` creative circulated to all stakeholders and community members.
Engagement: • Concerns for pollution and raw effects of confluence community apart from the Tramway. This is on Both Mark Makers and Pol Trust websites and
of children at school and other dangers imposed by • Potential refurbishment of Strachan Antiques building remains as the strategy to aim for.
The process made it evident that the quality and safety traffic. into a new creative hub as a solution to the usual pattern
of the streetscape has been compromised by the • Trees and natural elements to be considered relative of ruin and demolition. It was placed as the objective for the SUSTRANS Safer
increasing levels of heavy vehicles and domestic traffic to buildings and hard surfaces to avoid any potential • Enhance the links to public transport, Shields Rd to streets Consultancy as part of the brief.
around the proposed Community urban Common damaging effects. Subway in particular To review the detailed questionnaires submitted under
where 400 pupils and their parents walk to school, • Requirement for provision of outdoor active facilities • Improve permeability throughout the neighbourhood this subject area, please scan the QR code below:
attend and play. such as safe walking roots, unpolluted streets, outdoor and connections to South- and Southwest cycle ways
gyms away from roads. The public park in Finnieston, • Increasing rates of children with respiratory problems
Glasgow suggested as a good precedent. including asthma.
• Lack of Wildlife Areas combined with national
curriculum and to help with reducing noise and pollution.
• Conflicts in parking near Glendale Primary School and
no parking provision for bicycles.
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Fig. 17: Graphical summary of the community’s views gathered during consultation on Kids vs Vehicles at end of project.
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J.2 Community Energy + Renewables
Making Places Phase 1 highlighted localised energy
poverty issues and a lack of vision around the deployment
of renewable energy within the proposed Community
Common Area.

Other than the Health Centre no renewable energy


technology was in place on any public buildings.

Community Consultation 4:
28th February 2019 – Energy + Renewables
Consultation – NaN Mackay Hall

In presence of LES, South Seeds – Lisa Peebles and


community members
The model was used for debate on subject Area B
and LES were able to advise on current funding for
renewables in the catchment area.
Critical point as Joe Smee from LES highlighted
upcoming deadline (2 weeks) for preregistration of
community buildings for feed in Tarrifs .

Model, community presentations, stick badges and


questionnaires were used to record the views of residents
within the catchment area on where key problems and
opportunities lay.

Particular emphasis was placed on local public buildings


and education of local building users through assessment
of how Renewable Energy might be focussed.
Discussion on possible Appropriate Buildings for a FIT
Agreed.
Consultation was guided at all times by Local Energy
Scotland’s. - Joe Smee

CARES funding to investigate The Community


Commons requirements were discussed. Fig. 18: NaN McKay Community Hall Meeting Invitation.

Fig. 19: Capturing views on Energy & Renewables at NaN McKay hall, 28th February2019.
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Mark Makers - Making Places - Phase 2
Community Consultation 2
COMMUNITY OWNED RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR EAST POLLOKSHIELDS ?

LEGEND
RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATORS COMMUNITY OWNED + OPERATES

Wind Turbines (Bladeless for urban setting)

Ground Source Heat Exchanger

Solar Panels - rotational like sunflowers

Solar Array - fixed

Biomass Heating Plant - creating heat from local tree cutting + recycling

CONTROLS

Meters + Monitoring + Management Controls

Energy Info Point

RENEWABLE ENERGY RECEIVERS - What is provided by energy generated

Phone + Devices Charging Point

Charging Points for Electric Car

Community Buildings

For Further Suggestions Please use the provided Post-it

Fig. 20: Capturing views on Energy & Renewables at NaN McKay hall, 28th February2019. Fig. 21: Renewable Energy Legend used in consultation.

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Community Consultation 5:
20th March 2019 – Community Consultation
– Glendale Primary School, On Subject of Energy +
Renewables.

Both the model and large scale plans were installed in


Glendale Primary school on the evening of a Parent
Teacher evening and the staff were on hand to guide
people through questionnaires and explain the process
being undertaken.

The model, drawings and questionnaires


remained as interactive engagement tools, being both
live and accessible in the public library from January Fig. 22: Running consultations at Glendale Primary School, 20th March 2019.
to April on the subject of Community energy +
Renewables.
Ongoing views were expressed through discussion,
modelling and questionnaires till end of April 2019,
when the findings were freeze framed by photography
and then graphically summarised in fig. 53.

Other Consultancy:
The Renewable energy model and tools were also made
available to all on a drop in basis in the Pollokshields
Library as per the advertised hours and all comments
and data, conflicting or not left in place till conclusion
of community consultation.
The model was then photographed and published on
website in real time.

Community Consultation 6:
26th March 2019 – Presentation and discussion
around model at Glendale Women’s Café

Fig. 23: Running consultations at Glendale Women’s Cafe, 26th March 2019.

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Fig. 24: All badges and notes made by all contributors throughout consultation period added to this summary plan in April 2019.

Summary Outcomes: Renewable Energy • community facilities should move towards renewable • children should be involved in renewable energy • the Ex-Kingston Bowling Club should be purchased in
( See Summary Image No.53 ) energy as a source; education, and space within the Community Common order to ensure continued community use beyond the
• renewable energy devices should be installed in the to be dedicated for conducting informative experiments current lease and Glasgow City Council owned land,
The community consultation meetings allowed urban environment, with no expressed concerns about and exercises; including the ‘Blaise Pitch’ Community Centre, to be
community members and stakeholders their proximity to communal facilities, and particularly • a Community Energy Enterprise to be established transferred into community ownership.
of East Pollokshields to express their common desire to the ‘Red Line’ study area; within the ‘Red Line’ area to allow for renewable energy
be actively involved in the reduction of CO2 emissions • participants are not disturbed by the type of generation, monitoring and information, with energy A double-sided detailed questionnaire covering
in the attempt to avert the effects of Climate Change. renewable energy devices, as long as they are efficient produced to be used towards local consumption. Any both the subject areas of Energy & Renewables and
and sufficient, but the general preference is for roof excess energy generated to be used as an income Land Ownership was completed by members of the
As a part of this objective, the majority of participants situated devices; generator for the community owned enterprise; community. To review the detailed questionnaires
in the study outlined their willingness to adjust their • community supports the idea of shifting from fossil • a few participants have expressed concerns about the submitted under this subject area, please scan the QR
lifestyles in order to improve their local area and the fuels to renewable energy strategies, however a potential impact of a biomass plant, which would supply code below:
environment. Some of the highlighted points resulting number of participants have outlined the need for extra the heat for all community buildings within the study
from the sessions were: information on the subject. area.

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Fig. 25: Graphical summary of the community’s views gathered during consultation on Energy and Renewables at end of project.
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I.3 COMMUNITY LAND Other Community Consultancy in this subject area :-
Community Land Scotland were on hand to
OWNERSHIP + LAND-USE. assist with potential purchase of the ex-Bowling Green
This consultation undertaken as a stand alone exercise and Making Places Consultation was used to take a
at the following events:- necessary step toward Community purchase.

Community Consultation 7: Members of the Trust attended a Community Land


Scotland annual conference in February 2019.
11th February 2019 – Around Community
Council General meeting on Safer Streets Small parcels of redundant Glasgow City Council
Pollokshields. – Pollokshields Community Centre. Land were researched and pursued toward Community
Asset transfer during the process and Making Places
Making Places Phase 1 highlighted a-requirement for allowed for discourse with local stakeholders and
long term security of tenure for community facilities. residents.
The consultation in Phase 2 was used as a way of
explaining legislative change in the direction of local Large scale plans were installed in Glendale
empowerment, community purchase and asset transfer Primary school on the evening of Parent Teacher
from local authority hands into community ownership. evening and the staff were on hand to guide people
through questionnaires and explain the Community
Model, documents, community presentations, purchase and Asset transfer processes being followed.
stick badges and questionnaires were used to record the
views of residents within the catchment area on what The model of the community Urban Common
should become part of the Community Common and area and supporting drawings and questionnaires
what tenure the community should have over that. remained as interactive engagement tools, being both
live and accessible in the public library from January to
April. Ongoing views were expressed through discussion,
Community Consultation 8: modelling and questionnaires till end of April 2019,
20th March 2019 – Community Consultation when the findings were freeze framed by photography
– Glendale Primary School, Consultation and and then graphically summarised in dwg no ???
questionnaires issued at Glendale Primary School
around Parents evening.

Large scale plans were installed in Glendale Primary


school on the evening of a Parent Teacher evening
and the staff were on hand to guide people through
questionnaires and explain the Community purchase
and Asset transfer processes being followed.

Community Consultation 9:
26th March 2019 – Presentation and discussion
around model at Glendale Women’s Café–
Consultation and questionnaires issued.

See Summary on findings from all consultations below


See Questionnaire Pdf for full sight of Community
views at

Fig. 26: Discussion around model at Glendale Women’s Cafe. Fig. 27: Andrew McAvoy reviewing the feedback.

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The following points were highlighted as a result of the
questionnaire:

• community needs more sports and recreation facilities


with consistent aims and therefore perceive the
provision of facilities within the study area as a holistic
approach towards wellbeing;
• ‘Red Line’ area to be protected from private sale and
ideally to become community owned in order to ensure
its sustainable development;
• extra attention should be given to the fireworks
problem experienced in Pollokshields;
• community supported the idea of linking the existing
facilities within the study area into a integral Health and
Wellbeing campus;
• there should be more spaces for elderly people, local
food growing and provision of ‘sanctuary’ in times of
anxiety and distress;
• there is a general lack of communal spaces within
the neighbourhood. The community would greatly
benefit from facilities and activities which allow for
multi-ethnical participation and therefore bring the
community of Pollokshields closer.

The Community versus Land Ownership model and


tools were also made available to all, on a drop in basis
in the Pollokshields Library as per the advertised hours
and all comments and data , conflicting or not left in
place till conclusion of community consultation.
Fig. 28: All badges and notes made by all contributors throughout consultation period added to this summary plan in April 2019.
The model was then freeze framed and photographed.
Summary Outcomes: Land Ownership Most participants were enthusiastic some cautious and
( See Summary Image No.58) a minority against the transfer of Council or commercial
assets into Community hands. See questionnaires.
The consultation meetings around this Subject While most people agreed that any further residential
area outlined the general consensus that there should developments within the ‘Red Line’ area should be
be more protected outdoor space in East Pollokshields avoided, there were a number of participants who
and more community facilities within the study area. considered additional housing necessary.
Out of approximately 20 questionnaires and 20 further The discussions commonly resulted in requests for new
participants who visited library to review model , the facilities within the community common area as local
majority agreed that the area should be aiming towards services were generally viewed as depleted.
protection , protected use class and sustainable
development, including carbon, pollution and fossil fuel A double-sided detailed questionnaire covering
reduction. both the subject areas of Energy & Renewables and
The community land ownership seemed tricky for many Land Ownership was completed by members of the
people as they had no knowledge that this was possible community. To review the detailed questionnaires
and wondered how that would be handled. submitted under this subject area, please scan the QR
Knowledge of the Scottish Empowerment act and it’s code below:
application were rare, though when explained seemed
to be sensible .

Fig. 29: Stakeholders meeting invitation.


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Fig. 30: Graphical summary of the community’s views gathered during consultation on Land Ownership at end of project.
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SECTION K: SECTION L:

Conclusions Outcomes & Future Actions

Following completion of this second round of Making Where the Community Common is created and due to Project Practical Outcomes in Three Subject Areas: 1. Kids vs Vehicles
Places Funding there was much left to do in establishing the cue from Architecture and Design Scotland it will 1. Kids vs Vehicles The Pollokshields Trust are to commission and assist
one common master plan. be a common that looks, functions and feels like the Trust representative instigated awareness of pollution with a new study on traffic flow and management. Safer
Although 3 Summary images with all views expressed community it serves. issue versus asthma at Glendale Primary resulting in Streets Pollokshields in collaboration with SUStrans
were captured, it would take further work in the 3 parents taking matters into their own hands and planting at time of reporting have commissioned a new study,
Subject areas and other areas to complete a master Hopefully it will be the Communities in perpetuity and green screen to maxwell road. which will take this report into consideration. Trust/
plan. the thing underpinning the Making Places initiative Various cycle charities are now working with The Trust CC submitted bid 14/02/20 for new Sustrans
Funding should be sought for that work in the 3 areas to – “well-being” - will continue to improve in East Pol Trust have completed a safer streets consultancy. funding as described here: http://tiny.cc/chz2jz.
allow for additional detail and progress. Pollokshields. Funding for Kenmure St connector has just been
However a broad and substantial consultation had been 2. Renewable Energy approved.
completed showing rather a lot of commonality in views, How this neglected and forgotten corner of Polloshields Pol. Trust will have converted Glendale Primary school, Stop Press - Following the Albert Cross fire
possibilities and direction for the next round of work. looks, functions and feels in 2025 will have been the Mark Makers Hub and Soul Riders cycle charity to collapse, the Mark Makers team have stepped up to
The Making Places process opened dialogue and aided informed by the Making Places consultation process energy production via photovoltaics by March 2020 and give assistance to various affected residents, building
collaboration with the following organisations, all of by maintaining 100% transparency of all information begin collaboration with Glasgow Community Energy a owners and commercial owners. The Pollokshields Trust
whom are contributing positively toward the project. throughout Phase 2. Community ben fit scheme via the UK government’s will require to remain involved in discussions regarding
Local Energy Scotland Feed in Tariff (FIT). public realm works as reinstatement is undertaken from
Glasgow City Council Additional Consultation on Masterplanning: a community perspective.
NHS Glasgow At the beginning of Making Places Phase 2 it was 3. Land Ownership Progress 2. Community Energy + Renewables
SUSTRANS imagined that a masterplan could be produced for The Pol Trust have a letter of mutual understanding from The Pollokshields Trust and Mark Makers Team to liaise
Scottish Education Department. the community common area. However, detailed Glasgow City Council offering terms for Asset transfer further with Local Energy Scotland to develop a strategy
consultation on three subject areas has resulted in and are now seeking financial assistance to conclude for Renewable energy within the community common.
It became clear that collborations were required in each three separate summary masterplans covering these legals on asset transferring the required redundant Stop Press at time of Report writing – As a direct result
subject area and the Trust must strengthen links to subject areas. In some cases contributors to the areas required for the Community Common. of the Making Places work the Trust have registered 3
these organisations before concluding any master plan. process were eager to have their views recorded on Upon success with Core Funding applications covering buildings for a PV install and associated Feed in Tariff
additional problems and opportunities in and around 3 year base line costs from the Glasgow Communities within the community common area: Mark Makers,
The functioning of the project between October 2018 the masterplan area. A legend covering these additional Fund and the Big Lottery. Glendale Primary School + Local Cycling Charity Soul
and March 2019 allowed for almost a thousand people points was produced and this can be viewed (see fig.27). Success with these Funds will allow The Trust to Riders HQ
amongst a community of 6500-8000 to participate During Phase 2 in separate wide-ranging questionnaire recommence work with the Scottish Land Fund via Further – The Pollokshields Trust have joined forces
in some way in the community common idea or was formulated and 21 responses were recorded. For a Community Land Scotland. with Glasgow Community Energy toward delivery and
participation in the Mark Makers space. PDF of the questionnaires, please scan the QR code: education related framework. The Trust will administer
The Drawing of this awaits conclusion of further study community benefit allocations upon successful delivery
It almost certainly led to the successful application to in the 3 areas above before completion. and operation of the Feed in Tariff infrastructure.
the Aspiring a Communities Fund that has opened the Stop press at time of reporting in late 2019 3. Community Land + Asset Transfer
gates to the common until July 2020. Progress as follows as direct result of Making Places • The Mark Makers team continue working through
Consultation process. separate grant aid toward:
At the time of completing this report in February Community Land purchase of Bowling Green +
2020 core funding is being considered by the Glasgow Future Actions: • Assett Transfer of redundant parcels of land within
Communities Fund and the Big Lottery Community The following tasks under each subject heading will redlined Common, owned by Glasgow City Council.
Fund. Funding that could see 3 consistent years work be required to complete the production of a master • David Lyan of Jobs & Business Glasgow has now
toward the creation of a wider common. plan for a sustainable Community Common for East submitted an application of the Scottish Land fund for
Pollokshields. - One that encompasses all the views of help on:
the community and which is Sustainable. - legal;
- valuation;
- further community consultation.
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List of Figures: Fig. 30: Further detail on building typology and amenity space. p. 22
Fig. 1: The Pollokshields Library on Kenmure Street  p. 5 Fig. 31: Available green space. p. 23
Fig. 2: Historical painting of the former Kingston Bowling Club - where Phase 1 emphasis was Fig. 32: Indicative Masterplan.  p. 24
placed. p. 6 Fig. 33: Stakeholders Invitation, 13th Dec 2018 p. 25
Fig. 3: Finding a Logo for the Mark Makers project space. p. 7 Fig. 34: Meeting minutes. p. 26
Fig. 4: Cover of the Make Your Mark Charette report, 2016. p. 8 Fig. 35: P6 Glendale Primary School children populating the exercise model with badges and
Fig. 5: January 2019 Articles of Association - Amended to facilitate community asset creation.  p. 8 thoughts. p. 29
Fig. 6: Extract from AoA p. 8 Fig. 37: Safer Streets & Kids vs Vehicles - Community input around PCC meeting, 11th February
Fig. 7: The wider red-line area to be considered in Making Places Phase 2. p. 9 2019. p. 30
Fig. 8: Images from Summer 2018 showing Mark Makers’ project space at completion of Making Fig. 36: Community Consultation Invitation. p. 30
Places Phase 1. Activity and participation allowed for by the Aspiring Communities and A + DS Fig. 38: Images from PCC Meeting, 11th February, 2019. p. 31
Funds.  p. 10 Fig. 39: Posted note to model procedure recorded for each consultation and added to final subject
Fig. 9: Land and Assets Plan.  p. 11 area plan. p. 32
Fig. 10: Phase 1 Outcomes p. 11 Fig. 40: Final Kids vs Vehicles consultation at Parent - Teacher evening at Glendale Primary
Fig. 11: Key problem 1: The Bowling Club - abandoned, neglected and detrimental. p. 12 School, 20th March 2019. p. 33
Fig. 12: Key problem 2: Increased pressure on resources from new housing. p. 12 Fig. 41: Subject Area 1: Kids vs Vehicles Legend p. 34
Fig. 13: Key problem 3: Increasing distances to public services, meaning that the ‘third sector’ has Fig. 42: Postering to all buildings in catchment area. p. 34
to provide. p. 12 Fig. 43: All badges and notes made by all contributors throughout consultation period added to this
Fig. 14: Consultancy Postcodes. p. 13 summary plan in April 2019. p. 35
Fig. 15: Key Problem - Solved. p. 13 Fig. 44: Graphical summary of the community’s views gathered during consultation on Kids vs
Fig. 16: Snapshot of the demographic in Nov 2018. p. 13 Vehicles at end of project. p. 36
Fig. 17: 1. Planning permission has been granted for the use of the site as a community space, Fig. 46: Capturing views on Energy & Renewables at NaN McKay hall, 28th February2019. p. 37
protecting the use class of the former Bowling Green as “light sport and recreation”. p. 14 Fig. 45: NaN McKay Community Hall Meeting Invitation. p. 37
Fig. 19: 6. Analysing local buildings via energy performance certification toward renewable energy Fig. 47: Capturing views on Energy & Renewables at NaN McKay hall, 28th February2019. p. 38
and improvements. p. 15 Fig. 48: Renewable Energy Legend used in consultation. p. 38
Fig. 18: 6. Working with Local Energy Scotland (LES) on Feed-In Tariff (FIT) for three community Fig. 49: Running consultations at Glendale Primary School, 20th March 2019. p. 39
buildings. p. 15 Fig. 50: Running consultations at Glendale Women’s Cafe, 26th March 2019. p. 39
Fig. 20: 6. Assessing feasibility of positioning of renewable energy apparatus within the community Fig. 51: All badges and notes made by all contributors throughout consultation period added to this
common. p. 15 summary plan in April 2019. p. 40
Fig. 21: Building participation in Mark Makers as a community facility. p. 16 Fig. 52: Graphical summary of the community’s views gathered during consultation on Energy and
Fig. 22: Russel, Barbara, Tabassum and Andrew. p. 17 Renewables at end of project. p. 41
Fig. 23: Volunteer Rowan brings a sink for the community kitchen. p. 17 Fig. 53: Discussion around model at Glendale Women’s Cafe. p. 42
Fig. 24: Alerting the Community to events. p. 18 Fig. 54: Andrew McAvoy reviewing the feedback. p. 42
Fig. 25: The base model, legend and plantable flags positioned in key locations at key dates. p. 18 Fig. 55: All badges and notes made by all contributors throughout consultation period added to this
Fig. 26: General activity legend from Phase 1 continues to be used in process of Phase 2. p. 18 summary plan in April 2019. p. 43
Fig. 27: The consultation area and boundaries. p. 19 Fig. 56: Stakeholders meeting invitation. p. 43
Fig. 28: Residential analysis within consultation area highlighting new housing. p. 20 Fig. 57: Graphical summary of the community’s views gathered during consultation on Land
Fig. 29: Building typologies within the consultation area. p. 21 Ownership at end of project. p. 44

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