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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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Construction work is underway on a new £3.7 million Olympic standard BMX track being built in Kinghtswood area of Glasgow ahead of the 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports.

The new BMX Centre at Knightswood Recreation Ground is the only permanent venue being constructed for use at Glasgow 2018 and will be Scotland’s only World and Olympic standard BMX track. Work is expected to be complete by late spring next year, after which the venue will host a number of test events in the lead up to Glasgow 2018.

Completion of Knightswood BMX Centre will mean Glasgow is the only city in the world with venues capable of hosting all four Olympic cycling discipline events (BMX, MTB, Road and Track) within its boundary. The others are the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the Emirates Arena (Track), Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails (MTB) and the city’s streets (Road).

Issue 5 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! It’s been a wee while since our last newsletter and we have been busy working away to make Whiteinch and other local neighbourhoods more cycle friendly!

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Cycle Friendly Employer scheme, Go Bike ward tours, St Paul’s Primary becoming a Cycle Friendly Primary school, news about the NextBike expansion,  and lots more. There is also information about Road Safety Week 2017 and Operation Close Pass.

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WGP_News_Issue5_Nov17 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

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20160921_balshagray_13_volunteersThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be doing various clean ups and activities in and across the area during November. The Green Gym runs on a Wednesday from 11am to 2pm. The dates and locations over the next few weeks are:

You can download the Green Gym dates here (GreenGym_Nov17) or if you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point please contact Wendy Cameron or Margaret at Drumchapel Life 0141 944 6004

Tea-dance imageIts time to dust off your dancing shoes and Sunday best! Active Seniors are having two autumn Tea Dances, both of which are FREE to attend.

The first takes place on Friday 27th October 2017 from 1 to 4pm in Peterson Park Hall, Yokermill Road, Glasgow G13 4PF. To book your place call Robert on 07810 441382.

In association with Thomas Bradley & Co, the Active Seniors are holding their Grand Tea dance on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 from 12.30 to 4pm in The Royal British Legion (Knightswood), Cairntoul Drive, Glasgow G14 0XT. Tickets are on a first come first served basis; contact Robert on 07810 441382 or speak to any of the active seniors.

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October is a proving to be a popular time for AGMs. Two great opportunities to find out more about what’s been happening in your community.

Come along to LINKES at Linkes Community Rooms, 200 Lincoln Avenue G13 3PP with food and refreshments available at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 October 2017 followed by the AGM at 7pm.

Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre are having their AGM on Friday 27 October 2017 12.30 – 2.30pm at Block 50, Kingsway Court, Scotstoun G14 9SR. A buffet lunch will be served from 12.30 – 1pm before proceedings commence.

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201604227_GreenGym_DavidsonLane_RubbishThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be undertaking a range of activities to help improve the environment in various locations across the west of Glasgow during September.

The dates and locations are:

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 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

These events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

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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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