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FoVP_History_TalkA great new series of local and family history talks are being hosted by Whiteinch Library, 14 Victoria Park Dr S, Glasgow G14 9RL

On Wednesday 21 February from 6.30 – 7.30pm join us for a talk about the author of the well-loved books, Tommy’s War and Tommy’s Peace. To celebrate the acquisition of Thomas Cairns Livingstone’s original diaries for the city, archivist Barbara Neilson will introduce the diaries and share their content. Hear about Glasgow during the First World War and how rising rents, the threat of air raids and the war economy affected the city.

On Wednesday 21 March from 6.30 – 7.30pm Friends of Victoria Park member Gillian Mawdsley is giving a second talk on the park’s history. Gillian returns to further explore our memories of Whiteinch and it’s history, looking at local people who served during the First World War. Share your family stories or just come along and listen.

Please book your FREE place on these events by calling Whiteinch Library on 0141 276 0695.

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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.

The Whiteinch Centre are recruiting a Customer Services Officer. The post is 35 hours per week – six months temporary post- salary £1,316 pcm.

They are are seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent customer service, marketing and ICT skills to join their team.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skills in managing social media platforms be competent with Microsoft Office 2013 and be able to coordinate events at the Centre.

For a Recruitment Pack which has full details, please call Karen McQueen on 0141 434 1553, leaving a voicemail message if necessary.  Alternatively, you can e-mail Karen at kmcqueen@wsha.org.uk. Postal enquiries should be marked Private & Confidential and addressed to Karen at Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association Limited, The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, Glasgow G14 0UG.   Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 29 January 2018. Please note this post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check and satisfactory references.

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.

 

A new local, independent shop called The Green Place has recently opened at 1249 Dumbarton Road, Whiteinch G14 9UU selling a range of environmentally responsible products.

They stock a range of  non-toxic cleaning products, local, natural, marine-friendly skincare, environmentally responsible (sustainable, natural, vegan, recycled) paints, floor finishes, cleaning and lifestyle items. There will also be more generic things like reusable water bottles, coffee cups, menstrual products etc

They are open from 9am to 530pm Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat and from 10am to 7pm on Thur and 10am to 2pm on Sunday – closed on a Tuesday.

You can find contact details on their website thegreenplaceshop.co.uk and follow day to day goings on via their Twitter account.

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Friends of Victoria Park are holding a festive Christmas Tree decorating event in Victoria Park at 11am on Saturday 16 December can the event will be rounded off with a few Christmas carols and songs.

They introduced this event last year and the tree close to the beautiful Oswald Clock at the small pond was a very cheerful sight over the festive period.

They have sprayed some pine cones and have ribbons ready to hang them up but they would also welcome any spare decorations or even better, some home made ones. If they have too many they might do up two trees to really put us all in a festive mood.

Children are very welcome accompanied by an adult. More information on their website.

The local Councillors in the area run regular, monthly surgeries for members of the public to pop along and raise issues or ask them questions. Most of the surgeries take place in public places such as schools and community centres. Click on the links below for details of your local Councillor’s surgeries.

Ward 12 Victoria Park (made up of Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood community councils areas)

Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill (made up of Yoker, Scotstoun and Knightswood community council areas)

De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

WH Malcolm campaign

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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