Welcome to our latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet!
Spring is most definitely on it's way and Mother Nature has been hard at work - as we also have - it has been a hectic few weeks with lots of great stuff happening across the neighbourhood...
Our projects and services...
Bike Path upgrade celebration week:
the environmental improvements
are almost complete and there is going to be a week of activities to celebrate the completion from Sat 21 to Sun 29 March
. The bike path is looking really good and if you haven't been along the path recently then check out all the different events on offer during the week...
Want to get involved in your local community and make a difference through volunteering? Come along to our grand Volunteer Celebration event
on Tuesday 31st of March, 6pm – 8pm, Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.
Enjoy some nibbles
, have a chat
and find out more
about volunteering. Pre-booked creche facilities available
Kingsway Court cleanup success :
along with various partners and local people we braved the weather to help with a clean up at Kingsway Court estate
. Over 40 people helped out - a big thanks to everyone; many hands make light work!
The clean up was also featured in the Evening Times
A new look for De'ils On Wheels community bike workshop:
Next time you visit our De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop, check out our new look following its' makeover
. The outside and front customer service area have been spruced up, we hope you like the improvements! And De'ils On Wheels is now on Twitter too
Scotland's second-hand cycle Revolve-ution cycles into west Glasgow: De’ils On Wheels
, based at Kingsway Court, has become the latest organisation to receive the Revolve
stamp of approval; a very worthy accreditation
to have under our belt
Committed to improving what we do:
We are delighted to announce that we recently successfully completed an external project validation and we have achieved EFQM Committed to Excellence 1 Star recognition
, which is valid for two years. We are working hard at developing a culture of self-assessment and continual improvement
– all comments welcome!
Love Food Hate Waste - storage tips:
the average household throws away £470 of food per year - check out the LFHW website for some great tips to keep your food fresher for longer
we are still collecting responses to our survey so take a minute to tell us what you think about local environmental issues
Heart of Scotstoun Health Walks:
with the better weather now upon us, the FREE weekly walks
have re-commenced. Come along to Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre every Monday, 2.30pm
(and Friday!) wearing comfortable shoes. FREE
refreshments after the walk.
Cleanup Scotland campaign launched :
We recently attended a Scottish Parliament reception to celebrate the achievements of the Clean Up Scotland campaign
and the launch of the new #2MinuteCleanUp campaign
a simple campaign to get more people actively picking up litter
Whiteinch Community Champions awards launched: new awards have been launched
to celebrate the achievements of people living, working and learning in Whiteinch
- closing date for entries is Friday 10 April
NextBike hire scheme expands across city: The NextBike mass bike hire scheme has been so successful in Glasgow that 10 new bike stations are to be set up in the south and east of the city bringing the total number to 41.
Power down for Earth Hour: Earth Hour 2015
Glasgow's top 60 Commonwealth trees Trail Guide published: Details of sixty of the city's most interesting, beautiful, historic and exotic trees have been collated into a new trail guide..
Urban food renaissaince: a great feature about Locavore and their urban food growing in the latest issue of SEPA View.
A vision for Glasgow Libraries: Glasgow Life are currently seeking your views on the future direction of, and provision made by, Glasgow Libraries. You can access their five minute survey, available until Monday 30 March 2015
will take place from 8.30-9.30pm
on Saturday 28 March
An extra 500 miles of cycle path:
Thirty new long distance routes equalling 500 miles are to be added to Scotland’s network of trails, cycleways and canal towpaths
to give people more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and travel sustainably.
If you are thinking about starting to grow your own food this might inspir-al you
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