Events to be held to help Glasgow get ready for the Games

A series of community events will help keep residents and businesses in the loop about changes to the way Glasgow runs during the Commonweath Games, officials said.

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The Get Ready Glasgow campaign will be hosting various events at or near Games venues so people can find out more about what will be happening in their area over the summer.

It will also be writing to every home and business in the city to make sure people are fully informed about the impact the Games will have.

The campaign is being led by the city council and Glasgow 2014 and is supported by Police Scotland and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "The Games will change the way Glasgow runs for a period of time in the summer and we need businesses and residents to understand those changes so they can plan ahead and are prepared. We also want to keep the city running as close to normal as possible and we want to make sure people can also enjoy the Games and feel proud about their city."

Officials said that, at times, roads and public transport will be busier than usual during the Games. Road closures will also be required around competition venues and when road events are taking place.

A website - www.getreadyglasgow.com - has been set up to act as a single source of information about the changes.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: "The city will be bustling with activity and things may operate differently to ensure we can deliver an outstanding event that everyone can enjoy. By working together, we can secure lasting benefits for communities, businesses, the city and the whole country."

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