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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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Scotstoun Community Council are holding a Community Clean up at 1030am on Saturday 19 May 2018. Volunteers will be meeting at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL.

The clean up will take place along Goldberry Avenue and Danes Drive and the event is part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful National Spring Clean. Greggs are suporting the event and providing free cakes for the event.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

Scotstoun Community Council and local NIVs (Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers).

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scotscoco@gmail.com

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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TCV are hosting a Go Wild In Your Garden event from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 20 March at the Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road, Knightswood G13 3DD. There will be lots of activities and ideas all about making our gardens better for people and wildlife.

The event is free and you can take part in activities including planting wildflower seeds, bug hunts, making natural bird feeders to take home with you, build a planter and more!

DRCET will be along at the event with our pedal powered smoothies so why not pop down and say hello!

Everybody is welcome so tell all your friends!

The event is part of the Community Rewilding project run by TCV.

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As part of the Victoria Park Working Group a key activity has been compiling and collating various bits of information in one place for all the stakeholders to access. Some of this information has been used to create a timeline for the Park, a short version of which is included in the Victoria Park Update Report.

The timeline provides a useful overview of the key developments and events in the park, particularly over the past decade or so.

Information at the start marked * has been sourced from Victoria Park Heritage Trail leaflet. Approximate dates are indicated by ??. Weblinks to the source of the information have been provided in the end notes.

You can download the timeline here DRCET_VictoriaPark_Timeline_May2018

The working group has been facilitated by Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET), a local environmental charity – www.dumbartonroad.com

Acronyms used: GCC – Glasgow City Council; FoVP – Friends of Victoria Park; WCC – Whiteinch Community Council

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For the past year DRCET has been facilitating the Victoria Park working group and on behalf of the group we have written the Victoria Park Update Report.

The report gives an overview of what has been happening with regards to the park over the past couple of years, including the Victoria Park Community Placemaking which was undertaken by EKOS on behalf of the Council. More than 40 people from 17 local organisations contributed to the Community Placemaking. The report also looks at how what will be happening moving forward.

The report contains a brief timeline for the park – a more detailed version of the timeline is available here.

The working group is also undertaking a short survey about the park which you can access here www.surveymonkey.com/r/VictoriaPark-Spring2018 and it would be appreciated if you can take a few minutes to complete the survey.

The report will be available from various locations in the local area. If you would like some hard copies of the report to hand out to people please get in touch. You can download the Update Report here DRCET_VictoriaPark_UpdateReport_Spring2018_Web .

The design and printing of the update report was partly funded by the Ward 12 Victoria Park Area Partnership.

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GoBike recently published three blogs looking at Road Design Challenges for People on Bikes.

GoBike has long been frustrated by substandard provision for active travel across the area. Despite campaigning for years against certain designs, they are continuing to see them used across road improvements and in newly funded projects.

The blogs covered the following topics…

The first blog noted that, “Research has found that the majority of people think it is too dangerous to cycle on roads, with nearly two thirds of all people feeling this way and 48% of people who already cycle agreeing. This road danger is felt more strongly than most by women and as people get older. It is clear that the design of our roads, and this perception of safety is the single biggest factor on how roads and streets are used.”

 

The report from our School Run Summit, which we held back in November, has now been published.

The half day School Run Summit was for schools and other interested parties from G11/12/13/14/15 postcode areas. The Summit was a great success with a valuable input from all participants, especially the local primary school pupils.

We have now produced a full report, with a series of recommendations and actions, as well as an easy read summary report.

The aim of the summit was to bring together a wide range of organisations to look at how we could work together more effectively to address the school run.

The three overarching outcomes from the summit are to:

  • significantly reduce the number of cars used for the school run
  • help parents and guardians make different choices about the school run
  • provide schools with additional capacity & support from the community

Three simple, low cost and quick actions which we will be taking forward are:

  • #SaferSchoolRun – all partners to use the simple hashtag (#) to share school run related activity and information on Twitter and Facebook
  • #AtLeastOneDayAWeek – encouraging parents/guardians that currently drive to change their habits at least one day a week will result in a 20% change in behaviour
  • Safer School Run Community Pledge – building on the Council’s parking pledge to get the wider community to sign up to a school run pledge

In addition a School Run working group has been set up to oversee the delivery of the recommendations and actions.

You can download the reports here:

If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch or join in on social media visit our Safer School Run page

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

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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
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