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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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The Charter for Trees, Woods and People (the Tree Charter) was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017 – the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest. The people of the UK have a right to the benefits brought by trees and woods. The new charter will recognise, celebrate and protect this right.

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. The Tree Charter will draw its strength from the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK that sign and is rooted in more than 60,000 ‘tree stories’ gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK.

Be a part of this historic moment, sign the Tree Charter to show your support for the principles.

The 2017 Greenspace Use and Attitude survey published by greenspace scotland shows the downward trend in the deteriorating quality of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces has continued.  Whilst the survey confirms that Scots still love their parks, with over 90% of urban Scots saying it is important to have greenspace in their local area, the quality of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces has continued to decline, and this means that fewer people are using their local greenspaces regularly.

40% of people agreed or agreed strongly that the quality of their local greenspace has reduced in the last 5 years (up from 33% in 2011) and this figure rises to 50% for people living in the more deprived areas (up from 35% in 2011).

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Keep Scotland Beautiful have published a report showing that Scotland’s local environmental quality is deteriorating and that it is at a 10 year all time low.

The Local Environmental Quality in Decline report confirms that there has been a marked increase in the presence of litter, flytipping and graffiti in communities across the Scotland, and an overall decline in local environmental quality.

Poor local environmental quality is having a negative impact every day on the lives of over one million people living in Scotland. Local environmental quality is declining more severely and at a faster rate in our most deprived communities. And for those that perceive their local environment to be poor are more likely to report poorer physical and mental health.

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

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