Welcome to our August newsletter! The last few weeks have been bathed in gold both from the Olympics and the recent great weather! Long may it continue!
Our projects and services...
Our 8th AGM will take place at 7pm on Thursday 30 August
at Yoker Community Campus. The AGM will be an opportunity to meet up with friends old and new, to celebrate our projects and achievements over the past 12 months, and to discuss the environmental issues that are of interest and concern for you and your community. Everyone welcome! Read more here
North Clyde Recycling Centre development
: there have been further meetings with local groups about this development. We are currently drafting a standard letter of objection against this development
which will be available on our website shortly. Objections
were submitted against the energy from waste plant
proposed in Shieldhall. There will also be a public meeting in Mount Florida on Monday 3 September about the Polmadie gasification plant development
Heart of Scotstoun progress report:
it has been well over 15 years since the Scotstoun community started campaigning for a new community facility. We've produce a progress report
that tries to capture some of this history and the key milestones along the way.
DrumCOG bike maintenance success:
in January we started working on a project with DrumCOG (Drumchapel Community Ownership Group) with lead partners Pineview Housing Association
and the G15 Youth Project. Four local people were trained in bike maintenance and they all recently achieved Velotech accreditation
- two bronze awards and two gold awards. Congratulations to everyone involved!
the LINKES project, based up at the Lincoln Avenue high flats, recently hosted some Xchange Scotland
international volunteers. They also spent time helping out
at the HoS community garden and as a thank you we took them on a wee trip
Kingway Court Community Garden:
the Health and Wellbeing Centre recently hosted some international volunteers from Xchange Scotland. A key part of the project was the installation of a path from the centre to the community garden
. Great job everyone!
Jordan Street park clean up:
as part of the Hold Your Breath Stalled Spaces project
we will be organising a community clean up of Jordan Street Park and the Northinch Street site at 11am on Saturday 1 September
. Meet at Jordan Street Park if you want to get involved!
Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill:
The deadline for responding to this Scottish Government consultation
has been extended to 26 September 2012. The presentations and report from the recent Community Development Alliance Scotland
event held at Anniesland College are now available from the CDAS website
is Scotland’s local food feast. Blasda is gaelic for tasty, delicious, appetising, sweet. From blas (“taste, flavour”). As in “That vindaloo’s blasda!” There are lots of events taking place across Scotland including one here in Glasgow on Saturday 15 September
at The Briggait. The event will include an afternoon of free workshops, information stalls and photographic exhibition and in the evening there will be a local food feast and a ceilidh (ticketed
at £5 per person). Also please check out 7 great ways to improve the way you eat
Glasgow Wood Recycling Summer Sale - Mon 20 to Sat 25 Aug:
check out some of the great deals over at GWR
and a chance to win a rustica bench!
Victoria Park 125th Celebrations:
this event will take place on Sat 15 Sep and Friends of Victoria Park are looking for volunteers
to help out.
Introduction to Permaculture Design:
this weekend course
will introduce participants to permaculture
. It will be run at Woodlands Community Garden
on 6 & 7 Oct.
if you've been inspired by London 2012 then sign up
for updates about volunteering, tickets and other developments at Glasgow 2014
Glasgow's Jubilee Trees
: to celebrate the Queen’s 60th year as head of the Commonwealth the public are being invited to vote for their favourite “Top 60 Jubilee trees
” within the 11 commonwealth twinned parks in Glasgow, including Victoria Park
Looking for a great day out? Then check out Whitelee Windfarm visitor centre
is the place to learn all about renewable energy and is the access point to over 70kms of trails for cycling, walking and other outdoor activities.
1) My Zero Waste
- one family's attempts to make our world a greener place
2) Scotland's Environment
- this site brings together environmental data and reports on Scotland's environment in one accessible place
3) Go Petition
- free online petition website to help kick start any campaign you might be working on
We have added all the useful website links to our blog
Ever wondered if Dumbarton Road could look like this??
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