Latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.
Check out all our latest volunteer opportunities and get involved, get active and make a difference!
Wed 18 Feb - Green Gym Kingsway
Thu 19 Feb - Volunteer info session
Mon 23 Feb - Love Food Hate Waste training
Tue 24 Feb - Kingsway volunteer session starts
Tue 24 Feb - WH Malcolm public consultation event
Fri 27 Feb - Victoria Park consultation deadline
Sat 7 to Sun 15 Mar - Pass It On week
Sat 21 to Sun 29 Mar - Bike Path Celebrations
Fri 3 to Mon 6 Apr - Easter weekend (office closed)
Fri 10 Apr - Whiteinch Community Champions deadline
 

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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You can support the work we do by donating money to us. You can donate up to £10 by text - all you need to do is text DRCT01 £5 (or £1, £2, £3, £4 or £10) to 70070. Thank you for your support.

Join us!

DRCET is a membership organisation. You can join us by completing our online membership form. Membership costs £1!

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.

Funders

DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.

Welcome!

Welcome to our latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet! The days are getting longer and the bulbs are starting to appear and soon there will be wee explosions of colour appearing all over the place - Spring is on it's way!

Our projects and services...

Get involved in reducing food waste: in partnership with Drumchaple LIFE we are running a Love Food Hate Waste training session to help people understand more about food waste and what can be done to reduce it. The session will be on the afternoon of Mon 23 Feb at Knightswood Community Centre - there are still places available!

Tuesday volunteer session at Kingsway Community Garden: from Tue 24 Feb we will be hosting a weekly volunteer session up at Kingsway Community Garden from 10.30am to 1pm - feel free to come along and lend a hand.

Bike Path upgrade: the environmental improvements are ongoing. The vegetation clearance works have been completed and the hard landscaping improvements are taking place at several locations along the route. Check out the blog to keep you up to date!

WH Malcolm Public Consultation event: there will be a further public consulation event about the proposed energy from aste plant in South Street. It will be held from 2-8pm on Tuesday 24 February at The Whiteinch Centre.

Green Gym at Kingsway Community Garden: The Green Gym will be at the Kingsway Court Community Garden on Wed 18 Feb and will run from 11am to 2pm. Pop along if you want to help out.

We were in the Post!: the Clydebank Post recently featured a great wee article about the work of DRCET and De'ils On Wheels and encouraging people to get involved!

Volunteer information sessions: our next volunteer information session will be on Thu 19 Feb in our offices. You can also check out the volunteer opportunities on our website.

There's 'snow' stopping the Green Gym: the first Green Gym session of the year was held down in Yoker and despite the snow flurries 16 hardy souls did a fantastic job clearing a lot of rubbish and fly-tipping.

New additions to the WAVE volunteer map: following the publication of the WAVE volunteer map we have recently added more organisations to the online version of the map. If you would like your organisaiton to be added to the map please get in touch!

Pass It On Week 2015: a week dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activity of all shapes and sizes. It could be swapping, sharing, repairing, upcycling or buying second hand. More info coming soon!

Environmental Issues: tell us what you think about local environmental issues. We have had over 100 responses so far which will help inform the work we do - it will only take a few minutes to complete the survey! #getinvolved

Other news...

Victoria Park consultation: the council is undertaking a consultation on the future of the blaes pitches after the recent public meeting. Closing date for replies is Friday 27 February

Whiteinch Community Champions awards launched: new awards have been launched to celebrate the achievements of people living, working and learning in Whiteinch  - closing date for entries is Friday 10 April.

Glasgow Allotment Forum potato day: on Sunday 22 February 11am to 3pm at the Pearce Institute in Govan. Over 45 varieties of seed potato available plus gardening advice and tips

New bus stops on Victoria Park Drive South: two bus stops have been re-instated meaning passengers on the 1 express service can get on and off at Victoria Park.

Latest issue of The Whiteinch News out now: the latest edition of this community paper was published in January. You can pick up copies from The Whiteinch Centre and other locations in the area.

Glasgow Green Year 2015 - new website and app: Glasgow Green Year 2015 have launched a new website and smart phone app to help promote and celebrate the year.

New social housing planned for old Whiteinch Station: Sanctuary Housing Association have submitted a planning application to build 48 two bedroom flats on the site of the old Whiteinch Riverside train station between the high flats at Curle Street and Machargs on South Street.

Amazing old photos of Glasgow: a recent post on the Friends of Victoria Park facebook page lead us to this website with some amazing pictures of Glasgow in the mid-60s including several of Scotstoun, Whiteinch and Knightswood and surrounds.

Mapping Local Democracy: We are fortunate that the local community councils in our area are active and helping to address local issues to improve the local communities. Recent article from the Scottish Community Alliance provices an overview of community councils in Scotland.

And finally...
And as we approach the natural wonder of Spring check out these photos...they are tree-mendous!

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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