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Sustrans Scotland are holding a social bike ride on Saturday 23 September from Dumbarton Castle to the Riverside Museum. The cycle ride is in association with Castle to Crane, part of the Clyde Built Festival.

The starting point will be from the grassed area in front of of Dumbarton Castle  at 10am.  You’ll be able to watch some of the boats start their race then follow the cycle route along the canal and other paths, stopping at Bowling Harbour and the Renfrew Ferry to watch the boats race by.

The ride will finish at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow where food and refreshments will be available.  The ride will be approx. 16 miles and is expected to take between 2.5 and 4 hours. There is an option to return halfway through the ride as trains are not running that day.

For more information see the flyer below or check the Sustrans Scotland website. To register please email Lisa Morton Lisa.Morton@sustrans.org.uk

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Recycle Week 2017 runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October and we’d love you to join our team of Waste Warriors.

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more items more often by raising awareness of the benefits and dispelling some of the myths that still surround recycling. Over the course of the week Zero Waste Scotland will be encouraging people from all over the country to become waste warriors and do their bit by recycling as much as they can.

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Scotland’s largest bike share scheme has re-launched with 500 brand new nextbike SmartBikes and 10 new hire stations.

Over the coming months nextbike Glasgow will also increase the number of bikes to 1,000, and add around 10 new stations per year.

Today, cycling in Glasgow got a wee tad much better!

And did you know that if you’re a student or a member of staff at University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, or Glasgow Caledonian University you can get a special deal on a nextbike?

201604227_GreenGym_DavidsonLane_RubbishThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be undertaking a range of activities to help improve the environment in various locations across the west of Glasgow during September.

The dates and locations 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!

ScotstounCC_logoScotstoun Community Council (SCC)  current committee stands down in October 2017 and that creates 13 places available for election of a new community council.

The election is managed by Glasgow City Council and is open to residents within the area who are 16 years of age or older.  Nomination forms require 2 residents to be recorded as proposer and seconder and the form to be returned to City Chambers (by FREEPOST) by 12 noon on Friday 15 September 2017. The candidate, proposer and seconders’ names must appear on the Electoral Register.

The general purpose of a community council is to find out the views of the residents living in the area, to pass these on to the local and national authorities or public agencies and to take action in the interests of the community.

Current secretary June Mitchell is happy to meet with any interested parties to talk about the process and can be emailed on scotscoco@gmail.com. General info about SCC can be found on  facebook and twitter.

Download the nomination form Scotstoun CC Nomination Form 2017 and pop it in an envelope (FREEPOST address is given on the accompanying instructions). Forms can also be handed in to 40 John Street.

You can also pick up a nomination form and freepost envelope from Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street G14 0BL.

Finding greenspaces has never been easier! The new free Greenspace layer in OS Maps is the easiest way to discover greenspaces across Britain.

Whether it’s a quick click online or a simple tap on the app, OS Maps lets you find different places for leisure and recreation across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Scottish Greenspace Map, released by greenspace scotland and the Scottish Government in 2011, was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. This new project with Ordnance Survey updates the Scottish Greenspace Map and extends it to England and Wales, with the aim of making it easier for people to find and access every green corner of Britain’s neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

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Zero Waste Scotland has produced a guide of ideas to tackle littering that go beyond picking it up. Litter-picking tackles the symptoms of the litter problem without tracing it back to the source. No sooner have you finished tidying up, than the problem rears its ugly head again

This guide will show you how to go further. How to channel the enthusiasm from previous litter picks – inspiring communities to prevent litter in the first place.

From surprising techniques taken from behavioural science, to a targeted messaging toolkit, this guide will help you address Scotland’s litter problem in innovative ways — ways that deliver for the long term.

They’ve included lots of inspirational examples from across the UK and beyond. You’ll find more detailed case studies of selected examples at the end of this guide. Download the guide here: ZWS guide booklet_Beyond_Litter_pick_AW2

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
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