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  • Out and About
    The last few weeks have seen us meet new people and hear about many fantastic initiatives going on in Possilpark like this one from the Courtyard Pantry. Using specially adapted bikes, groceries can be uplifted and dropped off within the Possilpark and Wester Common Areas. It’s all part of the work they do to develop… Continue reading Out and About
  • Festive Celebrations ’21
    On Sunday 5 December 2021 Possilpark’s Saracen Street and Millennium Square were the focus of this year’s Festive Celebrations. A magical even took place with hundreds attending for a parade, to see Santa, arts and crafts and fire performances. Millennium Square was transformed into a twinkling wonderland! More pictures coming soon…
  • Awards!
    Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum Awards 2021 We were delighted that ‘Remaking Saracen’ was shortlisted for the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF) Awards 2021 in the category of ‘Most Improved Place’! Thanks to the hard work of the business sector and wider community we have been able to come this far in a short space of… Continue reading Awards!
  • Town Centre Action Fund
    With support from the Town Centre Fund, a Scottish Government scheme run through Glasgow City Council, a number of shop fronts on Saracen Street are being refurbished. Murray Russell Architects has designed the scheme which reflects the street’s retail heritage. The following businesses form the first phase of the scheme and you can see lots… Continue reading Town Centre Action Fund
  • Business Survey
    Thanks to everyone who returned our Business Survey. You provided us with great insights and a clear path forward! If you haven’t returned it don’t worry, you can return it any time as we’ll keep a running note of comments and feedback. You highlighted that your priorities for the BID to focus on are to:… Continue reading Business Survey
  • Street banners are up!
    Street banners adorn the sky above Saracen Street! Designed as part of an overall campaign to lift the look and feel of Saracen Street, the banners celebrate the area’s rich heritage and encourage us all to ‘love local’. Saracen Street was given its name by Walter McFarlane of Saracen Foundry fame, and its range of wonderful… Continue reading Street banners are up!
  • New Planters!
    Specially made large scale planters were installed on Saracen Street at the end of July. We are so pleased to hear that you are all enjoying them, it’s great to have something we can enjoy together! ng homes, which is the north of the city’s largest social housing provider was successful raising funds from the… Continue reading New Planters!
  • What a lot of rubbish…
    The BID is rolling out a waste management programme with commercial supplier, Enva, to deal with the problem of commercial rubbish and fly-tipping on Saracen Street. We are working with other partners including Glasgow City Council, ng homes and Police Scotland and although we are seeing some improvements, there’s still a way to go. In… Continue reading What a lot of rubbish…
  • Canal Heritage
    Supported by the Canal Coop’s Heritage Lottery Project the BID has been able to draw attention to the heritage of Saracen Street with a new logo inspired by the street’s retail history and a series of heritage postcards. The postcards encourage the sharing of stories and photographs via the BID’s social media platforms and an… Continue reading Canal Heritage
  • Covid-19 Support for Business
    As a Business Improvement District, we supported local businesses to make applications for government support through the lockdown. It was great to see many of you re-open as guidelines allowed. It was also heartening to see many third sector agencies and charities turn to local traders for essential food and medicine packs alongside pamper packs,… Continue reading Covid-19 Support for Business
  • Remaking Saracen Campaign
    Maeve Redmond, a Glasgow based designer, created the Remaking Saracen brand by looking into the history and heritage of Saracen Street. Take a look at Maeve’s thinking in preparing the brand here: Maeve has had a keen interest in the area and particularly the Saracen Foundry, with a permanent exhibition on the subject and the… Continue reading Remaking Saracen Campaign
  • Scotland Loves Local