Volunteer Mentors Needed

Do you have what it takes to be a positive role model for a young person from your community? If so the Intandem mentoring programme run by local youth charity, Y Sort It, would like to hear from you. Intandem mentoring has been running for just over a year supporting young people aged between 8-14 …

Local Charity Recruiting – Deadline Extended

Local alcohol support charity, DACA, is looking for a new member of staff to join their exciting new Steps to Recovery project. The project will provide a range of group activities and structured volunteering opportunities to people with chronic drinking problems and complex needs. And DACA is recruiting for a Group Activity Leader to join …

Local Ride Out Raises Funds And Awareness

Photos Courtesy of Graham Parton Local ponies and riders joined a sponsored event organised by Gareloch Riding Club as part of the British Horse Society Ride Out UK Month. A group of three ponies, 12 people and four dogs set off from Milton and headed along the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath to McMonagles floating …

No Home For Domestic Abuse

Words by Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry  With Photos by Charlie Eleftheriades-Sherry West Dunbartonshire Council today became the first social landlord in Scotland to declare a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse in all local authority properties. At an emotionally-charged press conference in Clydebank Town Hall councillors, Police, council officials and representatives from Women’s Aid Dumbarton shared their …

Local Groups Team Up To Just Walk

Walkers from community groups across West Dunbartonshire have joined forces to celebrate National Walking Month. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol’s (DACA) Walk and Talk group invited walkers from local voluntary organisations to join them on their Step Count Challenge. Armed with pedometers to measure their steps the 27 walkers from DACA, Y-Sort It, West Dunbartonshire …

Tree Planting Extravaganza

Words and Photos by Josie Torrance We have a wonderful natural asset, the wonderful Kilpatrick Hills, right on our doorstep. The hills have a rich history and a great many uses. They are enjoyed by bikers and bird watchers, walkers and runners. The farmers, sheep and cattle living there share the space with a plethora …