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ApplefieldWe will be hosting weekly volunteer gardening sessions every Thursday at Gartnavel Applefield garden every Thursday until 31 May. The sessions will start at 10.00am and finish at 12.30pm.

Gartnavel Applefield garden contributes to improving the environment around the Gartnavel site for the enjoyment of patients, staff and local people.

Volunteers will be able to help with a wide range of tasks including building and installing raised beds, preparation and filling of raised beds, installing a polytunnel, landscaping the gardens and general weeding.

If you want to come along to any of the sessions please get in touch or you can just turn up on the day. As the work is outdoors, please dress for the weather.

community-calendarThis event is 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! 

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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 April 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!

BikeLibrarySource: TES

Glasgow has among the highest levels of child poverty in the UK and is hoping to ensure every child has access to a bike by opening a “bike library” in 70 of its primary schools.

Glasgow City Council is planning to buy 1,400 bikes at a cost of £350,000 in a bid to encourage more children to cycle to school. The council has also set aside another £80,000 to cover the cost of employing two people to maintain and repair the bicycles.

The scheme – which will see each school involved receiving 20 bikes – has been introduced at the suggestion of Green councillors in the city. The schools that will be targeted are those already signed up to cycling proficiency scheme, Bikeability Scotland, with the bikes likely to be loaned out to a child for the entire school year.

Martha Wardrop, the Green councillor for Glasgow’s Hillhead, told Tes Scotland that although cycling to school was on the rise in Glasgow the city’s figures remained lower than Edinburgh’s.

The percentage of students who cycled to school in Glasgow rose from 1.4 per cent in 2008 to 2.8 per cent in 2016, according to the Hands Up Scotland Survey conducted annually by walking and cycling charity, Sustrans Scotland. But the percentage of students who cycled to school in Edinburgh in 2016 was 5.7 per cent, the survey found.

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BigPedalSustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days from 23 April to 4 May 2018 and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.

On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.

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FoEheadingFriends of the Earth Scotland are hosting a FREE Spring Activist Gathering on Saturday 17 March 2018 10.30 – 16.30 in The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU.

Whether you’re new to activism or a seasoned campaigner, help map the way ahead to a Fossil Free Scotland.

This event is open to members, supporters, local groups and anyone else who wants to find out more about what FoE Scotland do and how to become part of Scotland’s climate justice movement.

Activists from across Scotland will deliver sessions including:

  • Climate campaigning in 2018: Scotland’s new Climate Bill
  • Where next for anti-fracking campaigners in Scotland?
  • Making air pollution history: a vision for clean transport
  • Divesting to make fossil fuels history
  • Creative campaigning and audacious activism
  • Intersectional approaches to climate justice

Please note that bookings made through Eventbrite will be used to plan catering for the day, so please only book your (free) spot if you are sure you can attend! #lovefood #hatefoodwaste

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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 March 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!

play-on-pedals-wee-mcwheelie-logo-small1Play On Pedals are running FREE drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre from March – May 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.

  • Sunday 18 March 2018
  • Sunday 15 April 2018
  • Sunday 13 & 27 May 2018

PLEASE NOTE THE SESSION ON 29 APRIL HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

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 flyers below.

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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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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.

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