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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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The City Council are currently carrying out a consultation on the open space strategy for the city.

The Executive Summary from the strategy document states:

“The City of Glasgow has a long tradition in the pursuit of a high quality built environment and public realm, continuing to the present day. This strategy represents the next steps in this tradition by setting out how open space should be planned, created, enhanced and managed in order to meet the priorities for Glasgow for the 21st century. This is not just an open space strategy. It is a cross‐cutting vision for delivering a high quality environment that supports economic vitality, improves the health of Glasgow’s residents, provides opportunities for low carbon movement, builds resilience to climate change, supports ecological networks and encourages community cohesion. This is because, when planned well, open space can provide multiple functions that deliver numerous social, economic and environmental benefits.

Realising these benefits should be undertaken in a way that is tailored to the needs of the City. As such, this strategy examines the priorities Glasgow has set out and identifies six cross‐cutting strategic priority themes for how open space can contribute to meeting them. It should be noted that the themes are not mutually exclusive and, given the potential multifunctional nature of open space, should be delivered in conjunction with one another. The strategic priority themes are:

1    Place setting for improved economic and community vitality;

2    Health benefits and well‐being;

3    Creating connections;

4    Improving ecological quality;

5    Enhancing natural processes and generating resources; and

6    Managing the micro‐climate.”

The deadline for submitting repsonses is 12 Dec 11 and you can find out more on the Council’s website – this includes the full strategy document, the survey and also a set of postcards that have been produced to make it easier for people to respond to the consultation.

Link to website

Postcards gosspostcards.pdf

De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

WH Malcolm campaign

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@

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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
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Legal stuff

DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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