Community led environmental projects in the Southside of Glasgow.

North Toryglen

The North Toryglen green space & active travel design project seeks to improve local walking and cycling experiences and enhance green spaces in and around North Toryglen. 

Between November 2018 and April 2019 we led a number of consultation sessions and engagement activities including focus groups, pop-up events and public consultation sessions. This work was part of Growing Connections and was supported by the ‘Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund’ (funded through the European Regional Development Fund or ERDF) and Sustrans ‘Places For Everyone’ programme. You can learn more about how we engaged with the community and partner organisations on the Places For Everyone website.

We have listened to your ideas to help produce designs which are now being taken forward by Clyde Gateway in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Urban Roots. 

The design proposals seek to:

    • Improve and extend local walking & cycling routes
    • Provide better linkages between residential areas, local facilities & public transport services
    • Improve the quality of green spaces in the area for people & wildlife

Latest design proposals (2020) 

The masterplan encompasses a large area of greenspace which provides the opportunity for improvements to green infrastructure, connectivity and accessibility in the project area. It provides a variety of opportunities and facilities to support outdoor education, recreation and access.

The masterplan can be subdivided into three areas:

  1. Community park with natural play equipment and a pump track (on the site of the former Toryglen Park)
  2. Wetland corridor – part of Glasgow Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) which is working to reduce flood risks and impacts
  3. Malls Mire Community Woodland/Local Nature Reserve and embankment (between the woodland and Prospecthill Crescent)

The latest masterplan can be viewed here.

The latest design proposals were showcased at an information session on Tuesday 18th February 2020. The design team are working to finalise the technical designs for the first phase of work by the end of March; the final plans will be influenced by the outcome of the Site Investigation works that have been taking place over winter (you may have seen a digger out on site!). We anticipate that work will begin on site in August and will keep you updated with any important developments.

Prospecthill Crescent: We are keen to hear from residents living in Prospecthill Crescent about some aspects of the design proposals.

Please complete our short online survey (link below) to tell us what you think about:

1) Proposal to open up an access at the north of Prospecthill Crescent onto the embankment. This would improve access to Malls Mire Community Woodland, Toryglen Community Hall and Toryglen Community Base.

2) Proposed installation of a play area with seating at the top of the embankment.

SURVEY LINK: https://forms.gle/pgcLo9gdVzPTY18p6

Photographs of the project area  

Former Toryglen Park

Wetland corridor with SuDS ponds

Malls Mire Community Woodland from Burnhill

Embankment between Malls Mire Community Woodland and Prospecthill Crescent

Concept designs (2018) 

Initial concept designs were produced in 2018 to support the consultation process and funding development. These concept designs acted as a springboard for ongoing community engagement and consultation. They were based on five themes:
1) Access & active travel
2) Green areas & corridors
3) Natural play and MUGA (Multi-use games area)
4) Community spaces & recreation
5) Natural wetlands & sustainable drainage ponds

The concept designs are available to view online:

  1. Toryglen Masterplan
  2. Toryglen Access Diagram
  3. Toryglen Park
  4. Wetland Corridor
  5. Malls Mire Local Nature Reserve

Or view all designs as one document.

The designs include provision for natural play and outdoor exercise. Additional proposals for a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) are being taken forward by the North Toryglen Transformational Regeneration Area Local Delivery Group.

Consultation events and online map

Check dates below for details of consultation events – the more community input we receive, the better chance of getting ideas off the ground!

Add your thoughts to our online map here (now closed for comment but can be viewed)

Tuesday 18th February 2020, Information Session: 3pm-6.30pm, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA

We are excited to share the latest project updates with you! Come along to discuss the latest green space plans & activities for the North Toryglen area with representatives from Urban Roots & Clyde Gateway.

Plans include:
– Creation of a mixed-use community park
– Natural play features
– Improving local walking & cycling routes
– Improving greenspaces for people & wildlife

Community activities include:
– ‘Adopt a plot’ scheme at Polmadie Plots Community Garden
– ‘Friends of Malls Mire’ events in Malls Mire Community Woodland

Monday 15th April 2019, 12pm-2pm & 3.30pm-6.30pm: Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA
Since November 2018 we have been gathering opinions on how to improve local green spaces, walking and cycling routes. We have listened to your ideas to help produce designs. We now invite you to view them ahead of our next funding bid. Come view the designs and give feedback. Refreshments will be provided.

*POSTPONED due to weather warning*Saturday 16th March, 10am-12pm: Pop-up stall at Glenmore Avenue, Toryglen (next to the playpark & shops). Pop by for a chat, share your ideas and have a go on the smoothie bike! 

Thursday 14th March 2019, 8am-10am: Pop-up stall on Dixon Avenue (next to Glasgow Club Holyrood). Pop by for a chat, share your ideas & grab some breakfast! 

Saturday 19th January 2019, 11am-1pm: ASDA Toryglen

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8am-11am: Grassy area at the main entrance to Newhouse Road, next to St Brigid’s Primary. Pop by any time for a chat & to share your ideas. 

Wednesday 21st November 2018, 3pm-5pm: Grassy area at the main entrance to Prospecthill Circus, opposite St Brigid’s Primary. Pop by any time for a chat & to share your ideas. Hot soup will be provided!

Wednesday 21st November 2018, 6pm-8pm: Public Consultation / Launch event, Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA
Drop in any time. There will be a short video, concept designs & chance to share your ideas

***In addition to these public events we are engaging with a number local groups and organisations on a one to one basis; please get in touch if you’d like to be involved.***

Contact: If you have any questions please contact our Growing Connection Project Manager, Gemma Jennings on gemma@urbanroots.org.uk or 0141 613 2766.

  

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