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Pupils encouraged to register to vote and help shape Scotland

Stairwell young voters
Senior pupils in West Dunbartonshire are being encouraged to register to vote and play their part in shaping Scotland for the next four years.

Published : 31 March 2016

Pupils receive Earth Hour prizes

Pictured holding up their winning artwork are (left to right) primary schools winner, St Michael’s pupil Ava Currie, with the Council’s Vice Convener of Educational Services, Councillor John Mooney, and (front) winning nursery pupils Kayla Cairns, Harry Barker and Josh Day from Carousel Nursery.
Green-thinking pupils have scooped prizes for their inspiring Earth Hour artwork.

Published : 31 March 2016

West Dunbartonshire retains Fairtrade status for two more years

Fairtrade Networking group member, Councillor Kath Ryall (right), and Fairtrade Networking Group Co-Chair Levette Callander (left) are pictured holding the certificate to mark West Dunbartonshire’s renewed Fairtrade Zone status.
West Dunbartonshire has successfully renewed its Fairtrade status for two more years, demonstrating its continued commitment to Fairtrade.

Published : 30 March 2016

Plans to create a new civic heart for Clydebank approved

A new civic heart will be created at the former John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank, after plans to redevelop the site were given the go ahead by Councillors.

Published : 29 March 2016

Hundreds of pupils receiving Forest School sessions

Pupils from St Peter's Nursery in Dumbarton sitting on logs in the woods at a Forest School session in Balloch Park.
Hundreds of children are experiencing Forest School every week in West Dunbartonshire thanks to the continued roll-out of a varied programme of outdoor learning.

Published : 24 March 2016

Council celebrates its staff at awards event

Mentor Ronnie Reardon picks up the Employee of the Year Award for 2016 from Chief Executive Joyce White and Councillor Kath Ryall
A key member of the area’s award-winning Youth Mentoring Programme has been named West Dunbartonshire Council’s Employee of the year at the annual staff awards.

Published : 24 March 2016

£1.4m investment work at historic Municipal Buildings underway

Dumbarton's Municipal Buildings ware undergoing at £1.4m upgrade
Work has now started on the £1.4m overhaul of Dumbarton’s historic Municipal Buildings.

Published : 24 March 2016

Pupils receiving extra support to prepare for exams

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A raft of additional support has been put in place to help West Dunbartonshire’s secondary school pupils to prepare for SQA exams.

Published : 24 March 2016

School pupils’ road safety talk lands top prize in public speaking contest

Pupils at Road Safety Public Speaking Competition
Three Primary 7 pupils from Jamestown Primary have taken the top prize in West Dunbartonshire’s annual public speaking competition.

Published : 24 March 2016

Training scheme raises epilepsy awareness in West Dunbartonshire

Pictured: Deputy Provost John Millar presents officers from Clydebank, Dumbarton and Balloch community fire stations with certificates to mark their completed epilepsy awareness training.
Nearly 140 emergency services personnel have received specialist training to help raise awareness of epilepsy.

Published : 21 March 2016