The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.

Friend Focus!

Our Friend Focus this month features Whiteinch Bike Club - read more here...
Fri 30 May - eNews survey deadline
Sun 1 to Sat 7 Jun - Volunteers Week
Wed 4 Jun - Volunteer Conversation
Sat 7 Jun - Permaculture Scotland gathering
Sat 7 Jun - Victoria Park clean up
Tue 10 Jun - Active Seniors Day in the Park
Sat 14 to Sun 22 Jun - Bike Week
Wed 18 Jun - Bike Path upgrade info session
Wed 25 Jun - schools out for summer!
Fri 27 Jun - Local Development Plan consultation deadline


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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You can support the work we do by donating money to us. You can donate up to £10 by text - all you need to do is text DRCT01 £5 (or £1, £2, £3, £4 or £10) to 70070. Thank you for your support.

Join us!

DRCET is a membership organisation. You can join us by completing our online membership form. Membership costs £1!

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.


Greetings and welcome to our May issue of Your Community, Your Planet! - it's a wee bit late but worth the wait!

Our projects and services...

Volunteer Conversation: as part of Volunteers Week we will be hosting a Volunteer Conversation on Wed 4 Jun from 3pm to 7pm so if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering in the community then please pop along!

WAVE hello to Joanna: we are delighted to welcome Joanna Quinn to the team, our new part time Volunteer Development Officer for the Glasgow WAVE project!

All a-board DRCET: since the AGM back in the Autumn the Board have been working hard to recruit new members to the board and we are delighted to welcome some new faces to DRCET!

Victoria Park clean up: in partnership with Friends of Victoria Park and as part of Volunteers Week we will be holding a community clean up in the park on Sat 7 Jun from 10am to midday so if you can spare a couple of hours why not pop along and join us?

Active Seniors Day in the Park: - we will be along at Victoria Park on Tue 10 Jun for the Day in the Park with an information stall so pop along and say hello!!

Bike path upgrade info session: on Wed 18 Jun as part of Bike Week and in partnership wth Sustrans, the Council and Heart of Scotstoun we will be hosting an info session about the upgrades to the bike path from Whiteinch to Yoker which will take place in the Autumn - more info to follow soon!

Local Development Plan: the Council are currently consulting on their new Local Development Plan. This includes the proposed FastLink bus along along the route of the bike path. There will be more info available at the Bike Path info session. Deadline for responses is Fri 27 June.

What we do: we've been having a wee review of what we do and have produce a simple overview of the organisation and our key work areas.

eNews Survey: Thanks to everyone that has responded so far - you've still got a few hours left to tell us your views on this eNews! If you do you might even win a prize!

Transition Free Press newspaper: the next issue is now available and we are one of the distribution agents for the paper and if you want to get hold of a copy then please get in touch.

Like us on Facebook: the De'ils On Wheels Facebook page has just recently shot through the 300 likes mark - you also like DRCET on Facebook too!

Garscadden and Scotstounhill Area Partnership: the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 17 June. Agendas and papers are available on the Council website.

Other news...

FoVP EGM feedback: over 170 people attended the recent Friends of Victoria Park EGM to hear more about possible plans for the park and the Council's strategy for parks in the City.

Commonwealth Sculpture in Victoria Park: the latest in a series of Commonwealth Legacy sculptures to appear in parks across the city has been unveiled in Victoria Park.

Bike Hire Scheme: register as a member before 31 May and you can get 50% of the annual membership fee.

Glasgow Cycle Festival: several organisations in the city have got together to put on Glasgow Cycle Festival 2014 from 13-29 June as part of the Commonwealth Games Celebrate It activities.

Action Earth 2014: the CSV Action Earth small grant scheme 2014 is now open for applications. You can get £250 towards a green project in your area

Community Planning Partnership audit: Audit Scotland have completed their audit of the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership and "is encouraged by the clarity of purpose and direction" but they noted that there "is good potential for ensuring that local flexibility and vibrant community engagement is an integral part of community planning in Glasgow."

Useful websites...
So what websites do you use to find out green, environmental and local issues? Let us know and we will add them to the list!
  • Love Your Clothes - aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help us make the most of the clothes we already have.
  • Permaculture Association - the national charity that supports people to learn about and use permaculture - the use of natural systems to design places, spaces and communities
  • Get Ready Glasgow - single source of information for all work being carried out to keep the city functioning in the lead up to and during the Commonwealth Games
And finally...
Wonder what they'll be doing with all the plastic bottles from the Commonwealth Games - be great to see some of these 'legacies' on the River Clyde!

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 with your comments!
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