Seasons Greetings from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
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DRCET has a vision of vibrant, thriving and resilient communities where people are inspired and empowered to get active, get involved and make a difference for their communities, future generations and the planet!

Our Mission

DRCET exists to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities

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Legal Status

Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown below.

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DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.

Welcome!

Welcome to our December issue of Your Community, Your Planet! at the end of what has been a very busy year for us here at DRCET as well as an historic year for Glasgow and Scotland!

Our projects and services...

Season's Greetings: on behalf of everyone at DRCET we would like to wish a you a fantastic, fab, fun-filled, festive bit and all the best for 2015!

Bike Path upgrade: the environmental improvements on the bike path from Whiteinch to Yoker started this week. We have set up a blog, an online map and a Twitter hashtag to keep you up to date! And we will be having a week of celebration activities in March when the works have been completed!

Volunteer opportunities: as part of the new volunteer map we have created a new section on our website that lists all of our current volunteering opportunities. Or you can click the link on the left hand side! #getactive

Santander funding success: we were delighted to be one of 15 organisations in Glasgow to receive funding from the Santander SEDA awards which will help De'ils On Wheels become more enterprising.

WH Malcolm energy recovery plant: further to the recent public consultation event held by WH Malcolm we have updated our blog with further details from the event. We anticipate the full planning application being submitted in mid to late January.

Donate your bike! if you are lucky enough to get a new bike for Xmas then please consider donating your old bike to De'ils On Wheels and we will make sure it finds a new home.

Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers: thanks to those people that came along to one of our events or expressed an interest in the NIV scheme - we will be back in touch in the New Year with more info on the next steps!

Xmas Stalls: thanks to everyone that popped along to one of the Xmas fayres we were at - 30 clocks are now 'winding' their way to new homes - we've still got some left so if you are looking for a last minute Xmas gift give us a call - prices start from as little as £4!

Choose To Reuse week: thanks to everyone that bought one of our Choose To Reuse raffle tickets - one of the tickets we sold won 3rd prize! We also managed to raise over £70 and we also won a wee prize for selling the most tickets!

Environmental Issues: please take a moment to complete a short survey about local environmental issues. #getinvolved

Other news...

Stop the bus: two new bus stops are to be installed close to the corner of Victoria Park and Westland Drive. These will be located where former bus stops used to be and will be used by the FirstBus No 1 service.

10 Top Tops for a Greener Xmas: Greener Scotland have put together a top ten list of simple things you can do to have a greener Xmas.

Glasgow Green Year 2015 launch: Glasgow is striving to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe by 2020 and next year Green Year 2015 will mark the city's journey from Steam to Green.

Energy advice sessions: WSHA Energy Advice Project is running a series of public sessions at The Whiteinch Centre.

My Glasgow app: My Glasgow is a mobile phone app that enables you to report issues to Glasgow City Council. You can attach photos, video or any other contextual information to your report and pin point the exact location via Google Maps

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust: the Scottish Community Re:investment Trust was launched last week. It plans to help third sector organisations to harness their collective assets, strengthen their financial expertise and gain access to financial services tailored to their specific needs.

Affordable Warmth Dividend for older people: for the fourth year running, Glasgow City Council is offering every resident aged 80 and over, £100 to help heat their homes during the winter.

Anger over proposed Glasgow Harbour flats: developers have applied for permission to build what critics say is a classic 1960s and 1970s tower block - smack in the middle of what was once pitched as a new riverside yuppie neighbourhood

Scottish Water sewage works in Yoker: Scottish Water are undertaking improvements to the sewage system at Greenlaw Road in Yoker which will ­dilute the amount of raw sewage which flows into the River Clyde during stormy weather

And finally...
And if you still haven't got your Xmas tree sorted out then check out these eco-friendly options!!

We hope you have enjoyed this issue of our newsletter. Please feel free to forward to friends and colleagues. We would also love to hear any suggestions and feedback that you may have so drop us an email at getinvolved@dumbartonroad.com with your comments!
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