The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
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Friend Focus!

Our Friend Focus features DRC Youth Project - read more here...
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Apr - Scottish Bike Show
Fri 10 May - Victoria Park Heritage Walk
Mon 13 - Fri 17 May - Walk to Work Week
Mon 20 - Fri 24 May - Walk to School Week
Tue 11 Jun - Active Seniors Day in the Park
Sat 15 - Sun 23 Jun - Bike 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.

Funders

DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.

Welcome!

Issue 12 of Your Community, Your Planet! is here! It's a shame that Spring still hasn't decided to join us! Anyway read on for the latest news - lots of which is really, really good news!!

Our projects and services...

De'ils On Wheels rides again: we are delighted to announce a funding success - we have been awarded funding from Awards for All Scotland to re-open the De'ils On Wheels bike workshop, which is fantastic news. We were one of 57 organisations to be awarded funding from the Awards for All Scotland programme. We will be sending out a specific newsletter about De'ils On Wheels in the near future but for the time being you can read more here. Bill Kidd MSP also raised a motion in the Scottish Parliament in support of our funding success!

Build Your Own Bike training: and we are also delighted to announce another funding success - we have received funding from the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund and the Garscadden and Scotstounhill Area Committee to run Build Your Own Bike training in partnership with some of the local youth projects! This training will also provide the young people with an opportunity to gain an industry recognised award.

Community Green Team: and if that wasn't enough we are even more delighted to announce another funding success - we recently got confirmation of funding from The Robertson Trust to develop our Community Green Team over the next 3 years. The Community Green Team will bring together all our volunteering opportunities to be able to offer volunteers a better and more coordinated range of opportunities to help them fulfil their potential whilst helping us to achieve our aims. More details soon!

Kingsway Court community garden: the lovely creative people at Kingsway Eye film group have produce a great wee film about the Kingsway Court community garden - you may even recognise one or two faces!!

Social Enterprise Exchange: back in March we attended the Social Enterprise Exchange at the SECC. It was a great day and we got to hear from and meet lots of really inspirational people and organisations who are really making a difference in their communities. Many thanks to Glasgow Soclal Enterprise Network who provided us with a bursary to attend the event.

Presenting...Prezi: have you had a chance to check out our Prezi presentation which gives a short history of DRCET? Did you like it?

Other news...

Action Earth 2013: this small grants programme offers funding of up to £250 for communities to protect and enhance the environment for future generations.

Upgrade to the cycle route in Whiteinch: if you've been down in Primrose Street in Whiteinch recently you will have seen the improvements to the cycle path to link National Cycle Netowrk Route 7 to Scotstoun Stadium as part of the Commonwealth Games preparations.

Changes to bus fares and routes: as from Monday 7 April FirstBus Glasgow increased the majority of their fares. They have also been consulting on major changes to the bus service for the City which will be called SimpliCITY and is due to launch on 26 May.

Bike hire scheme proposed for Glasgow: a £1.3 million bike hire scheme is to be in place by march next year in time for the Commonwealth Games

National Tree for Scotland: please take a minute to write to your local MSP to get them to support a Motion to Parliament for a National Tree for Scotland.

Government consultation on allotment legislation: the Scottish Government are undertaking a 6 week consultation to explore the ways in which the legislation relating to allotments may be amended. The consultation will close on Friday 24 May.

Heart of Scotstoun walking group: there is a healthy walking group that meets twice a week (2.30pm on Mondays and 11.00am on Fridays) for healthy walks leaving from the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

Victoria Park Heritage Walk: 10am on Friday 10 May - details can be found in the Heart of Scotstoun walking group newsletter

National Walking Month: Discover where walking can take you during National Walking Month this May (1-31 May) including Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week.

Useful websites...
1) CTC Bike Recycling directory - online map of all bike reuse and recycling projects in the UK.
2) Go Bike - the website of the Strathclyde cycle campaign.
3) Glasgow First Funding web portal - your online funding locator for the Glasgow area.
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Eight top tips to eat with the planey in mind!

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 getinvolved@dumbartonroad.com with your comments!.

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