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scotstouncc_naturetrail_cleanup_nov16Scotstoun Community Council are holding a Community Clean up at 10am on Saturday 4 March 2017.

The clean up will take place along the Victoria Park Nature Walk and the volunteers will be meeting at Danes Drive Bridge (on the Nature Walk) at 10am.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

Scotstoun Community Council and local NIVs (Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers) have organised a couple of clean ups recently in Larchfield Avenue and the Nature Trail.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on

community-calendarThis event is 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!

20161128_vp_placemakingFollowing on from the Community Placemaking event that was held back in late November at Scotstoun Stadium the consultants have written up all the findings which are now available on the City Council website.

Community Placemaking is a process to:

  • design a public space together with the communities and stakeholders;
  • engage in a collaborative process so that all interests can be addressed in a holistic way; and
  • ensure that the public space is valued and used.

and the aim of the Community Placemaking exercise is:

  • to find a shared vision
  • to design an action plan
The participants completed an initial welcome survey (see image below) and then they were divided into five groups to identify the strengths and weaknesses of Victoria Park relating to the following five themes shown below. The participants had an opportunity to contribute to each of the themes and they were also required to agree three key priorities which they felt needed to be addressed (see image below)
  1. People, equality and diversity
  2. Green and open spaces
  3. Facilities  and buildings
  4. Range and type of activities
  5. Park management

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VictoriaParkBlaisePitchesGlasgow City Council are hosting the Victoria Park Community Placemaking event on Monday 28 November 2016 at 5.30pm The meeting will be held in Scotstoun Stadium Club Deck, 72 Danes Drive, Glasgow G14 9HD. Enter by the main Scotstoun Stadium reception.

The event aims to bring local groups together to develop a shared vision for the development of Victoria Park. The event will be delivered by EKOS on behalf of the Council.

Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm and vehicular parking is available within Scotstoun Sports Campus and there are good public transport links as well.

If you are interested in attending then please confirm your attendance by emailing

community-calendarThis event is 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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WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_CropAs part of Bike Week 2016 the We Go Pedal project will be holding a Family Cycling Extravaganza from midday to 4pm on Saturday 18 June in Victoria Park, Whiteinch G14 9NW. The event will take place near the main entrance to the park on Victoria Drive North.

There will be lots to do at the event including:

  • Dr Bike checks
  • Cycle skills course
  • Play On Pedals
  • Free Wheel North accessible bikes and trikes
  • Bling-your-bike
  • a juggling uni-cyclist
  • active travel information
    • Go Bike
    • Sustrans Scotland
    • We Go Pedal and Whiteinch Bike Club
    • Good Moves Health Walks
    • South West Community Cycles
    • Friends of Victoria Park
  • Health Walks in the park
  • and a bike recycling point

The event and all the activities are FREE so why not pop along with the family and have a great day out.

Check out De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter and follow #wegopedal and #BikeWeekUK too!

You can download the poster for the event here WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_Final

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ActiveSeniors_2016The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 14 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

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FOVP_LogoThe Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Thursday 12 May at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

This is a very important time for the park as there are still real concerns about the future of the large north west area of the park – the former blaes pitches. FoVP campaigned a few years ago against this land going for commercial lease. Since then despite extensive local consultation carried out by the council, nothing has been done to secure a positive future for this site as beautiful green space and it remains seriously neglected. FoVP are concerned that another effort will be made to sell or lease it off.

FoVP are also very worried about the state of the fossil grove, a Site of Special Scientific Interest which Scottish Natural Heritage have noted is now in an unfavourable and declining condition.

On a more positive note, FoVP have been successful in attracting additional funding to improve the range of play equipment in the playground, we have ensured that the formal flower beds north of the ponds have been well maintained by the council and they have encouraged volunteers who have been planting wild flower plugs and keeping the rose beds in good order.

It’s very important that there is a good turnout for this meeting so please come along.

FossilGrove_Image2The world famous and internationally important Fossil Grove at Victoria Park is under threat. A petition raising awareness of the problems and issues involved can be found at the link below.

If you are concerned please sign the petition and help to focus attention on this unique and invaluable Glasgow feature.

You can access the petition via the Council’s online petition portal – the link to the petition is on the right hand side

The following update was taken from the Friends of Victoria Park Facebook page

At the last Fossil Grove Trustees meeting in February a request was made that Glasgow City Council set up a meeting with representatives of the Geological Society of Glasgow, its subcommittee the Strathclyde Geoconservation Group plus the Trustees, the Hunterian, SNH, the Parks Dept and Glasgow Life to discuss various options. A meeting has been organised for 19th April. The Geological Society have written to the Chair of the Fossil Grove Trustees proposing that the Council transfer the site to the Trust who would then take on management, funding for a new building etc etc.


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