In the late 1800s. Possilpark was at the heart of worldwide manufacturing – famous for its three iron foundries and several potteries. There were also many other industries in the area – chemical works, timber, and even a mine. Little attention was paid to the ongoing environmental effects of these industries and much environmental pollution remains. More recently, with the collapse of these industries, outward migration, and the demolition of older housing stock, Possil has been left with wide swathes of abandoned brownfield land, and a sense of its public spaces being abandoned by the city council. But local folks are determined to see this depressing situation change and make our community beautiful, attractive to wildlife and safe to play around in. There is a lot of new things happening in our area around this theme, and Clay is committed to seeking the welfare (shalom) of our community in this way too.
Local earth-keeping projects
Urban Community Gardens