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VP_gatesThere’s a whole host of activities planned for Victoria Park, many of them involving the Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) group.

Further volunteer days are still to be announced where you can come along and help make the park enjoyable for all by helping with clean ups, bulb planting, etc!

Tue 12 JuneActive Seniors Day in the park – lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Tue 12 to Sun 17 JuneZippos Circus is due to return to the park for several performances daily.

Sun 24 June 2pmFlower Power Demo – 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. PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP KEEP THE FLOWER DISPLAYS.

6 July – 15 JulyFriendsfest – based on the popular TV series takes place on the rugby pitches.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September at 2pm each day, FoVP will lead informative walks around the park as part of Doors Open Day.

Sunday 11 November at 2pm – FoVP Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

If you are interested in what has been happening with the park over the last couple of years, check out the Victoria Park update report, and the Victoria Park timeline 1885-2018 makes for a very interesting read.
Regular events in the park are listed below.

The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 12 June in Victoria Park. There will be lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along.

DRCET will be along with an information stall so why not pop along and say hello!! The event takes place from 10.30am until 3.30pm. For more information please contact Active Seniors on active_seniors@hotmail.com and you can download the poster here 20180612_ActiveSeniorsInTheParkDay

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As part of the Victoria Park Working Group a key activity has been compiling and collating various bits of information in one place for all the stakeholders to access. Some of this information has been used to create a timeline for the Park, a short version of which is included in the Victoria Park Update Report.

The timeline provides a useful overview of the key developments and events in the park, particularly over the past decade or so.

Information at the start marked * has been sourced from Victoria Park Heritage Trail leaflet. Approximate dates are indicated by ??. Weblinks to the source of the information have been provided in the end notes.

You can download the timeline here DRCET_VictoriaPark_Timeline_May2018

The working group has been facilitated by Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET), a local environmental charity – www.dumbartonroad.com

Acronyms used: GCC – Glasgow City Council; FoVP – Friends of Victoria Park; WCC – Whiteinch Community Council

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For the past year DRCET has been facilitating the Victoria Park working group and on behalf of the group we have written the Victoria Park Update Report.

The report gives an overview of what has been happening with regards to the park over the past couple of years, including the Victoria Park Community Placemaking which was undertaken by EKOS on behalf of the Council. More than 40 people from 17 local organisations contributed to the Community Placemaking. The report also looks at how what will be happening moving forward.

The report contains a brief timeline for the park – a more detailed version of the timeline is available here.

The working group is also undertaking a short survey about the park which you can access here www.surveymonkey.com/r/VictoriaPark-Spring2018 and it would be appreciated if you can take a few minutes to complete the survey.

The report will be available from various locations in the local area. If you would like some hard copies of the report to hand out to people please get in touch. You can download the Update Report here DRCET_VictoriaPark_UpdateReport_Spring2018_Web .

The design and printing of the update report was partly funded by the Ward 12 Victoria Park Area Partnership.

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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 Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and there will be talks about the following topics:

  • find out about the Victoria Park working group
  • hear about the Friends Fossil Grove fernery project
  • give your views on proposals to grass over some of the flower beds

You can find out more about Friends of Victoria Park on their website

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The Fossil Grove in Victoria Park is open from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday until the Sunday 21 October 2018.

Victoria Park is home to some of the most spectacular fossils in the UK – ancient trees over 300 million years old – twice as old as the dinosaurs! The trees are the remnants of vast forests which periodically covered much of what is now central Scotland during the Carboniferous Period. These fossils eventually became the coal that powered Glasgow’s industry.

Today the Fossil Grove is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), giving the site outstanding nature conservation value. It has also been designated as a ‘Regionally Important Geological Site’. The building protecting the fossils is recognised as one of the earliest developments in geotourism and geoconservation and is testament to the foresight of Glasgow’s Victorian forefathers.

You can read more about the Fossil Grove on the Friends of Victoria Park website and the Glasgow Geological Society website.

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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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