Latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
August 2012


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!


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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Friend Focus!

Our focus this month is on Anniesland College, with whom we have been working with for a few years now. Read more...
- Sat 25 Aug - Knightswood Park Family Fun Day
- Thu 30 Aug - DRCET AGM
- Sat 1 Sep - Jordan Street Park clean up
- Mon 3 Sep - Polmadie Gasifier public meeting
- Mon 3 - Sun 9 Sep - National Zero Waste Week
- Sat 15 Sep - Glasgow Blasda
- Sat 15 Sep - Victoria Park 125th


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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.


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Welcome to our August newsletter! The last few weeks have been bathed in gold both from the Olympics and the recent great weather! Long may it continue!

Our projects and services...

AGM: Our 8th AGM will take place at 7pm on Thursday 30 August at Yoker Community Campus. The AGM will be an opportunity to meet up with friends old and new, to celebrate our projects and achievements over the past 12 months, and to discuss the environmental issues that are of interest and concern for you and your community. Everyone welcome! Read more here

North Clyde Recycling Centre development: there have been further meetings with local groups about this development. We are currently drafting a standard letter of objection against this development which will be available on our website shortly. Objections were submitted against the energy from waste plant proposed in Shieldhall. There will also be a public meeting in Mount Florida on Monday 3 September about the Polmadie gasification plant development.

Heart of Scotstoun progress report: it has been well over 15 years since the Scotstoun community started campaigning for a new community facility. We've produce a progress report that tries to capture some of this history and the key milestones along the way.

DrumCOG bike maintenance success: in January we started working on a project with DrumCOG (Drumchapel Community Ownership Group) with lead partners Pineview Housing Association and the G15 Youth Project. Four local people were trained in bike maintenance and they all recently achieved Velotech accreditation - two bronze awards and two gold awards. Congratulations to everyone involved!

International LINKES: the LINKES project, based up at the Lincoln Avenue high flats, recently hosted some Xchange Scotland international volunteers. They also spent time helping out at the HoS community garden and as a thank you we took them on a wee trip!

Kingway Court Community Garden: the Health and Wellbeing Centre recently hosted some international volunteers from Xchange Scotland. A key part of the project was the installation of a path from the centre to the community garden. Great job everyone!

Jordan Street park clean up: as part of the Hold Your Breath Stalled Spaces project we will be organising a community clean up of Jordan Street Park and the Northinch Street site at 11am on Saturday 1 September. Meet at Jordan Street Park if you want to get involved!

Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill: The deadline for responding to this Scottish Government consultation has been extended to 26 September 2012. The presentations and report from the recent Community Development Alliance Scotland event held at Anniesland College are now available from the CDAS website

Blasda: Blasda is Scotland’s local food feast. Blasda is gaelic for tasty, delicious, appetising, sweet. From blas (“taste, flavour”). As in “That vindaloo’s blasda!” There are lots of events taking place across Scotland including one here in Glasgow on Saturday 15 September at The Briggait. The event will include an afternoon of free workshops, information stalls and photographic exhibition and in the evening there will be a local food feast and a ceilidh (ticketed at £5 per person). Also please check out 7 great ways to improve the way you eat!

Other news...

Glasgow Wood Recycling Summer Sale - Mon 20 to Sat 25 Aug: check out some of the great deals over at GWR and a chance to win a rustica bench!

Victoria Park 125th Celebrations: this event will take place on Sat 15 Sep and Friends of Victoria Park are looking for volunteers to help out. 

Introduction to Permaculture Design: this weekend course will introduce participants to permaculture. It will be run at Woodlands Community Garden on 6 & 7 Oct.

Glasgow 2014: if you've been inspired by London 2012 then sign up for updates about volunteering, tickets and other developments at Glasgow 2014

Glasgow's Jubilee Trees: to celebrate the Queen’s 60th year as head of the Commonwealth the public are being invited to vote for their favourite “Top 60 Jubilee trees” within the 11 commonwealth twinned parks in Glasgow, including Victoria Park

Whitelee Windfarm:  Looking for a great day out? Then check out Whitelee Windfarm visitor centre is the place to learn all about renewable energy and is the access point to over 70kms of trails for cycling, walking and other outdoor activities.

Useful websites...
1) My Zero Waste - one family's attempts to make our world a greener place
2) Scotland's Environment - this site brings together environmental data and reports on Scotland's environment in one accessible place
3) Go Petition - free online petition website to help kick start any campaign you might be working on
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Ever wondered if Dumbarton Road could look like this??

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.

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