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Glasgow Wood Recycling, a thriving social enterprise based in Whiteinch, has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Employer Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling for staff, volunteers and trainees. Achieving the award was made possible with funding from the Cycle Friendly Employer Development Fund.

Glasgow Wood Recycling was assessed against a range of criteria – they have a cycling champion, they have improved their cycling facilities including installing a new cycle shelter (made from recycled wood!), bought tools and a bike stand, bought a pool bike and have undertaken bike maintenance training. All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

Glasgow Wood Recycling is the 153rd workplace in Glasgow to achieve the award and they join over 525 Cycle Friendly Employers throughout Scotland. In addition, Glasgow Wood Recycling entered a team into the recent Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge which took place throughout May. The team finished second overall cycling over 4000kms and one of the GWR team finished third in the individual standings, cycling nearly 1200km!

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In partnership with Glasgow Wood Recycling we will be holding a Bike Breakfast from 8am to 10am on Thursday 7 June 2018 at Barclay Curle House, 739 South Street, Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 0BX

The Bike Breakfast will run from 8am to 10am and we will be offering free drinks, fruit and pastries, information on cycling and walking and a FREE Dr Bike check!

The Bike Breakfast is part of joint celebrations – firstly Glasgow Wood Recycling have achieved their Cycle Friendly Employer award and secondly next week is Bike Week 2018 where we are encouraging everyday cycling for everyone.

We will be set up just outside Barclay Curle House at the entrance to the Barclay Curle Complex so why not pop down and say hello!!

See the poster below or check out our Facebook event page.

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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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Between 2 and 12 August you can embark on an audiovisual adventure as the 762 metre-long walkway of the Clyde Tunnel is transformed into a sensory subterranean spectacle by multimedia artist Robbie Thomson and composer Alex Menzies. 

Inspired by marine mythology and science fiction, this otherworldly odyssey reveals robotic sculptures and electronic sounds which lead you through a series of close encounters.

Immersive and intriguing, Portal presents a rare opportunity to re-discover this remarkable Glasgow landmark which celebrates its 55th anniversary year as part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the European Championships 2018.

The event will take place from 11am to 7pm daily from Thursday 2 to Sunday 12 August in the southbound cycle and pedestrian tunnel.Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance via the Centre for Contemporary Arts.

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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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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Main Office
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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De'ils On Wheels
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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