Do you live in Mary Hill? Glasgow group launch app to promote community events

A community group in NORTH Glasgow has launched a website to keep locals up to date on events.

Maryhill Activity Directory has published a regular brochure for two years, but recently decided to embrace the technology.

Two weeks ago they launched their own website, or web app, which brings together local events, groups and things to do in greater Maryhill.

Jim Hamilton, Deacon of Maryhill Parish Church and co-creator of the web application, said: “We have tried other types of websites in the past and haven’t had much success, but we launched this new web app and i feel confident it’s very good.

“He’s there to get information about activities out to people, even though there aren’t as many activities as before Covid, so it’s important to let everyone know which ones we have.

“It’s a good and easy way to go and hopefully something everyone can accept.

“There’s so much going on that we don’t know if we’re not working with each other.”

Left to right Sharon Bowers of Acre Tenants Association, Jim Hamilton of Maryhill Parish Church and Iona Craig Community Outreach worker of Maryhill Church, all using and updating the Maryhill Activity Directory app

Glasgow Times: Jim Hamilton of Maryhill Parish Church uses and updates the Maryhill Activity Directory appJim Hamilton of Maryhill Parish Church uses and updates the Maryhill Activity Directory app

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A web application is an application program stored on a remote server and delivered over the Internet through a browser interface.

Like the booklet before, it aims to spread information about events and bring the community together.

It is free to access on any computer or mobile device and easy to use. It can also be saved as a shortcut and used as an application.

The group encourages local organizations to get in touch with any relevant events, so they can update their directory and include as many programs as possible.

They aim to encourage people to get out of their homes and socialize.

Glasgow Times: Iona Craig, Community Outreach Officer at Maryhill Church, uses and updates the Maryhill Activity Directory appIona Craig, Community Outreach Officer at Maryhill Church, uses and updates the Maryhill Activity Directory app

Glasgow Times: Sharon Bowers of Acre Tenants uses and updates Maryhill Activity Directory appSharon Bowers of the Acre Tenants Association uses and updates the Maryhill Activity Directory app

The Deacon said, “Getting involved in these activities is crucial. It can provide isolation and loneliness, it can become a really central part of their life, just reinvigorating them and giving them purpose in life.

“It’s really important for some people to find something they love and to make friendships that are broader than where they live. I was talking a bit about older people there, but that applies to all age groups.

“We run a few clubs in the church for toddlers, we have Boys Brigade and a playgroup for young mums who may not have been out with their kids in the past few years and can interact with d ‘other children before going to daycare.’

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