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Glasgow’s Stalled Spaces Programme has put out a call for applications for the 2017-18 programme.

Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of stalled or underused open spaces in the city.

Funding between £1,000 and £4,500 is available and the closing date for applications is Friday 18 August 2017.

Application forms and guidance are available at Glasgow Stalled Spaces

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In the past week De’ils On Wheels, our community bike workshop has reached a couple of ‘grand’ landmarks.

Firstly we received our 1000th donated bike, which is totally amazing!

And secondly we reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/deilsonwheels!

So we would just like to say a thousand thank yous to everyone that has donated a bike to us or that has liked our Facebook page! Your support is very much appreciated.

One of the donations we recently received was a 1950s Raleigh bicycle which has only had one careful owner! It is great condition and we hope to have it back on the road in the near future! You can check out some of our refurbished bikes for sale here! (And the photo we posted on Facebook has also had over 1000 views!!!)

Also we are really in need of donations of ladies bikes so if you have one you no longer have a use for then please get in touch!

At the end of March four brave members of the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels team Braved the Shave by getting their heads shaved to raise funds for DRCET and the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah went under the clippers on Thursday 30 March 2017 to raise funds for these two great Glasgow based charities.

The response to the fundraiser has been totally overwhelming and we have finally collected all the sponsorship money and we raised a staggering £6937 – who would have thought a wee bit of hair could have raised so much!

So a massive thanks to Lu at Battlefield Barbers for amazing clipper control; to May, Marie and Amanda and all the team at Heart of Scotstoun for being fantastic hosts and for selling so many cakes; to everyone that baked something for us on the day; to everyone that came along to cheer us on; a huge thanks to Paul, Liz and Sarah for helping to turn my madcap idea into a reality and going above and beyond; and of course to everyone that sponsored us!

A huge, huge, huge thank you for everyone that supported us – it is very much appreciated!

We will be arranging a wee photo shoot to hand over a big cheque to the Beatson Cancer Charity soon so will be back in touch soon about that!

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah!

We tweeted about this too… @drcet @deilsonwheels #BraveTheShave #BigHeidShave @beatson_charity

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Two large green free standing installations which remove pollutants from the air have arrived in Glasgow. The CityTree is a highly visual structure which, at 4 meters tall, nearly 3 meters wide and 2 meters deep, is said to have the environmental benefit of up to 275 urban trees.

Created by Berlin-based Green City Solutions, the CityTree is made up of moss cultures which have a much larger leaf surface area than any other plant and can capture more pollutants. Photos below show the CityTree along with information about air quality and how the CityTree works that is included on the installations.

Glasgow is the first UK city to have CityTrees installed in key city centre locations – Killermont Street (adjacent to Buchanan Bus Station) and the other on Royal Exchange Square, outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

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We’re delighted our shiny new updated information leaflet is now available! You can pick up a copy in various locations in the local community or you can download it here DRCET-DOW_InfoLeaflet_web_A3_Mar17

The leaflet has a DRCET cover as well as a De’ils On Wheels cover and folds out to an A3 poster – we are really pleased with how it looks and we hope you like it!

In addition to all our up to date contact details the leaflet gives an overview of our key work areas including…

Don’t forget you can sign up to our monthly eNews, follow DRCET and De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter, or pop by the office to say hello!

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Green Gym 6The West Glasgow Green Gym will be holding sessions during June.

The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for June are:

  • Wed 7 Jun – Phoenix Centre – tidying up garden and grounds of Centre. Meet at Phoenix Centre, Monymusk Place, G15 8JH
  • Wed 14 Jun – Kingsway Flats – litter pick and tidy up in area. Joint day with GHA who are starting at 10am if anyone is interested in coming early. Meet at Kingsway Flats, Kingsway Court, G14 9DS
  • Wed 21 Jun – Phoenix Centre – Finishing work from the 7th. Meet at Phoenix Centre, Monymusk Place, G15 8JH

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

Green Gym will resume on Wednesday 30th August 2017

ECC leaderboard 2017This May was Team We Go Pedal’s second attempt at the European Cycle Challenge and we’re pleased to report that we smashed our 2016 total.  This year we recruited 15 victims participants and during May Team We Go Pedal have cycled a grand total of 1838.6 km putting us in 6th place amongst the 80 Glasgow sub-teams, and 3rd place in the Other category.

52 cities took part in the event and altogether logged a whopping 4,650,554 km with İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi, the third biggest city in Turkey (yes, I had to look it up) coming first with 855,002 km. Glasgow came 18th with a total of 59,613 km cycled.

Gdańsk was still the best overall cycling city with 1800.1 km cycled per 1000 inhabitants.  Glasgow came in at 27th in that leaderboard with 100.2km per 1000 inhabitants, slightly down on last year’s figure of 121 km/inh.

A big shout out to our volunteers who contributed most of our mileage. Mikey cycled 356.4 km and Davy cycled 252.1 km within the boundaries allowed by the challenge; however over the month, Davy cycled 625.2 km which put him in 20th place on the Glasgow leaderboard.  Congratulations (and a tub of chamois cream) to both of them, but a big thanks to everyone who added some mileage to our team.

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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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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.

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