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The Drumchapel Thriving Together Family Fun Event will take place from 12-5pm on Saturday 21 July at the Drumchapel Shopping Centre, 59 Kinfauns Dr, Glasgow G15 7TG The event is being organised by AFFIT.

There will be lots of different activities on offer including live music, face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables, holistic therapies, story telling, community information and lots more including our own pedal powered smoothies!!

AFFIT works as part of the North-West Recovery Communities (NWRC), and is committed to delivering a diverse calendar of alcohol free occasions at venues across the north west of Glasgow. AFFIT events are open and accessible to all the people of Glasgow, and are aimed at supporting those who want to improve outcomes for their community in relation to alcohol use.

Check out the AFFIT website or like them on Facebook!

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Glasgow City Council have announced plans upgrade outdated blaes pitches with multi-use games areas (MUGAs) at 14 primary schools including St Paul’s in Whiteinch and Corpus Christi in Knightswood. Both schools are Cycle Friendly Primary Schools!

The investment is the first phase in a programme which will eventually see all 41 blaes pitches at city primary schools replaced.

Details on when the 14 MUGAs will be available for use by pupils are still being finalised, but work will commence after the start of the new school term in August.

Usually made from a synthetic surface such as artificial grass, macadam and polymeric rubber, MUGAs provide for a range of different sports including football, tennis, hockey, basketball, netball and volleyball.

Source: Glasgow Live

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BroccoliBillGlasgow City Council‘s arms-length organisation Cordia called on the young people of Glasgow to bring their favourite healthy food to life and create a character following the ‘healthy and happy’ theme. Over 1000 entries were received from schools across the city.

Ruairidh McKenzie, a P7 pupil from Clyde Primary School, won the competition with his wonderful Broccoli Bill design. Bill was then made in to a full size mascot as well as being used across Fuel Zone marketing materials.

Julia McCreadie of Cordia commented: “We were delighted to have had such a wonderful response to our mascot competition. Ruairidh showed off his creative skills and produced a design which embodies both healthy eating and Scottish heritage.”

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Living Streets Scotland is pleased to offer a free half-day Streets for Everyone workshop from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at Many Studios, 3 Ross Street, Glasgow G1 5AR

The workshop is for people who would like to explore approaches to making streets inclusive and accessible for disabled people by involving local communities and is based on a recent collaboration between Living Streets Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and the Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross.

A new case study (“Streets for Everyone”) describes this programme of community street audits over the past two years which aims to improve the walking environment for disabled people. The case study considers wider lessons for how to make ’streets for everyone’.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone wanting to promote more inclusive local streets including: people from community groups, access panels, local authorities, and partners from public health and other sectors. There will be opportunities to discuss participants’ specific objectives and learn from each other about the opportunities and challenges likely to be encountered.

You can book a place via Eventbrite.

Glasgow Sport in partnership with European Championships 2018 are hosting a Volunteering Information Evening  from 6-8pm on Tuesday 27 February at the Volunteer Centre at European Championships 2018, 32 Albion Street , Glasgow ,G1 1LH.

Pop along and chat to friendly staff and experienced volunteers about getting involved in local sports clubs and events. There are a wide range of roles available to suit your skills, experience and time available.

Let us know if you are coming along by emailing clubandvolunteer@glasgowlife.org.uk
or simply pop along on the night. You can also find out more on Twitter @Glasgow_Sport

greenspace scotland recently published The State of Scotland’s Greenspace report which shows that Scotland can rightly claim to be a nation of green towns and cities. Urban Scotland is more green than grey, with greenspace covering over half (54%) of the urban land area.

The total area of greenspace in urban Scotland is 1,593 square kilometres – that’s equivalent to 22 Loch Lomonds or one-third of the area of the Cairngorms National Park. At a more human scale, that translates into a tennis court sized area of ‘publicly accessible’ greenspace per person.

Public parks and sports areas (which are the accessible public spaces most often used in daily life) account for 4% and 9% of greenspace respectively. Of real concern is that 40% of respondents agreed or agreed strongly that ‘the quality of my local greenspace has reduced in the past 5 years’ (up from 33% in 2011 – and rising to 50% for respondents from the most deprived areas)

A spokesperson commented, The State of Scotland’s Greenspace Report highlights the need for urgent action to reverse the declines in greenspace quality and use – and the negative impacts they are having on our health, our communities and our environment.”

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Veg Power is a campaign to encourage children in the UK to eat more veg.

Poor diet is now the greatest threat to health and well-being in the UK. Government guidance suggests we should be eating seven portions of fruit and veg a day. But a recent study by the Food Foundation showed that 95.5% of children aged 11-16 aren’t eating enough vegetables.

And with only 1.2% of food and soft drink advertising being spent on promoting vegetables to children, it’s not surprising kids find other, less healthy options so tempting.

#VegPower is part of Peas Please , which looks at the food system to find ways to overcome barriers to eating veg.

The #VegPower resources website has press notices, animations, social media assets, school lesson plans and more for you to use to help promote #VegPower.

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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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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De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
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