EasyReadThe Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2014, alongside a number of accompanying documents which included a Policy Memorandum. The Government has produced an Easy Read version of the Policy Memorandum to ensure that as many people as possible can understand the Bill.

People can still ask for changes to the Bill while the Scottish Parliament is looking at it. This can be done by writing to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee who will be looking carefully at what is in the Bill. The closing date is Friday 5 September 2014 Comments should be no more than eight pages long in a Word Document. These should be emailed, if possible to: communityempowermentbill@scottish.parliament.uk

You can downoad the Easy Read version here CommEmp_PolicyMemo_EasyRead_Aug14 or direct from the Scottish Government website.

ctwd-logoCelebrate your commute and take to two wheels on Thursday 4th September 2014!

Cycle to Work Day is a national event, championed by multi gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day on Thursday 4th September 2014.

According the census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly – this number keeps growing steadily, but with Cycle to Work Day’s help we are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket this year and beyond! By 2021, we hope to see 1 million people regularly commuting to work by bike.

For more information about you can get involve please visit https://www.cycletoworkday.org/

The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation – Carrier Bag Charge (Scotland) Regulations – that will require ALL retailers (food and non-food) to charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag (including paper, those made from some plant based materials and plastic), from 20th October 2014. This legislation.

Zero Waste Scotland is supporting Scottish retailers to help them understand their legal requirements under the regulations and has set up a dedicated website to provide support to retailers. http://carrierbagchargescotland.org.uk/

The new charge comes into force on Monday 20 October 2014 – make sure you are prepared and help safeguard our resources.

Victoria Park Brochure 23714_Page_1Ryden Commercial Property Consultants, acting on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has put the blaes pitches in Victoria park up for let. This is part of the Council’s strategy to encourage more people to use parks by providing a wider range of activities and services in the park whilst also generating an income from the park assets and bringing vacant buildings back in to use which was outlined by Brian Butler (Commercial Development Manager, GCC Land and Environmental Services) at the Friends of Victoria Park EGM earlier in the year. (see files at the end)

The site is described in the Ryden’s prospectus as: “The subjects comprise the former blaes playing fields which have been unused for some time. The area is relatively flat and laid mainly to grass with some mature planting and trees around the boundary of the site…The subjects extend to approximately 2.7 hectares (6.8 acres)…The site is offered for lease on terms to be agreed.”

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Recent post on the One Thousand Flowers blog about the Victoria Park blaes pitches being put up for lease… Glasgow City Council up a Gumtree as they flog Victoria Park online.

GWR_LogoWe are delighted to tell you some great news from our good friends Glasgow Wood Recycling. Thanks to an award of £426,509 from the BIG Lottery Fund, Glasgow Wood Recycling is about to launch “Making Wood Work” its first training and employment project providing opportunities for 144 people, the first of its kind in Scotland.

Delivering training designed and accredited by the National Community Wood Recycling network this award will help unemployed people learn woodworking skills, and learn about wood recycling and health and safety The new project will mean three new posts being created immediately and a wide range of partnerships being developed with local employers to improve the employment prospects of trainees.

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ArtInTheGart“Over the Wall” is a new, summer, multi-arts festival which will take place in the grounds of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow on August 30 2014 from 12midday – 4pm, attracting an audience of up to 450 people.

The Festival is part of the annual art in the gart programme; this programme is a collaboration between NHSGGC northwest mental health services and Third Sector organisations and artists to enable access seven days a week and out of hours to participation in meaningful activity which to support mental health recovery and wellbeing.

The Festival aims to increase opportunities for mental health service users and local residents, to access, participate in and appreciate high-quality arts activities and performance. The art in the gart programme and GlasgowCAN share an agenda to challenge stigma through this Festival by increasing shared access and participation in the arts by local residents and users of mental health services.

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Welcome to DRCET!!

We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

De'ils On Wheels Community Bicycle Workshop

Community Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@

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Streets Ahead Winners

Legal stuff

DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

Photos from Instagram...

Along at art in the gart over the wall festival of neighbours at gartnavel hospital - come along - it's free! Our 10th birthday cakes #victoria #sponge #carrot #cake #celebration A wee visit from Clyde at our pedal powered smoothies at Glasgow Life Drumoyne family extravaganza day #glasgow2014 #inglasgow #peoplemakeglasgow Lizzie playing her part #batonrelay #glasgow2014 #yoker #glasgow #peoplemakeglasgow Along at LINKES #commonwealth #games #celebration event with our pedal powered smoothies and Dr Bike #knightswood #glasgow #peoplemakeglasgow #glasgow2014 #batonrelay #glasgow new #bike hire scheme #nextbike #peoplemakeglasgow
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