Seasons's Greetings from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.

Friend Focus!

Our Friend Focus features all of our friends of 2013 - read more here...
Fri 20 Dec - DRCET Office closes
Fri 3 Jan - Xmas tree recycling starts
Mon 6 Jan - DRCET Office re-opens
Thu 9 Jan - STEP survey deadline
Thu 16 Jan - Anti-dog Fouling meeting
Fri 24 Jan - Community Empowerment Bill 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.


A warm welcome to our last issue of the year of Your Community, Your Planet! Wishing you a fab, fun-filled, festive bit and all the best for 2014!

Our projects and services...

Office Closure: both the DRCET main office and the De'ils On Wheels bike workshop will be closed over the festive period. We will close on the afternoon of Friday 20 December and re-open on Monday 6 January with De'ils On Wheels re-opening on Wednesday 8 January.

De'ils On Wheels - a real hero!: although we didn't win the Finding Scotland's Real Heroes award we would like to say a big, big thank you to everyone that supported us and congratulations to all the winners and all the other finalists!

Bike donations: Getting a new bike for Xmas? If so then please consider donating your old bike to De'ils On Wheels - we will make sure it gets a new lease of life!

Dog fouling campaign: we will be hosting another meeting on Thu 16 Jan so please feel free to come along. Keep Scotland Beautiful have also recently published their report into the campaign.

Scotstounhill Station: we have exciting news which is that First ScotRail have given us approval to adopt Scotstounhill Station - we will be back in touch in the New Year with more information about this project and how you can get involved

Community Empowerment Bill consultation: the Government consultation on the Bill is open for responses until Friday 24 January 2014. The aim of the Bill is to help communities achieve their own goals and work in partnership with the public, private and third sector to deliver improved outcomes

Transition Free Press: the latest edition of the Transition Free Press newspaper is now available - if you would like a hard copy then please pop by the office.

Garscadden and Scotstounhill Area Partnership: the recent meeting of the Area Partnership was on Tuesday 3 December and the papers and minutes are available online. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 11 February 2014.

Other news...

School consultation response: the Council have published the responses to and its recommendations for the proposed re-development of St Brendans Primary School...and recently approved the proposals for the re-development.

Energy and Carbon plan survey: the Council are undertaking a survey about the development of a new Energy and Carbon plan as part of the STEP UP Project. Responses are required by Thu 9 Jan 2014

Get Ready for Winter: the Government's Ready Scotland website has lots of useful tips and advice about how you can Get Ready for Winter including a short video about how communities can help support the emergency services in the event of an emergency.

Climate Ready Clyde:
the Council has launched its Climate Ready Clyde’ plans which should help the city adapt to the changing climate and mitigate against the increased risk of flooding caused by increased rainfall and rising sea levels. .

Christmas Tree Recycling: you can take your Xmas tree for recycling to any of the Council's recycling centres as well as to Kelvingrove Park, Alexandra Park and Pollok Park from 3 Jan to 19 Jan.

And finally...
On behalf of everyone at DRCET we would like to wish you a fab, fun-filled, festive bit and all the very best for 2014!

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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