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A few things happening over the next couple of weeks...

Thu 30 Mar - Brave the Shave
Sun 2 AprPlay on Pedals
Mon 3 - Mon 17 Apr - School Holidays
Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr - DRCET office closed
Sat 15 Apr - Heart of Scotstoun Easter event
Sun 23 Apr - Pedal On Parliament Glasgow
Thu 27 Apr - DRCET Possible Scotland event
Thu 4 May - local government elections

And you can check out other events and activities on our new online community calendar!

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 March issue of Your Community, Your Planet!  Spring has arrived and our diary is already filling up with outdoor events and activities. Please note that the office will be closed on Fri 14 and Mon 17 Apr for Easter. De'ils on Wheels will be open as normal during the school holidays.

Our projects and services...

Brave The Shave fundraiser: Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah will Brave the Shave by getting their heads shaved to raise funds for DRCET and the Beatson Cancer Charity. The shave will take place at Heart of Scotstoun from 9.15am on Thur 30 March. Any support you are able to give would be very much appreciated. You can sponsor us online at www.everyclick.com/drcet-brave-the-shave or contact the office if you want to donate directly to us.

Victoria Park community placemaking update: EKOS, on behalf of the Council, recently completed a community placemaking consultation which produced a draft action plan and development plan. DRCET is now facilitating a series of meetings of local stakeholder organisations to further progress the development plan. More info to follow soon.

Possible Scotland workshop: we are working with Lateral North on their Possible Scotland programme which is a travelling workshop visiting over 20 communities throughout Scotland to investigate challenges, develop opportunities and offer solutions for projects close to the communities’ heart. We will be hosting a workshop on Thu 27 Apr at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre. More info to follow soon!

Play on Pedals chldren's bike amnesty: we are looking for donations of unwanted balance bikes or 12″ pedal bikes for re-use in Glasgow nurseries. You can drop off bikes at De’ils On Wheels workshop every Wed 11am-3pm and Thu 1-5pm during March. Also there is a free drop-in Play On Pedals session at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on Sun 2 Apr from 1-3pm. Further dates to be announced soon!

Scotstoun Community Council clean ups: A packed timetable of clean ups is planned during April to help make Scotstoun look its best!! Equipment provided, enthusiastic volunteers welcome on Saturdays from 10am-12noon.

NoGasificationPlantWH Malcolm campaign update: The report is with the Scottish Ministers and we expect to hear from them by the end of April at the very latest.

De'ils On Wheels - our community bike workshop 40 Kingsway Court, G14 9SU is open Wed 11am-3pm and Thu 1-5pm for sales of quality reused bikes, repairs and servicing. We also accept donations of bikes.

Walk, Cycle, Vote campaign: we are once again supporting this campaign calling on all candidates in the 2017 local elections to help turn Scotland into a healthier, wealthier, happier country and help transform our lives and the lives of our children.

Pedal on Parliament 2017: This year, with the local elections looming, Pedal on Parliament will be held in three Scottish cities - including Glasgow on Sun 23 Apr. We are planning a feeder ride from the Scotstoun/Whiteinch area to meet up at Glasgow Green for the start.

Community Calendar: Our community calendar lists a mix of our own activities and services and other community events and activities many of which are in the G11, G13, G14 and G15 post code areas.

Other news...

Bankhead pupil 'picks up' litter prize: Sean Hughes, a P7/6 pupil at Bankhead Primary School, has won £600 worth of prizes in an anti-litter poster competition.Four other schools from the Drumchapel and Garscadden areas have also each won 15 litter pickers and kit bags.

Save Broomhill Avenue Greenspace update: Unfortunately, despite having a temporary reprieve in January this year, the Greenspace is once again under threat and a new petition has been set up to fight this latest development.

Green Gym dates for April: The Green Gym meet on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm, with a break for tea and coffee.The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places, people working together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow. Check out the April dates and locations.

Heart of Scotstoun Easter Fun Day: Come along to Heart of Scotstoun community centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Scotstoun G14 0BL on Sat 15 Apr from 12-2pm and enjoy some activities, crafts and the first BBQ of the year.

Glasgow online interactive maps: Glasgow City Council has made a series of interactive maps available on its website to find the location of Council facilities, services and other information.

Community Empowerment Act briefing paper: The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) have published a briefing paper update on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.

App, app and away: A new smart phone app is transforming Glasgow's free Bulk Uplift service making it faster and more efficient for city residents. The app has helped speed up response times with 90% of requests completed within 10 days - 18 days faster than the Service Level Agreement which is 28 days.

Transport stats show road block to clean air: The new statistics from Transport Scotland show that the bus sector is in crisis and the car continues to be king on our roads. Despite this, both cycling and train travel showed strong increases over the last five years.

Council awards design contract for Govan-Partick bridge: The pedestrian / cycle bridge will be funded through the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal. Construction work is expected to begin in 2019 and will once again make the historical connection between the two areas.

And finally...

If you really don't want to donate your old bike to De'ils On Wheels then you could try this instead!

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 getinvolved@dumbartonroad.com with your comments!
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