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Victoria Park Working Group are hosting a family friendly Easter Event from 10am to 12pm on Sunday 1 April in Victoria Park, 12 Victoria Park Dr N, Glasgow G14 9NN

Proceedings get rolling at the Main Gates. Bring an egg to roll; bring your friends; bring your family and see what fun Victoria Park is! Other activities include:

  • Easter Egg Rolling
  • An introduction to the pond’s birdlife, including the correct way to feed them
  • A look at the fossils in the Fossil Grove
  • Colouring In/Drawing & Light Refreshments in the Curling Clubhouse

For further information contact fovpglasgow@gmail.com

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Back in November 2014 Whiteinch Community Council organised a bulb planting day in Victoria Park as part of the CSV Action Earth campaign.

In addition to the Community Council, Friends of Victoria Park, pupils from St Paul’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools and ourselves helped out on the day.

Recently one of the member of Friends of Victoria Park posted some photos of the snowdrops that have started to come through on the south side of the park along the start of the expressway.

You can read our original blog post here and we even made it into the Evening Times!

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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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The Festival 2018 Our Place Fund is for community groups to put on cultural events and arts activities within their area before and during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

The deadline for submitting proposals has now passed and 69 proposals have been submitted and now everyone in Glasgow has the chance to vote to choose which projects are funded.

Some local organisations have submitted proposals including…

You can vote online (see below) and there will also be a Share and Decide event held on Saturday 10 March at Glasgow City Chambers where you will be able to meet the different organisations that have submitted proposals and you can vote on the day before a final decision is made!

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Friends of Victoria Park have welcomed moves by Glasgow City Council to begin clearing work that will enable the rock gardens and cliffs around the Fossil Grove to be rejuvenated.

The rock garden and pond area have been neglected for some years due to ongoing budget cuts and are in a deteriorating condition. However money has now been allocated for a contract to start the clearing work.

Chair of the Friends of Victoria Park Richard East explains, “We have been in discussions with the Council’s Land Services for some time about how we can improve the gardens around the Fossil Grove. We are now seeking funds to restore the pond and establish a fernery. Ferns will be easier to maintain than formal gardens and reflect the fact that the stone ‘tree trunks’ were themselves were originally tree ferns.”

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The Fossil Grove in Victoria Park is open from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday until the end of September.

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.

The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 13 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

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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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@
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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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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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