The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.

Friend Focus!

Our Friend Focus features Glasgow Local Food Network - read more here...
Thu 20 Jun - Local food and social justice
This week - Bike Week and Recycle Week
Sat 29 Jun - HoS car boot sale
Sat 6 Jul - Northinch Street clean up - more details soon!

Our Vision

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.


DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.


Welcome to the latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet! What a fabulous run of weather we have had and what a busy few weeks we've had as well and a very warm welcome to all our new subscribers - read on to find out more!

Our projects and services...

Evening Time Streets Ahead award: we have to begin this month's eNews with the fantastic news that we have been awarded the Evening Times Streets Ahead Best Environmental Initiative. We were presented with our award last week at the Winter Gardens in Glasgow Green. We are over the moon with the award and we would like to say a big, big thank you to everyone that has supported us over the years - we couldn't have done it without you!

Welcome to our Find A Solution students: a warm welcome to our two student placements - Melanie Hall and Rebecca Harkes - who have been with us for two weeks now. We caught up with them yesterday to see what they have been up to.

Corpus Christ school garden: we recently helped to complete the development of the school garden at Corpus Christi Primary School, working in partnership with the school and pupils, Glasgow Community Safety Services and volunteers from the Clydesdale Bank.

De'ils On Wheels: the workshop is open on Wednesday from 11am to 3pm and Thursday from 1pm to 5pm for low cost repairs, bike servicing and the sale of reconditioned bikes and we also accept donations of unwanted bikes and accessories too. Check Facebook and the website for more details.

Pop-up shop at Merry Go Round: as part of both Bike Week and Recycle Week we have been invited south of the river for a pop-up shop at Merry-Go-Round Glasgow where we will be selling reconditioned children's bikes!

Anniesland food waste project:  we have been operating the food waste project in partnership with the College since 2010 and we have just updated information about the project on our website.

Kingsway Community Garden job opportunity - Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre is looking to secure the services of a freelance contractor capable of developing the aims and objectives of the Community Garden Project. Deadline for applications is Friday 21 June.

Glasgow West Community Green Map goes mobile - this is a really exciting development and will make our green map more accessible to those people that have smart phones - check it out!

Other news...

South Street Tesco: heavy diggers and earth movers are now on site preparing the site for the new Tesco Superstore.

Heart of Scotstoun car boot sale: HoS are holding a charity car boot sale on Sat 29 June from 11am to 2pm. Spaces cost £10.

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network mapping report: Scale as well as Substance was recently published by GSEN and the findings are pretty impressive with over 500 social enterprises operating across Glasgow, of which DRCET is just a small but growing social enterprise!

Anniesland College Garden show: we were along at the show to see the students designs on the theme of 'environment'.

Bridge to Nowhere cycle route to open soon: the Anderston Footbridge will touch down and link up with new cycle lanes, segregated from motor traffic, on Waterloo Street. At the other end it joins new cycle lanes connecting to Kelvingrove Park.

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.

Useful websites...(for bike week)
1) Sustrans - working to ensure that the people of Scotland have access to a network of safe walking and cycling routes
2) Cycling Scotland - the national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland
3) Go Bike - Strathclyde cycling campaign
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Those magnificent men in their flying machines...errr...not quite but we hope you enjoy these two short videos - Video 1 and Video 2!!

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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