2019 Report 

What's happened in the last year in PDC?


Web: www.glasgowcpp.org.uk

Twitter: @GlasgowCPP

Posted by Meabh Bradley Tuesday, October 01, 2019 6:23:00 PM

SPLASH into Summer! 

Fancy swimming in a world class pool... for free?

Would you like to get your family involved in fun activities together this summer?

Splash Sessions at Tollcross ISC are just that – a free 5 week programme for the whole family, promoting confidence - not just in the swimming pool, but trying out new sports and games together too!

Find out more at the Fun Day : sign up for your seat to be booked on the free bus which will pick up families from Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Barrowfield.

Information Fun Day - 7 July 1-2pm at Tollcross ISC

Sessions run weekly each Thursday 2-3:45pm, starting 11th July   (free bus available to & from each session)

There will be free swimming sessions and access to Glasgow Clubs over the summer for all participants, and support and advice available to help your whole family feel comfortable, fitter and happier.

Call Thriving Places to book a space for the Fun Day 7 July on

0141 550 5652 / 077 6496 9429

Posted by Meabh Bradley Tuesday, July 02, 2019 4:54:00 PM

Walking, celebrating and STEM-ing with the community in Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Barrowfield! 

Thriving PDC - April + May

Thriving Places are walking, celebrating and STEM-ing with the community in Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Barrowfield!


Read below to find out more about our:


  • Walking Tour Group
  • Celebrating What’s on your doorstep event
  • STEM pilots


Walking Tour Group


Our local walking tour group started on Thursday 25th April and visited the Cuningar Loop. Next, we popped into Greenheart Growers to have a tour of their growing project (and get somgreat tips on planting and growing at home). Plus, we got to sample some of their delicious micro-greens! Last week, the walking group ventured to the People’s Palace at Glasgow Green to receive a guided tour of the museum which was absolutely fantastic!

The walking group meets every Thursday at 1pm, at the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock for walking, chats and visits to local places of interest. All ages & abilities welcome!





Celebrating what’s on your doorstep


On 27th April, Thriving Places held an event at the Parkhead Forge, along with many local partners, to celebrate the various resources, organisations and groups that exist locally, as well as presenting the findings from the community consultation.  The community engaged through activities at the various stalls and many took part in the games and prize draws. This event was facilitated alongside


  • Glasgow Kelvin College
  • PEEK
  • Urban Fox
  • Morrisons
  • Tesco
  • PYP
  • YOMO
  • Men’s Shed
  • Glasgow Life
  • Asda
  • Glasgow Science Centre


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)


During the school Spring Break, Thriving Places & the West of Scotland Housing Association held many events for local families in Barrowfield, including x3 STEM events. This was done in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre, YOMO, Glasgow Kelvin College and Glasgow Life.  The events were very popular and so we hope to do as much STEM activities as we can, moving forward. Keep an eye out for updates!



Posted by Meabh Bradley Monday, May 20, 2019 11:06:00 AM

New community social groups emerging in PDC areas 

Walking, talking and listening!

Equality, activism, female empowerment, self –care are all subjects close to Thriving Place’s heart so we are keen to facilitate a new women’s group for the area which will be a celebration of just that.

The aim is for this fortnightly group to be a safe and welcoming space to share stories, knowledge and feelings whilst also being a place for female empowerment, activism and discovery collide.

If this sounds like a group you’d like to be a part of, or might just be intrigued to find out more, or you might want to contribute to some of the sessions and share your skills or knowledge – come along and speak with us!

This will be a community led initiative, facilitated by Thriving Places. Help us decide where & when it should be held, whether it should have a name, and what you’d like to happen at the sessions…..


Local history, local projects and local people are also things we are passionate about in the East-End. The Thriving Places team are looking to chat with local people to embrace the local community and shape the future of the area. In spring 2019 we are looking to create an East-End Walking Tour Group to celebrate the amazing history, culture and amenities in the area.

If you would like YOUR say on shaping either of these new community social groups we would love to see you at the Barrowfield Community Centre on 14 March from 9.30 to 11.30am at our free Community Breakfast!

Look forward to seeing you again soon and hearing your opinions!


Barrowfield Community Centre                   14th March           9:30 to 11:30

Silverdale Nursery                                         22 March              9:30 to 11:30



Barrowfield Community Centre                   Fri 15th March      10:00 to 11:30

Silverdale Nursery, Dalmarnock                  Mon 25 March       09:30 to 11:00


The Thriving Places Team

 0141 550 5652



Posted by Meabh Bradley Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:14:00 AM

Springing into 2019! 

Recent activity from the TP team in the area....

So far the Thriving Places team have had a busy start to 2019 where we have met many wonderful people in Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie! We have hosted 2 community breakfasts in the new and fantastic Parkhead Schoolhouse which is situated on Westmuir Street. At the breakfasts we shared morning rolls, tea’s and coffees with a number of local people who shared there views and opinions on there local area. The Parkhead Schoolhouse has been recently restored and is managed by Parkhead Housing Association for the community - we recommend popping in to see the venue in the near future. The Schoolhouse also hosts Baillieston Community Care, Jobs & Business Glasgow, Men’s Self, Parkhead Youth Project, Playbusters and Skills Development Scotland.

On Saturday the 16th of February we had a joint community event in Dalmarnock at the Baltic Street Adventure Playground.  We celebrated the new BBQ area at Baltic Street & chatted with local families who shared their stories and experiences of Dalmarnock. It was a really busy event with musicians, Tesco’s Community Champion leading some gardening fun, kids drawing designs for the area, loads of great home made fun courtesy of Fare Share and of course a lot of adventure park fun! Baltic Street Adventure Playground is an amazing facility and we would highly recommend anyone popping along whether it is for the kids to play or to have a tea or coffee.              











The Thriving Places team were also involved in the Barrowfield mid term break plans in February. Over the school holidays alongside West of Scotland Housing Association, we shared breakfast and dinner with a number of local families. We joined families on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo with over 50 people from Camlachie. Urban Fox welcomed lots of young people of Barrowfield over the school break to their weekly drop in sessions every Wednesday evening from 5.30pm until the end of March. We will be supporting an action packed Easter with various activities and meals to be had in Parkhead, Camlachie and Dalmarnock – we will keep everyone up to date with this one in due course!






Away from the breakfasts, BBQ’s and school holiday programme we have been continuing to engage with local people in the East-End. You may have seen us chatting away at Parkhead Cross, London Road or in Dalmarnock whilst giving out some hot tasty soup on the colder days to local people. You may have also seen our leaflets in local shops and places displaying the dates of focus groups and breakfasts which are open to all! Our next community breakfasts are from 9.30am at the Barrowfield Community Centre on Thursday 14th March and at Silverdale Nursery on Friday 22nd March at 9.30am. We’d love to see you there!

Our next Focus Group will take place on Friday 15th of March at 10am at the Barrowfield Community Centre and is open to anyone who wishes to share their views on their local community.

We look forward to seeing you all soon and do not hesitate to find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Twitter: @ThrivingPDC              Instagram: ThrivingPlacesPDC              Facebook: PDC Thriving Places   


Posted by Meabh Bradley Monday, February 25, 2019 3:11:00 PM

Parkhead Community Breakfast  

An alternative Burns Supper!

Any plans for Burns tomorrow? 
Start your day as you mean to go on with a haggis roll with us at Parkhead Schoolhouse from 9:30am. Or a coffee and a pastry if that’s more your style! All for free, and all are welcome. 
But don’t haud yer wheest (make sure tell yer pals)

Posted by Meabh Bradley Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:41:00 PM

Meet the Thriving Places PDC team! 

From left to right: Sean Ewart, Meabh Bradley, Colette McLure

These are the friendly faces you will no doubt encounter at some point soon in your community if you live in Parkhead, Dalmarnock, or Camlachie!  We want to know your thoughts and opinions on your neighbourhood, and help make sure your words get heard and are a part of the Locality Planning and any future developments in the area.

When we aren't out and about in the area, facilitating community breakfasts or helping out with partner organisations and groups locally, you'll find us at our base in Barrowfield Community Centre.  We are hosted by West of Scotland Housing Association, so you might also find us at community events run for West of Scotland tenants too occasionally and wonder why we look familiar!

Meabh Bradley (Community Connector) 

email: meabh.bradley@westscot.co.uk

telephone: 0776496 9429


Sean Ewart (Community Worker)

email: sean.ewart@westscot.co.uk

telephone: 07880711037


Colette McLure (Community Worker)

email: colette.mclure@westscot.co.uk

telephone: 07827341974



Posted by Meabh Bradley Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:01:00 PM