Make the most of the summer holidays, whatever the weather, with Young Glasgow’s Summer Holiday Programme.

There is a great range of FREE or discounted activities at venues across the city, including summer camps, arts and crafts, sporty fun, games, cycling and outdoor adventures.

Libraries, community centres, museums and sports centres all over the city are taking part. Glasgow Life also working with various partners who are hosting events too, so there’s bound to be fun happening near you!

More information on the Glasgow Life website or download the brochure here YoungGlasgow_SummerProg_2017

Three local Councillors have been appointed as City Convenors as part of the new Council administration following the recent local government elections.

The appointments are as follows:

  • Cllr Chris Cunningham (Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill) is City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years;
  • Cllr Kenny McLean (Ward 23 Partick East/Kelvindale) is City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm and
  • Cllr Feargal Dalton (Ward 12 Victoria Park) is City Convener for Workforce.

The full list of Convenors is shown below and you can find out more about the appointments on the Council website. The Council website also has detailed listings for every Councillor in the city including information regarding committee and party membership.

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Ferry-288x432It’s back! A FREE ferry service will operate between Govan and the Riverside Museum over the summer months. The free ferry service starts from Friday 30 June and will operate daily between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.45am – 5.30pm at the weekends.

The ferry departs from the pontoon at the bottom of Water Row and will shuttle backwards and forwards continually throughout the day to the Riverside Museum. Simply turn up when you are ready to sail!

For more information about the Govan Ferry and what’s happening check out their Facebook page.

The Galvanising Grassroots Guide on ‘How to get a new allotment site’ has just been published and was launched at the recent Annual Scottish Allotments Conference.

The publication contains 7 stories about the different ways that people have acquired a plot and signposts for how to make this happen. The publication can be downloaded from the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS) website. 

There is a great opportunity at the moment to get new sites through the Community Empowerment Act and through the Food Growing Strategy but people need to act for themselves and this Guide will help with the case stories of the different ways this has happened.

There are also hard copies available for people who would benefit from this advice. If you think you would be interested please contact SAGS.

At the end of March four brave members of the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels team Braved the Shave by getting their heads shaved to raise funds for DRCET and the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah went under the clippers on Thursday 30 March 2017 to raise funds for these two great Glasgow based charities.

The response to the fundraiser has been totally overwhelming and we have finally collected all the sponsorship money and we raised a staggering £6937 – who would have thought a wee bit of hair could have raised so much!

So a massive thanks to Lu at Battlefield Barbers for amazing clipper control; to May, Marie and Amanda and all the team at Heart of Scotstoun for being fantastic hosts and for selling so many cakes; to everyone that baked something for us on the day; to everyone that came along to cheer us on; a huge thanks to Paul, Liz and Sarah for helping to turn my madcap idea into a reality and going above and beyond; and of course to everyone that sponsored us!

A huge, huge, huge thank you for everyone that supported us – it is very much appreciated!

We will be arranging a wee photo shoot to hand over a big cheque to the Beatson Cancer Charity soon so will be back in touch soon about that!

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah!

We tweeted about this too… @drcet @deilsonwheels #BraveTheShave #BigHeidShave @beatson_charity

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greenspace scotland has announce that they have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick-start the development of an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks.

This project will develop a £1million endowment fund for Scotland’s parks.  It is the first step towards our ambition for a multi-million endowment fund which will help to keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. Over the next 3 years, the HLF grant of £500,000 will be matched with donations from individuals, businesses and trusts to raise that first magic million. The funds will be invested to provide an endowment to support Scotland’s parks in perpetuity.

Julie Procter, Chief Executive of greenspace scotland said:
“Scotland’s parks are well-used and much loved. We want to ensure they continue to be cherished and nurtured so that we hand them on in good heart for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. The Scottish Parks Endowment Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks. And it’s a great way to grow the value of your donation: the HLF matching grant means that every £10 donated with gift-aid, becomes a £25 investment in the Park Endowment fund; every £100 becomes £250 and so on.”

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What’s happening with Byres Road? We were contacted by the team behind the re-design recently and the provided the following update…

Technical surveys – We’ve been using our enforced silence (due to elections in May and June) to do essential survey research.  A busy street like Byres Road is full of things we have to accommodate: underground pipes and cables, subway tunnel, buses, traffic and lots more besides.

All of these things are ‘constraints’ that we have to design around, and we need to know what we’re dealing with before starting to work with you, the public, to redesign the face of the street.  We should finish that work in July.

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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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