NO shortage of things to tell you about this NO-vember!
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 17 Nov - Community Gardening, Kingsway
Wed 23 Nov - Green Gym  - Kelvin Walkway Kelvinbridge to Belmont St
Thu 24 Nov - Community Gardening, Kingsway
Sun 27 Nov - Play On Pedals at Scotstoun
Mon 28 Nov - Victoria Park place making 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 November issue of Your Community, Your Planet! It's been an exceptionally dry Autumn - piles of crisp leaves everywhere - perfect for cycling, gardening and cleanups.

Our projects and services...

Join the Gardening Team: We are hosting a six week volunteer session at the Kingsway Court Community Gardens every Thursday until 1 December. Sessions run from 10am to 1pm and lunch will be provided.

St Paul's growing their own at Kingsway Garden: Pupils from St Paul’s Primary in Whiteinch recently popped back along to the Kingsway garden to harvest the vegetables they planted earlier in the year.

Workshop makeover: After the busiest ever summer our staff and volunteers dedicated a week to giving it a big makeover. We have had great feedback from the volunteers and customers and we celebrated with some tea and cake!

Green Gym: The West Glasgow Green Gym will be at the following areas each Wednesday

  • 23 Nov – Kelvin Walkway Kelvinbridge to Belmont St
  • 30 Nov – Nature Trail, Jordanhill
  • 7, 14 Dec - Yoker Allotments
Scotstoun Clean Up: Scotstoun Community Council are holding a Community clean up - meeting point is Cafe Taste, 1515 Dumbarton Road, G14 9XQ on Sat 19 Nov at 10am.

Other news...

Petition to save the No 4/4A bus route: over 3,000 people have signed the petition and there have been some recent updates posted on the petition online page.

Road Safety Week 2016: This year's Road Safety Week will focus on the six elements of the Brake Pledge: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.

Petition to save Broomhill Avenue Greenspace: This green space is under threat from development and the Friends of Broomhill Avenue Greenspace have set up a petition.

Partick West Decides community budgeting event: The Partick West Area Partnership are holding a second Community Budgeting event on Fri 25 Nov. People are encouraged to come along and help decide whioch projects will get funding.

Walkable Communities workshop: Living Streets Scotland is hosting a free half-day workshop in Glasgow on Thu 17 Nov at the Albany Centre.

European Week for Waste Reduction 2016: The theme of this year's week running from Sat 19 to Sun 27 Nov is ‘Use-less Packaging’

Walk Cycle Vote training day: We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign is organising a training day in Edinburgh on Sat 26 Nov and it’s FREE.

Our Great Start Kingsway residents event: Our Great Start Kingsway are organising an event for all residents of Kingsway Court to come along and share their views and find out about services and activities in their community  from 12.30-2pm on Thu 24 Nov at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

Heart of Scotstoun medal walking routes: Recently launched by The Greener Scotstoun project from the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre walking hub, the Medal Routes are three local walks of differing lengths - and have been created to make it easier for you to go for a walk!

Victoria Park community placemaking event: Glasgow City Council are hosting an event to bring local groups together to develop a shared vision for the development of Victoria Park in Scotstoun Stadium on Mon 28 Nov at 5.30pm

Go Bike AGM and public meeting: Go Bike are holding their AGM and a public meeting on Wed 23 Nov at 7:30pm in the Admiral Bar in Waterloo Street.

New 'How to...' participatory budgeting guide published: Whilst there is already a lot of information available on PB, this guide lays out a simple 10 step process for PB grant making

National Library of Scotland at the refurbished Kelvin Hall: In September the National Library of Scotland opened its doors in the west of Scotland for the first time.

New Clyde bridge crossing update: The plans for a new opening bridge across the River Clyde from Renfrew to Clydebank have moved forward with the publication of a detailed scoping report. A series of public engagement events to update people on projects are being held in various locations from Mon 5 to Thu 8 Dec.

Thousands get School Clothing Grant bonus: The first steps in Glasgow's new anti-poverty campaign - People Make Glasgow Fairer - involves targeting low income families who have not yet claimed the School Clothing Grant to help with buying  school uniforms.

Clyde Marine Planning Partnership update: The recently formed Clyde Marine Planning Partnership is working to create a Regional Marine Plan for the Firth of Clyde.

Glasgow Schools closing attainment gap: A new partnership between Glasgow City Council and Edinburgh based social enterprise Sumdog has been announced with the aim of achieving a step change in pupils' proficiency in maths and numeracy.

And finally...

Have you ever tried cycling with a tyre with holes in it??

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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