ScotstounCC_logoAs part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one (or more) of the many organisations that we work with.

Our latest Friend Focus features Scotstoun Community Council!

Scotstoun Community Council enjoyed a successful 2013 representing residents on the issues that the community asked them to address and moving forward with proposals for forging an even stronger sense of community. They have set themselves targets for 2013-2015 to ensure that all residents within Scotstoun Community Council area are aware of what they are doing as the community council and also to improve the environment of the area in collaboration with agencies such as Glasgow City Council Land and Environmental Services and Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust.

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20140407_HoS_Mound_05Over the past week or so the view from our office window has changed dramatically. The garden team at Heart of Scotstoun having been working hard to find a solution to the mound of earth that has been on site since the community centre was completed. And last week they found their solution. The soil has now been taken off site by Robertson’s to form part of the Cuningar Loop garden which is being developed as part of the Commonwealth Games.

This has been a win-win all round and means we now have a much nicer and brighter view from our office! And it is also a big step forward for Heart of Scotstoun for the development of their Back Green.

 

20140409_NoticeboardDanes1You may have noticed in the past few weeks, in addition to the new bike racks, a few other new things in the neighbourhood, especially if you’ve been near Daisy Park on Dumbarton Road, Danes Drive Bowls Park and the pitch at Scotstoun Primary School.

Scotstoun Community Council have installed three new community notice boards. The Community Council hope the notice boards will make it more convenient to keep everyone up to date with what is happening in the community council area. These are a really great addition to the community so well done to the Community Council for making this happen and hopefully it will be possible to get more boards in the neighbourhood in the future.

The boards were made possible with funding from the Ward 13 Garscadden / Scotstounhill Area Partnership.

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FOVP_LogoFriends of Victoria Park are holding an Extraordinary General Meeting of the group which will be held at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 30 April in St Thomas Aquinas School.

The main purpose of the meeting will be to approve a revised constitution for the group in order to correct a number of matters which are inadequately covered in the current document. These include removing irrelevant clauses dealing with pensions for employees; expanding and clarifying our aims and objects; revising the number of members required for a quorum at General Meeting to better reflect the growth in numbers; and to review and simplify membership categories. They also propose to change the date of the Annual General Meeting from October to the spring.

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bus-glasgowThere will be a public meeting about local bus services at 6pm on Thursday 24 April at Knightswood Baptist Church, 183 Knightswood Road, Glasgow, G13 2XL

It is a public meeting so all in the community are welcome to attend and participate.

The meeting has been convened by Councillor Paul Rooney and is primarily about bus transport but will likely cover the wider provision of public transport in the area. There will be representatives from some of the local bus providers in attendance.

The meeting is very timely given First Bus Glasgow recent announcement of further fare increases from 6 April and the withdrawal of Service 42. Passengers that use the 42 are being that alternative travel options are to use service 1C and or services 2 and 3 or Avondale service 400.

2014-mattersWe recently attended the 2014 Matters: Energy, Environment and Climate Change debate that was held at the University of Glasgow.

There was quite a buzz in the room as people gathered for the fourth speaker event in the 2014 Matters series. Around 120 people came along to hear and take part in a debate about the Scottish independence referendum and energy, environment and climate change.

You can read a blog from the event here and the podcast should be available online shortly.

“This is the first independence debate I’ve been to where the environment has even been mentioned”, Sarah Boyack MSP

FindingScotlandsReal HeroesLast year De’ils On Wheels were lucky enough to not only be nominated for an RBS Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes Award but also making it down to the final three for best environmental project in Scotland. We didn’t win but we had an amazing time being involved with the awards and we spent a day filming with comedian Des Clark and we went through to Edinburgh for the awards ceremony.

Well this year it could be your chance – the second series will be launched on STV on Monday 15 April with a 30 min programme that looks back at last year, catches up with a couple of winners and encourages people to nominate their heroes again this year! Good luck!

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De'ils On Wheels Community Bicycle Workshop

Community Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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Legal stuff

DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

Photos from Instagram...

Famous faces at the Scottish Bike Show!! #deilsonwheels Now that's what you call a set of wheels!!! Sir Chris Hoy and Clyde at the Scottish Bike Show!! The #Whiteinch #bike club promo bike...donated by #deilsonwheels Congratulations to the winner of our prize draw - the family ticket to the Scottish Bike Show will be in the post tonight! #deilsonwheels Busy day for the Heart of Scotstoun bike racks!!
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