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Glasgow City Council have announced plans upgrade outdated blaes pitches with multi-use games areas (MUGAs) at 14 primary schools including St Paul’s in Whiteinch and Corpus Christi in Knightswood. Both schools are Cycle Friendly Primary Schools!

The investment is the first phase in a programme which will eventually see all 41 blaes pitches at city primary schools replaced.

Details on when the 14 MUGAs will be available for use by pupils are still being finalised, but work will commence after the start of the new school term in August.

Usually made from a synthetic surface such as artificial grass, macadam and polymeric rubber, MUGAs provide for a range of different sports including football, tennis, hockey, basketball, netball and volleyball.

Source: Glasgow Live

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demo_headerFriends of Victoria Park (FoVP) are holding a demonstration on Sunday 24 June at 2.00 pm to 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. The beds are recognised as an integral feature of the park in Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

FoVP are asking everyone who wants to ensure the future of these magnificent gardens to join them, if possible wearing colourful, flowery clothes, face paints and carrying placards. Meet at the gardens behind the big pond & duck pond at 2.00 pm. We hope to see you there. Please pass on the word to friends and family.

FoVP would also ask everyone to contact the Council or their local councillors to appeal for the gardens to be saved. Please do all you can to support us and use all your influence in local organisations to raise awareness. This is not a done deal. If enough people show they care we can get this decision changed. Contact FoVP to help with the campaign.

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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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