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

Our Friend Focus this month features De'ils On Wheels - read more here...

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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Greetings and welcome to our latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet! Read on to hear all our latest news and views. We now have over 170 people signed up to receive this monthly eNews. So what do you think of it? We'd love to hear your feedback!

Upgrade to our phone system: the phone system and broadband service at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre is currently being upgraded and therefore you may get an engaged tone when you try to phone us. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. You can contact Neil Lovelock, DRCET Project Manager on 07943 957061 or

Our projects and services...

Organisational development: since the AGM back in October we have been working hard behind the scenes on improving DRCET so that we are fit for purpose moving forward. We will be able to give you a further update in the next monthly eNews.

100th bike donated to De'ils On Wheels: we recently celebrated a landmark at De'ils On Wheels when we received our 100th donated bike! A huge thank you to everyone that has donated to us and a big hello to all you potential donators!

Win tickets to the Scottish Bike Show: we are offering everyone that donates a bike to De'ils On Wheels between now and Monday 31 March the chance to win tickets to the Scottish Bike Show.

Back Green at Heart of Scotstoun: the planning application for the proposed Back Green at the Heart of Scotstoun has now been submitted. to the Council for consideration.

Green Gym in Yoker: we have been helping out with the guys from the West Glasgow Green Gym who have been down in Yoker in the past few weeks and we are planning a clean up session on Wednesday 19 March down in Yoker Ferry Road.

Our blog: a lot of the stories and articles featured in this eNews link back to our blog which currently has over 200 unique visitors every week so if you have any environmental news and views you want to share then please let us know.

Dumbarton Road one of the most polluted in the country: Friends of the Earth Scotland recently published analysis of official Scottish Government data on road side air pollution identifying the most polluted roads in Scotland which unfortunately included Dumbarton Road.

Garscadden and Scotstounhill Area Partnership: the last meeting of the Area Partnership took place on Tuesday 11 February 2014 and the next meting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 25 March.

Other news...

Potato Day: Glasgow Allotments Forum in partnership with the Glasgow Local Food Network are running a spring gathering and potato day at the Pearce Institute on Sunday 23 February.

Job Opportunities: Yoker Community Campus are recruiting for a Regeneration and Development Manger and The Whiteinch Centre is recruiting for a Centre Assistant

Heart of Scotstoun Ceilidh: Heart of Scotstoun are running their first Ceilidh Social event on Friday 7 March. Tickets cost £10.

Grow Wild Wild Flower community kits: you can get your hands on some wild flower seed kits by registering with Grow Wild.

Whiteinch Bike Club: the next meeting of the bike club is this evening, Thursday 20 February, and the next cycle ride is on Saturday 22 February.

Glasgow selected to be a Resilient City: Glasgow was among the first 33 cities from around the world to be selected to take part in the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

Fossil Grove public consultation event: there will be a public consultation event about the future of the Fossil Grove in Victoria Park on Saturday 1 March. Everyone is welcome to come along and have their say.

Resilience and Public Health: Glasgow Centre for Population Health has recently published a briefing paper and short video animation about the links between resilience and public health.

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!

And finally...
Check out this vertical forest which is nearing completion in Milan, Italy.

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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