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The Community Diary


COPEScotland was delighted to co-produce the resource booklets for Drumchapel and Yoker and the Dumbarton Rd Corridor.

We realised through the booklet may only tell you what's available in general, not specific activities. We also know booklets can go out of date very quickly people often shared with us they may write down on a piece of paper something that was coming up, then lose the piece of paper so end up missing it. We decided to try out the idea of a community diary.

The community diary has a few things listed which are coming up, space for people to capture things they may be interested in and some monthly ideas of things to do to connect more with others, we have 1000 to share. 

Many were shared at the launch of the Health Defence Programme at the CHSS community hub which we were delighted to be part of and we look forward to supporting the programme with our beat stress for better heart health workshops.


The resource booklet and diary and events we run like the Daytime Disco; the next Daytime Disco is part of the Connect4Life event, Drumchapel Community Centre 10th September. Are examples of our attempts to enable people to find out a wee bit more about what is in their area and what is going on.

No one group alone can do this though, its when we work together with communities that real communication occurs, sharing information, helping each other out by promoting what we know is happening to others. 

We are also really keen to find out more about how we can link with an idea the G15 Youth Project @G15YouthProject have called 'THE LOOP'.

If you live, volunteer or are interested in developments in Drumchapel, there is an informal info-sharing session called Breakfast and a Blether. 

People get together, have something to eat, and have a wee chat about what has been happening and what is coming up. If you want to come along you would be very welcome. 

Ted the community connector will give a detailed update on the Thriving Places Communities plan which has been developed from the Living In Drumchapel Research the local community connecting team produced. The Breakfast and a Blether session changes venue and this time it will be in Drumchapel Community Centre Kinfauns Drive Drumchapel. 

Glasgow Eco Trust also has a community calendar on their website which we are keen to see how we link to. We are also supporting Glasgow Eco Trust Toothbrush Recycling Programme, including sharing 100 environmentally friendly bamboo Toothbrushes at D in the Park. D in the park is organised by G15 Youth Project and offers a fun day for all the family with lots of events and activities.

COPEScotland is also sponsoring MOT4Men at the day which will be in Drumchapel Park, Saturday 20th July 10am-3pm so would be great to see you there COPEScotland is designing a new site COPEDigital which will host all the well being and self-care tips which may be helpful for improving mental and emotional health and a sense of wellbeing. 

The existing COPEScotland site will be focusing more on what is going on in West Glasgow, we are also exploring adding a Community Calendar to this site as perhaps this with what others are doing will provide another way to help people find out what is available and what is going on.

If you have any ideas on how to help people find out what is happening, please share, we would love to hear from you.

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