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Sustrans led cycle ride at The Glasgow Canal Festival


Join Sustrans on a free 20 mile LED cycle ride round the cycle paths of Glasgow starting from the Glasgow Canal Festival at Applecross Basin.

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST, 12.00 – 4.00pm

Mainly on traffic free paths and suitable for most riders. Led by qualified Sustrans Ride Leaders

Further information

  • Ride is suitable for most types of riders although the distance does mean a moderate level of fitness is required
  • The ride will be at a leisurely pace in order to accommodate all riders
  • The ride is led and supervised by qualified Sustrans cycle ride leaders at all times
  • The ride is mainly on traffic free paths
  • The ride follows National Cycle Routes 7, 754 & 756
  • There will be a comfort break at roughly the halfway point

More info at: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/led-ride-glasgow-canal-festival

Register now!

To book onto the ride, contact Peter at [email protected]

Diversity, Disability and ‘Doing It for Ourselves’ Event.


Diversity, Disability and ‘Doing It for Ourselves’ event will take place on 7th September 2018 from 9.45am until 2pm in ‘Possobilities’, 74 Closeburn St, G22 5ST.

The project aims to highlight good practice, activities, projects and services for people affected by disability.

This event is for all – service users, carers, community groups, voluntary sector projects and the general public

 To book a place and advise of any support or dietary requirements contact: [email protected] or Tel: 0141 314 6241 by 3rd September 2018.

Full programme below:

9.30 – 10.00   Registration and Refreshments

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome   

10.15 – 10.30 North West Voluntary Sector Network (Martina Johnston-Gray)

10.15 – 10.45 Included Project (Dougie Taylor, Yoker Resource Centre)

10.45 – 11.30 Workshops 1 – Hate Crime (Respect Group, Fortune Works)

                      Workshop 2Antonine Court Workshop (Antonine Court)

11.30 – 11.45 Tea Break

11.45 – 12.00 Showcase – Action Hearing Loss Scotland (Thomas Denholm)

12.00 – 12.45 Workshop 3 – What goes on at Possibilities & a ‘Taste of Art’


Workshop 4 – Glasgow Disability Alliance (Isla McIntosh)

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.00 Summing up and next steps (May Simpson, Glasgow City HSCP)

Parking permits & meter charges set for big increase.


Parking charges throughout the city are changing. The proposed changes for WOODSIDE, NAPIERSHALL, SPIERSGATE and BELMONT will be implemented on August 20th 2018.

According to Glasgow City Council, these changes will be implemented as a rolling programme throughout the financial year 2018-19. Notices will be placed on any affected streets and an advert placed in the Glasgow Evening Times, as each area is changed.

Permits are set to increase from £50pa to £85pa on renewal.

Meanwhile business permits are set to decrease from £700pa to £650pa on renewal.

Metered tariffs are set for an increase as well.

Limited information is available here: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/saferparking

Avenues Programme – The Underline


As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure – Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme.

More commonly known as the Avenues programme, this will see streestscape improvements made to the public realm, supporting a key strategic objective of the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19: the establishment of principal Avenues throughout the city centre to form an integrated network of continuous pedestrian and cycle priority routes.

The Avenues will be used as a binding mechanism to integrate public realm and placemaking initiatives, making the city more attractive, “people-friendly”, and economically competitive.

The improvements include:

  • Increased pedestrian / cycle space
  • Continuous footways
  • Segregated cycle lanes
  • Green/Blue Infrastructure
  • Reduced street clutter
  • Intelligent Street Lighting (ISL) and improved lighting features

Consultations will be commencing soon for ‘The Underline’ segment of the scheme which aims to improve the connectivity of St. George’s Cross/Great Western Road/Maryhill Road & North Woodside to the city centre. We will report on new developments to this exciting project as soon as possible.


Queen’s Cross Housing Gala Day – 18th August


The annual Queen’s Cross Housing Gala Day returns on Saturday 18 August at the Firhill Sports Complex. Plenty of fun for the whole family. More details to follow.

Community Activist Panel help to tackle poverty


Below is a link to the Newsletter by the Poverty Leadership Panel’s (PLP) Community Activist Panel (CAP). It is a collation of some of the volunteering the members are involved in during the 3 months period between the PLP meetings. It’s a vehicle to highlight their efforts and through the short biographies it is an opportunity to learn more about the CAP members.


20’s Plenty Update


The Traffic Regulation Order has been made for the MANDATORY 20MPH SPEED LIMIT ZONE in Woodside. Any person who wishes to question the validity of the Order or of any provision contained in it on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or on the grounds that any requirement of the Act, or of any instrument made under it, has not been complied with in relation to the Order may, within six weeks from 28 June 2018, apply to the Court of Session for this purpose.

All those who objected to or supported the proposals will now be written to and advised of the decision.

See the map below for the exact areas affected.

Important message from Scottish Water


Grab tickets NOW for European Championships Opening Party!


The Great Big Opening Party

The moment is finally here! Enjoy the spectacular setting of George Square to welcome the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and our friends from across Europe to the beating heart of the city.  Wednesday 1st August. Doors open at 4pm for a 6pm start.

This is a ticketed event but an allocation of free tickets has been held back to target groups lacking the opportunity to take part in such activities or those organisations that work hard to engage disadvantaged young people & adults. 

To reserve an allocation of these tickets please email[email protected] with the name of your group or organisation and number of tickets.  Please note these tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Swim Free During School Holidays!


From Monday 2nd July to Tuesday 14th August, families can swim FREE, 7 days a week, in every area of the city, every week of the school summer holidays.

Check out the times and locations on the link below: