Greetings and welcome to the first issue of Your Community, Your Planet
in 2016! It's a wee bit late - we seem to have been blown through January and into February! Also apologies that there was no December issue - this was due to some IT issues which are now resolved! Anyway please read on to find out what's happening across the area and beyond!
Our projects and services...
WH Malcolm planning application update:
the planning application went to the Planning Committee on Tuesday 12 January
(despite being informed otherwise). Given the level of public interest and concern with the proposed application the Planning Committee agreed to defer the decision to a public hearing
. We are waiting to hear when and where this will take place. We have posted an update on our blog
including the link to the planning report and a timeline of the campaign to date.
Give Us A Hand calendar:
as part of the Glasgow WAVE project
we have produced a great, handy-sized wall calendar
featuring lots of local organisations that offer volunteering opportunities - get your copy quick as they are going fast!
Air quality petition update:
as part of the campaign against WH Malcolm a petition was submitted to the Council by Scotstoun Community Council calling for improvements to Air Quality Management on South Street and surrounds -
this will be heard by the Petitions Committee on Tuesday 9 February
De'ils On Wheels:
the De'ils On Wheels bike workshop
is open Wednesday 11am to 3pm and Thursday 1-5pm
and offers quality reused bikes for sale
and affordable bike servicing and repairs. And we also accept donations of unwanted bikes
We Go Pedal film night:
the Whiteinch Bike Club will be hosting a FREE screening of The Flying Scotsman on Tue 9 Feb
at The Whiteinch Centre. This is part of the We Go Pedal project
We Go Pedal news:
the first issue of the We Go Pedal newsletter
is with the printers and will be distributed shortly - watch this space!
Play On Pedals:
the Play On Pedals project will be hosting a series of free drop-in sessions
across the City including at Blairdardie on Sat 20 and Sat 27 Feb.
Scottish Government launches clean air strategy: The Scottish Government recently announced the publication of ‘Cleaner Air for Scotland – The Road to a Healthier Future’, a new national strategy aiming to achieve cleaner air quality for Scotland.
Scotland's most polluted streets revealed: Friends of the Earth Scotland recently released details of the most polluted streets in Scotland - including Dumbarton Road!
Food waste collections rolled out across the City: Glasgow City Council are rolling out food waste collections to homes across the City starting with the North West area. The new service will be rolled out between now and early April to cover all 113,500 kerbside properties across Glasgow.
New council website: Glasgow City Council has launched a new look website - we've been on the site a few times and it seems to be much improved.
Jordanhill Millennium mile post: the National Cycle Network Millennium milepost in Jordanhill has been given a wee makeover by Sustrans volunteers.
Participatory budgeting in Glasgow: Glasgow is one of thirteen Councils across Glasgow that will receive funding from the Participatory Budgeting Fund.
Have you ever thought about growing your own...bike!
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