My pal Mattie moved into Daisy street about 3 years ago now , and Ive stayed in Govanhill for 5 or 6 years now
and the first thing he said to me one weekend we were out in jamiesons on Allison streeet having a pint
was that there are people selling their kids , and he made mention that they were indicating the business by using pink and blue lighting in the
I just never believed it to be true and thought it was just one of the things they say about communities who are foreign.
but this backs up the claims.
I have walked through govanhill many a time at night , from the back of 11 until about 4 or 5 am
often coming home from parties in the area and I walk through the heart of govanhill and I've never been approached by kids for sex.
However I have seen plenty of dodgy looking flats with either pink or blue lights in the rooms.
(whether this is just coincidence )
I have been approached by kids for money , some of the kids shouldn't be out that late at their age as there are criminals everywhere in Glasgow and
especially ones who exploit children.
I can certainly testify that the area has fallen into a state of despair, the housing is falling down , there is a flat on mrtyle park road and the
facade has bellied out and everyone has been evacuated, there was also a housing block on victoria road which was condemned and evacuated due to a
The area needs alot of TLC, but that is also a community thing, and despite Govanhill being a little down trodden , the place has a community feeling
and people do things together , they have parades etc, in fact the Romany Gypsy community day was recent there in August a whole day celebrating the
Romany community in Glasgow.
People need to just come together more and work together and bridge gaps.
people need to look out for each other more.
time to go look for those volunteer roles
edit on 20-11-2017 by sapien82 because: (no reason given)