As a result of the Wyndford occupations in April 2009 campaigners managed to save one of the building, and the grounds of the schools, to be used as a community centre (The Maryhill Hub). It wasn’t the result people were looking for but it’s shown that occupation and other direct action is sometimes needed to get the government to listen and take you seriously.
Campaigners in the area went on to form the Wyndford & District Community Council, and now another £75,000 of funding is available to complete the play park outside. It’s nowhere near enough to make a good job of things so they’ve decided to do further fund-raising. The current funds would see most of the area being tarmacked.
They’ll be approaching a whole range of different companies and funds for support. If you would like to help in any way, or you know of a group of company that might be interested in helping please let them know.
WyndfordCC@gmail.com or you can call on 07552 189 082
If you’d like to make a donation you can send a cheque to
Maryhill Hub, , 186 Wyndford Road, Glasgow, G20 8HF (payable to Wyndford & District Community Council – or get in touch at the details above).
The audit of the bank account is always open for public viewing.
What they’re trying to have installed:
- Toddler play frames and swings
- Child play frames and swings
- Road Park for cycling
- Community garden
- Allotment gardens(at the rear of the building)
- Skate and BMX area
Last two photos by Frank Martin. Feel free to use and share.