Welcome to the latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet!
which is a wee bit late this month but packed full of news! Read on to find out more!
Our projects and services...
And the winner is...:
a huge thank you to everyone that completed our recent survey as part of the Find A Solution programme. Your feedback and comments will help us improve what we do. And for everyone that entered the prize draw to win a bike from the De'ils On Wheels workshop the winner was...
Finding Scotland's Real Heroes:
more good news - De'ils On Wheels
has been nominated for an award
and we will shortly be appearing on the TV!
De'ils On Wheels:
the workshop is now back open
after the refurbishment. Our regular hours are Wednesday 11am to 3pm and Thursday 1pm to 5pm with other times posted on the De'ils on Wheels Facebook page
Kingsway Community Garden harvest event:
the community garden at Kingsway Court is hosting a harvest event on Saturday 7 September
and we will be along with our pedal powered smoothies!
we recently said goodbye to the Xchange Scotland international volunteers
who had been hosted by LINKES and working with us as well over the summer.
Dog fouling campaign:
this is an issue which plights many communities in the local area so Keep Scotland Beautiful will be running the Dog Fouling Fortnight campaign
for two weeks from 30 September until 13 October 2013 as part of the Clean Up Scotland campaign
. We are hosting a meeting
of local groups including schools and community groups at 4pm on Thursday 12 September
- pop along to find out more!
the Green Machine (our trusty van) has had a makeover
to celebrate her 10th birthday - we think she is looking great and if you see us about give us a wave!
A new hotel for Yoker
: the after school club at Yoker Resource Centre have been busy making improvements to the community garden
Lighting up the neighbourhood:
the street lights in and around Scotstoun and Whiteinch
have been upgraded in the past few months.
Plugged in places: electric car charging points
have been installed across the city.
Factoring commission issues draft report:
Glasgow Factoring Commission, a body set up to review the management and maintenance of common parts of residential properties in the city, has released its draft report for consultation
Council proposes green energy company:
Glasgow City Council is proposing to create a "green" energy company
in a move to tackle fuel poverty, cut carbon emissions and create new jobs
Victoria Park gates restored:
the main gates on Victoria Park Drive North have been fully restored
Council invests in warmer homes: more than £40million
is being spent tackling fuel poverty in almost 5000 Glasgow homes.
1) Permaculture Scotland
- website for everything about permaculture in Scotland
2) Nice Way Code
- new campaign to encourage safer sharing of our roads with all forms of traffic
3) Cycle Law Scotland
- a new, innovative and dynamic legal service for Scotland's cyclists
We have added all the useful website links to our blog
Check out this fantastic bridge in Germany
- this would look great in Balmoral Street or the bridge at the junction of Dumbarton Road and Anniesland Road!
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