Latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
October 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 West and Central Voluntary Sector Network, read more here...


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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.


DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.


Welcome to our October newsletter - our 6th issue - which is being sent to over 100 people!

Our projects and services...

Community Placemaking events: we are holding two half day Community Placemaking training events (Wed 24 Oct at Peterson Park Hall and Thu 25 Oct at The Whiteinch Centre). Placemaking is an approach to revitalising, planning, designing and managing places. More info here. The events are free to attend but we would ask that you book online.

North Clyde Recycling Centre update: you can still submit objections to the proposed development at Rothesay Dock. The application for the Shieldhall development is likely to go to the planning committee this month. You can also still object to the development at Polmadie too. More info including template objection letters can be found here.

Slim Your Bin: following on from the campaigns against these large waste management developments there is still a need to reduce the amount of waste we all generate at home, work and elsewhere. Check out our 5 easy steps to slim your bin!

Yoker Ferry Road: funding success - good news - we have been awarded funding from the Council's award winning stalled spaces programme and also Action Earth to improve a small site on Yoker Ferry Road. We are working on this project in partnership with Yoker Community Council and others. If you want to volunteer to help then please get in touch.

Blasda: we recently participated in the Glasgow Blasda event along with several other organisations from across the City. It was a great event with workshops, information stalls, craft sessions, a local food feast and a fantastic ceilidh - read more here. Plans are already in motion for next year.

Glasgow Local Food Network online map: One of the things to come out of the Glasgow Blasda event was an online map of community based food growing projects across the city.

Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill: the consultation for this proposed bill closed on 26 Sep. Read more about it including some of the responses submitted.

Traffic and transport on Dumbarton Road: as mentioned in the last eNews we are looking to organise a meeting to discuss this issue. If you want to flag anything up or want to get involved then please get in touch.

New members: a very warm welcome to our 3 new members that have recently joined the Trust, and also to our new eNews subscribers! If you want to join the Trust you can do so online!

Other news...

Victoria Park Development and Management Plan: the Council are currently consulting on this plan. You can let them know your views using the online survey. Deadline is next week - Tue 16 Oct 12.

National Cycle Route 7 diversion: due to the ongoing strengthening work on the Dyke Road bridge there is a diversion in place on this route around the bridge.

Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre Halloween fundraiser: this seasonal fundraising event will take place on Fri 26 Oct from 7.30pm at Scotstounhill Bowling Club.

Victoria Park 125th Celebrations: check out photos from the photo booth at the recent Victoria Park 125th Celebrations. You can also see a few other photos here! Well done to Whiteinch Community Council and all the partners, sponsors, supporters and volunteers involved in making the event happen.

No 66 bus route changes: from 5 November the 66 service towards East Kilbride will no longer stop on the Kingsway. The service will instead stop on Anniesland Road. More info here.

Seed Freedom seed swap and demo: public event on Sun 14 Oct in George Square promoting Seed Freedom and raising issues regarding Monsanto and threats to free access to seeds. 

Boiler Scrappage Scheme: the Scottish Government has re-opened it's boiler scrappage scheme - you can get up to £400 back if you upgrade your boiler!

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network - job opportunity: Glasgow SEN are currently recruiting for a Network Manager - closing date 19 Oct 12

Useful websites...
1) Sustrans - helping people make smarter travel choices
2) 38 Degrees - brings people together to make real change by taking action on the issues that we all care about
3) Greener Scotland - we've posted this one before but it is a great website for tips on greener living!
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Check this cool park(ing) space out!

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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