The Charter for Trees, Woods and People (the Tree Charter) was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017 – the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. The people of the UK have a right to the benefits brought by trees and woods. The new charter will recognise, celebrate and protect this right.

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. The Tree Charter will draw its strength from the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK that sign and is rooted in more than 60,000 ‘tree stories’ gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK.

Be a part of this historic moment, sign the Tree Charter to show your support for the principles.

Issue 5 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! It’s been a wee while since our last newsletter and we have been busy working away to make Whiteinch and other local neighbourhoods more cycle friendly!

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Cycle Friendly Employer scheme, Go Bike ward tours, St Paul’s Primary becoming a Cycle Friendly Primary school, news about the NextBike expansion,  and lots more. There is also information about Road Safety Week 2017 and Operation Close Pass.

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WGP_News_Issue5_Nov17 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

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Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) recently published their third Social Enterprise in Glasgow report, following similar reports published in 2013 and 2015.

Delegates at the event, held at the Glasgow Women’s Library, heard Keynote Speaker Cllr Rhiannon Spear highlight inclusive and economic growth is at the heart of the new administration within Glasgow City Council.  Cllr Spear also announced the implementation of a newly reformed Glasgow Economic Partnership Group, where GSEN will take a seat, and the development of a local social enterprise strategy.

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Glasgow City Council is looking for social enterprises to contribute ideas and issues to help develop a Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow.

The strategy, which is being co-produced with Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN), will act as a framework for the development of the social enterprise sector in Glasgow.

Ideas and comments can be submitted through an online consultative survey, which can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5NL76T.

Glasgow City Council Leader Councillor Susan Aitken said: “Since the City Government was elected in May we have been committed to developing policy that will strengthen and foster community-based, inclusive economic activity.  One of our first actions as a City Government was to push forward with a social enterprise strategy for Glasgow. 

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The 2017 Greenspace Use and Attitude survey published by greenspace scotland shows the downward trend in the deteriorating quality of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces has continued.  Whilst the survey confirms that Scots still love their parks, with over 90% of urban Scots saying it is important to have greenspace in their local area, the quality of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces has continued to decline, and this means that fewer people are using their local greenspaces regularly.

40% of people agreed or agreed strongly that the quality of their local greenspace has reduced in the last 5 years (up from 33% in 2011) and this figure rises to 50% for people living in the more deprived areas (up from 35% in 2011).

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Following the local council elections in May GoBike sent a letter to all 84 of the newly elected Glasgow Councillors offering them a tour of the city or their ward, by bike or by foot in order “to encourage Councillors to be aware to the needs of cycling and cyclists in Glasgow as they carry out their council duties.”

To date 21 Councillors have responded and tours have been completed in 7 of the 23 wards in the city including Ward 12 Victoria Park.

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As part of Transform Scotland’s 20th anniversary year, they want to hear your ideas to transform transport in Scotland

#Transform20 welcomes members of the public and organisations to submit their best ideas to improve Scotland’s transport system and deliver sustainable, affordable, reliable transport for everyone.

Whether it’s electrifying the rail network, making city centres car-free or introducing segregated cycle routes, they want to hear how you would transform transport in Scotland. Submit your idea by Friday 1 December.

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