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Office closed for Holiday Weekend

14 September 2021 

The staff team at Cernach will be unavailable on Friday 24th and Monday 27th September. Staff will be available from Tuesday 28th September at 9am.

If you are a tenant and have an emergency repair during this time, please call City Building on 0800 595 595.

If you are a new build tenant and received your keys from November 2020 onwards and have emergency repair during this time, please contact the following numbers. Electrics – 07303 530599, Heating & Plumbing – 07957 922472 or Joiner - 07792 099717.

Please note these numbers are for emergencies only. Please report any routine repairs during office opening hours.

Glasgow City Council survey on digital communications and housing

27th July 2021 

Would you like the opportunity to have your say on digital communications and housing?

Glasgow City Council are currently running a survey to find out just that. The survey can be found by clicking on one of the links below  

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GCC_AccessToHousing/

https://www.glasgowconsult.co.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicDMartCurrent&NoIP=1

Changes to Glasgow City Council Bulk Waste 

29th June 2021 

Glasgow City Council will be introducing charging for household bulk waste collections from 5 July 2021.

This decision brings Glasgow into line with the vast majority of Scottish local authorities, where charging for uplifting bulky items is a standard feature of their waste management services.

Requiring householders to pay for large items to be collected is also consistent with the Council’s new Resource and Recycling Strategy 2020-30 and ‘empowering Glasgow to become a zero-waste city’.

Charging aims to change the way citizens think about resources. By assigning value to bulky items we can encourage residents to reduce the amount of waste they produce or find other ways for items to be reused where possible. Extending the useful life of bulky items will help reduce Glasgow’s carbon footprint and help support the city’s aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

You can find out more about the Resource and Recycling Strategy 2020-30 by following this link.

Let's Go Growchapel!

11th June 2021 

Do you:

  • Fancy growing your own fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers or herbs?
  • Enjoy physical activity in the fresh air?
  • Want to meet likeminded people from your community?
  • Want to learn new skills or share your existing skills with other generations?

Have you considered becoming an allotment plot holder?

Allotments are in high demand across the City as more people recognise the benefits they can bring. An allotment plot would provide you with a space to connect with your community and get fresh produce straight to your dinner table.

Where is the new growing space?

Growchapel is a community led growing space situated around the football pitch between Halgreen Avenue and Abbotshall Avenue, G15. 

What size is the site?

The site is approx. 6000m2 and will feature a number of allotment plots, a sensory Sitooterie space, orchard area and outdoor learning and social spaces. The site will be developed in two phases, the first has already begun and should be complete by mid-end July 2021.

In phase one the site will contain:

  • 22 ground plots, ranging from 150m2 – 75m2
  • A composting toilet
  • A Scented Sitooterie space to sit and relax
  • Beehives to help the species grow
  • Pockets of wetland areas, adjacent to the plots, to increase biodiversity

*Sign me up!*: We would encourage interested parties to have a look at the Growchapel FAQs and Application Rules for more information before you fill out the application form, which can be found under “Growchapel” on the GCC website: https://glasgow.gov.uk/allotments

The deadline for applications is Monday 5th July 2021.

You can contact the Growchapel Steering Group at any point for more information at Growchapel@gmail.com and someone from the team will be happy to help.

Please share this with your local friends, family, neighbours, tenants and partners to help reach people across Drumchapel.

Scottish Water Update

26th April  2021 

The Association received the following update from Scottish Water on Monday 26 April. If you have any questions, please contact Scottish Water on 0800 077 8778.
Update from Scottish Water on works at Kinfauns Drive:
Good afternoon,
I wanted to keep you informed on our works in Kinfauns Drive and to provide you with the latest update. It would be great if you could share this update on your platforms.
We appreciate this work has been disruptive and we are acutely aware of the impact this project has had on the local community.
Despite making good progress towards our aim of getting the road re-opened by 1st July, work has been delayed due to the discovery of an unknown pressurised sand and water table 7m below ground at our excavation to repair the sewer network adjacent to the West Centre.
This caused the excavation to flood and made it unsafe to progress. Specialists have investigated the issue and a solution is now being designed. This has led to a reduction of visible work on site, but please be assured that work is progressing to get a solution in place as soon as possible to allow progress to continue.
Work to install a de-watering system is being programmed to start the first week in June and we anticipate that the project will be completed by mid-September. The final completion may be interrupted due to the COP26 climate change event which Glasgow is planning to host in September, which could see the road re-open but reinstatement works delayed. We will keep the community updated.
We would also stress that we are working to complete this project as soon as possible. To this end, we may introduce 7 day working to try to speed up the full completion of the project.
Finally, we intend to issue a newsletter which will provide more detail about the work involved in the project, which has been undertaken by Scottish Water and its contractors. We hope this will be issued in the coming week.
We would like to offer our most sincere apologies for this latest delay, due to unknown factors, and we appreciate the patience and understanding shown during these extensive works

No Rent Increase for 2021/2022 

18th January 2021

Committee have voted for no rent increases in 2021/22. Rents will remain at 2020/2021 rates.

True to our values we at Cernach are always looking for ways to ‘improving lives, making it happen, protecting asse and engaging with customers.

Welfare Rights Update

3rd June 2020

Cernach Housing Association is aware of the significant difficulties our tenants are experiencing due to Coronavirus. Please remember, our Welfare Rights service continues to be provided to Cernach tenants even though our office premises are currently not accessible.

Did you know that you can apply for additional finance assistance through the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme?

In response to the Covid 19 outbreak the Scottish Government has released additional funding through this scheme to support those people who do not qualify for full Housing Benefit or Housing costs in Universal Credit

The award is Discretionary and dependant on your circumstances however applicants must have some entitlement to either Housing Benefit or Housing Cost – Any amount to apply!

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply or of what benefits/support you may be entitled to then we can help provide professional Welfare Rights advice.

You can contact this service through our office number 0141 944 3860 or call/text 07736892626 and ask to speak to our Welfare Rights Officer Andy.

The Service is available Mon – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm

If you call outwith these times or the line is busy you can leave a message or text and we will reply as soon as we can.

You can also speak to your housing officer who can help by calling the office 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-3.30pm Friday.

Welfare Rights Update

7th May 2020

Cernach Housing Association is aware of the significant difficulties our tenants are experiencing due to Coronavirus. Please remember, our Welfare Rights service continues to be provided to Cernach tenants even though our office premises are currently not accessible. You can contact this service through our office number 0141 944 3860 and ask to speak to our Welfare Rights Officer Andy.

To further support our tenants, we have introduced a dedicated Welfare Rights telephone number.  If you are unsure of what benefits/support you may be entitled to then we can help provide professional Welfare Rights advice.

Call or text – 07736892626 between the hours of 9:30am – 1pm, Monday –Thursday.

If you call outwith these times or the line is busy you can leave a message or text and we will reply as soon as we can.