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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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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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20160921_balshagray_13_volunteersThe West Glasgow Green Gym will be doing various clean ups and activities in and across the area during November. The Green Gym runs on a Wednesday from 11am to 2pm. The dates and locations over the next few weeks are:

You can download the Green Gym dates here (GreenGym_Nov17) or if you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point please contact Wendy Cameron or Margaret at Drumchapel Life 0141 944 6004

PlayOnPedalsPlay On Pedals will be running free drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 112 Danes Drive, G14 9HY in the run up to Christmas!

The sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre will take place on:

  • Sunday 29 October (12-2pm)
  • Sunday 5 November (1-3pm)
  • Sunday 19 November (1-3pm)
  • Sunday 3 December (12-2pm)
  • Sunday 17 December (1-3pm)

Play On Pedals aims to provide every nursery child in the city the opportunity to try riding a bike before they get to primary school. All sessions are free and are aimed at under-5s. All the equipment will be provided and there is no need to book – so just pop along and have a great time!

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DRCET cordially invite you to attend our (re-scheduled) 13th Annual General Meeting which will take place on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 1.45pm (lunch from 1.15pm) at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, G14 0BL.

Our AGM is a great opportunity to hear about all the work that we have been involved with over the past year as well as to meet up with friends old and new!

We will celebrate our projects and achievements, hear from some of our partners and discuss the environmental issues that are of interest and concern for you and your community. There will be a small lunch buffet and refreshments available!

This year’s AGM will take place following our School Run Summit.

Download the poster here DRCET_AGM2017_Poster_Rescheduled

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October is a proving to be a popular time for AGMs. Two great opportunities to find out more about what’s been happening in your community.

Come along to LINKES at Linkes Community Rooms, 200 Lincoln Avenue G13 3PP with food and refreshments available at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 October 2017 followed by the AGM at 7pm.

Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre are having their AGM on Friday 27 October 2017 12.30 – 2.30pm at Block 50, Kingsway Court, Scotstoun G14 9SR. A buffet lunch will be served from 12.30 – 1pm before proceedings commence.

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Movement Park have published their October week camp timetable and there’s loads to do! Across the week you will have the opportunity to try the range of innovative activities including judo, parkour, circus tricks and much more!

To book a session contact Movement Park on 0141 434 0002 or email movementparkinfo@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page!

Movement Park is a Glasgow-based charity that uses sport and movement based activities to enhance the lives of the local community. Based in our converted warehouse in Whiteinch, Movement Park is an innovative multi-activity facility.  

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

WH Malcolm campaign

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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