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The Whiteinch Centre is pleased to announce the return of their Christmas Market and Craft Fair from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 2 December!

They will have stalls, competitions and even an appearance from Santa himself – so come along and have some fun! The event is free to attend and is kid friendly. You can find out more on the Facebook event page.

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Local primary school pupils made a significant contribution to the success of the first School Run Summit for west Glasgow, which was hosted earlier this week by local charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

The pupils, many of whom are Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs), joined over 40 other people who attended the School Run Summit, to look at how they could work together more effectively to address the school run issue and make the streets in and around local schools in the G11 to G15 postcode areas safer for all.

The primary school pupils told people about the great initiatives they are involved in including the JRSO programme, BikeAbility, the zig-zag campaign, the parking pledge, walking buses and park and stride schemes. Bankhead, Corpus Christi and Garscadden (now part of Clyde Primary) Primary Schools were all awarded the Glasgow City Council’s Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award in September.

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Issue 5 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! It’s been a wee while since our last newsletter and we have been busy working away to make Whiteinch and other local neighbourhoods more cycle friendly!

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Cycle Friendly Employer scheme, Go Bike ward tours, St Paul’s Primary becoming a Cycle Friendly Primary school, news about the NextBike expansion,  and lots more. There is also information about Road Safety Week 2017 and Operation Close Pass.

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WGP_News_Issue5_Nov17 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

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The Whiteinch Centre are recruiting a Learning and Development Coordinator. The post is 35 hours per week – funded post to March 2019 – salary £24,480 p.a.

Our current Learning and Development Coordinator is off to pastures new and we are seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent organisational and ICT skills to join our team. The successful candidate will have experience of managing or coordinating learning and development projects, sessional staff and volunteers, will have worked across different sectors and developed links with other agencies, will have managed people, has the ability to develop and maintain monitoring and evaluation systems and can prepare and deliver written reports to a variety of stakeholders.

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Movement Park have published their October week camp timetable and there’s loads to do! Across the week you will have the opportunity to try the range of innovative activities including judo, parkour, circus tricks and much more!

To book a session contact Movement Park on 0141 434 0002 or email movementparkinfo@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page!

Movement Park is a Glasgow-based charity that uses sport and movement based activities to enhance the lives of the local community. Based in our converted warehouse in Whiteinch, Movement Park is an innovative multi-activity facility.  

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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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201604227_GreenGym_DavidsonLane_RubbishThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be undertaking a range of activities to help improve the environment in various locations across the west of Glasgow during September.

The dates and locations are:

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

These events are 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!

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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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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