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play-on-pedals-wee-mcwheelie-logo-small1Play On Pedals are running FREE drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre during June and July and De’ils On Wheels will be helping to deliver the sessions.

The sessions will take place from 1-3pm in the outside hall at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on

  • Sunday 17 June 2018
  • Sunday 1 & 15 July 2018

There are also sessions being held elsewhere in Glasgow. You can find out more on the Play On Pedals website and Facebook page and on the flyer below.

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VP_gatesThere’s a whole host of activities planned for Victoria Park, many of them involving the Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) group.

Further volunteer days are still to be announced where you can come along and help make the park enjoyable for all by helping with clean ups, bulb planting, etc!

Tue 12 JuneActive Seniors Day in the park – lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Tue 12 to Sun 17 JuneZippos Circus is due to return to the park for several performances daily.

Sun 24 June 2pmFlower Power Demo – appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP KEEP THE FLOWER DISPLAYS.

6 July – 15 JulyFriendsfest – based on the popular TV series takes place on the rugby pitches.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September at 2pm each day, FoVP will lead informative walks around the park as part of Doors Open Day.

Sunday 11 November at 2pm – FoVP Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

If you are interested in what has been happening with the park over the last couple of years, check out the Victoria Park update report, and the Victoria Park timeline 1885-2018 makes for a very interesting read.
Regular events in the park are listed below.

scotrailThe Scotrail summer timetable is now in operation. Why not leave the car at home and take in the beautiful Scottish scenery from the train?

Step off the train and onto a bike – the perfect way to explore the city and countryside. You’ll find designated cycle spaces on many trains. For some journeys, you’ll need to reserve a space for your bike. Where you can’t book a spot, spaces are given on a first come first served basis.

Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme available at 12 stations in Scotland. How does it work? You’ll need to register, and pay a £10 annual membership fee. Then it’s just a low daily hire rate of £3.80 a day. Pick up the bike at the station, and drop it back when you’re done.

The Kids Go Free ticket lets you travel on most services off-peak anywhere in Scotland with one or two children aged 5-15, for the same price as an adult ticket. In addition there’s a wide range of railcards and discounts available  including

  • Two Together railcard
  • Disabled Persons railcard
  • 16-25 railcard
  • Senior railcard
  • Highland railcard
  • Young Scot National Entitlement card.

All you need to do now is buy the ticket and go off and enjoy yourself!!

FortuneWorksLogoFortune Works are holding their Garden Centre Open Day from 12pm till 4pm on Saturday 2 June 2018 and everyone is invited. The event will take place at the Garden Centre, 195 Drumry Rd E, Glasgow G15 8NS

Fortune Works is a social enterprise which provides meaningful opportunities for people with a learning disability within Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The service combines accessible social and enterprising activities and offers individualised support for people to make a positive contribution to their Community.

The open day will involve various fun activities for kids, whilst you will also have the opportunity to purchase hand crafted goods from both the Garden Centre and our fully stocked Craft Shop.  There will be a wide range of plants for sale and you can bring along your own pots/planters/baskets for filling.

They look forward to seeing you there, please invite as many friends or people you may think would enjoy this free event. There will be refreshments on the day too.

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QMDGlasgow City Council are proposing to make a number of improvements within the Queen Margaret Drive area of the City. These works have the aspirations and aims of increasing the number of journeys completed in an active and sustainable manner and improving the liveability of the local area.

The main proposals cover the area from the Queen Margaret Drive Bridge to the Junction of Kelbourne Street and include:

  • 2 way segregated cycle route on the West side.
  • Increased public space at the junction of Kelvin Drive.
  • Reduced crossing distances at Kelvin Drive and Queen Margaret Road.
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Upgraded surfacing on footways including public realm quality materials.

After you have viewed the designs you are invited to leave feedback via a short questionnaire which is available until Fri 18 May.

Source: glasgow.gov.uk/cycling

green-gym-6The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for May are:

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

These events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

The Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and there will be talks about the following topics:

  • find out about the Victoria Park working group
  • hear about the Friends Fossil Grove fernery project
  • give your views on proposals to grass over some of the flower beds

You can find out more about Friends of Victoria Park on their website

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

WH Malcolm campaign

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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