The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.
4, 5 & 6 Jun - Public Meetings on school campus development
Tue 11 Jun - Active Seniors Day in the Park
Sat 15 - Sun 23 Jun - Bike Week
Sat 15 - Sun 23 Jun - Recycle Week
Thu 20 Jun - Local food and social justice

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Issue 13 is short and sweet but read on for lots of news and views!

Our projects and services...

De'ils On Wheels rides again: we have updated our De'ils On Wheels website with information on the services we offer, our opening hours and our contact details so if you need your bike serviced, are looking for a second hand bike or have an old bike you want to donate to us then please get in touch.

Study Visits: we recently visited two cycling and bike recycling projects – Recyke-a-bike in Stirling and ED’s Cycle Coop in Bishopbriggs - to learn more about what they were doing. You can read the write up from the visits on our blog.

Ride for Research: We were recently contacted by an organisation called Fund 4 Trees about their Ride for Research annual cycling event which came to St Paul's Primary in Whiteinch - read more here!

Active Seniors Day in the Park: we will be along at this great annual event, which will be held in Victoria Park on Tuesday 11 June, so why don't you pop along and say hello!

Transition Free Press: Issue 2 of this fab new newspaper is out now and if you want to get your hands on a copy then please get in touch!

Kingsway Court community garden: the lovely creative people at Kingsway Eye film group have produce a great wee film about the Kingsway Court community garden - you may even recognise one or two faces!!

Other news...

Action Earth 2013: this small grants programme offers funding of up to £250 for communities to protect and enhance the environment for future generations.

Victoria Park Management Plan published: the Management Plan for the park has recently been published by Glasgow City Council, along with plans for several other parks in the City. Friends of Victoria Park will be working with the Council to ensure the pan is implemented and the park developed appropriately.

Growing Communities - local food and social justice: the next Glasgow Local Food Network event will take place on Thu 20 June at the STUC building on Woodlands Road.

Kingsway Court demolition begins: the demolition of Block 10 at the Kingsway Court estate has recently started.

FirstBus Glasgow Simplicity launch: as from Monday 26 May FirstBus Glasgow will launch their new service called SimpliCITY with major changes to routes and route numbers across the City.

New school campus consultation: the Council is undertaking a consultation on the proposed closure of Garscadden and Yoker Primary schools, Thirlstane and Kelso nurseries and building a new non-denominational primary school and nursery as part of the campus on the St Brendan's Primary school site. The public consultation will run until Friday 30 August and there will be public meetings held on 4, 5 and 6 June.

Useful websites...
1) Community How To - doing more with digital - great guide to lots of free online digital resources for communities.
2) Glasgow Local Food Network - links to all that is local food here in Glasgow.
3) Cycling Scotland Give Me Space campaign - campaign to encourage more children to cycle to school
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Check out this interesting new shop coming to Govan!

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 with your comments!.

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