The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.

Friend Focus!

Our Friend Focus features LINKES - read more here...
Sun 24 Feb - Potato Day and Seed Swap
Wed 27, Thu 28 Feb - The Gathering
Mon 4 - Sat 11 Mar - Climate Week
Wed 21 Mar - Social Enterprise Exchange

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 10th issue of Your Community, Your Planet! We've had a wee flurry of people sign up to receive the newsletter, which is a great way to start the year! If you know of others that would like to hear about our work please forward this newsletter to them (see the button on the left!)

Our projects and services...

De'ils On Wheels update: things are progressing will in securing the resources to get the bike workshop back open. We are now accepting donations of unwanted bikes so if you have any then please donate them to us - just drop us an email or give us a call. We can also arrange uplift if needed! More details on opening hours etc in the next issue!

Student Placements: more good news - we have been selected to receive two student placements from the University of Glasgow Settlement Find a Solution programme. The students will be able to apply for the positions over the coming weeks so if you know of any Glasgow Uni students that might be interested please let them know!

Transition Free Press: we are taking part in a UK-wide media experiment. The Transition Network has published a new quarterly newspaper - the Transition Free Press - which is choked full of great stories about the impact that empowered communities are making across the UK to address climate change, peak oil and the financial crisis.

Polmadie gasification plant: Glasgow City Council recently approved planning permission for the development of the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre on the existing Polmadie plant on the Southside

Glasgow West Community Map: there are now over 150 sites posted on the Community Map and we are keen to work with more local partners to further develop the map.

Potato Day and Seed Swap: Glasgow Local Food Network will be holding their annual seed swap event as part of the Glasgow Allotments Forum potato day on Sunday 24 February at the Pearce Institute - so get yersel along to get all your seeds and tatties for the season ahead!

Love your leftover's on Valentine's Day: some tasty tips and advice from Love Food Hate Waste to love your leftovers!

Our recycled art logo: whilst clearing out stuff that was in storage up at Kingsway Court we stumbled across this fantastic recycled art version of our logo

Our blog review: the nice people at Wordpress have provided us with a review of 2012 of the activity on our blog!

Other news...

Bike petitions: petition 1 calls on eBay to help tackle bicycle theft by making frame numbers mandatory on listings to make it harder for people to sell stolen bikes online and petition 2 calls on the Government to include cycle awareness as part of the driving exam - please take a minute to sign these petitions!

Home Heat Helpline: local MSP, Bill Kidd, is calling on people to take full advantage of the Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) to get support with their energy costs.

Thinking Together Citizens Assembly: as part of The Gathering, So Say Scotland are organising their first Citizens Visioning Assembly which will be held on Thu 28 Feb.

Fife Diet launch 'non-horse' recipe book: in a bid to highlight the issues with our current food system and to promote locally sourced, seasonal produce a new online recipe book is being launched!

Social Enterprise Exchange: the programme for the Social Enterprise Exchange - the world's biggest social enterprise event - which will take place at the SECC on Thu 21 Mar,  is now available here - we will be there as part of the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network!

Allotments available at Yoker Allotments: there are currently allotments available down at Yoker Allotment Association!

Useful websites...
1) Home Heat Helpline - website and phone line advises people worried about paying their energy bills and keeping warm during the winter!
2) Glasgow Local Food Network - sharing the passion to produce more of what we eat and eat more of what we produce!
3) Grow Your Own Scotland - an initiative which seeks to create a single resource for all grow your own & greenspace organisations throughout Scotland
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Some willow sculptures suitable for today!!

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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