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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!

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.


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Welcome to the October issue of Your Community, Your Planet! - which we hope doesn't spook you out - it is Halloween weekend after all!

Our projects and services...

11th Annual General Meeting and annual report: many thanks to everyone that came along to our recent AGM and help celebrate our achievements over the past year. You can download our annual report and read a brief report of the AGM.

WH Malcolm planning application update: we have been in contact with the planning officer and no date has yet been set for when the application will go to the planning committee. In the meantime the campaign group have been keeping in regular contact and Scotstoun Community Council have taken the lead on submitting a petition to the Council about the air pollution on South Street.

Green Gym winter dates: we will be out and about with the West Glasgow Green Gym and Sustrans doing various clean ups in November and December. Why not pop along and lend a hand!

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!.

It's Your Neighbourhood awards: congratulations to Kingsway Court Community Garden and Heart of Scotstoun Community Garden for both being awarded a Thriving award at the recent annual It's Your Neighbouthood award

We Go Pedal project: a big thanks to everyone that completed our survey - we had a total of 128 responses. We will be holding a couple of We Go Pedal cycle-fests as part of Road Safety Week - Sat 21 Nov and Sat 28 Nov - more info to follow! And you can keep up to date on We Go Pedal by reading the various posts on the blog!

Play On Pedals update: we are one of 11 Hero Organisations across the city. Read more about the success of the Play On Pedals project to date

Bike donations: if you have any unwanted bikes please get in touch with De'ils On Wheels and we will make sure they find a new home! And don;t forget that if you are buying a new bike for Xmas we offer a build-your-bike service - just get in touch!

Other news...

Scottish Climate March: Scotland's Climate March is taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 28 November - organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Road Safety Week 2015: this year Road Safety Week will take place from 23 to 29 November and has the theme Drive Less Live More - there are lots of great resources on their website.

Knightswood pupils taking action on food waste: pupils from Knightswood Secondary School have been at the Expo in Milan taking part in the Don't Waste Our Future - a European forum of yong people about food waste.

Pavement parking call for evidence: the Scottish Parliament is calling for evidence as part of the Footway Parking and Double Parking Bill - deadline for responses is Fri 6 Nov

City centre 20mph consultation: Glasgow City Council are proposing to make the whole of the City Centre a 20mph zone which we think will be great for pedestrians and cyclists. You can have you say up to 30 November.

Kingsway Court annual fundraiser: the Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre annual fundraiser is taking place on Friday 13 November at the Knightswood British Legion Club - tickets £5!

Suffragette tree wins Tree of the Year: the Scottish Tree of the Year has been chosen as the Suffragette oak tree which is located in Kelvingrove Park. The tree was nominated by Glasgow Women's Library.

And finally...

So our We Go Pedal survey asked about barriers to cycling - but not quite like this though!

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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