Cyber Attack/Ransomware – Your personal computer could be at risk of infection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyber Attack – your personal computer could be at risk of infection.

The best advice we can offer is to ensure Windows Update is enabled automatically and to immediately check if the latest patches have been downloaded to your computer. Update your anti-virus software and be vigilant regarding links in emails – clicking malicious links is how you could be infected.

Below is detailed guidance from Microsoft to help protect your computer

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

Background on the attack, further reading and advice is contained in the link below:

The Register

Further detailed reading is here:

http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/05/wannacry.html

Factsheets 2017 and 2011 Census Profiles for Wards

This is to let you know that the Factsheets for the 23 Council Wards are now published on the Council website: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18820

The Ward Factsheets for the former 21 Council Wards have been taken off and are no longer available from the Council website.

The 2011 Census profiles for the former Wards have been replaced by 2011 Census profiles for the new Wards, see: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17871

Baillieston Ward (in which Broomhouse resides) is below:

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=5763&p=0

All Wards – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18820

 

Improving Parking in Scotland Consultation Launched

On 31 March, Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, announced the launch of the public consultation on improving parking in Scotland. The consultation explores how parking is managed across the country, and invites views on how we can deliver a consistent approach to managing and enforcing parking on public roads, including trunk roads, while improving accessibility for all.

Since obtaining powers to legislate on parking matters in the Scotland Act 2016, the Scottish Government is undertaking a detailed review of parking. The Scottish Government recognises the detrimental impact that irresponsible and obstructive parking can have on local communities, including restricting access for emergency services and putting the safety of pedestrians and other motorists in jeopardy.

The impact of parking goes further than governing where people can leave their vehicles. The rules can have a direct impact on town centre regeneration and on accessibility, including the provision of disabled spaces, so it is important that that communities, businesses and interest groups from across Scotland have an opportunity to put their views across to create a set of policies that can help make our roads safer, greener and available to all.

The consultation paper seeks views on a number of aspects, including:

  • how Scottish Government can make parking laws clearer
  • what parking restrictions and exemptions should apply
  • the best approach for managing parking, and
  • how to manage the placement of vehicles in today’s town centres, including improving accessibility for all, while incorporating new technology.

The consultation is open to all and all interested parties are encouraged to take part in the consultation via the Scottish Government’s consultation platform, Citizen Space, at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/road-policy/improving-parking-in-scotland/ and will run until 30 June 2017. The consultation paper can be found here – https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/road-policy/improving-parking-in-scotland/user_uploads/improving-parking-in-scotland.pdf

For further information about the consultation or to request different formats of the document, please email parkingconsultation@transport.gov.scot

Glasgow Parks Strategy

Hello there!

Over the past year, Pidgin Perfect have been working with Glasgow City Council’s Land and Environmental Services to develop a strategy to secure a vibrant and sustainable future for Glasgow’s many beautiful Parks and Greenspaces.
In order to create a strategy that works for all of Glasgow’s park users, Pidgin Perfect are hoping to gather the thoughts, opinions and ideas of as many park users as possible. Below is the link to a short questionnaire with a number of questions about how you would like to see Glasgow’s Parks and Greenspaces develop in the future. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete and all your answers will be anonymised.
https://glasgowsparks.typeform.com/to/eXeyCm

Please share this questionnaire with any friends, family or colleagues who you think would also be interested in the future of Glasgow’s Parks and Greenspaces. You can also share it through social media.

If you have any comments, questions or anything else you’d like to add please don’t hesitate to get in touch either at anna@pidginperfect.com or on 0141 2264092.
Thank you for your input!

Smart Communities DIGIKnow Event 18th May 2017

Following the success of our DIGIknow event last year, Smart Communities will be running another DIGIknow event on THURSDAY 18TH MAY. This time, we’ll be focusing on providing one-to-one digital support for local people to learn digital skills, with the help of Volunteer Digital Champions. There will be some one-to-one training slots will be available on the day, but we recommend booking to guarantee a place: To book a place go to: https://digiknow.eventbrite.co.uk or call us on 0141 550 9575 See flyer above for further details.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digiknow-digital-learning-hub-tickets-33629534844?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

DIGIknow you could get FREE one-to-one support to learn the digital skills that are important to you?

Join our Smart Communities staff and Volunteer Digital Champions at our DIGIknow learning hub for one-to-one digital support, as well as a chat and a bite to eat!

Bring along your own device, or use our computers and internet to learn whatever you want to learn.

You could learn about:

  • Applying for work online
  • Keeping in touch with people
  • How to use your own smartphone or tablet
  • Creating a CV
  • Using email
  • How to find good deals online

And so much more!

There will be some one-to-one sessions available on the day, but we highly recommend booking a place to guarantee one-to-one learning.