Welcome to the September issue of Your Community, Your Planet!
We should be a bit tyred
and rather flat
after an event-full summer but the warm spell is keeping us going. Come along to our AGM
and find out what has been keeping us busy.
Our thanks to all the readers who completed the survey
and told us what they thought about our eNews - all comments were printable! The winner of the voucher for the Cabin restaurant will be announced shortly! Keep the comments coming in, we welcome feedback throughout the year.
Our projects and services...
DRCET cordially invite you to attend our twelfth Annual General Meeting
which will take place on Thu 15 Sep at 11.30am in The Whiteinch Centre,
Northinch Court, Whiteinch G14 0UG. Our AGM is a great opportunity to hear about all the work that we have been involved with over the past year.
Cycle Friendly Communities project launch:
just before the AGM we will be launching our new Cycle Friendly Communities project
. The initial focus will be on Whiteinch so why not join as 10am on Thu 15 Sep at The Whiteinch Centre
Online community calendar:
as you may have noticed over recent issues the 'Dates for Your Diary' section has been getting bigger and bigger. So we decided to create an online community calendar
to make it easier to share more information about what's happening in the local area!
Pop along to the our 'all day' bike breakfast
on Thu 6 Oct from 7.30-9.30am and 4-6pm
at Balshagray Crescent in Whiteinch. Free Dr Bike checks, cycling and active travel related information, Cycle Friendly Communities project news and free refreshments
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde bike donations: As part of Recycle Week Scotland and Cycle to Work Day we are working with the NHS GGC and several other bike projects on a Donate Your Bike programme. De’ils On Wheels will be at at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Thu 14 Sep.
Get Active Drumchapel: The big Get Active Drumchapel community event will take place in Drumchapel Park on Sat 17 Sep from 11am-3pm. There will be a great range of activities for all ages and abilities to try including our own pedal powered smoothies
WH Malcolm appeal site visit: Following on from the site visit in July, the Reporter is still working on the decision and the DPEA are unable to advise when the decision will issued.
Play On Pedals autumn programme: the Play On Pedals autumn programme is now available and they will be at Scotstoun Leisure Centre every other Sunday from 18 Sep until 12 Dec.
Campaigning for Clean Air Neighbourhoods: A free training day will take place at the Glasgow Quaker Meeting House 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PS on Sat 8 Oct from 10am-4pm.
Cycle to Work Day 2016: This national event will be held on Wed 14 Sep 2016 and aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day!
Get Glasgow Moving campaign: A new campaign to Get Glasgow Moving will be holding a public meeting at Renfield St Stephen’s Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP on Thu 15 Sep from 7-9pm.
Garscadden/Scotstounhill by-election confirmed: Six candidates have been confirmed for the by-election in the Garscadden-Scotstounhill ward on Thu 6 Oct.
Premium Rush cinema night: The Whiteinch Bike Club will be hosting a cinema night with a free screening of Premium Rush in The Whiteinch Centre on Tue 13 Sep at 7pm
Circular Economy Glasgow report published: Glasgow Chamber has published Glasgow’s Circular Economy Report – Circular Glasgow: A Vision and Action Plan for the City of Glasgow. A circular economy is one in which things are designed and made to last and nothing is wasted.
Scotstoun Community Council elections: Scotstoun Community Council are seeking nominations from local residents to join the Community Council. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Fri 23 Sep.
Parks and greenspaces strategy: the Council are running four informal and creative workshops as the first part of a new consultation on the future of parks and greenspaces in the City.
BMX track planned for Knightswood park: the new Glasgow 2018 European Championships facility will be the first and only world championship and Olympic standard BMX track in Scotland.
A big roar for Rowena nursery: the nursery - the first to be built under the council's 4Rs strategy to replace or refurbish every primary school or nursery in poor condition in the city - is now the colourful, bright and airy learning environment in Knightswood for 85 children and 14 staff.
City Cycle hire scheme success: The scheme operated by NextBike, currently has 450 bikes across 43 stations. Owing to its success the Council is considering expanding the scheme across the city to have 900 bikes and 100 stations.
Coach House Trust autumn family market: The Coach House Trust will be holding their Autumn Family Market day on Sat 17 Sep from 11am-4pm at their Alderman Road site.
Green Gym in September: after the summer break the Green Gym is a back with regular clean ups - every Wed from 11am to 2pm
Glasgow budget consultation: the Council are consulting on their budget for 2017/18 - people are being asked to not only help identify savings; but also the services they value and how they can best be delivered in their communities.
When we advertised for volunteers to help out over the summer, we didn't expect the professionals to be interested
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