Just to prove there's life after 50, we're back with more news and updates!!
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!
What we are up to over the next few weeks...
Mon 12 to Fri 16 Sep - NHSGGC bike donations
Tue 13 Sep - Whiteinch Centre cinema night
Thu 15 Sep - Cycle Friendly Communities project launch
Thu 15 Sep - DRCET 12th AGM
Sat 17 Sep - Get Active Drumchapel
Sun 18 Sep - Play On Pedals at Scotstoun
Wed 21 Sep - Green Gym Balshagray Cres
Sun 2 Oct - Play On Pedals at Scotstoun
Thu 6 Oct - Bike Breakfasts Balshagray Cres

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

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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You can support the work we do by donating money to us. You can donate up to £10 by text - all you need to do is text DRCT01 £5 (or £1, £2, £3, £4 or £10) to 70070. Thank you for your support.

Join us!

DRCET is a membership organisation. You can join us by completing our online membership form. Membership costs £1!

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 September issue of Your Community, Your Planet! We should be a bit tyred and rather flat after an event-full summer but the warm spell is keeping us going. Come along to our AGM and find out what has been keeping us busy.

Our thanks to all the readers who completed the survey and told us what they thought about our eNews - all comments were printable! The winner of the voucher for the Cabin restaurant will be announced shortly! Keep the comments coming in, we welcome feedback throughout the year.

Our projects and services...
AGM: DRCET cordially invite you to attend our twelfth Annual General Meeting which will take place on Thu 15 Sep at 11.30am in The Whiteinch Centre, Northinch Court, Whiteinch G14 0UG. Our AGM is a great opportunity to hear about all the work that we have been involved with over the past year.

Cycle Friendly Communities project launch: just before the AGM we will be launching our new Cycle Friendly Communities project. The initial focus will be on Whiteinch so why not join as 10am on Thu 15 Sep at The Whiteinch Centre.

Online community calendar: as you may have noticed over recent issues the 'Dates for Your Diary' section has been getting bigger and bigger. So we decided to create an online community calendar to make it easier to share more information about what's happening in the local area!

Bike Breakfasts: Pop along to the our 'all day' bike breakfast on Thu 6 Oct from 7.30-9.30am and 4-6pm at Balshagray Crescent in Whiteinch. Free Dr Bike checks, cycling and active travel related information, Cycle Friendly Communities project news and free refreshments!

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde bike donations:  As part of Recycle Week Scotland and Cycle to Work Day we are working with the NHS GGC and several other bike projects on a Donate Your Bike programme. De’ils On Wheels will be at at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Thu 14 Sep.

Get Active Drumchapel: The big Get Active Drumchapel community event will take place in Drumchapel Park on Sat 17 Sep from 11am-3pm. There will be a great range of activities for all ages and abilities to try including our own pedal powered smoothies

WH Malcolm appeal site visit: Following on from the site visit in July, the Reporter is still working on the decision and the DPEA are unable to advise when the decision will issued.

Play On Pedals autumn programme: the Play On Pedals autumn programme is now available and they will be at Scotstoun Leisure Centre every other Sunday from 18 Sep until 12 Dec.

Other news...

Campaigning for Clean Air Neighbourhoods: free training day will take place at the Glasgow Quaker Meeting House 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PS on Sat 8 Oct from 10am-4pm.

Cycle to Work Day 2016: This national event will be held on Wed 14 Sep 2016 and aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day!

Get Glasgow Moving campaign: A new campaign to Get Glasgow Moving will be holding a public meeting at Renfield St Stephen’s Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP on Thu 15 Sep from 7-9pm.

Garscadden/Scotstounhill by-election confirmed: Six candidates have been confirmed for the by-election in the Garscadden-Scotstounhill ward on Thu 6 Oct.

Premium Rush cinema night: The Whiteinch Bike Club will be hosting a cinema night with a free screening of Premium Rush  in The Whiteinch Centre on Tue 13 Sep at 7pm

Circular Economy Glasgow report published: Glasgow Chamber has published Glasgow’s Circular Economy Report – Circular Glasgow: A Vision and Action Plan for the City of Glasgow. A circular economy is one in which things are designed and made to last and nothing is wasted.

Scotstoun Community Council elections: Scotstoun Community Council are seeking nominations from local residents to join the Community Council. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Fri 23 Sep.

Parks and greenspaces strategy: the Council are running four informal and creative workshops as the first part of a new consultation on the future of parks and greenspaces in the City.

BMX track planned for Knightswood park:
the new Glasgow 2018 European Championships facility will be the first and only world championship and Olympic standard BMX track in Scotland.

A big roar for Rowena nursery: the nursery - the first to be built under the council's 4Rs strategy to replace or refurbish every primary school or nursery in poor condition in the city - is now the colourful, bright and airy learning environment in Knightswood for 85 children and 14 staff.

City Cycle hire scheme success: The scheme operated by NextBike, currently has 450 bikes across 43 stations. Owing to its success the Council is considering expanding the scheme across the city to have 900 bikes and 100 stations.

Coach House Trust autumn family market: The Coach House Trust will be holding their Autumn Family Market day on Sat 17 Sep from 11am-4pm at their Alderman Road site.

Green Gym in September: after the summer break the Green Gym is a back with regular clean ups - every Wed from 11am to 2pm

Glasgow budget consultation: the Council are consulting on their budget for 2017/18 - people are being asked to not only help identify savings; but also the services they value and how they can best be delivered in their communities.

And finally...

When we advertised for volunteers to help out over the summer, we didn't expect the professionals to be interested!

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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