The people of Mansewood and Hillpark are not the only communities facing cuts in bus services. First Glasgow has stated the following five services will be withdrawn:
Route 2 – Toryglen and Croftfoot
Route 25 – Govan and Silverburn
Route 29 – Manswood, Hillpark and Shawlands
Route 91 – Partick and Clydebank
Route 92 – restricted to operate between Partick Bus Station and Gartnavel Hospital only.
But Glasgow City Council has been told of others to be withdrawn:
Route 11 – Bearsden Road/Switchback – diverted from Glasgow Road, Clydebank to Barns Street/East Barns Street.
Route 42 – Drumchapel and City Centre via Garscadden, Scotstoun, Partick and Charing Cross – evening operation to be withdrawn.
Route 119 – Baljaffray and Castlemains Estate
Route 213A – Bargeddie to Buchanan Bus Station via Baillieston, Edinburgh Road, Cranhill and Alexandra Parade – Sunday day service to be withdrawn.
In addition, many established routes will have major timetable changes.
Service of Grieving and Gratitude
A Service of Grieving and Gratitude will be held in St John’s-Renfield Church, Beaconsfield Rd. (opposite Gartnavel Hospital)
Sunday 30th October 2011 at 7.00 pm.
As the nights lengthen it can be a difficult
time for those who have lost someone
close. This 30-minute service is for all
who continue to feel bereaved. Through
worship there will be the opportunity for
remembrance and thanksgiving. All welcome
This Service is organised jointly by a grouping of some
West End Churches which includes Hillhead Baptist
Church and Hyndland, Kelvinside Hillhead, Lansdowne,
St John’s-Renfield, and Wellington Church of Scotland
congregations. It will be led by Rev. Roy Henderson,
minister of Lansdowne Parish Church.
At the start of breast cancer awareness month it was appropriate that a new Maggie’s centre opened in Glasgow at Gartnavel Hospital. The city is the first place to have two Maggie’s Centres where people with cancer and their families can go for quietness, nurturing and care. The original Maggie’s on Dumbarton Road at the Western Infirmary gatehouse, will continue its important, supportive work.
Funded by Walk the Walk which runs the Edinburgh Moonwalks in Edinburgh, Iceland and London, the Gartnavel Maggie’s was designed by Dutch architects and Pritzker Prize winners, OMA and landscaped by Lily Jencks, daughter of Maggie’s founders. It was built by Dunne Group.
High on a hill, the single-level building forms a ring of interlocking rooms surrounding an internal landscaped courtyard. The new Maggie’s overlooks Glasgow and Gartnavel Hospital and is a stone’s throw from Scotland’s leading oncology facility, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, which serves a population of 2.8 million people (60 per cent of Scotland’s population). People at any stage of their cancer journey will be able to access the professional and peer-led support available at Maggie’s to help them to build a life with, through and beyond cancer.
The space has been designed to feel casual, almost carefree, allowing an individual to feel at ease and at home and part of an empathetic community of people.
Laura Lee, Maggie’s Chief Executive, said: ‘This is a celebration of a fantastic new resource for the west of Scotland’s cancer population, as well as a celebration of this pivotal year in Maggie’s history. It’s hard to believe that it was fifteen years ago when we opened our very first centre in Edinburgh – delivering Maggie Keswick Jencks’ vision of providing an antidote to the isolation and despair of cancer. It soon became apparent that other regions and communities greatly needed a Maggie’s Centre too, and through wonderful support, we have managed to grow our network of centres and today take great pride in our newest centre – Maggie’s Gartnavel. OMA have created a truly unique environment, which will help to facilitate our programme of support, by making people feel safe, inspired and valued, whilst Lily Jencks garden design complements the centre beautifully. Most importantly, Maggie’s Gartnavel has been made possible through a unique partnership with Walk the Walk, whose tenacious Edinburgh MoonWalkers, take to the streets of Edinburgh each year in wonderfully decorate bras to raise money to support cancer charities. Thank you to Walk the Walk and to everyone who has graciously support us over the years – you are helping to make a huge difference.’
The Lighthouse architectural showcase in Glasgow’s city centre, currently has an exhibition on OMA and Maggie’s.
This being the 15th year of Maggie’s Centres, the cancer charity aims to have 15 centres up an running or on the drawing board, by the end of 2011.
The building of Glasgow’s second Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients is underway.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ‘cut the first sod’ for the £2.7million development on Tuesday 9 November in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital on a site overlooking the Beatson Oncology Cancer Centre.
The ‘sod’ was recently poured concrete, but that lent an air of fun to the proceedings as everyone from Gordon Dunne of Dunne Group which has the building contract, to Gillian Hailstones head of both Maggie’s Centres in Glasgow, donned specially moulded pink hard hats to signify the entire funding came from Walk the Walk’s Moonwalk, held in Edinburgh.
Glasgow will be the first place in the UK to have two Maggie’s Centres.
Said Gillian Hailstones: ‘There is a high incidence of cancer in the West of Scotland and Maggie’s Gartnavel will be a wonderful addition to current services.’
When completed next year, it will have ‘home from home’ respite day care space for cancer patients and their families. OMA associate architect Richard Hollington told the LOCAL NEWS: ‘we have tried to make this space intimate and supportive, welcoming and home-like.’ Added Ellen Van Loon of award winning architects Rem Koolhaas, who had flown in from Amsterdam for the ceremoney: ‘We want it to look as if it is extended green area, built in a forest, instead of a parking lot. It is a large living room in a beautiful garden.’
A slice of the existing car park serving the Beatson Centre has been cut to allow the narrow and elevated site flexibility and magnificent views across the city.
In her speech Health Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon said:’This is an important project for people with cancer. The reputation of Maggie’s Centres goes before it. Combined with the absolutely fantastic cancer care treatment provided in Scotland – probably as good as anywhere in the world – it offers the leading edge and best place to be for anyone with cancer.’
Gordon Dunne later told the LOCAL NEWS that along with Bovis, his company was running a ceilidh in the Radisson Bleu Hotel in Glasgow to raise funds for Maggie’s and another charity. ‘I am immensely proud to be involved in this great project and just want to see it finished and in use.’
Maggie’s Centre Two should be open in August of next year.
Walk the Walk Worldwide’s Moonwalk Edinburgh takes place in June 2011when more than 10,000 people are expected to take a 26 mile walk around the capital wearing decorated pink bras. Sign up on: www.walkthewalk.org. For information on Maggie’s Centres see: www.maggiescentres.org