It's nearly time for Santa to get on his bike...
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!
A few things happening over the next couple of weeks...

Thu 15 Dec - DRC Youth Project Christmas fayre
Fri 16 & Sat 17 Dec - Heart of Scotstoun Christmas fayre
Fri 23 Dec - Drumchapel Cycle Hub Santa Bike Dash
Sat 14 Jan - Scotstoun Community Cleanup
Thu 19 Jan - BMX track consultation event

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 December issue of Your Community, Your Planet!  Our thanks to everyone - local people and organisations - for their continued support throughout 2016. Hope you have a wheel-y, wheel-y great Christmas and best wishes for 2017.

The DRCET offfice will close on Wednesday 21 December and re-open on Monday 9 January 2017 and De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop will close on Thursday 22 December and re-open on Thursday 5 January 2017.

Our projects and services... WH Malcolm appeal update: The campaign against the proposed development of a gasification plant by WH Malcolm at their South Street site has been moving very slowly. The report will be submitted to the Minister early in the New Year and they hope a decision will be reached by April 2017 at the latest!

Community Calendar: Our community calendar lists a mix of our own activities and services and other community events and activities many of which are in the G11, G13, G14 and G15 post code areas.

Green Gym: The West Glasgow Green Gym are on a break until January. Dates for the New Year will be on our blog and in our January eNews so keep your eyes peeled!

Other news...

Drumchapel Cycle Hub Santa Bike Dash: Wrap up warm for the Drumchapel Cycle Hub’s Santa bike dash Christmas fundraiser from 11am to 1pm on Fri 23 Dec at Drumchapel Park. Get on your bike or borrow one! All participants will receive a medal and a mince pie!

Play on Pedals instructional video:  a series of instructional videos for getting young children cycling have been produced by Play on Pedals and Cycling Scotland. You can watch the series over at Cycling Scotland’s YouTube channel.

Client Earth wins air pollution legal case: In a damning indictment of ministers’ inaction on killer air pollution, Mr Justice Garnham agreed with ClientEarth that the Environment Secretary had failed to take measures that would bring the UK into compliance with the law “as soon as possible”.

Baillie Liz Cameron to stand down as Councillor: Labour Party stalwart Liz Cameron has announced she will not be standing again in May's council election.

Sustrans Scotland Volunteer of the Year: We were delighted that the Award went to Alasdair Macdonald, the volunteer ranger and coordinator for the Glasgow area. We have worked closely with Alasdair along with the West Glasgow Green Gym.

Park recognised with top UK title: Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire which was originally gifted to the people of Glasgow in 1906 was named the UK's Best Park of 2016.

Locate your nearest grit bin: Glasgow City Council have details about their winter maintenance plan on their website. They have also created an online map of all the grit bins in the City.

whatsonwhiteinch What’s On Whiteinch now available: The latest issue of What’s On Whiteinch – your guide to what's happening at The Whiteinch Centre – is now available!

First Scotstoun Clean Up of the New Year! : Scotstoun Community Council are holding their first community clean up of the New Year on Saturday 14 January with volunteers meeting at Cafe Taste on Dumbarton Road.

Under One Roof website launched: The Government has recently launched a new website aimed at providing impartial advice on repairs and maintenance for flat owners in Scotland.

Council grants lease to amateur football club in Drumchapel: Approval has been given for a 25 year lease to Drumchapel United Football Club at Halgreen Playing Field. This will allow the club which plays a vital role for the local community and beyond to move to the next stage of their development.

SPT sustainable transport survey: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has been awarded funding to look at opportunities to improve walking and cycling to/at public transport interchanges. You can input to the project by participating in this survey and also have a chance of winning £25.

Adopt-a-bed scheme: Gartnavel Growing Spaces is offering you the chance to adopt one of the garden beds at the Gartnavel Royal Hospital site to grow your own produce. Closing date for applicants (who must meet the selection criteria) is Fri 27 Jan.

And finally...

Could you cook Christmas dinner for under £1 per person?

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 with your comments!
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