Woo hoo! It's the 50th issue of our 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!
Wed 17 Aug - Scotstoun Stadium consultation event
Wed 17, 24, 31 Aug - Community Cleanups
Thu 18, 25 Aug - Gardening Sessions
Sat 20 Aug - Play on Pedals, Scotstoun Leisure Centre
Thu 25 Aug - LINKES Opportunities Fair
Sat 27 Aug - Whiteinch Centre 10th Birthday Celebrations
Sat 27 Aug - Art in the Gart Over the wall event
Thu 1 Sep - Gardening Sessions
Thu 1 Sep - Bike Breakfast, Balshagray Cres
Sat 3 Sep - Kingsway Garden Harvest Event
Sun 4 Sep - Sky Ride Glasgow
Wed 7 Sep - Green Gym re-starts
Sat 10 Sep - Knightswood Park Family Fun Day
Sun 11 Sep - Pedal for Scotland
Mon 12 - Sun 18 Sep - Recycle Week 2016
Mon 12 - Sun 18 Sep - Glasgow Doors Open Days
Wed 14 Sep - Cycle to Work Day 2016
Fri 16 - Fri 23 Sep - Climate Week 2016
Fri 23 - Mon 26 Sep - September Weekend

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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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 50th issue of Your Community, Your Planet! We feel it's a bit of a milestone - we weren't sure how successful the eNews was going to be when we launched it in May 2012 with the aim to provide you with useful information about the work that we do and information about other great environmentally friendly activity in and around the West of Glasgow and beyond! looking back we think it's been pretty successful

But what do you think? To help celebrate this achievement we are offering you the chance to win a gift voucher for the Cabin restaurant in Whiteinch - all you have to do is tell us what you think about our eNews! You can give us your feedback here and everyone that sends in their feedback before Fri 26 Aug will be entered into the prize draw! Good luck!

Our projects and services...
SummerProgramme_ImageJoin our Green Team: We are still looking for people to get active and get involved in tidying up the local area. There are going to be community clean ups on Wednesday mornings and gardening sessions at Kingsway Court Community Garden on a Thursday morning.

WH Malcolm appeal site visit: The Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government to consider the appeal recently undertook a visit to the site and surrounding area. The final decision is due soon.

Bikeability Scotland success for local schools: Over the past few months we have been working with local primary school pupils to help them achieve their Bikeability Scotland Level 2 on road cycle training certificates. Happy cycling!

We Go Pedal news Issue 3: Issue 3 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! It has been a busy few months over the summer with lots of cycling news to catch up on! And we are delighted to have secured further funding from Cycling Scotland to continue the We Go Pedal project!

Bike Breakfasts: we will be hosting some 'all day' bike breakfasts down at Balshagray Crescent in Whiteinch. The first was on Thu 4 Aug and the next two will be on Thu 1 Sep and Thu 6 Oct from 7.30-9.30am and from 4-6pm.

Bike Workshop late Spring clean: The De'ils on Wheels community bike workshop had a wee clearout and donated some kiddies trikes and scooters to the community. Paul was run off his feet! The workshop is open Wednesday 11am to 3pm and Thursday 1-5pm for sales, repairs and bike donations.

Play on Pedals summer programme: as a local hero organisation we have been helping to deliver the Play On Pedals summer programme.

Other news...

Environmental Task Force update: We've been checking out the performance of the recently established Environmental Task Force by reporting a few sites in the local area that needed attention. So far we’ve been pretty impressed with the response.

Cycle to Work Day 2016: Cycle to Work Day is a national event and this year will be held on Wednesday 14 September 2016. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day!

IMG_20160622_GlasgowCycleMapThe Glasgow Cycle Map: The newest Glasgow Cycle map can be found in the De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop. The map is full of lots of useful information about cycling and cycle routes in Glasgow and beyond!

Scotstoun Stadium consultation events: The second of two formal public meetings will be held on Wed 17 Aug 2016 between 7pm and 9pm about the proposed temporary spectator grandstands.

LINKES Opportunities Fair: LINKES are hosting a Make the most of you! Opportunities Fair on Thursday 25 August from 10am to 1pm.

Latest Whiteinch newsletter now available: The Whiteinch Centre recently published Issue 2 of it’s new newsletter including details of it's 10th birthday celebrations.

South City Way wins funding prize: a new segregated cycle path from the Southside to City Centre has won funding as part of national competition.

Protecting our outdoor areas: As part of a Commonwealth Games legacy project 27 outdoor areas across the city have been given a special status protecting them for future generations. Six of the 27 areas are close to home.

Critical Mass Fun Cycle Ride across Glasgow: Cycling in Glasgow have organised a free cycle ride across Glasgow on the last Fri of each month, meet at 6.30pm George Square

Free GovFerry-288x432an ferry back until September: FREE daily ferry service will operate between Govan and the Riverside Museum from 27 June to 18 September between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.45am – 5.30pm at the weekends.

Sky Ride Glasgow and Tour of Britain: This years Tour of Britain will start from George Square on Sun 4 Sep and it will be followed by the family friendly Sky Ride Glasgow!

Air Quality monitoring station in Northinch Street: Glasgow City Council has recently installed an air quality monitoring station in Northinch Street in Whiteinch. This follows on from pressure from the local community as part of the campaign against the WH Malcolm proposal for a gasification plant on South Street.

And finally...

With Autumn on the way, how does the farmer stop the birds from eating his crops?

And don't forget to give us your feedback on the eNews here and you could win a prize!

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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