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air-pollution-hearts_15311Friends of the Earth Scotland has analysed a list of the most polluted streets in Scotland which confirms that many streets are still failing to meet safety standards – and Dumbarton Road is still one of the worst.

The environmental campaign group analysed official Scottish Government data for two harmful pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and coarse particles (PM10) which are known to be linked with serious health problems including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory illness and early death.

Last year Glasgow City Council announced that it will be developing the first Low Emission Zone in Scotland. And campaigners urged Glasgow City Council to ensure that its planned Low Emission Zone restricts the most polluting buses, vans and lorries by the end of this year, and for cars and taxis to be restricted by 2020.

Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland said:

“Once again, streets in Scotland have dangerous levels of toxic air pollution which are breaking legal limits. The situation across Scotland is potentially showing some slow signs of improvements but filthy streets continue to poison our lungs nearly a decade after a legal deadline.”

 

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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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Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and this year it’s taking place from the Thu 1 to Wed 7 June 2017. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers that make the world a better place.

Here at DRCET we involve volunteers in all the work that we do including workshop mechanism and assistants, community clean up assistants, Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers (NIVs) and community cycling champions.

We also want to recruit volunteers across each of the community council areas we cover (Scotstoun, Whiteinch, Yoker, Thornwood, Knightswood, Jordanhill and Broomhill) to promote a range of environmentally friendly actions from recycling to picking up litter – you’ll lead the way and encourage others to join in.

We’re also looking for local people to join our Board – so if you are interested in improving the local area and would like to help develop DRCET then we’d like to hear from you.

You can contact Sarah on sarah@dumbartonroad.com for more information.

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foe_clean_air_0021-previewFriends of the Earth Scotland has published a list of Scotland’s most polluted streets in 2016, showing that streets in many parts of Scotland continue to have unsafe and illegal levels of toxic pollution seven years after a legal deadline and despite a Government plan to comply with clean air obligations.

This includes Dumbarton Road and Hope Street here in Glasgow which are among the 9 most polluted streets for nitrogen dioxide emissions.

There are now a total of 38 Pollution Zones in Scotland where air quality safety standards are regularly broken, up from 33 last year. In 2016 new official Pollution Zones were declared in Linlithgow and Newton in West Lothian, Johnstone and Renfrew in Renfrewshire, with another new one in Edinburgh’s Salamander Street coming into force later this month.

Levels of air pollution in our cities is causing an unacceptable public health crisis. FoE Scotland are asking you to write to the party leaders of Scotland’s cities today asking them to make an election pledge to deal with air pollution by developing plans for a Low Emission Zone and investing in walking and cycling in their city.

GetActiveDrumchapel_HeaderThe big Get Active Drumchapel community event will take place in Drumchapel Park from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 September.

There will be a great range of activities for all ages and abilities to try, completely free of charge, featuring:

and lots more activities for the whole family.

And if you get your activity card stamped after trying out activity, you get free food and drink too! More info on the Facebook event page!

 

OverTheWall2016This years “Over the Wall” summer, multi-arts festival will take place in the grounds of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow on Saturday 27 August 2016 from 1pm to 5pm.

There will be a wide range of activities including community theatre, live music, information, art, live music and we will be along with our pedal powered smoothies so why not pop along and enjoy a great, family day out!

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.

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WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_CropAs part of Bike Week 2016 the We Go Pedal project will be holding a Family Cycling Extravaganza from midday to 4pm on Saturday 18 June in Victoria Park, Whiteinch G14 9NW. The event will take place near the main entrance to the park on Victoria Drive North.

There will be lots to do at the event including:

  • Dr Bike checks
  • Cycle skills course
  • Play On Pedals
  • Free Wheel North accessible bikes and trikes
  • Bling-your-bike
  • a juggling uni-cyclist
  • active travel information
    • Go Bike
    • Sustrans Scotland
    • We Go Pedal and Whiteinch Bike Club
    • Good Moves Health Walks
    • South West Community Cycles
    • Friends of Victoria Park
  • Health Walks in the park
  • and a bike recycling point

The event and all the activities are FREE so why not pop along with the family and have a great day out.

Check out De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter and follow #wegopedal and #BikeWeekUK too!

You can download the poster for the event here WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_Final

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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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