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Glasgow City Council is developing a new vision for parks and greenspaces in Glasgow and they are holding an online consultation which will run until Friday 11 May.

The Council are keen to make sure the vision of what Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces may look like, and what roles they will perform in the future, comes from the communities that use and love these spaces. Please note that the consultation only covers sites that are owned or managed by Glasgow City Council.

Following a series of workshops with Friends of Parks Groups, Community Councils and Parks User Groups a report was published in January 2017 which identified the following issues:

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

The Council are now consulting via the Council’s online consultation hub.

Over the coming months Glasgow City Council will be providing new wheelie bins to residents within Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward as part of the Bin Replacement Programme (BRP).

Through the city-wide programme, the Council is replacing the small metal dustbins used for general waste with new wheelie bins.  The BRP will also review recycling bin provision to ensure sufficient capacity is available to residents to increase their recycling.

The programme will be undertaken in three phases over a three year period and is programmed to be complete in the ward over two phases.  For those properties in G13 postcodes, the programme is currently underway and will be complete by the end of March 2018 (Phase 1) and for those properties in G14 postcodes, the programme will commence in April 2018 and be complete by end of March 2019 (Phase 2).

The programme will bring a number of benefits to residents in the local community by improving containment of general waste, the condition of backcourts and increasing opportunities for residents to recycle.

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FoVP_History_TalkA great new series of local and family history talks are being hosted by Whiteinch Library, 14 Victoria Park Dr S, Glasgow G14 9RL

On Wednesday 21 February from 6.30 – 7.30pm join us for a talk about the author of the well-loved books, Tommy’s War and Tommy’s Peace. To celebrate the acquisition of Thomas Cairns Livingstone’s original diaries for the city, archivist Barbara Neilson will introduce the diaries and share their content. Hear about Glasgow during the First World War and how rising rents, the threat of air raids and the war economy affected the city.

On Wednesday 21 March from 6.30 – 7.30pm Friends of Victoria Park member Gillian Mawdsley is giving a second talk on the park’s history. Gillian returns to further explore our memories of Whiteinch and it’s history, looking at local people who served during the First World War. Share your family stories or just come along and listen.

Please book your FREE place on these events by calling Whiteinch Library on 0141 276 0695.

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Glasgow City Council has announced it is to stop using plastic straws in more than 26 cafes in the council’s museums, sports centres, offices, schools and the city chambers after Glasgow primary pupils highlighted the plight of marine wildlife.

Persuasive pupils from Sunnyside Primary School in Craigend, are waging war on plastic pollution and their impressive #NaeStrawAtAw campaign has inspired Glasgow City Council to switch to more eco-friendly options.

From the end of February, Encore, the council’s commercial catering division, will no longer provide straws with customers’ drinks and people who ask for one, will receive an eco-friendly alternative. The use of pre-packaged drinks supplied with plastic straws will also be reviewed to see if more environmentally friendly options are feasible.

Follow the #NaeStrawAtAw campaign on Twitter!

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A new bus ticket that can be used on all major companies in Glasgow has recently been launched. The Tripper ticket is being rolled out by First, Stagecoach, McGill’s, Whitelaws and City Bus.

Glasgow’s main bus operators have got together to make bus travel in and around Glasgow smarter, easier and even better value.

The ticket will be able to be purchased on board and used bus to bus and it is hoped to be contactless by the end of the year. You can enjoy unlimited travel on thousands of buses in and around Glasgow with a Tripper card!

You can follow Glasgow Tripper on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to keep up-to-date on Tripper news about new ticket types, offers and online sales.

The Scottish Land Commission is holding a ‘Meet & Greet’ event open to the public at 6pm on Tuesday 28 November at the City HallsCandleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ in Glasgow.

The Scottish Land Commission’s purpose is to provide direction, leadership and strategic thought to land reform in Scotland.

The event provides people with the opportunity to find out more about the newly established Scottish Land Commission, who we are and what we do. We are also interested in hearing from communities and what they think the priorities are for land reform.

You can also connect via Facebook and Twitter or download the poster here ScottishLandCommission_MeetandGreet
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Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) recently published their third Social Enterprise in Glasgow report, following similar reports published in 2013 and 2015.

Delegates at the event, held at the Glasgow Women’s Library, heard Keynote Speaker Cllr Rhiannon Spear highlight inclusive and economic growth is at the heart of the new administration within Glasgow City Council.  Cllr Spear also announced the implementation of a newly reformed Glasgow Economic Partnership Group, where GSEN will take a seat, and the development of a local social enterprise strategy.

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