The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.
Thu 18 Sep - Referendum Day
Sun 21 Sep - Arms Around the Park
Sun 21 Sep - Climate March, Edinburgh
October - Make A Difference Day
Mon 20 Oct - Carrier Bag Charge starts
20 -27 Oct - Big Energy Saving Week

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 our September issue of Your Community, Your Planet! If you are looking for something other than referendum news then read on to find out what we have been up to!

Our projects and services...

10th Birthday Bash: many thanks to everyone that came along to help celebrate our 10th Birthday Bash - we had a great time and we appreciated everyone's contribution on the day and of course the support over the past decade.

Ditch the Dirt: this years campaign ran from 1-14 Sep and there was lots going on in the local area including surveys, posters being put up and dog poos being sprayed pink!

Wheatley Group volunteers: earlier this month we were delighted to welcome a team of volunteers from the Wheatley Group research team up to the Kingsway Community Garden.

New faces: we are delighted to welcome two new members to the team - Katherine Mackinnon our Volunteer Development Officer and Gerard Espie our student placement!

Annual report and accounts: following on from our AGM at the Birthday Bash our annual report and our accounts are available on our website.

Finding our VOiCE: as part of the SCDC Supporting Communities programme we have been undertaking training in the VOiCE (Visioning Outcomes in Community Engagement) online software tool.

New name: a lot of things have changed over the past 10 years and we feel it is time to think about a new name - if you have any suggestions please let us know!

Other news...

Carrier Bag charge coming soon: the Government's carrier bag levy comes into force on October 20. Scotland currently uses 750 million bags every year – the highest number in the UK. A dedicated website has been set up to help you get prepared for the levy

Hands around the Park: in response to the Council looking to lease an area of Victoria Park a peaceful protest is planned on the afternoon of Sun 21 Sep.

MyPark Scotland survey: greenspace scotland are developing the MyParkScotland project and are seeking your views in a short survey

Raploch Street makeover: the corner of Raploch Street and Dumbarton Road has had a wee make over...

Pink poo at Kingsway: GHA have been undertaking a dog registration programme on the Kingsway Estate as well as taking an innovative approach to dealing with dog fouling

Glasgow City Council's Plan Bee: the Council have welcomed a huge number of new visitors to the City Chambers

Community Empowerment Bill: the Government has published an easy read document about the key features of the Community Empowerment Bill

And finally...
If you are feeling a bit tyre-d and in need of a seat then this might just be for you...

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