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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 November issue of Your Community, Your Planet! and a warm welcome to more new readers this month - the eNews now gets sent to over 230 people! It has been a busy month so check out this bumper issue!

Our projects and services...

Environmental Issues: Gerard, our student placement, has been settling in well and he has put together a short survey about local environmental issues - please take a few minutes to complete the survey. #getinvolved

Volunteer map goes live: as part of the Glasgow WAVE project we have developed a Volunteer Map which provides details of local organisations that offer volunteering opportunities - there is an online version and a hard copy version available.

Volunteer oportunities: as part of the new volunteer map we have created a new section on our website that lists all of our current volunteering opportunities. Or you can click the link on the left hand side! #getactive

Wheel-y great gifts: if you are looking for a bike for Xmas then get in touch with De'ils On Wheels as we have a great selection of reused bikes at fantastic prices! A don't forget if you get a new bike you can donate your old bike to us too! #choosetoreuse

Re-branding/naming: thanks to everyone that took part in our re-branding survey - we will be back in touch soon with more details on progress #exciting.

On Your Bike: we are delighted to receive funding from BIG Lottery 2014 Communities fund for our On Your Bike project - we will be working with local organisations to provide Dr Bike checks, cycle skills sessions and cycle rides.

Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers: we are working with Community Safety Glasgow to support and promote the Clean Glasgow Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers scheme. Pop along to our info sessions on Sat 6 Dec and Tue 9 Dec and get involved!

Green Gym makes an impact: we have been working with the West Glasgow Green Gym over the past few weeks clearing up various sites in the local area including the cycle path in YokerStronvar Drive steps in Scotstoun and the Northinch St planters in Whiteinch.

Bike Path upgrade: the bike path from Whiteinch to Yoker will be upgraded over the winter months. We will be sending out more info about the schedule of works, details of diversions etc in the near future.

Student study visit: we recently hosted a study visit for 23 students from the Working with Communities HNC course from Glasgow Kelvin College.

Snowdrops in Victoria Park: recently Whiteinch Community Council organised a snowdrop planting day in Victoria Park and over 35 people, including ourselves,  turned out to help plant 5000 bulbs!

Xmas Stalls: we will be along at The Whiteinch Centre on Sat 29 Nov (part of Choose To Reuse week) and Heart of Scotstoun on Sat 6 Dec (part of Small Business Saturday) selling reused bikes, clocks, bowls made from old records and Xmas cards!

Choose To Reuse week: we will be taking part in Choose To Reuse week - we will be along at some local Xmas fairs and also selling raffle tickets!

WH Malcolm energy recovery plant: we have had no further contact from the developers about the community consultation events planned as part of the planning application - we will keep you posted about any developments.

Plus one: the eNews now gets sent to over 230 people and you can help increase that number - just take a moment to click on the 'Forward to a Friend' button - if everyone was to sign up one new person we would be well on our way to having over 400 subscribers!

Other news...

DRC Youth Project help deliver y-pod: members of the DRC Youth Project have designed and developed a youth providers online directory (y-pod) for the North West of Glasgow.

Glasgow Green Year 2015 launch: Glasgow is striving to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe by 2020 and next year Green Year 2015 will mark the city's journey from Steam to Green.

New websites go live: both Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre and Yoker Community Campus have launched their new websites in the past month.

Cycling in Glasgow: recent figures from the Council show cycle journeys are increasing and they have also launched a new app to encourage cyclists to help improve the cycle network.

Small Business Saturday: this themed day will take place on Saturday 6 December and encourages people to support their local small businesses.

Small grants: both Action Earth and the new KSB Community Grants Scheme offer communities up to £250 to make positive environmental improvements in their area - so what are you waiting for - grab a grant!

Social Enterprise Trade Fair: Glasgow Social Enterprise Network will host it's first Social Enterprise Trade Fair on Wed 10 Dec - pop along and find out what social enterprise means for our communities and city.

Whiteinch News: the latest issue of the Whiteinch News - your local community newspaper - is now available!

Council to save a further £30 million: the Council have announced that they need to make nearly £30 million in cost savings for the 2015/16 financial year.

Affordable Warmth Dividend for older people: for the fourth year running, Glasgow City Council is offering every resident aged 80 and over, £100 to help heat their homes during the winter.

A Picture of Health: From Policy to Places Designed for People: Exhibition at The Lighthouse from 14 Nov to 28 Jan. Over the past few years the NHS in Scotland has embarked on a world leading process where the quality of new facilities is formally considered in the decision to fund them.

New health profiles for the City: Glasgow Centre for Population Health has published a new set of health and wellbeing profiles for all neighbourhoods across the City in the Understanding Glasgow website.

Love Milton need your help: this fantastic organisation in the north of the city need your help to try and secure a small piece of land from the Council in order to buold a community centre

Glasgow City Council's Sustainable Transport award: the Council has won the Excellence in Cycling and Walking category at the recent Transport Awards.

And finally...
Anyone remember these?? Have you still got yours?? If so post a photo on our De'ils On Wheels Facebook page #retro

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