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demo_headerFriends of Victoria Park (FoVP) are holding a demonstration on Sunday 24 June at 2.00 pm to appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. The beds are recognised as an integral feature of the park in Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

FoVP are asking everyone who wants to ensure the future of these magnificent gardens to join them, if possible wearing colourful, flowery clothes, face paints and carrying placards. Meet at the gardens behind the big pond & duck pond at 2.00 pm. We hope to see you there. Please pass on the word to friends and family.

FoVP would also ask everyone to contact the Council or their local councillors to appeal for the gardens to be saved. Please do all you can to support us and use all your influence in local organisations to raise awareness. This is not a done deal. If enough people show they care we can get this decision changed. Contact FoVP to help with the campaign.

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In Autumn 2016 the Council commissioned EKOS Consultants to undertake a Community Placemaking exercise for Victoria Park to find a way forward together in collaboration with the stakeholders and community representatives of the surrounding areas of the park.

The placemaking exercise involved a series of community events and meetings and concluded in March 2017 when the consultants produced a draft Action Plan and draft Strategic Development Plan for the Park.

At this time it was unclear how things would progress and so DRCET offered to facilitate a further series of meetings of the community stakeholders and representatives to consider the two draft plans. This offer was accepted by those that had been involved with the Placemaking exercise and the Victoria Park Working Group was established. The list of organisations involved is shown below.

Following the discussions of the Working Group it was agreed, as per the findings of the Placemaking exercise, that a new organisation be set up to take forward the delivery of the Strategic Development Plan. More information about this will be available in due course.

All the reports and papers from the Community Placemaking exercise and the Working Group meeting notes are available on the Council website.

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The local Councillors in the area run regular, monthly surgeries for members of the public to pop along and raise issues or ask them questions. Most of the surgeries take place in public places such as schools and community centres. Click on the links below for details of your local Councillor’s surgeries.

Ward 12 Victoria Park (made up of Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood community councils areas)

Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill (made up of Yoker, Scotstoun and Knightswood community council areas)

Local primary school pupils made a significant contribution to the success of the first School Run Summit for west Glasgow, which was hosted earlier this week by local charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

The pupils, many of whom are Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs), joined over 40 other people who attended the School Run Summit, to look at how they could work together more effectively to address the school run issue and make the streets in and around local schools in the G11 to G15 postcode areas safer for all.

The primary school pupils told people about the great initiatives they are involved in including the JRSO programme, BikeAbility, the zig-zag campaign, the parking pledge, walking buses and park and stride schemes. Bankhead, Corpus Christi and Garscadden (now part of Clyde Primary) Primary Schools were all awarded the Glasgow City Council’s Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award in September.

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Following the recent local government elections Glasgow City Council has updated their Ward factsheets for the 23 wards in the city. The useful 2 page factsheets provide a range of information on a ward-by-ward basis about:

  • population
  • households and housing
  • economy
  • information about elected members

The new factsheets for all wards across the city as well as a Glasgow wide factsheet are available on the Council website.

Following on from last weeks Scottish local government elections our new local Councillors have been elected. Well done to everyone that has been elected to serve their local communities.

Glasgow now has 85 Councillors across 23 Wards in the City and in the local area the new Councillors are shown below. The link takes you to the Councillors page on the Council website.

Ward 12 Victoria Park (made up of Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood community councils areas)

Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill (made up of Yoker, Scotstoun and Knightswood community council areas)

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Green Gym 6The West Glasgow Green Gym will be holding sessions during May.

The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for May are:

  • Wed 10 May – St Ninian’s Primary School – tidying up playground and front of school. Meet at entrance to St Ninian’s, 2150 Great Western Road, G13 2AB
  • Wed 17 May – holiday week
  • Wed 24 May – cycle path NCN754 at Blairdardie next to canal – litter pick and general tidy up on both sides of canal. Meet where Blairdardie Road meets with Gorget Ave and Rotherwood Ave, G13 2AD
  • Wed 31 May – cycle path NCN756 at Kelvindale Road – litter pick and general tidy up. Meet where Kelvin Walkway meets with Kelvindale Road, G20 8JU

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004

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@
dumbartonroad.com

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

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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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