Winter in Maxwell Park

Maxwell Park has a special beauty in winter. These photos were taken by Roger Millar of Pollokshields Heritage. In the photos we can see trees, plants and birds in the park in delicate, even and always gorgeous winter light.

All photos copyright of Roger Millar.

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Pollokshields Together presents Five Films

We hope you’ve heard about this exciting event already!

This Sunday (24 June) on the Pollokshields Community Common (formerly the Bowling Green at Kenmure Street), the UK premiere of the five new Pollokshields Together films will be shown. More details below.

These films highlight, in a fun and thought provoking way through local children, some of the issues of “inconsiderate behaviour” that the community struggles with, among them speeding.

The project has pulled together children from across Pollokshields’ local schools to star in five short films, directed by our own Kate E. Deeming and filmed by local professional filmmaker Basharat Khan.

The films had their world premiere on Saturday at the 75th edition of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world: the Venice Biennale!

If you’re not already planning to go, please consider supporting this local event.

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Ready, Steady, Grow Pollokshields

Ready, Steady, Grow returns on Saturday 23 June with a fantastic range of events for the community.

We will be playing our part by hosting one of the stalls at Maxwell Square Park (between Kenmure Street and Keir Street), from 12 noon until 4PM.

Please come along.  Find our about our plans for the future, including more community events like the recent Pizza at the Park.  Share with us your thoughts about Maxwell Park – and plant a sunflower seed to take home and grow!

We look forward to meeting you.

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Food at the Park – Wednesday 13 June, 4.30 to 8pm.

Pizza at the Park is back again on Wednesday 13 June, from 4.30 to 8pm.

Nomad Wood Fired Pizza will be back in their Pop-Up food truck offering hot and delicious pizza. Firedog Hotdogs will also be there offering gourmet hotdogs. The vans will be parked alongside Maxwell Park train station, close to the entrance to the park.

We know that some of you were disappointed you couldn’t get a pizza last week.  The demand was much greater than we expected and the pizza sold out quickly.

So, there will be lots more pizza – and hotdogs – to buy on Wednesday evening.  Please come along, even just to say hello.

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Restoring the George Forrest bed

A few of us were down at the George Forrest Bed on Friday for our weekly gardening session. We hope you can see from the photos that we’re making progress. The piles of weeds on one side of the path around the bed will be picked up by the Council.

We plan to work on the bed every Friday morning, weather permitting, until we have cleared the bed of weeds. Afterwards we want to think about what we can do to open up the bed to park users.

Can you help us?

We are currently seeking individuals to become actively involved with the Friends of Maxwell Park as volunteers and trustees. A number of of our trustees are due to step down from their roles this year and unfortunately we have no new members to take their place. Without new trustees then the future looks bleak for further projects by the Friends of Maxwell Park or indeed for the group to continue as a registered charity. 
 
If you would like to get involved and have some spare time to help the group with future projects in our beautiful park then please get in touch with us via friendsofmaxwellpark@gmail.com, Twitter @GlasMaxwellPark or Facebook www.facebook.com/friendsofmaxwellpark. Alternatively, if you know anyone who would be interested in getting involved then please direct them to our aforementioned links.
 
We are currently looking at planting a small orchard within Maxwell Park in conjunction with pupils from Hutcheson’s Grammar. This would be an excellent opportunity for us to plant several fruit trees in the Park near the Heritage notice board and the existing ornamental cherry tree. We hope that this may encourage some pupils to become actively involved in caring for our beautiful park.

Want To Get Involved?

We are currently seeking individuals to become actively involved with the Friends of Maxwell Park as trustees. A number of of our trustees are due to step down from their roles at the end of the year. If you would like to get involved and have some spare time to help the group with future projects in our beautiful park then please get in touch. Alternatively, if you know anyone who may be interested in getting involved then please direct them to this page. Many thanks, FoMP.