Brand puzzleAfter 10 years as DRCET we feel it’s time for a bit of a freshen up. At our recent AGM we got the ball rolling by asking people for suggestions for a new name. The next phase is that, with support from Jobs and Business Glasgow, we are now working with RPL MKTG to look at new names and associated branding.

The first part of this phase is a survey of stakeholders to gather their views. You can access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQBRYJF We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to respond – the deadline for responding is Friday 24 October. This will then be followed up by a focus group of stakeholders to discuss the results of the survey before developing a few options for a new name and brand!

Drumchapel_2014_banner5Don’t miss Drumchapel’s fireworks extravaganza! This year’s WinterFest will take place from 4.30pm till 8.30pm on Wednesday 5 November at Drumchapel Park, Howgate Avenue, Glasgow G15 8LY

This great FREE community event will feature a range of musical entertainment including Jemma Stevenson, Simply Rod, Nycki Simz, Barbara Bryceland and Jai McDowall

The spectacular fireworks display will be going off with a bang at 7pm. And that’s not all there’s also funfair rides and stalls for kids of all ages plus Drumchapel’s favourite annual visitor Titan the Robot!

WHMalcolm_SiteLocationRecently we were sent a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) by Barton Willmore acting on behalf of WH Malcolm about a proposed re-development of the existing waste transfer station located at the Malcolm Construction Head Office, based at 865 South Street.

The letter states that ‘This PAN is being submitted to commence the pre-application community engagement process for a forthcoming detailed Major planning application for “Alteration and diversification of existing waste recycling facility, to incorporate an Energy Recovery facility through use of existing building and with provision of an associated flue and infrastructure”. Read the rest of this entry »

Whiteinch_AutumnBoostLooking for an energy boost as we head into Autumn? Then get yourself down to Whiteinch for their Autumn Boost event. The event will take place from 1-5pm on Thursday 23rd October at The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, G14

There will be lots of different activities on offer including an energy saving quiz to help you reduce your bills, you can make electricity on the pedal powered generators, get your bike all set for winter with a Dr Bike check, take part in a Rags to Riches creative reuse session, have a wee go at line dancing or get your face painted! Whatever takes your fancy pop along for a wee energy boost!

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FOVP_Orchard_logoRecently the Council, via Ryden’s Commercial Property, put a section of Victoria Park up for lease. According to a Council spokesperson two proposals were submitted by the deadline which, as far as we know, are the two community bids – one from Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) for a community orchard and bike recreation area and one from Broomhill Sports Club (BSC) to reinstate and upgrade the sports pitches and develop associated infrastructure inclduing chagning rooms and a Cafe.

BSC_Pitches_ImageThere has been a good amount of media coverage about this issue. Friends of Victoria Park Arms around the Park protest had articles in the Evening Times and The Herald as well as an appearance on the STV Glasgow Riverside Show. The Evening Times also reported on BSC’s proposals for upgrading the pitches. And there was also a blog from leading land reform campaigner Andy Wightman from the perspective of the common good.

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LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE - GlasgowRecently we were invited to take part in the launch of a new campaign to encourage householders to reduce their food waste. The Liquid Greens Machine is a smoothie van that serves up healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies from ingredients that are commonly wasted every day in our homes. The van was outside Tesco on Sauchiehall Street serving up smoothies to the good people of Glasgow.

We were invited to take part to deal with all the waste generated by the event. After a really busy day there was nearly 70kg of waste generated and a massive 99% of the unwanted resources were either composted or recycled – meaning that only 1% ended up going to landfill –  a fantastic achievement for all concerned!

LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE - GlasgowThe Love Food Hate Waste campaign is undertaking intensive activity in ten cities across the UK in partnership with major food retailers, and will be working in Glasgow with Tesco to help people waste less food through cookery classes, events and tips focusing on making food go further. The Love Food Hate Waste campaign is delivered in Scotland by Zero Waste Scotland, whose key priorities include tackling food waste through campaigns and support for councils to provide food waste collections.

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GreenGymLogoThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be down in Yoker from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday 22 October to do a litter pick and cut back some of the vegetation on the cycle path near to Lidl.

We will be along to lend a helping hand so if you have some free time on your hands then please pop along and get involved by volunteering with us. If you are interested in joining in then the meeting point is the Lidl car park in Mellerstain Drive, G14 0LG. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather.

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@
dumbartonroad.com

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

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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...

The DRCET team with the #pedal #power #smoothies at #Partick Housing #community event #glasgow Finding our VOICE today on visioning outcomes in community engagement training Delighted #deilsonwheels was able to help out #unity #govan #bike workshop on Saturday with a donation of bikes #reuse #glasgow 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
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