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What a great turn out and amazing effort put into Maryhill Meadow today in Collina St. The crew cleared more land and did an awesome job covering the paths and area around Boaby the Bothy with the donated wood chip. This has made a huge difference. No more walking in the mud as well as making it slip free.

Donald Dewar, Tumshies & the fight for £2m investment in public housing for the valley in Maryhill.
Watch the full clip here: youtu.be/BzYDERMlScU
Learn more about the campaign and to get involved join the Still Game for the Valley discussion group.

Lots of residents will be happy to clean up the city. Employ them full time on a LIVING WAGE, provide the resources like sufficient bins etc. and stop appealing to peoples' civic pride. What do we pay your wages for!
news.stv.tv/west-central/glasg

More chat from the bothy

"Power lies in our hands, and when we organise we can change anything we want to change"

youtube.com/watch?v=vTQcwhAbE7

To consolidate our occupation of The Valley we’re gonna start planting vegetables and plants.
We still don’t know what it’s gonna turn out like, so come along and bring your own ideas!

The meeting will take place online on Jitsi at 6:30pm on Thursday the 4th of March using this link:
meet.jit.si/GreenValleyG20

Why no such plans for Glasgow and Scotland? Why are the powers that be stuck in this mindset that social housing is a bad thing.?
It is because they are hopeless at implementing it. Look no further than the peripheral schemes like Drumchapel and Castlemilk. They are now just playing around the edges with concepts such as "affordable" housing and "low cost home ownership."
Get into the 21st Century Glasgow City Council!

jacobinmag.com/2018/11/beautif

Rough draft of some footage from today. Hoping to get some fairly regular content similar to this throughout the campaign.
If your up for a bothy diary interview, want to share some local history, perform or just tell a story give us a shout.

youtube.com/watch?v=4Hg69dIF85

...No more hoping that the people in power, be it councils or government, will deign to build a few houses for those of us who can't afford to buy one of their overpriced shoeboxes they call a house. Or pay the extortionate rents charged by greedy landlords.
Read this and get ANGRY!! Come and help the campaign to save the Valley

theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

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This shockingly accurate photo documentary by Kirsty McKay perfectly illustrates a major part of my personal motivation to fight for a new community in the Valley. The so-called Glasgow Effect will not be changed by building just houses, social, private, affordable or otherwise. We need to build communities that provide a healthy environment, meaningful employment, and hope for our children. This is not rocket science...

Small additional heating through a heat exchanger does the rest. Heating bills are reduced by 85% per year. Here is a video about the first Passive hoose built in the UK. £150 a year to heat!

youtube.com/watch?v=vdJ2rm1Ok8

Starting today with Passivhaus, German spelling, where the standard was developed, or known in Scotland as Passive Hoose! Passive means it is heated by the sun and the heat given off by appliances in your house. Cooker, fridge, TV, computers, light bulbs, everything electrical gives off some heat, however little. It all adds up if it is not allowed to escape...

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A lot of people are not familiar with some of the things we are trying to achieve with our plans for the Valley Community Development Charity so I am starting an information post. I will post links to sites which explain the 21st century technologies needed to create and provide healthy, sustainable and energy efficient housing and community businesses for our people, their children and future generations.

Via Norman:
"Reminder of one of the main reasons for our demand for social housing to be brought back to Collina St. If private housing is built it will be gobbled up by the private landlords and be totally unaffordable for local people as has happened in Partick, Finnieston, Thornwood and Whiteinch. Living Rent is at the forefront of the campaign to fight this in The Valley and the rest of Scotland!"

scottishhousingnews.com/articl

Reminder of one of the main reasons for our demand for social housing to be brought back to Collina St. If private housing is built it will be gobbled up by the private landlords and be totally unaffordable for local people as has happened in Partick, Finnieston, Thornwood and Whiteinch. Living Rent is at the forefront of the campaign to fight this in The Valley and the rest of Scotland!

scottishhousingnews.com/articl

We had another lively meeting tonight.

In the next week we should be making big progress including with paving around the bothy, building some raised beds for gardening, anbd more artistic happenings at the weekend.

Here't a little video graphic a supporter made, using a photo taken at Collina Street

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