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A few things happening over the next couple of weeks...

Wed 12 Oct - Green Gym NCN7 cycle path Yoker
Thu 13 Oct - Get Glasgow Moving follow-up meeting
Sat 15 Oct - Scotstoun litter pick
Sun 16 Oct - Play On Pedals at Scotstoun
Mon 17 - Fri 21 Oct - School October week
Thu 27 Oct - Yoker river crossing consultation deadline
Sun 30 Oct - Play On Pedals at Scotstoun

And you can check out other events and activities on our new online community calendar!

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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!

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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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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 October issue of Your Community, Your Planet! Less people cycling to work, fewer children walking to school, local bus services being cut. Read on to find out more.

Our projects and services...

Annual Report: Many thanks to everyone that came along to our 12th Annual General Meeting. Our latest Annual Report and annual accounts are now available to download

Community Calendar: our new online community calendar is proving popular and we have had some great feedback. Whiteinch Community Council have added the calendar to their website. If you would like to do the same then please get in touch.

Cycle Friendly Communities project launch: many thanks to everyone that came along to the launch event. There were lots of great ideas as to how we can improve information, infrastructure and your 'in the saddle' experience to improve cycling in the area. More info coming soon!

Balshagray Crescent makeover: Volunteers from the Green Gym, DRCET and Sustrans gave Balshagray Crescent a bit of a clean up as part of our We Go Pedal Cycle Friendly Whiteinch project. Check out the before and after photos on our blog!

Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer activity: we recently became a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer coordinator for NIVs in the local area. If you need support for cleans ups or need to borrow litter picking equipment please get in touch.

Hundreds of milestones: over the past few weeks we have reached several milestones - a big thanks to everyone that supports what we do!

Green Gym in October: The West Glasgow Green Gym will be at the following areas during October including on the cycle path on Sandholm Place in Yoker on Wednesday 12 October.

Other news...

Our Great Start Kingsway group set up: A new group to help the tenants in the new builds at Kingsway Court and Kingsway Gardens settle into the community have taken the first step towards setting up a tenants and residents group.

Cycling levels reveled in new report: The ‘Transport and Travel in Scotland’ report found that fewer people “usually” cycled to work in 2015 than 2014 with nearly a third put off by “too many cars on the road” or because “traffic travels too fast”.

GetGlasgowMovingGet Glasgow Moving follow-up: The campaign for a world-class, fully-integrated, public transport network for Glasgow is having a follow-up meeting on Thursday 13th October, 6-8pm

International Walk to School month: Thousands of children across the world will be celebrating walking to school this October. In the UK figures show that the number of children walking to school has reached an all-time low

Garscadden/Scotstounhill by-election: there was a 23.8% turnout in the recent by-election which was won by the SNP candidate Chris Cunningham

New National Standards for Community Engagement published: Minister for Housing and Local Government, Kevin Stewart MSP stated on launching the new revised standards that the days of communities being told what to do are in the past.

Community Planning Partnership annual report published: Glasgow Community Planning Partnership Annual Report 2016 has been published showing the wide range of activities and outcomes in Glasgow.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016 published: A new Scottish Government publication shows the “significant long-term challenge” of tackling deprivation.

Proposed Yoker river crossing scoping option report: Renfrewshire Council City Deal Team welcome your views regarding the Environmental Scoping Report. The statutory five week consultation period will finish on the 27 October 2016.

Council helps fund the building of over 1,000 affordable houses: Approval has been given for the latest round of housing projects in Glasgow, supported by the council's Affordable Housing Supply Programme for 2016/17.

And finally...

We all love it...but where does it come from?

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