New North Glasgow Residents' Association

Following two meetings of residents of the areas, a new association of residents has started in Possilpark in Glasgow.

Submitted by libcom on March 22, 2006

Hamiltonhill Residents' Association has come together due to the often overwhelming problems experienced by the local community. Repairs to walls and piping, heroin addicts and the closure of three schools on the estate, are hot topics. More concrete arrangements for campaigning are beginning to form also.

The first officials were elected this last Monday evening, with the first chair facilitating a meeting attended by approximately eighty residents of the estate, as well as representatives of the housing association due to purchase all the social accomodation in the area, and the local councillor.

At the moment, Glasgow's former Council tenants are undergoing a period of massive stress. Many are treated with little or no respect by the Glasgow Housing Association and need urgent repairs to their homes - new floors, whole walls and leaking toilet pipes.

Twenty-eight primary schools are also due to be closed across the City of Glasgow and massive protest has been registered in response.

Hamiltonhill Residents' Association, along with a handful of other new like-minded groups, has its work cut out