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Glasgow Sport in partnership with European Championships 2018 are hosting a Volunteering Information Evening  from 6-8pm on Tuesday 27 February at the Volunteer Centre at European Championships 2018, 32 Albion Street , Glasgow ,G1 1LH.

Pop along and chat to friendly staff and experienced volunteers about getting involved in local sports clubs and events. There are a wide range of roles available to suit your skills, experience and time available.

Let us know if you are coming along by emailing clubandvolunteer@glasgowlife.org.uk
or simply pop along on the night. You can also find out more on Twitter @Glasgow_Sport

Glasgow City Council are inviting applications for their Stalled Spaces Programme 2018-19. Community groups or local organisations in Glasgow are encouraged to apply for innovative projects on stalled or underutilised open spaces in the city. Projects can either be entirely new or building upon existing projects.

Closing date for applications is Monday 26 March 2018.

Funding is available from a minimum £1,000 to a maximum £4,500. Application forms and guidance is available here – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/stalledspaces.

Interested groups are encouraged to get in touch for pre-application discussion and advice.

Do you want a better Byres Road for People? Join Space for People Byres Road and GoBike on the afternoon of Sunday 25 February at a public meeting at Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP.

If you are coming along then you can meet up before the meeting to walk or cycle up Byres Road to the Library where there will be a public meeting where Space for People will present their vision of a Byres Road for People.

Local councillors have been invited and anyone else who is interested in making a better Byres Road is welcome to come along.

  • For cyclists – meet at 14:15 at the Riverside Museum and cycle the length of Byres Road to Hillhead Library
  • For people walking – meet at 14:15 outside Nam-Tuk, south of Partick Cross
  • Meeting – starts at 15:00 in the small hall in Hillhead Library

If you’re interested in creating a better Byres Road then please do come along.

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Knightswood Gala Committee are hosting a fundraising Community Race Night at 7.30pm on Friday 23 February 2018 at Scotstounhill Bowling Club, 633 Anniesland Rd, Glasgow G14 9YP

The event will raise funds for the Knightswood Park Family Fun Day which this year will be taking place on Saturday 23 June 2018.

Tickets will are available for £3 and horses in each race will cost £2, and they are also looking for people and organisations to sponsor the races. Tickets can be purchased by getting in touch either via Facebook, or by e-mail at knightswoodgala@gmail.com.

Please find below a poster for your information and, if you are able to, print and display that would be great.

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike are organising a FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 3 March at The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS.

The training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn. It should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners.

The elections may be over for a while, but #walkcyclevote continues! With the Scottish Government ‘Programme for Government’ announcement in September doubling the active travel budget it has never been more important to work together to ensure that investment pays off.

For some of us, that means carrying off the balancing of supporting new (and possibly controversial) initiatives from the powers that be – while still continuing to hold them to account. For others, it means making sure our local areas don’t miss out or get left behind in the dash for active travel money. Either way, campaigners old and new will need new skills and new ideas as we move into a potentially exciting future.

For more information check out the Eventbrite page or the Facebook event page.

greenspace scotland recently published The State of Scotland’s Greenspace report which shows that Scotland can rightly claim to be a nation of green towns and cities. Urban Scotland is more green than grey, with greenspace covering over half (54%) of the urban land area.

The total area of greenspace in urban Scotland is 1,593 square kilometres – that’s equivalent to 22 Loch Lomonds or one-third of the area of the Cairngorms National Park. At a more human scale, that translates into a tennis court sized area of ‘publicly accessible’ greenspace per person.

Public parks and sports areas (which are the accessible public spaces most often used in daily life) account for 4% and 9% of greenspace respectively. Of real concern is that 40% of respondents agreed or agreed strongly that ‘the quality of my local greenspace has reduced in the past 5 years’ (up from 33% in 2011 – and rising to 50% for respondents from the most deprived areas)

A spokesperson commented, The State of Scotland’s Greenspace Report highlights the need for urgent action to reverse the declines in greenspace quality and use – and the negative impacts they are having on our health, our communities and our environment.”

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Living Streets Scotland are hosting a seminar about its Lower Speed Communities project from 11am to 2pm on Thursday 1 March 2018 at The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane Glasgow G1 3NU.

The project, which was funded by the Scottish Government, worked in 5 communities across Scotland where local people had identified speed as an issue. The seminar will explore the work undertaken in these communities, the lessons learned and how they might be applied across Scotland.

Places are limited so to book a place please register using Eventbrite to secure your free place, with lunch included. They are also running a seminar in Inverness on Tuesday 27 February.

In case of any difficulty booking tickets please contact Pat Douglas (e: pat.douglass@livingstreets.co.uk m: 07595 374477.

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
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