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Dates for your Diary

It's been a wee while since we last held a supporters event, so we've decided to re-start them - and we've got 2 dates for your diary!

Our first Walk and Talk event in Oct 2019 was a great success, so we're kicking things off again with a Walk and Talk event along the Seven Lochs Trail on Sun 7th Aug. Scott Ferguson - Seven Lochs Project Coordinator and GNPC Group member - will be there to keep us on the trail. We know being in nature helps inspire creativity, and the aim of the Walk and Talk is an informal, outdoor opportunity for us to get together, share ideas and updates, and maybe find out about a new part of Glasgow's green infrastructure.

The Seven Lochs Trail is a 10km route that winds its way through the Seven Lochs Wetland Park from Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow to Drumpellier Country Park is North Lanarkshire. Our Walk and Talk will follow the trail to Bishop Loch - and then loop back to Hogganfield. Meet at Hogganfield Park car park at 1pm - a train from Glasgow QS to Robroyston at 12.26pm will get you there bang on time. Two and four legged friends are welcome!

Our next event will be a Supporters Get Together on Weds 7th Sept @ 7 - 8.30pm at The White House, 11 Maryhill Rd, G20 0DZ. The White House is Free Wheel North’s second centre in Glasgow, and is Maryhill’s oldest building. Formerly a lock-keeper’s home, a pub, a post-office and a dookit, Free Wheel North re-opened the building as a community hub, café and bike shop in July. The centre hosts talks and workshops enabling local people to get involved in the regeneration of Maryhill, and future plans are to create a centre for social justice and public space, campaigning for an active Glasgow where anybody can walk, wheel or cycle.

The inspiration for the Get Together is the publication earlier this year of the NPC Journey Book - - a 10 step guide to becoming a National Park City. A key element of the Journey Book is gathering examples, stories and evidence from supporters and colleagues. To help make this as collaborative, open, and creative as possible we will run a series of informal Supporter Get Togethers as a way to explore ideas, share stories and hopefully inspire new shared activities. It would be great to see you there - and please share the invitation with any friends and colleagues interested in finding out more about GNPC.

If you can lead a Walk (or Bike?) and Talk, or host a Supporters Get Together - which we are planning to hold on the first weekend and Weds of each month - please get in touch. We're hoping that as well as bringing us all together more regularly these events will be a chance to visit and learn about some great places and fantastic projects around our city.

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