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The UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is embarking on their most ambitious campaign yet – calling for a moratorium on new incineration capacity! And they are asking for your help.

There is now more committed incineration capacity than available residual waste to burn, so it is vital that no more incinerators are built in the UK.

UKWIN are asking people to write to their MP asking them to support the call for a moratorium on new incineration capacity.  The emissions, the impact on climate change, the harm to recycling and the fact it simply isn’t needed all make incineration an expensive folly that is not required.

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leaf_monsterThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be undertaking a range of activities during December. The dates and locations are:

N.B. First Green Gym of 2018 will take place on Wednesday 10th January. Details to follow but we will meet at Phoenix Centre

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm with a tea/coffee break around 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

These events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

De’ils On Wheels is holding a bike raffle in the run up to Christmas to help raise funds for the workshop.

Tickets cost £2 for a strip of 5 tickets and are available from the De’ils On Wheels workshop and the DRCET office.

The draw will take place on Wednesday 20 December at the DRCET offices.

The bike has been kindly donated by Kevin and the team at The Bike Chain on Dumbarton Road.

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Local primary school pupils made a significant contribution to the success of the first School Run Summit for west Glasgow, which was hosted earlier this week by local charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

The pupils, many of whom are Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs), joined over 40 other people who attended the School Run Summit, to look at how they could work together more effectively to address the school run issue and make the streets in and around local schools in the G11 to G15 postcode areas safer for all.

The primary school pupils told people about the great initiatives they are involved in including the JRSO programme, BikeAbility, the zig-zag campaign, the parking pledge, walking buses and park and stride schemes. Bankhead, Corpus Christi and Garscadden (now part of Clyde Primary) Primary Schools were all awarded the Glasgow City Council’s Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award in September.

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Following on from our 13th Annual General Meeting at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre our latest Annual Report is now available to download  DRCET_AnnualReport_2016-17_Final

As you will see it has been another busy and successful year for everyone involved with DRCET and we continue to deliver a wide range of successful services and activities for the people and communities of Yoker, Scotstoun, Whiteinch and beyond!

The AGM took place after our School Run Summit which had over 50 people attend to discuss how we can work together more effectively to address school run issues.

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Issue 5 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! It’s been a wee while since our last newsletter and we have been busy working away to make Whiteinch and other local neighbourhoods more cycle friendly!

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Cycle Friendly Employer scheme, Go Bike ward tours, St Paul’s Primary becoming a Cycle Friendly Primary school, news about the NextBike expansion,  and lots more. There is also information about Road Safety Week 2017 and Operation Close Pass.

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WGP_News_Issue5_Nov17 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

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Glasgow City Council is looking for social enterprises to contribute ideas and issues to help develop a Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow.

The strategy, which is being co-produced with Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN), will act as a framework for the development of the social enterprise sector in Glasgow.

Ideas and comments can be submitted through an online consultative survey, which can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5NL76T.

Glasgow City Council Leader Councillor Susan Aitken said: “Since the City Government was elected in May we have been committed to developing policy that will strengthen and foster community-based, inclusive economic activity.  One of our first actions as a City Government was to push forward with a social enterprise strategy for Glasgow. 

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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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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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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