Latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
November 2012
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.
Yoker Community Campus

Friend Focus!

Our focus this month is on Yoker Community Campus, 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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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.


Welcome to our November newsletter - this year seems to be flying by - Halloween and Bonfire night have been and gone, the clocks have gone back and soon the festive period will be upon us! But before it is please take a few minutes to read all our latest news...

Our projects and services...

Glasgow West Community Map: our Community Map is now live and the response since we had the launch has been brilliant. There are now over 100 sites posted on the map and we are keen to work with more local partners to further develop the map. You can find out more about the map on our website and if you want to get involved then please get in touch! And please let us know what you think about the map!

Community Placemaking events: many thanks to everyone that turned out for our two Community Placemaking events at Peterson Park and Whiteinch. Both events went really well with lots of good ideas generated. We are currently finalising the event report with greenspace scotland. Watch out for more news in the coming weeks!

North Clyde Recycling Centre: the planning applications for Rothesay Dock and Shieldhall have still not gone to committee. You can still submit objections to the proposed development at Rothesay Dock. More info including template objection letters can be found here. You can also sign an online petition against the development at Polmadie too.

European Week for Waste Reduction: next week sees the 4th European Week for Waste Reduction which aims to encourage businesses, educational establishments, voluntary organisations, charities and retailers to make a change to everyday behaviour to reduce the amount of waste produced, particularly food waste. And don't forget our 5 easy steps to slim your bin to help you on your waste reduction journey!

Climate Week 2013: this event will take place from 4-10 March 2013 - so get your thinknig caps on as to what you can do as part fo this week. We will be back in toch with details of our events! In the meantime check out the website for ways you can get involved!

Yoker Ferry Road: funding success - good news - we have been awarded funding from the Council's award winning stalled spaces programme and also Action Earth to improve a small site on Yoker Ferry Road. We are working on this project in partnership with Yoker Community Council and others. If you want to volunteer to help then please get in touch.

Glasgow Local Food Network online map: check out the online map of community based food growing projects across the city.

Other news...

Better Buses report: the Better Buses campaign, run by Patrick Harvie MSP, has produced a useful and informative report based on it's findings

New litter strategy: the Scottish Government has launched ambitious plans to Clean Up Scotland in the run up to high profile international events in 2014 including the Commonwealth Games. And Keep Scotland Beautiful, who coordinate the National Spring Clean, are looking for 1 million people to take part!

The Gallus Games: If you can’t run the 200 metres or throw a javelin, how can you take part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games? Maybe the fantastic idea of the Gallus Games can help out!

Glasgow Credit Union win UK award: this week Glasgow Credit Union won the Innovation award for their consilidated loan product at the Social Enterprise UK annual awards.

Affordable Warnth Dividend: a scheme operated by Glasgow City Council to assist city residents who are 80 years and older. It runs from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2012.

Drumchapel LIFE Green Gym: the Green Gym are on the look out for people keen to become Green Gym leaders.

Universal Home Insulation Scheme: this scheme covers all of Glasgow and can include having loft installation installed in top floor tenement flats.

Useful websites...
1) U-switch - useful site providing free and impartial information about prices for gas and electricity
2) Credit Unions in Glasgow - Glasgow has more credit unions than any other city in the UK
3) Volunteer Centre Glasgow - the place to go for all your volunteer news and views in Glasgow
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
Would you let your kids go to school dressed in plastic bottles? Absolutely!

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.

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