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We’d love to speak with you about how you feel about your local if you live in Parkhead, Dalmarnock or Camlachie.What is Thriving Places? Thriving Places, a Glasgow Community Planning Partner initiative, is about bringing people together to help improve a local area. This means building stronger links between different community groups, services andorganisations. Thriving Places aims to:

  • Empower local people to have a real say in decisions that affect the local area;
  • Support local community groups, organisations and services to really engage with local people; and
  • Bring together community groups, services and organisations to improve the quality of people’s lives in the local area.

Who is involved?

People who live in a Thriving Place area have a right to be involved and local services have a duty to improve the quality of life in the area.


Thriving Places is about bringing people together to help improve the quality of life in the 10 neighbourhoods covered by the programme. The programme currently funds a Community Connector in each of the 10 neighbourhoods to bring local community groups, services and organisations together to address local priorities.

Thriving Places was introduced in Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie in 2014 to help improve the quality of life of people who live and work here. This can mean trying to improve health and wellbeing, community safety, education, employment, income, housing, the local environment or access to services. It can also mean encouraging local involvement in decision making.

In 2019, a Community Consultation was carried out in the Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie areas. The consultation allowed the community to articulate their own concerns, identify the appropriate responses and offer solutions to the problems that affect them.

The engagement tools used to carry out the consultation included –

  • Door to door approach, visiting all properties within the three areas
  • Focus groups arranged in Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Camlachie
  • Meeting with established Community Groups across the three areas

The consultation took place in the 3 communities between November 2018 and March 2019 and will form outcomes and outputs for the locality plan in the area and also support to implementing groups/events and activities within the PDC area.

Common themes raised from the consultation by the communities in the PDC areas

  • Environmental issues – including fly tipping, litter and dog mess
  • Youth & Families – lack of provision in PDC area for both families and young people

380 doors were chapped by Community Workers as part of the Community Consultation to support the questions being asked and also by way of introduction to the team to the local communities

Get in touch!

Meabh Bradley (Community Connector)

email: meabh.bradley@westscot.co.uk

telephone: 0776496 9429

Yvonne Liddell (Community Worker)

email: yvonne.liddell@westscot.co.uk

telephone: 0141 550 5652

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