Latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
May 2012


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!


DRCET exists to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.
Glasgow Wood Recycling

Friend Focus!

Our focus this month is on Glasgow Wood Recycling, which is a social enterprise and charity established in 2007 and committed to reducing the amount of wood needlessly going to landfill by finding creative ways to recycle and reuse this valuable natural resource. Read more...
- Sat 19 & Sun 20 May - UK Green Film Festival at the GFT
- Sun 27 May - Community Clean Up in Victoria Park and Nature Walk
- Sat 2 Jun - Whiteinch Green Day at The Whiteinch Centre
- Tue 12 Jun - Active Seniors Day in Victoria Park


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 first edition of our new look monthly newsletter.  We 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!  We also want to highlight some of the great organisations that we work with, with our Friends Focus feature.  We hope you like our the newsletter and we encourage you to get active, get involved and make a difference!

What we do and why we do it...
We have recently reviewed what we do and we have updated our Vision and Mission (shown on the left). This review follows on from discussions with our members and many of our partners and stakeholders and our need to respond to recent changes to our funding from the Community Planning Partnership. You can read more about us here.

Our projects and services...

National Spring Clean Campaign 2012: This years campaign, which is coordinated by Keep Scotland Beautiful, runs from 1 April to 31 May. We are working with various local organisations to coordinate community clean ups, including Friends of Victoria Park. Read more here

Kingsway Court Community Garden: Since the Autumn we have been working in partnership with Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre and The Coach House Trust Alderman Road to get the community garden up and running - and as of last Saturday it is now open! Read more about the garden here...

Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre: The new Cafe Momentum is now open from 8.30am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday so why not pop along and check it out! You can keep up to date with what else is happening at the Centre on the Heart of Scotstoun website.

NEW PROJECT - Green Map project: We are currently developing an exciting new project to create a Green Map for the West of Glasgow. Check out the Sustainable Cardiff Green Map to get an idea of what we are trying to create. Keep an eye out for more news soon or get in touch if you would like to find out more!

POTENTIAL PROJECT - Veg Box delivery scheme: At our AGM one of the suggestions was setting up a veg box delivery scheme. There is an existing scheme on the southside called Southside Foodshare. If you would be interested in helping to set up or participating in a scheme in G14 then please get in touch.

Other news...

Great British Walking Challenge, May 2012: Take to your feet this May! People across the country are being urged to join in the Great British Walking Challenge. Every step will count as we unite on a mission to see how many times we can collectively walk between John O'Groats and Land's End.

Better Buses Campaign: Do you use buses in Glasgow? Are you happy with the service provided? Well let Better Buses know all about your experiences on Glasgow's buses. The campaign aims to improve the bus service here in Glasgow. Find out more on the Better Buses website (and on Facebook and Twitter too!)

Bike Week, 16 - 24 June 2012: Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event, with almost half a million people participating at events across the country. The aim is to promote everyday cycling for everyone and to get more people cycling, more often. Check out the website for more information.

Useful websites...
1) Seasonal Food Guide: a great resource to find out which vegetables are in season from the good people at Start UK
2) Glasgow City Council's Online Planning portal - monitor planning applications, appeals and enforcements online
3) Walk It Glasgow: a great site to help you plan your walks in and around Glasgow

And finally...
If you've not got much space to grow your own food then this could be for you...

We hope you have enjoyed our first new look monthly 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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