Published on: 01 Jul 2017 14:49

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Maryhill Housing has recorded a number of successes in a series of competition wins.
WIN NUMBER ONE was our success in the Keep Scotland Beautiful 2017 Local
Environmental Awards. It was for our work in keeping our community looking great.
WIN NUMBER TWO came in June in the People Make Maryhill Awards run by Maryhill Parish Church. This recognised the unsung heroes of the community who help others and several were connected to Maryhill Housing. They are:

  • Maureen Dickie from Glenavon Residents’ Association;
  • Helen Donald, Chairperson of Shiskine Place retirement housing Residents’ Association;
  • Alison Scott, Warden at Shiskine;
  • Raymond Wingate, Warden at Oran Place retirement housing;
  • Jim Hunter of Maryhill Housing’s Neighbourhood Team;
  • John McCann, Chair of Valley & Locks Residents’ Association, and,
  • Eleanor Brown of Ruchill Furniture who is also a Maryhill Housing Board member.
WIN NUMBER THREE also came in June in the keenly fought Evening Times “Streets Ahead” contest. The Streets Ahead Awards 2017 is an exciting
celebration – held since 2011 - which has helped to transform the city. The Evening Times searched for people and projects who have made a difference to the streets, parks and gardens of Glasgow, by planting, pruning, picking up litter, or planning bigger projects for the future.
  • The Big Roots of Ruchill allotments won the category of Best Community Garden.
  • Best Community Initiative was won by the Mini Multis’ Residents Association for its playpark and growing space.
  • The Streets Ahead Overall Award chosen from over twenty entrants in the various categories was won by Big Roots of Ruchill.