Welcome to the August issue of Your Community, Your Planet!
- read on to find out more!
Our projects and services...
10th Birthday Celebrations:
you are cordially invited to come and help us celebrate our 10th Birthday
from 2pm to 4.30pm on Thursday 21 August
at Heart of Scotstoun. We look forward to you joining us to help us celebrate!
we will be along at this fantastic, free, family fun day in Victoria Park on Sat 16 Aug from 1-5pm
! Pop along and say hello!
Ditch the Dirt:
we will be coordinating activity in the local area for this years Ditch the Dirt anti-dog fouling campaign
which will run from 1 to 14 Sep
- more info coming soon!
Bike Path Upgrade:
as part of the public information event
that we held back in June we produced an information leaflet and display. If you would like to host the display for a week or two
at a community centre or similar then please get in touch.
Glasgow WAVE update:
the interviews for the Volunteer Development Officer post
take place next week and we hope to have more news soon! If you are interested in finding out more about the WAVE project or volunteering with us then please get in touch!
we've had a great summer teaching kids LINKES and Kingsway how to be better cyclists
. If you would be interested in using our services then please get in touch.
Carrier Bag charge coming soon:
the Government's carrier bag levy comes into force on October 20
. Scotland currently uses 750 million bags every year – the highest number in the UK. A dedicated website has been set up to help you get prepared for the levy www.carrierbagchargescotland.org.uk
Bag Your Vote:
as part of the above carrier bag charge Tesco have been seeking a partner to benefit from the money raised from the charge and Keep Scotland Beautiful have been shortlisted
. You can Bag Your Vote up until Friday 22 August.
Over the Wall:
Art in the Gart presents Over the Wall
- their summer outdoor festival of neighbours on Saturday 30 August
- all welcome!
Whiteinch News newspaper:
the second issue of The Whiteinch News
a community based newspaper produced by volunteers at The Whiteinch Centre is now out! You can get copies at The Whiteinch Centre and other local outlets.
Evening Times Community Champions
: the North West Community Champions awards
are now open for entries - deadline is Thursday 11 September.
the Community Resources Network Scotland annual conference
will be held in Glasgow at the Grand Central Hotel on Thu 23 Oct
NextBike hire scheme off to a flyer:
the new NextBike hire scheme that launched in Glasgow in June has got off to a flyer with over 10,000 rentals. They are offering £20 off annual membership
up until 31 August.
Jack and Jill market:
mums and families are taking action to reduce the cost of raising children in these tough economic times by attending The Jack & Jill Market
- next one is Sunday 17 August, 10.30am-1pm, at the Playdrome Leisure Centre in Clydebank
So what websites do you use to find out green, environmental and local issues? Let us know and we will add them to the list!
- Eco Schools Scotland - is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme.
- Fuel Efficient Driving Tips - understanding how to drive more efficiently can help you save ££s on your fuel bills
- BIke Polite - more cyclists mean that there is greater chance of conflict with other path and road users, however, if everyone is considerate, then there is plenty of space for all.
Always forgetting your lock for your bike? Then this
is for you!
We hope you have enjoyed this issue of our newsletter. Please feel free to forward to friends and colleagues. We would also love to hear any suggestions and feedback that you may have so drop us an email at email@example.com
with your comments!