Yoker Community Campus Open Day

Yoker Community Campus is having an Open Day & Exhibition from 11am to 2pm on Friday 26 October at 10 Kelso Place, Yoker G14 0LL.

The Campus will be celebrating the work of the participants in our INCLUDED programme, the relaunch of the Campus Cafe and the work of all our partner organisations.

There will be

  • two photography exhibitions
  • an Art Exhibition
  • a demonstration of our cooking skills
  • examples of our growing skills

Come and find out more about us by chatting to our team and our participants over some light refreshments

Contact Yoker Community Campus on 0141 952 1010 or k.mosson@yokercampus.org

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Drumchapel and West Winterfest 2018!

This year’s Drumchapel and West Winterfest will take place on Monday 5 November from 4:30pm to 8:30pm in Drumchapel Park, Howgate Avenue, Glasgow G15 8LY.

Don’t miss this fun filled family event that has something to suit all ages. Heart Radio presenters will be entertaining you throughout the evening. There will be a live music stage, funfair rides and stalls, not forgetting the outstanding firework display, which will be going off with a bang at 7pm.

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Historic flower beds in Victoria Park saved!

The Friends of Victoria Park campaign to save 28 historic flower beds has paid off and the Council has agreed they will be planted with more sustainable alternatives.

The Council had reported that, although their gardeners can no longer plant these beds several times a year with bulbs and annual plants, they offered three alternative options to the campaigners at a recent meeting at The Whiteinch Centre.

Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) and Whiteinch Community Council both agreed on Option 2 which involves planting the beds with hardy ornamental shrubs such as dwarf hydrangeas and miniature rhododendrons – both popular forms of planting in Victorian gardens. The Council estimate this will save them £21,000 a year and cost £2,000 a year to maintain although there will be an initial one off outlay of £16,000. Currently planting the 28 beds costs £23,000 a year.

The Council will continue to plant bulbs and flowers in the 30 remaining flower beds and the Friends has asked that the scheme should be planned so that the shrubs and flower beds complement each other to maintain the high impact of the gardens. Continue reading

Top 3 most annoying things about the school run?

Living Streets is calling for new measures to reduce the number of cars on the school run.

This comes after research (YouGov 2018) released by the charity for the start of International Walk to School Month (October), reveals that too many cars are the things parents find most annoying on the school run – specifically too many cars around school gates (54%); cars parking on the pavements (50%); and too much traffic on the journey (45%).

Living Streets is calling for more local authorities to pilot school road closures – prohibiting cars from the school gates at drop off and pick up times, alongside a series of other measures, to encourage more families to walk to school.

Motor vehicles are the biggest source of air pollution and one in four cars on the road at peak times are on the school run. As a result, over 2,000 primary schools in the UK are situated in pollution hot spots, putting pupils’ health at risk.

We will be hosting our second School Run Summit on Tue 2 Oct to discuss these issues in the G11 to G15 postcode areas.

Source: Living Streets