Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre will be holding their Summer Family Games Day at the Kingsway Court community garden and Danes Drive park from 1pm to 5pm on Friday 25 July 2014. There will be loads of stuff for everyone to get involved in and we will be along with our cycle skills course so why not pop along and have a great day out!
A new community newspaper – The Whiteinch News – is hot off the press. The first edition of the new newspaper for the community, by the community is produced by volunteers at the Whiteinch Centre. The group aim is to give the people of the area a voice to be heard and you can read more on their blog and you can follow then on twitter – @WhiteinchNews
You can find copies in various local places inculding The Whiteinch Centre and Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.
Streets in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Linthligow on track to break legal air pollution limits for 2014 according to new analysis from Friends of the Earth Scotland. And the situation is not expected to improve as Scotland will miss air pollution legal deadline by over a decade.
Friends of the Earth Scotland mid-year analysis of government data shows that air pollution levels in some of Scotland’s busiest streets are continuing to damage health and break European air quality laws.
The analysis follows the recent revelation before European judges that Scotland will not meet air pollution limits until 2020 in Edinburgh, Central Scotland and North East Scotland and 2025 in Glasgow. European law requires that legal limits for a key toxic chemical, Nitrogen Dioxide be achieved by 2010. The delays will mean that Scotland will miss the deadline by a decade in most Scottish cities and fifteen years in Glasgow.
We’ve been approached by a student at University of Glasgow who is researching the reasons why ladies take up cycling and what puts them off doing it more regularly in Glasgow. The researcher is especially keen to find out:
- how adult women leisure cyclists might be persuaded into taking up cycling for transport,
- what prompts adult women to take up cycling again for the first time since they were kids and
- hearing from adult women that are either thinking about getting on a bike but haven’t taken the plunge yet or adult women that are terrified of the idea and don’t think it’s for them at all.
Participants must be:
- female and aged 18+
- live, work or study in Glasgow and
- either commuter cyclists, leisure cyclists, occasional cyclists or soon-to-be cyclists
The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/female-transport-cycling-glasgow and it will be live until Friday 25 July 2014.
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. For anyone who would like any more information, please feel free contact to contact the researcher at email email@example.com or via Twitter @ladybikeglasgow
A staggering 250 million bits of visible litter are dropped in Scotland each year, damaging the environment and posing a risk to public health – with littering and flytipping costing at least £53 million of public money to tackle.
Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has unveiled the Scottish Government strategy, Towards a Litter-free Scotland, which aims to reduce litter and flytipped waste and increase recycling by encouraging us all to take personal responsibility.
Do you live in Scotstoun? A student from Glasgow University is looking for residents who would be willing to share their views of their neighbourhood as part of their dissertation for a postgraduate degree in City and Regional Planning at the University of Glasgow.
They are researching whether public open space help to create a sense of community in regeneration neighbourhoods?
They will be running focus groups in the neighbourhood during July and are looking for four to six participants for each group. The focus group will be a discussion and would be suited to community groups or groups of friends and neighbours. During the discussion you will be asked a series of questions relating to the subject of regeneration and the use of public space in the Scotstoun area.
Refreshments will be provided and the discussion will take no more than one hour. Your name and details identifying you will be kept confidential. If you would like to take part, please contact Nicola Arnott by email at 1108371A@student.gla.ac.uk or by mobile on 07805 654211 or download the flyer. Focus groups Scotstoun
The study area is shown below and covers the GoWell Scotstoun and wider Scotstoun areas bounded by Earl Street, Dumbarton Road to the south, Dyke Road to the west, the railway line to the north and Queen Victoria Drive to the east