Friends of Victoria Park have a series of events and activities running throughout the Autumn. These include:

  • Sat 1 Sep – Autumn Park Clear Up – meet  at 11am at the Fossil Grove. Please bring gloves and sturdy footwear. Litter pickers and black bags will be provided. Feel free to bring your own hand tools (non-powered)
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep – Doors Open Day park guided walks – starting from the main gates at 2pm and ending at the Partick Curling Club, which is open from 10am to 4pm on both days.
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep – Fossil Grove – the Fossil Grove will be open from midday until 3.30pm and there will be a geologist, on site.
  • Sun 11 Nov – Annual Remembrance Event at the War Memorial
  • Sat 15 Dec – annual Christmas tree decorating event, with carol singing and seasonal fare

Glasgow Life are delighted to bring you the Great Big Heritage Bus Tour! Come aboard and tour a range of Glasgow Life venues with FREE specially planned activities. A FREE vintage bus service, will pick you up and drop you off between: Glasgow Museum Resources Centre, Kelvin Hall, Provand’s Lordship, Riverside, Govan Stones and Fairfield Govan.

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The following report is from Friends of Victoria Park

Friends of Victoria Park requested a meeting at the beginning of June to discuss the City Council’s plans to grass over 28 of the magnificent formal flower beds. The meeting finally took place on Monday 20 August at The Whiteinch Centre.

Officers from the Council’s Land and Environmental Services explained that the plan to grass over 28 of the 59 beds was due to lack of operational resources – staffing and materials. They explained that the Council has been reducing flowerbeds across the city – a cut of almost 80% in the past decade. For  the most part there have been no protests like the one held in Victoria Park on 28 June.

The officers acknowledged that the formal Victorian Gardens in the park which are listed by Historic Environment Scotland as a designated landscape are unique but argued that this can’t be used as argument to continue planting.

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Green Gym 6The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for Sep 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!

A study by researchers in Sweden has identified the most effective steps people can take to reduce their individual impact on climate change and the fact that all individual actions matter.

The researchers found that behavioural shifts could often be faster than waiting for national climate policies and widespread energy transformations.

The top four actions identified were:

  1. having one fewer child (an average for developed countries of 58.6 tonnes CO2-equivalent (tCO2e) emission reductions per year),
  2. living car-free (2.4 tCO2e saved per year),
  3. avoiding airplane travel (1.6 tCO2e saved per roundtrip transatlantic flight) and
  4. eating a plant-based diet (0.8 tCO2e saved per year).

The study stated that “These actions have much greater potential to reduce emissions than commonly promoted strategies like comprehensive recycling (four times less effective than a plant-based diet) or changing household lightbulbs (eight times less).”  However all individual actions are important and contribute to the reduction in emissions.

[Source: grist.org]

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The second annual Glasgow Canal Festival will take place on Glasgow’s iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin from 1030am to 5pm on Saturday 25 August.

The event promises a bombastic lineup of exciting events whether strolling through our makers’ market, soaking up some live music, trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, getting crafty in an arts workshop or sampling our street food village, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Sustrans will be delivering a 20 mile led ride along the canal departing at midday.

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The latest edition of Your Community, Your Planet, our monthly eNews letter, landed in the inboxes last week.

The August issue (No 74) features updates on the our Volunteer Coordinator post, our volunteer sessions at Applefield Garden, info on events in Council parks, Scotstoun Community Council clean up, several local events and lots more! Read it here!

You can sign up to receive future issues here – go on – you know you want to! And you can read all the previous issues on our website.

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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@
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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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