The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
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Sat 21 Sep - Heart of Scotstoun Car Boot sale
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep - Doors Open Day
Wed 25 Sep - Growing Community Food Projects
Mon 30 Sep - Sun 13 Oct - Dog Fouling Fortnight
October - International Walk to School month
Wed 23 Oct - DRCET AGM

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.


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Autumnal greetings to the latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet! Lots happening so grab a cuppa and scroll on...

Our projects and services...

Another goodbye...: Rebecca and Melanie our two Find A Solution students have finished their placement with us. They recently did their final presentations and their report is just being finalised...however we might see them again soon!

Dog fouling campaign: over a dozen local organisations are now participating in this campaign and we have set up a dedicated page on our blog which will be updated with more information about the campaign over the coming weeks.

Annual General Meeting: our AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 23 October at The Whiteinch Centre - everyone welcome to come along!

Finding Scotland's Real Heroes: we are still waiting to here exactly when we will be on TV as part of the Finding Scotland's Real Heroes awards but don't worry once we know you will know!! Also there is another local person in the running for an award - Cameron Ironside who is an S4 pupil at Knightswood Seondary and also a volunteer with DRC Generations has also been shortlisted for Young Community Champion of the Year! Good luck Cameron! It could be a great night for the Dumbarton Road Corridor!

Kingsway clean up: in the run up to the Kingsway Court Community Garden Harvest event we did a clean up of the area around the garden clearing 6 bins worth of litter and we think it was looking great for the harvest event!

Study visit to Bute: recently we participated on a study visit organised by the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network to other social enterprise in Bute.

De'ils On Wheels: the workshop is now back open after the refurbishment. Our regular hours are Wednesday 11am to 3pm and Thursday 1pm to 5pm with other times posted on the De'ils on Wheels Facebook page. If you have an old bike to donate then please get in touch!

Other news...

Job opportunity at The Whiteinch Centre: The Whiteinch Centre is looking for a Customer Services Officer - deadline for applications is Thursday 26 September.

SPT donates buses to communities: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to give several buses to local communities across the region to help those with little or no community transport available to them.

Neighbourhood carbon footprint report: a new report has shown a strong correlation between the amount people earn and their carbon footprint, with each additional £600 in weekly income resulting in an extra tonne of annual C02 emissions.

Solar panels on Buchanan Bus Station: we missed this first time round but the link was recently posted on Facebook for the solar panels on the bus station!

Useful websites...
1) Living Streets - campaign to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it's great to walk 
to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk - See more at:
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to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk - See more at:
2) Ward 13 Area Partnership - link to information about the Area Partnership meetings
3) Eco-friendly driving tips - advice from the Energy Saving Trust on how to drive the eco-friendly way
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
And we thought this was such a great idea we are posting it again this month - check out this fantastic bridge in Germany - this would look great in Balmoral Street or the bridge at the junction of Dumbarton Road and Anniesland Road! Anyone want to get involved to make this happen??

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