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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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Welcome!

Welcome to our August issue of Your Community, Your Planet! - we can't believe the summer is almost over - however there is loads of stuff happening to keep you busy and active in your community!

And a warm welcome to all the new subscribers who recently completed our We Go Pedal cycling survey!

Our projects and services...

11th Annual General Meeting: you are cordially invited to attend our eleventh Annual General Meeting which will take place on Thursday 17 September 2015 from 12.30pm at Yoker Community Campus, 10 Kelso Place, G14 0LL

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 from 10.30am to 1pm on Tuesday 1 and 8 September.

We Go Pedal project launched: We are delighted that in partnership with LINKES and the Whiteinch Bike Club we have secured funding from Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Communities Fund to launch our West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal! project to encourage cycling in the community and to deliver a sustainable cycling project.

As part of the We Go Pedal project we are keen to find out about your cycling habits so it would be wheel-y great if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our short survey

Over The Wall outdoor festival of neighbours: this exciting outdoor festival in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital is happening on Saturday 29 August and we will be along with our pedal powered smoothie bikes - so why not do the neighbourly thing and pop along and say hi!

Cycle to Work Day bike breakfast: as part of this year's Cycle to Work Day on Thursday 3 September we will be holding a bike breakfast on the cycle path at Balmoral Street bridge from 7.30 to 9.30am offering free coffee and cakes and free Dr Bike checks!

Knightswood Park Family Day: we will be along at the Knightswood Park family day on Saturday 5 September with our cycle skills course, pedal powered smoothies and Dr Bike as well as our new West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal! project

Return of the Green Gym: the award winning Green Gym returns to action in September and we will be out and about with them on Wednesday 9 September to clean up the bike path - meeting at Ardsloy Place.

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!

Volunteer with DRCET: interested in getting involved with DRCET? Then check out our current volunteer opportunities. You can also find other local organisations that offer volunteer opportunities on the Glasgow WAVE volunteer map!

Other news...

Pedal for Scotland - Pedal for Kingsway: the annual Pedal for Scotland classic is happening on Sunday 6 September and Jackie from Kingsway Health & Wellbeing Centre is doing the 50 mile ride for the first time as a fundraiser for the Centre! Good luck!

Glasgow's Strategic Plan for Cycling: don't forget to take a few minutes to have your say on the Council's strategic plan for cycling 2015-2025 - the deadline for responding is Fri 4 Sep.

DRC Generations presented with Queens Award: a massive congratulations to DRC Generations who recently received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services, the highest award for voluntary organisations, at a civic reception hosted by the Lord Provost. Well done everyone!

Irn Bru to stop deposit return scheme: Jings, crivvens an' help ma boab! - A.G.Barr, makers of Irn Bru, have announced that from 1 January 2016 they will stop accepting their iconic returnable bottles!

Food waste collections across Glasgow: Glasgow City Council have announced ambitious plans to provide food waste collection to every household in the city by March 2017.

Greener Scotstoun project launched: Heart of Scotstoun recently launched their Greener Scotstoun project funded by the Climate Challenge Fund

Whiteinch Bike Club back on the road: after the summer break the Whiteinch Bike Club meetings and cycle rides will start again on Thu 3 and Sat 5 Sep. The Club is a friendly non-competitive bike club open to anyone living in Whiteinch and surrounding area.

Boundary commission consultation: the Local Government Boundary Commission are currently consulting on changes to the electoral wards including changes to the boundary between Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Partick West in the Whiteinch/Scotstoun area and reducing the geographical size of Ward 12 Partick West

CCTV to be used for measuring litter: A contract to develop software that allows the use of CCTV to monitor instances of littering across Scotland has been awarded.

City Deal Cabinet approves first stage of funding: the Cabinet recently approved funding for £918 million worth of infrastructure projects including the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside Project and the Clyde Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter

And finally...

Hopefully this service will continue running in September but it might be the last few days to use the Govan ferry...

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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