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VP_gatesThere’s a whole host of activities planned for Victoria Park, many of them involving the Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) group.

Further volunteer days are still to be announced where you can come along and help make the park enjoyable for all by helping with clean ups, bulb planting, etc!

Tue 12 JuneActive Seniors Day in the park – lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Tue 12 to Sun 17 JuneZippos Circus is due to return to the park for several performances daily.

Sun 24 June 2pmFlower Power Demo – appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP KEEP THE FLOWER DISPLAYS.

6 July – 15 JulyFriendsfest – based on the popular TV series takes place on the rugby pitches.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September at 2pm each day, FoVP will lead informative walks around the park as part of Doors Open Day.

Sunday 11 November at 2pm – FoVP Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

If you are interested in what has been happening with the park over the last couple of years, check out the Victoria Park update report, and the Victoria Park timeline 1885-2018 makes for a very interesting read.
Regular events in the park are listed below.

Glasgow City Council, along with all Scotland’s local authorities, will once again support WWF’s Earth Hour from 830pm to 930pm on Saturday 24 March, joining 9 million people across the UK and 186 countries and territories from every continent on the planet.

The Council will be holding an event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Kelvingrove Park offering a range of family friendly activities from 6pm to 10pm onwards including an evening nature walk led by RSPB Scotland and an Illuminated Night Ride led (please register to book your place).

In Glasgow the council will switch off the lights at the City Chambers, the Clyde Arc Bridge, the Riverside Museum, the Mitchell Library and Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green and other landmarks switching off include Glasgow Cathedral (courtesy of Historic Scotland), Cranhill and Drumchapel Water Towers (courtesy of Scottish Water) and Glasgow University joining others around the world such as the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House!

Glasgow City Council is hosting an event at Kelvingrove event will be able to do this during the evening.

Earth Hour in the UK takes place from 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday 24 Marchwww.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour #EarthHourUK and #PromiseForThePlanet

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WWF’s Earth Hour is the biggest movement to protect our planet and will take place from 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March 2018 and this year WWF is asking people to make a promise for the planet to live more sustainably.

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone.

In 2017, Scotland again received support from all local authorities – in fact Glasgow City Council was named Scotland’s Local Authority Earth Hour Champion – joining 186 countries and territories from every continent on the planet. An eye-catching 165 iconic buildings and landmarks switched off their lights, joining 3,000 others around the world in WWF’s Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness, which has become a global phenomenon.

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FoEheadingFriends of the Earth Scotland are hosting a FREE Spring Activist Gathering on Saturday 17 March 2018 10.30 – 16.30 in The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU.

Whether you’re new to activism or a seasoned campaigner, help map the way ahead to a Fossil Free Scotland.

This event is open to members, supporters, local groups and anyone else who wants to find out more about what FoE Scotland do and how to become part of Scotland’s climate justice movement.

Activists from across Scotland will deliver sessions including:

  • Climate campaigning in 2018: Scotland’s new Climate Bill
  • Where next for anti-fracking campaigners in Scotland?
  • Making air pollution history: a vision for clean transport
  • Divesting to make fossil fuels history
  • Creative campaigning and audacious activism
  • Intersectional approaches to climate justice

Please note that bookings made through Eventbrite will be used to plan catering for the day, so please only book your (free) spot if you are sure you can attend! #lovefood #hatefoodwaste

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The next Get Glasgow Moving campaign planning meeting will be held from 7.30-9.30pm on Wednesday 7 February at Unite Scotland, John Smith House, 145-165 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4RZ.

The organisers would like to invite all those who want to get actively involved in the campaign for a world-class, fully-integrated, public transport network for Glasgow.

The focus of the next meeting will on the campaign and plans for 2018. More info on the Facebook event page.

The UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is embarking on their most ambitious campaign yet – calling for a moratorium on new incineration capacity! And they are asking for your help.

There is now more committed incineration capacity than available residual waste to burn, so it is vital that no more incinerators are built in the UK.

UKWIN are asking people to write to their MP asking them to support the call for a moratorium on new incineration capacity.  The emissions, the impact on climate change, the harm to recycling and the fact it simply isn’t needed all make incineration an expensive folly that is not required.

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Friends of the Earth Scotland are holding an event looking at Tackling Glasgow’s Air Pollution. The event will run from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday 2 November 2017 at The Project Café, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST.

Levels of air pollution in Glasgow are breaking safety standards. Pollution has been linked with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, stunted foetal development as well as dementia and diabetes.

Glasgow City Council recently passed proposals to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) into the city, in line with the Scottish Government’s promise to have Scotland’s first LEZ in operation by 2018.

The event is free to attend but please reserve your place via the Eventbrite website.

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