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Friends of Victoria Park will be holding their annual lecture – The Importance of Our Memories – from 7.30pm on Thursday 23 March 2017 at Jordanhill Parish Church, 28 Woodend Drive, G13 1QT

This interesting talk will include contributions from Friends of Victoria Park and Dr Nicky Imrie from Scotland’s Urban Past, a 5 year nationwide community engagement project about the history of Scotland’s towns and cities.

There will be a short presentation about the local history of Victoria Park which will be followed by a talk about how local groups can work together on how to save memories for now and the future.

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fovp_cleanup_poster_22oct16Friends of Victoria Park are looking for help with their autumn clear up. The event will take place from 10am to midday on Saturday 22 October 2016.

They will be picking litter and weeding in the park. Please bring your own tools, gloves and sturdy footwear. All the litter picking equipment will be provided.

If you are interested in attending or want to find out more then please contact Friends of Victoria Park at fovpglasgow@gmail.com.

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FOVP_LogoThe Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Thursday 12 May at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

This is a very important time for the park as there are still real concerns about the future of the large north west area of the park – the former blaes pitches. FoVP campaigned a few years ago against this land going for commercial lease. Since then despite extensive local consultation carried out by the council, nothing has been done to secure a positive future for this site as beautiful green space and it remains seriously neglected. FoVP are concerned that another effort will be made to sell or lease it off.

FoVP are also very worried about the state of the fossil grove, a Site of Special Scientific Interest which Scottish Natural Heritage have noted is now in an unfavourable and declining condition.

On a more positive note, FoVP have been successful in attracting additional funding to improve the range of play equipment in the playground, we have ensured that the formal flower beds north of the ponds have been well maintained by the council and they have encouraged volunteers who have been planting wild flower plugs and keeping the rose beds in good order.

It’s very important that there is a good turnout for this meeting so please come along.

FOVP_LogoFriends of Victoria Park Glasgow have secured £10,000 to install a roundabout for wheelchair users from the Scottish Government’s Communities and Families Fund  as recently reported in the Clydebank Post.

The group is one of 16 across Scotland sharing £109,509 from the fund.

FoVP_garden-volunteerFriends of Victoria Park will be doing volunteer gardening sessions throughout August. The sessions will take place at 10.30am every Monday – 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August. The meeting point is the rose beds by the pond.

For more information you can email Friends of Victoria Park on fovpglasgow@gmail.com or check out the event listing on Facebook.

Friends of Victoria Park feature on the Glasgow WAVE volunteer map – check it out for lots of local volunteering opportunities!

VictoriaParkBlaisePitchesFollowing the recent public meeting about the future of the blaes pitches in Victoria Park the Council is undertaking a consultation on the future of the pitches.

The purpose of the consultation is to consider ways to facilitate positive use of the area of the Park, currently laid out as red blaes football pitches, and provide community benefit.

There are three proposals included in the consultation:

The consultation is running until Friday 27 February and can be accessed via the Council’s consultation hub (see note at end). UPDATE: The deadline for submitting responses has been extended until Friday 13 March 2015

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SnowdropsVisitors to Glasgow’s Victoria Park and drivers passing by on the Clydeside Expressway are in for a special treat early next year. For carpets of snowdrops will be the first sign that Spring is on its way.

On Friday 7 November at 1.30pm, pupils from St Paul’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools will be joining volunteers from Friends of Victoria Park and Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust to plant 5000 snowdrops on the fields that run alongside the expressway off Westland Drive.
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