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Volunteers Help at Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games

Volunteers Help at Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games

The Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games was a fantastic start to Volunteers Week on the 1st June 2013. Twenty two volunteers aged between 11 and 55+ donated their time to help out with the games on the day. The day started for some at half past seven and went on untill half past five.

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France, Here We Come!

France, Here We Come!

It was hot, sticky and hard to tackle in one go! No, not an oversized helping of sticky toffee pudding but the sponsored hillwalk undertaken by the Ten2Ten group a couple of weekends ago!

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Youth Group Fundraising to Go to France

Youth Group Fundraising to Go to France

Ten2Ten is a youth project in West Dunbartonshire which involves young people organising a French exchange programme. Last year, ten young people from the twinned town of Beauvoisin in the south of France came to spend two weeks with their Scottish counterparts and the event was a great success. Now it’s the West Dunbartonshire young […]

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Whitecrook re-CYCLE Programme to Encourage Young People to Get on Their Bikes

Whitecrook re-CYCLE Programme to Encourage Young People to Get on Their Bikes

A West Dunbartonshire Councillor launched a youth work programme based in the area of Whitecrook that aims to encourage young people to be more active and gain useful skills and confidence. Cllr Kath Ryall met with CLS’s youth workers before the first streetwork session that aimed to recruit young people for re-CYCLE – a bike […]

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Youth Groups Complete a Community Development Course

Youth Groups Complete a Community Development Course

21 young volunteers graduated from the University of Glasgow Activate course Three community youth groups from Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire completed a 50-hours community learning and development course ran by University of Glasgow and Community Links Scotland over the last months and were presented with their certificates at a graduation ceremony on the […]

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Streetlinks at the Glasgow Show 2012

Streetlinks at the Glasgow Show 2012

Streetlinks have attended The 2012 Glasgow Show providing three activity zones for children and anybody else who wanted to join in on the fun! Young people got a chance to try out our 14-foot rock climbing wall that we take out to community days all over Scotland, play football and other games in our mobile […]

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Second Streetlinks Activate Course Ready to Begin

Second Streetlinks Activate Course Ready to Begin

After the success of running the our first Activate Course in partnership with University of Glasgow, Streetlinks will be running a second Activate Course training event.  This is a foundation course in community development  which helps build experience of new and existing participating volunteers. The course runs for  40 hours within a group work setting and 10 hours […]

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Streetlinks Investing in Volunteers and Training

Streetlinks Investing in Volunteers and Training

May, June and July have been very busy “gala day” months for Streetlinks and Streetlinks Volunteers. 

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Transform your Patch in Bowling

Transform your Patch in Bowling

Bowling and Milton Community Council are developing a project to improve Bowling swing park with the support of Denise Van Outen who is an enthusiast of ‘Natural Play’ resources for children. The idea is to replace outdated play equipment with natural play facilities and wooden equipment with the adjoining woodland made into our fairy glen […]

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Consultation in Dunbeg – A Report

Consultation in Dunbeg - A Report

By Sean Paul, Streetlinks trainee On Wednesday the 6th of June we were at a place called Dunbeg, four miles outside of Oban which is two and a half hours and 77 miles away from Clydebank. Six members of Streetlinks and one member of Community Links were at the consultation connected to West Highland Housing […]

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Making Our Mark in Castlehill

Making Our Mark in Castlehill

Dunbritton Housing Association is delighted with the installation of a new sculpture in Castlehill, Dumbarton.  Seventeen young people from Castlehill took part in a 13 week programme of activities to learn about wider context and impact of public art. Working with two artists, young people focused on the many roles it takes from the concept […]

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