QUOTE (bob121062 @ 17th May 2009, 04:43pm)
Arden has become one of Glasgows worst areas nowadays due to teenage hooligans using drugs and drink to excess, the crime rate has gone through the roof in the last ten years or so and the government have just about taken away every local amenity that youngsters could have used to break up the boredom ........ I dont even think there is a community centre anymore. There were a few really good youth football teams as well but I dont even think here are any football clubs at all there now.
Its a same really because this sort of situation only breeds contemp among the people who live there and the lifestyle becomes a dog eat dog existence.
I lived in Carnwadric for a number of years and rden wasn't nearly as bad as it seems to be now. I hope I am wrong and maybe lately thngs have improved.
It's a shame what's happened to Arden over the years,I was very young when I lived there but I remember that time fondly.
Everyone in the close was like an Auntie or an Uncle to me,I remember running around the field behind my close and enjoying every second of it,being so young I never knew of, or saw any trouble back then (late 60's).
Sadly I went on You-tube and have seen many a video of the area and it's population,it's sad to see what was once a lovely community slip into such a slum and I'm sorry for using that word,as it seems to be over run with junkies & Gang's.
Thankfully I have my memories of a much nicer place,when a wee 3yr auld never had to worry about going to the shops alone to get some sweeties.