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 features our bike collection partners - read more here...
Sat 7 Sep - Kingsway Harvest Event
Sat 7 Sep - HoS Car Boot Sale
Sun 8 Sep - Pedal for Scotland
Thu 12 Sep - Dog Fouling Meeting
Thu 12 Sep - Cycle to Work Day
Mon 30 Sep - Sun 13 Oct - Dog Fouling Fortnight

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.


DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.


Welcome to the latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet! which is a wee bit late this month but packed full of news! Read on to find out more!

Our projects and services...

And the winner is...: a huge thank you to everyone that completed our recent survey as part of the Find A Solution programme. Your feedback and comments will help us improve what we do. And for everyone that entered the prize draw to win a bike from the De'ils On Wheels workshop the winner was...

Finding Scotland's Real Heroes: more good news - De'ils On Wheels has been nominated for an award and we will shortly be appearing on the TV!

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.

Kingsway Community Garden harvest event: the community garden at Kingsway Court is hosting a harvest event on Saturday 7 September and we will be along with our pedal powered smoothies!

International volunteers: we recently said goodbye to the Xchange Scotland international volunteers who had been hosted by LINKES and working with us as well over the summer.

Dog fouling campaign: this is an issue which plights many communities in the local area so Keep Scotland Beautiful will be running the Dog Fouling Fortnight campaign for two weeks from 30 September until 13 October 2013 as part of the Clean Up Scotland campaign. We are hosting a meeting of local groups including schools and community groups at 4pm on Thursday 12 September - pop along to find out more!

Van makeover: the Green Machine (our trusty van) has had a makeover to celebrate her 10th birthday - we think she is looking great and if you see us about give us a wave!

Other news...

A new hotel for Yoker: the after school club at Yoker Resource Centre have been busy making improvements to the community garden!

Lighting up the neighbourhood: the street lights in and around Scotstoun and Whiteinch have been upgraded in the past few months.

Plugged in places: electric car charging points have been installed across the city.

Factoring commission issues draft report: Glasgow Factoring Commission, a body set up to review the management and maintenance of common parts of residential properties in the city, has released its draft report for consultation.

Council proposes green energy company: Glasgow City Council is proposing to create a "green" energy company in a move to tackle fuel poverty, cut carbon emissions and create new jobs

Victoria Park gates restored: the main gates on Victoria Park Drive North have been fully restored.

Council invests in warmer homes: more than £40million is being spent tackling fuel poverty in almost 5000 Glasgow homes.

Useful websites...
1) Permaculture Scotland - website for everything about permaculture in Scotland
2) Nice Way Code - new campaign to encourage safer sharing of our roads with all forms of traffic
3) Cycle Law Scotland - a new, innovative and dynamic legal service for Scotland's cyclists
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
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!

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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