Latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
July 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

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Friend Focus!

Our focus this month is on Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre, which is based up at the Kingsway Court estate. Read more...
- Wed 18 Jul - Kingsway Court Estate Action group meeting
- Fri 20 Jul - The Big Launch Govan Riverside
- Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul - The Glasgow Show 2012
- Sat 28 Jul - Glasgow Harvest
- Sat 25 Aug - Knightswood Park Family Fun Day


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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.


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Welcome to our July newsletter. We've not had much of a summer so far so hopefully our newsletter will brighten up your day!

Our projects and services...

Camstradden Community Garden: over the past few months we have been working on a community garden next to Camstradden Primary School. The project was lead by Pineview Housing Association as part of a stalled spaces project. We are really pleased with how the garden looks

North Clyde Recycling Centre development: a planning application has been submitted by Peel Environment to West Dunbartonshire Council (ref no DC12/143) to build a recycling centre at Rothesay Dock. There is also another development proposed for Shieldhall on the south of the Clyde which will include an energy from waste plant. There have been some meetings happening in the area to discuss a campaign against the development. If you have been discussing this development or if you want to find out more then please get in touch.

Heart of Scotstoun Community Garden: although we've seen more rain than sun over the past few weeks that hasn't stopped the volunteers making great progress on the Heart of Scotstoun community garden and we hope you'll agree that it's looking blooming marvellous!

Yoker Community Council: we attended the recent Yoker Community Council meeting. It was very interesting to hear more about the issues in the area. You can read more on our blog where you can also download their latest newsletter.

Sunflower Project at Whiteinch: We have been working with Hold Your Breath on a stalled spaces project in Northinch Street to help install raised beds and plant sunflowers, sweet peas and other colourful stuff. All we need is a wee bit of a sun and the place will be looking great! Read more here

Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill: the deadline for responding to the Scottish Government's consultation on the draft Bill has now been extended until 26 Sep 2012. You can follow the Bill on Twitter via @CommEmpower and #scotCERB.

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!

Abundance Project: as part of the Green Map we are keen to map local fruit trees and bushes so if you know where there are any please drop us an email with the details (location, fruit type etc) This will contribute to the development of an Abundance Project here in Glasgow, which aims to harvest the seasonal glut of local fruit like apples, pear and plums.

Other news...

George Square re-development: the Council have announced plans to consult Glaswegians on a proposed £15 million revamp of George Square.

The Whiteinch Centre Summer Programme: you can check out all the details of the summer programme on their website

Schools Recycling petition: this petition calls on the Scottish Parliament to ensure that the provision of recycling faciltities is mandatory in all school playgrounds.

The Big Launch Govan Riverside: this looks like a fantastic project and it would be great to develop something like this for the north bank of the Clyde!

Glasgow Girls takes to the stage: a National Theatre of Scotland production about the Glasgow Girls from Drumchapel High School, who campaigned against the poor treatment of failed aylum seekers, will be performed at the Citizens Theatre from 31 October to 17 November.

Useful websites...
1) Cycle Journey Planner - Cycling Scotland's great new journey planning tool
2) Write To Them - useful site to make it easy to write to your Councillors, MSP, MP etc
3) The Story of Change - a fantastic new video from the Story of Stuff Project
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Ever wondered how many bikes you can fit in a car parking space?? - well check this out - we think these would look great along Dumbarton Road - and it keeps the pavements clear!

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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