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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!

Join Glasgow Sport staff and Friends of Cathkin Braes to help with some track maintenance at the Mountain Bike trails at Cathkin Braes from 9.30am -1.30pm Saturday 1 April, no experience needed, just enthusiasm! Volunteers 16 years + welcome. Meet at Maureen Cope Centre, 201 Ardencraig Road, G45 0JJ

This is a great opportunity to learn some bike track maintenance and new skills.  Volunteers will be joined by trail maintenance supervisors who will identify areas of the tracks needing work done.

All tools and equipment will be provided on the day. Refreshments will be made available. Feel free to bring your bike and ride the improved trails at the end of the day!

Contact Robbie Hawthorne for more information (e: Robbie.hawthorne@glasgowlife.org.uk or t: 0141 287 3591)

glasgowonlinemapGlasgow City Council has made a series of interactive maps available on its website. The maps can be used to find the location of Council facilities, services and other information and the service enables users to obtain answers – via PC, tablet or smartphone – on a wide range of topics, specifically to answer questions on what happens where in Glasgow.

You can discover a large range of city–wide information, from parking, statutory information (e.g. listed buildings, adopted roads), winter gritting, grounds and land maintenance, parking, cycling, parks and play areas, school catchments, sports facilities, stalled spaces, council buildings, community facilities and recycling sites by using the relevant application.

 

 

 

parksgreenspaces_headerLast year Glasgow City Council commissioned Pidgin Perfect to facilitate a series of consultations to inform the strategy for Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces. The four informal creative workshops explored four key themesYour spaces; Community spaces; Ecological spaces and Connected spaces.

Since the workshops Pidgin Perfect have been looking through all of the postcards and map markers that were filled out and compiling the suggestions, ideas and opinions. All of the information collected has been bought together into a report, which contains detailed information about all the topics discussed as well a series of suggestions to be taken forward to the next round of public consultation.

The following areas were identified for further development as the consultation moves forward:

  • Communication
  • Improved Parks Forum
  • Community Growing
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Re-wilding
  • Activities and events

Download the report here 170117_stage2_parksgreenspaces_report2 And there will be further consultation and opportunities to get involved over the coming months. For more information about the report please contact Pidgin Perfect.

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walkablecommunitiesLiving Streets Scotland is hosting a free half-day workshop in Glasgow focusing on improving conditions for walking in your community. The workshop will be held on from 09:30 – 13:30 on Thursday 17 November at the Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow.

The workshop is an opportunity to learn about and plan effective interventions that enable and encourage people to walk more often as part of their everyday journeys and will focus on:

• Making the social, environmental and economic case for walking
• Raising awareness of the most common barriers to walking
• Understanding what a Community Street Audit is and how to organise one in your neighbourhood
• Considering what action you could take locally in the future to encourage a walkable community

Tea/coffee and lunch will also be provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.

To reserve your place on the workshop, please see our Eventbrite page.

parksgreespaces_headerOver the next two years Glasgow City Council will be running a series of consultations to inform the strategy for Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces.

The initial consultation will take the form of four informal creative workshops exploring four key themes which effect all Glasgow’s parks and green spaces. The four themes are:

  • Your spaces – Sat 1 Oct, 10am to 1pm
  • Community spaces – Tue 11 Oct, 5.30 to 7.30pm
  • Ecological spaces – Tue 25 Oct, 5.30 to 7.30pm
  • Connected spaces – Sat 5 Nov, 10am to 1pm

All four workshops will take place on the ground floor of the Council offices at Exchange House, 231 George Street G1 1RX and are being faciltated by the team at Pidgin Perfect.

There is more information in the images below and you can follow on social media using #GlasgowGreenspaces

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GCC_CyclingStrategyCoverGlasgow City Council recently launched it’s updated cycling strategy for 2016 to 2026Our vision for Glasgow is: To create a vibrant Cycling City where cycling is accessible, safe and attractive to all.

We want Glasgow to be one of the most sustainable cities in Europe. Creating a cycle friendly city can not only help achieve that, but can also help to create a better urban environment for all with fewer cars and lower levels of congestion and pollution.

Since Glasgow’s Strategic Plan for Cycling 2010 – 2020 was introduced many more people are cycling than before, more funding is being directed towards cycling, the cycle network has expanded significantly and cycle sport in Glasgow is thriving at all levels.

Bailie Elaine McDougall, the council’s executive member for transport, environment and sustainability, said: “Cycling has huge health benefits for individuals as well as environmental advantages for the city. We are making real progress in promoting and establishing cycling as a healthy and sustainable form of transport and know it is just as important for people of all ages to be able to travel around the city by bike and on foot, conveniently and safely.

“This new strategy outlines our plans to transform Glasgow into the most cycle friendly city in Scotland.  To achieve this will require substantial investment and it is our intention to invest £6m over the next three years if we can get the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to do the same.”

The targets for the new strategy and further information on cycling in Glasgow is shown below.

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
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