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The Get Glasgow Moving Campaign are holding a local election hustings event from 7-9pm on Wednesday 26 April at Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP.

They are also asking people to sign their petition calling on the Council and other key stakeholders to deliver a world-class, fully-integrated & accessible, publicly-owned, public transport network for everyone in our city.

“Investing in public transport is essential for expanding our city’s economy, addressing inequality and social isolation, reducing toxic levels of air pollution and tackling climate change.”

So take a minute and sign the petition now!

The European Cycling Challenge 2017 is the biggest cycling event across Europe. The idea is to encourage people to use their bikes as much as possible. It’s about everyday cycling for everyone.

ALL cycling is permitted with the exception of sporting and training events. Whether you are cycling all the way to work, to the station, going to the shops or just enjoying being out on your bike, we want you to take part and record your routes to help improve cycling across the Clyde Valley.

Last year, 52 cities, including Glasgow, joined the Challenge. Over 46,000 people cycled four million kilometres (4,000,000 km) during the month of May. Glasgow finished a respectable 18th with 72,000km recorded with the Glasgow boundary but recorded over 127,750 km in total.

Once again the We Go Pedal team will be pedalling for victory. Last year the We Go Pedal team, which was part of Team Glasgow, had 11 members and thanks to our combined efforts we cycled a total of 1268 kms and we came 14th out of all 74 sub-teams that made up Team Glasgow! So we need more people to sign up to the team!

To join Team We Go Pedal you need to:

  • Download the naviki app
  • Go to Settings > Contests > ECC2017
  • Click the button “I’m Participating” to opt in
  • Click on My Teams, Select “Glasgow City Region”
  • Click on My Teams, Select “Other”, scroll down to “We Go Pedal”

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Update on the Broomhill Avenue Greenspace…

Unfortunately, despite having a temporary reprieve in January this year, the Greenspace is once again under threat and a new petition has been set up to fight this latest development.

Glasgow City Council have again been approached with a proposal to have the land declared surplus and sold for development of flats. The local councillors have been asked to comment on this proposal. The likely outcome of this part of the process is unclear. The more signatures we have on the petition, the stronger the case against that proposal will be, and the more pressure we can place on the City Council to listen to the community, and save the Greenspace for the third, and hopefully final, time.

The Friends of Broomhill Avenue Greenspace are also organising a volunteer event at 1pm on Saturday 25 March to prepare the ground for sowing the seeds for a long strip of wildflowers on the south border of the Greenspace. And they need volunteers to help with digging/turning over soil and removing stones etc. We have some spades and forks but bringing your own would be helpful. Under 16’s need to bring a responsible adult.

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Pedal on Parliament dates have been set for 2017 and this year, with the local elections looming, Pedal on Parliament (PoP) will be held in three cities in Scotland. On Saturday 22 April there will be rides in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and on Sunday 23 April there will be a ride in Glasgow.

Over the past year there has been some serious backlash against cycling projects across Scotland. With bike lanes removed in Ayr and Perth, the Bears Way project extension thwarted, and even Edinburgh having a bit of a wobble over its East-West route, it’s clear that it’s not just our national politicians that need but persuaded, but also our local councillors.

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20161213_kingswayaward2016Kingsway Court Community Garden was recently awarded a Level 5 Outstanding certificate at this year’s It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.

Last year the garden achieved a Level 4 Thriving Award and has built on that success to win this years award.

The campaign is based on the three themes of Community Participation, Environmental Responsibility and Gardening Achievement and is designed to attract volunteer-led community groups which are cleaning and beautifying their neighbourhoods,

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:  “I would like to thank all participants for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment. It’s Your Neighbourhood volunteers dedicate thousands of hours to looking after their communities each year – demonstrating a real passion for driving environmental change locally.”

getglasgowmovingWednesday 14 December 2016 marks Glasgow Subway 120th birthday and Think Outside the Circle: Extend Glasgow’s Subway will be ‘celebrating’ with the launch of the Get Glasgow Moving campaign. Please bring your party hats and join in at 1pm on Wednesday 14 December at the north exit of St. Enoch Station.

Built in 1896 it’s a sad fact that Glasgow Subway is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended and so still only serves a tiny area of our city.

The Get Glasgow Moving campaign has been featured in the news recently – check out their Facebook page for the links – and is calling for a a world-class, fully-integrated and accessible, publicly owned public transport network for everyone in Glasgow.

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NoGasificationPlantThe campaign against the proposed developed of a gasification plant by WH Malcolm at their South Street site has been moving very slowly.

Scotstoun Community Council recently received a letter from Bill Kidd, the MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, with a copy of a letter from Kevin Stewart the Minister for Housing and Local Government, who will be making the final decision, about the timescales (see letters below.)

WH Malcolm submitted an appeal to the Scottish Government in May and this was followed by a site visit by the appointed reporter in early July and they had indicated a decision would be made by the end of the summer.

However there has been no decision to date and in October the Scottish Minister’s called the decision in the letter below indicates that the report will be submitted to the Minister early in the New Year and they hope a decision will be reached by April 2017! We will keep you updated on progress.

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