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Applications are invited for Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces Programme, 2018-19. Community groups or local organisations across Glasgow are encouraged to apply for innovative projects aimed at improving and activating stalled sites or underused open spaces in the city.

Funding is available from a minimum £1,000 to a maximum £4,500 and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 27 August 2018.

More information, application forms and guidance are available on the Stalled Spaces webpage – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/stalledspaces

TCV are hosting a Go Wild In Your Garden event from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 20 March at the Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road, Knightswood G13 3DD. There will be lots of activities and ideas all about making our gardens better for people and wildlife.

The event is free and you can take part in activities including planting wildflower seeds, bug hunts, making natural bird feeders to take home with you, build a planter and more!

DRCET will be along at the event with our pedal powered smoothies so why not pop down and say hello!

Everybody is welcome so tell all your friends!

The event is part of the Community Rewilding project run by TCV.

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greenspace_2The Friends of Broomhill Avenue Greenspace are now one of Glasgow’s many friends of groups set up to help protect and improve parts of Glasgow (however small) that people don’t want to lose. However the space is now under threat from development and the group have set up a petition to save the Park. You can sign the petition here.

The first and main objective of the group is to conserve the green area and to improve it for the benefit of the local community and the birds, bees, bats, butterflies and mini-beasts currently using the area. The greenspace plays a valuable role in making Broomhill an attractive place to live and it is identified in the townscape character plan for the Broomhill Conservation Area as a ‘green corridor’.

You can find out more about the group on their website and on their Facebook page.

gardening-331986_640Now that the clocks have changed and (hopefully) the weather is beginning to improve, why not come along to our new weekly volunteer sessions at the Kingsway Court Community Garden and help develop the garden?

The garden has 30 raised beds which are being used by local residents to grow their own vegetables and flowers, and is run by Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre in partnership with the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust.

Join in with our volunteer sessions as a great way of learning new skills, meeting new people and getting outdoors!

Update – Jul 2015 – sessions will be on Tue 7 Jul (10.30-1.30) and then on Wednesday afternoons for the rest of the summer – Wed 15, 22, 29 Jul and Wed 5 and 12 Aug – from 1-4pm

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SanctuaryAerialGlasgow Harbour Sanctuary Housing Association have submitted a planning application for 48 flatted units for social rent in two blocks, comprising of a smaller 18 unit block to the west and a 30 unit block with associated landscaping and car parking provision. The flats are all 2 bedroom flats, of 65-70 square metres, which have been shown to have the highest demand in the area.

The site for the development is the former railway embankment which used to be Whiteinch Riverside Station. According to the application the land has been purchased from Cydeport and the embankment will be fully removed by Clydeport.

The planning reference number is 14/02947/DC and more information can be accessed via the Council’s online planning portal. All images sourced from the design statement. The last date for comments is Monday 09 March 2015.

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New restored gates

New restored gates

Victoria Park’s Future – Bill Kidd MSP is undertaking a survey about the future of Victoria Park. There are currently a range of proposals for the park in particular regarding the re-development of the area of red blaise pitches in the north west corner of the park.

“The survey is designed with the intent of hearing what you, the community feel would be most beneficial to your local park. Glasgow City Council are, as I understand, undecided as to which proposal has the greatest merit. This is our opportunity to be heard and I am eager to present what you want for your park to the city council. I hope you take the time to fill in and return the survey.”

The survey is very timely as Friends of Victoria Park are holding an EGM on Wed 30 April and as reported in the Evening Times the City’s parks are at risk due to a lack of resources.

In addition this week a report will be presented to the Council’s Sustainability and the Environment Policy Development Committee providing details on the work that LES Parks Development have been progressing in conjunction with GreenSpace Scotland to develop a funding model that would look to supplement current Glasgow City Council parks and openspaces budgets.

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