Streets Ahead

AFTER  a successful and award-winning first year Streets Ahead is determined to be bigger and better in its second year.

The paper was named Scottish Campaigning Newspaper Of The Year, while Ann Fotheringham won Campaigning Journalist Of The Year at the Scottish Press Awards for her work on the Streets Ahead campaign.

The campaign to improve the environment and to highlight and praise the people who have taken responsibility for making Glasgow better was an incredible success.

The idea of improving local communities – whether it’s by bringing neighbours together to create a community garden; helping local schools to run litter pick-ups; transforming gap sites; holding street parties; or providing hanging baskets for a main street – touched a nerve with thousands of people.

And with the support of our partners – Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue and the City Charitable Trust – we will continue to be able to provide resources, information and advice on how to get your project started.

Remember that one person making a difference can often transform a street. One person on every street can transform an entire city.

And many of the people who were involved became Street Champions – individuals, organisations and businesses, who are prepared to go the extra mile to improve their area, and bolster pride and belief in their communities as a result.

Email streetsahead@heraldandtimes.co.uk or call 0141 302 6520 to tell us what you think needs done in your area, or let us know what’s already under way.

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