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Recently the first Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow was launched at a Civic Reception at the Glasgow City Chambers.

The 10 year strategy is a broad, longterm and ambitious framework that aims to support the social enterprise sector in three priority areas:

  • stimulating social enterprise activity,
  • developing stronger organisations, and
  • realising market opportunity.

In Glasgow, we share this ambition for social enterprise to be “a farreaching and valued alternative and a key part of the Scottish way of doing business”.

The Strategy has been co-produced by Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and Glasgow City Council and will be supported by a Social Enterprise Board, chaired by a City Councillor and vice-chaired by Elizabeth Docherty, Director of GSEN. In this way, the lead public agency in Glasgow and the representative body for the sector in the city are jointly leading in the development of the sector in Glasgow.

The Social Enterprise Board is comprised of representatives from the Council, the social enterprise community, other public agencies based in Glasgow and academia.

The Glasgow Community Plan has now been published online by Glasgow Community Planning Partnership. The Plan has been developed by partners in the city to articulate the focus and priority areas where joint action can make a real difference.

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership brings together public agencies, the third sector and the private sector, to work to improve the city its services and the lives of people who live and work here.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires Glasgow Community Planning Partnership to publish a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan that sets out our shared priorities for the city, where GCPP plan to make improvements and over time show that we have made these improvements. In Glasgow this is the Glasgow Community Plan

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LPL_Vision_Cover_Mar16Members of the Scottish Community Alliance have come together to produce a shared vision for the future of the Scottish community sector. Recently they launched Local People Leading – A Vision for a Stronger Community Sector. The report highlights the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead and identifies what they believe needs to change if these challenges are to be met. And over the coming weeks, they will publish a series of short papers highlighting the specific contributions that the sector makes across many different areas of Government policy – and, most importantly, how that impact could be greater.

Scotland’s community-based networks have collaborated over a six-month period to produce this joint vision of how Scotland’s community sector can grow and develop. These national intermediaries represent a wide variety of community interests, with a collective membership spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. Together these networks form the Scottish Community Alliance.

CleanAirScotThe Scottish Government recently announced the publication of ‘Cleaner Air for Scotland – The Road to a Healthier Future’, a new national strategy aiming to achieve cleaner air quality for Scotland.

Scotland’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Aileen McLeod said, “In recent decades polluting outputs have been reduced – but despite these efforts, pockets of poorer air quality still remain in many of our towns and cities.

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GCC_CyclingStrategyGlasgow City Council‘s Strategic Plan for Cycling 2015 -2025 consultation runs from 12 June 2015 to the 4 September 2015.  This Plan sets out Glasgow’s vision, objectives, targets and actions for increasing levels of cycling – for leisure, as a mode of transport and for sport.

The vision for Glasgow is to create a vibrant Cycling City where cycling is accessible, safe and attractive to all.

The Plan updates the 2010 strategy which focussed on preparing the city for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Games were a resounding success and this plan builds upon its legacy, making best use of existing and new facilities, and aiming to increase participation in cycling as an everyday activity, as well as a sport and leisure activity.

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LitterStrategyScots are being urged to do the right thing and use the bin with the launch of Scotland’s first national litter strategy since devolution.

A staggering 250 million bits of visible litter are dropped in Scotland each year, damaging the environment and posing a risk to public health – with littering and flytipping costing at least £53 million of public money to tackle.

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has unveiled the Scottish Government strategy, Towards a Litter-free Scotland, which aims to reduce litter and flytipped waste and increase recycling by encouraging us all to take personal responsibility.

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Over the past few months we have reviewed and refined the focus of what we do to help us ensure that the resources available to us are able to have the greatest impact for the people and the communities that we serve.

Our key areas of work are Information & Advocacy, Community Spaces, De’ils On Wheels, Waste & Resources and Energy and Pedal Power. Our Community Green Team volunteer and training programme encompasses all that we do and we are developing a culture of self assessment and continual improvement as we work towards being a quality organisation. We will be updating our website over the next wee while to reflect this updated strategy.DRCET_StrategicOverview_Circle_v2_Apr2014

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@

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


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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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