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Green Gym 6The 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 February 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!

Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association has set up a social enterprise company employing six people to handle all its close and back court cleaning and provide concierge services for its sole multi-story block.

Aiming to provide better services to tenants in the area, the new initiative was launched in November. The new social enterprise team will be responsible for cleaning once a week 197 closes, and 205 back courts.

Close cleaning includes brushing and removing all litter and debris from landings and stairs, and a thorough weekly wash. The back court services will ensure that bin stores are cleaned and any bulk uplifts are removed to collection points agreed with the city council.

RaffleWinnerWe are delighted to announce that Ben Harris won the youth bike in our recent De’ils On Wheels bike raffle. We also threw in a goodie bag with lights, a lock and some hi-viz snapbands!

Ben is a regular at the DRC Youth Project and having a bike means Ben will be able to cycle to and from the Youth Project held at Heart of Scotstoun community centre. Ben was one of seven Youth Project members who recently took part in a fundraising initiative where the boys ran 5km and raised £150 for the centre.

Thanks to everyone who supported our bike workshop by buying raffle tickets in the run-up to Christmas. A huge thanks to The Bike Chain for their generosity in donating this brand new bike.

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scotstouncc_naturetrail_cleanup_nov16Scotstoun Community Council are holding an Earl Street New Year Clean Up on Saturday 20 January 2018 from 10.30am till 12 noon. Meet at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral St, Scotstoun G14 0BL.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided. Please dress for the Scottish weather and wear sturdy footwear. No need to send a response but please pass on the message to anyone you know who may be interested in joining us.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scocomco@gmail.com

community-calendarThese 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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Green Gym 6The 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 January 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!

Go Bike, the Strathclyde cycle campaign, have been undertaking cycling and walking tours of each electoral ward with local councillors. At the start of December we joined in with the tour of Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill.

Two of the four local Councillors for Scotstounhill/Garscadden, Michael Cullen and Chris Cunningham, joined GoBike committee member, Alasdair Macdonald and DRCETs Neil Lovelock for the tour.

The tour started and finished from Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre and covered over 13 km around the ward area. There is some really good cycling infrastructure in the Ward, in particular the traffic section of the National Cycle Network, and further improvements are planned as part of the Knightswood BMX track development.

However, there are also areas where things can be improved and in particular linking these good pieces of infrastructure together is also important.

The Councillors were also given copies of the Cycling UK’s publication Space for Cycling guide for decision makers.

You can see details of the route cycled in the image below and on the Go Bike website. There are also some additional photos and some of the tweets that were sent!

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The Bank of Scotland has announced that they are to close the Scotstoun branch at the corner of Harland Street and Dumbarton Road.

According to their website the Bank of Scotland said: “We are constantly transforming our branch network as we reflect changing customer demand for branch transactions and service. Sometimes this will mean we make the difficult decision to close branches.”

There is a branch review document available on their website. The nearest other Bank of Scotland branches are on Dumbarton Road in Partick, on Byres Road and at Anniesland Cross.

Read more on the Glasgow West End Today website.

 

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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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