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Knightswood BMX Park Under Construction


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Construction work is underway on a new £3.7 million Olympic standard BMX track being built in Kinghtswood area of Glasgow ahead of the 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports.

The new BMX Centre at Knightswood Recreation Ground is the only permanent venue being constructed for use at Glasgow 2018 and will be Scotland’s only World and Olympic standard BMX track. Work is expected to be complete by late spring next year, after which the venue will host a number of test events in the lead up to Glasgow 2018.

Completion of Knightswood BMX Centre will mean Glasgow is the only city in the world with venues capable of hosting all four Olympic cycling discipline events (BMX, MTB, Road and Track) within its boundary. The others are the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the Emirates Arena (Track), Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails (MTB) and the city’s streets (Road).

Community Choices

People across Scotland will now have a say in how £100 million of council funds will be used in their communities. Through the method of participatory budgeting (PB), driven forward by the Scottish Government and agreed upon by COSLA and council leaders, communities will be able to vote of how 1% of local government budgets will be spent by 2021. 


Charity Funding for Wellbeing in Glasgow

The Wellbeing for Longer in Glasgow Fund 2017-2018 is now open to applications. The deadline for applications is the 1st December. 

You can apply if your charity addresses health inequalities; improves health; and/or improves social inclusion, enabling isolated residents feel more connected. 

See this document to find out more. 

Victoria Park Nominated as UK's Best Park

Victoria Park has been nominated, and received my vote, to be named as the UK's Best Park by You! 2017

The winner will be announced on the 29th November. Keep up to date on the competition here:http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/scotland

Bill Kidd MSP


Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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