Oooh! It's our September eNews...
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!
Mon 14 - 20 Sep - Doors Open Day Glasgow
Wed 16 Sep - The Big Count
Thu 17 Sep - DRCET 11th AGM
Sat 19 Sep - Whiteinch Bike Club cycle ride
Sun 20 Sep - Victoria Park Heritage Walk
Tue 22 and 29 Sep - Kingsway Garden sessions
Tue 22 Sep - World Car Free Day
Wed 23 Sep - SVQ Info session
Fri 25 and Mon 28 Sep - September weekend
Tue 6 Oct - Kingsway Garden session
Mon 12 to Fri 16 Oct - School half term

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.


DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.


Welcome to the September issue of Your Community, Your Planet! - it feels like Autumn is on it's way so grab a cuppa and check out what's happening!

Our projects and services...

11th Annual General Meeting: our eleventh Annual General Meeting  takes place tomorrow - Thursday 17 September 2015 from 12.30pm - at Yoker Community Campus, 10 Kelso Place, G14 0LL. All welcome!

Cycle to Work day bike breakfast: many thanks to everyone that stopped by at our recent bike breakfast to celebrate Cycle to Work Day. Despite a chilly start it was a really busy day. Nearly 100 people passed by with 24 stopping for a quick chat, a coffee and cake and a free bike check!

We are recruiting board members and board advisors: Are you concerned about your local environment and your local community? Are you active in your community? If so then you may be the perfect candidate to join our voluntary Board of Directors! Our Board Members have overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of DRCET so why not come and join us!.

Kingsway garden volunteer sessions: we will be hosting a couple of weekly volunteer sessions at the Kingsway Community Garden in the run up to the harvest event. They will run every Tuesday from 10.30am to 1pm - until 6 October!

We Go Pedal project: keep up to date with all that's happening with our West Glasgow Pedallers project on our blog, The project is in partnership with LINKES and the Whiteinch Bike Club and aims to encourage cycling in the community! There's also still time to complete our short survey

Cycling Vikings: we had some unexpected visitors to our cycle skills course at the recent Knightswood Park Gala Day -  it was a great day and over 150 people completed the course and the sun was shining too!

Seeing clearly with the Green Gym: we were out on the cycle path last week with the Green Gym and Sustrans Scotland volunteers helping clear some of the new vegetation growth and improving visibility along the path!

Bike donations almost at 500: De'ils On Wheels is almost at 500 donated bikes which is absolutely amazing. A big thanks to everyone that has donated and if you have any unwanted bikes please get in touch and we will make sure they find a new home!

Other news...

Response to Glasgow's Strategic Plan for Cycling: you can read the Sustrans Scotland response to the Council's recent consultaton on their Strategic Cycling Plan.

Party leaders make joint agreement on climate action: The leaders of all of Scotland’s main political parties recently committed to set out comprehensive plans on how they’ll address climate change, ahead of next year’s Scottish Parliament election.

LINKES visit to the Velodrome: as part of the We Go Pedal project the LINKES bike club recently visited the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome!

Partick and Thornwood Action Group: a new group has been set up in Partick and Thornwood to tackle a range of environmental problems including litter, dog-fouling and fly-tipping.

Cycle to Work Day: this year over 32,000 cyclists pledged nearly 500,000 miles in the Cycle to Work Day annual celebration!

Social Enterprise census published: a new comprehensive census of social enterprises in Scotland was published recently revealing there are over 5000 social enterprises in Scotland!

SVQ Award in Volunteering Skills: The Whiteinch Centre is offering a new SQA award which gives formal recognition of all volunteering activity. There will be a drop in information session on Wed 23 Sep if you want to find out more!

Knightswood Community Centre update: the transfer of the management of the Knightswood Community Centre from Glasgow LIfe to the local community is getting ever closer!

Victoria Park heritage walks: as part of Doors Open Day there will be a series of heritage walks taking place in Victoria Park on Sunday 20 September

FirstBus Glasgow plan route overhaul: the Evening Times recently reported plans by FirstBus Glasgow to overhaul their routes including scrapping the 6B Duntocher to Glasgow route

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