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Following on from last weeks Scottish local government elections our new local Councillors have been elected. Well done to everyone that has been elected to serve their local communities.

Glasgow now has 85 Councillors across 23 Wards in the City and in the local area the new Councillors are shown below. The link takes you to the Councillors page on the Council website.

Ward 12 Victoria Park (made up of Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood community councils areas)

Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill (made up of Yoker, Scotstoun and Knightswood community council areas)

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Possible Scotland picPossible Scotland is a travelling workshop visiting over 20 communities throughout Scotland over the course of 2016 and early 2017.

The aim of the Possible Scotland project is to investigate challenges, develop opportunities and offer solutions for projects close to the communities’ heart.

DRCET will be hosting a community workshop from 9.30am-2.00pm on Thursday 27 April at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral St G14 0BL and the workshop will provide an opportunity for people to contribute their ideas for the local community. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Anyone is welcome to attend, in particular people from the DRCET core area (Yoker, Knightswood, Scotstoun, Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood Community Council areas) If you would like to come along, please let us know. Drop an email to sarah@dumbartonroad.com or phone the office on 0141 433 0427 to confirm your attendance.

Also to help us prepare for the event it would be appreciated if you could take some time to complete our Place Standard survey.

There will be 2 follow up events in Victoria Park in May and June, and we’ll keep you posted with more information about them nearer the time.

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The list of candidates for Glasgow in the forthcoming Scottish local government elections has been published on the Council’s website.

The elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017 and will see 85 councillors elected from 23 wards. A total of 209 candidates from twelve parties along with 14 independents will contest the elections.

To be eligible to vote in the elections you need to be registered by Monday 17 April 2017. You can register on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

In the local area 10 candidates are vying for the 4 positions in Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and 7 candidates are vying for the 3 positions in the new Ward 12 Victoria Park. The candidates for the two wards are shown below and we have included links to their Twitter feed where possible.

You can view information for all candidates for all 23 Glasgow Wards on the Council’s website. and the #WalkCycleVote campaign have developed a really useful ‘Find your candidate’ feature on their website.

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Following our recent strategic review DRCET has widened our core operating area to cover two full electoral Wards – Ward 13 Garscadden / Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Victoria Park. And moving forward DRCET will be using the Place Standard to evaluate the quality of this area.

The Place Standard can evaluate places that are well-established, undergoing change, or still being planned. The tool can also help users to identify their priorities.

The tool is simple to use and consists of 14 topics (shown below) which cover both the physical and social elements of a place. Prompts are provided to help users answer the questions and when all 14 questions have been completed, the results are shown in a simple diagram as shown above and below.

We would appreciate it if you could take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey, which is available online at:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/drcet-place-standard

or you can download a PDF version here DRCET_PlaceStandard_Survey_v3_Mar17.

If you have any questions then please contact Neil (m: 07943 957061, e: neil@dumbartonroad.com

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The DRCET Board has recently reviewed and update our core operational area. This follows the recent Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland Fifth Electoral Review which saw several changes to Ward boundaries in the city, and in particular in the local area with the creation of the new Victoria Park ward.

Our new revised core operational area covers two complete wards – Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Victoria Park – which in turn covers 7 community council areas – Yoker, Scotstoun and Knightswood in Ward 13 and Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood in Ward 12. Just over 54,000 people live in this area – approx 9% of the population of Glasgow.

When DRCET was first set up the operational area covered the Dumbarton Road Corridor small area Social Inclusion Partnership which covered Yoker, part of Scotstoun and Whiteinch. Then with the arrival of the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership and the multi-member wards this changed again to take in all of Scotstoun and also Knightswood.

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partickwestdecides_headerThe Partick West Area Partnership are holding a second Community Budgeting eventPartick West Decides – on Friday 25 November 2016. They are current looking for groups and projects to apply for funding and they are also keen for more people to come along and get involved at the event.

£20,000 of funding has been made available by the Partick West Area Partnership, to which applications can be made for projects that will be delivered for the benefit of the residents of the Partick West area.

To be eligible your organisation should:

  • meet the basic criteria for an Area Grant
  • operate and/or provide services within the Partick West Ward boundary area;
  • agree to participate in the Community Budgeting Event by submitting Funding Proposal and presenting their Proposal;
  • be able to deliver the proposal in full by 31st March 2017.

The deadline for any applications is 5pm on Friday 4 November 2016 and applicants will be required to attend and make a presentation on the project for which funding is being sought. The Partick West CB event will be held on Friday 25 November 2016 in Partick Burgh Halls, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Partick, Glasgow  G11 5LN.

For more information please contact Najmah Chauhdry, Partnership and Development on 0141 276 9877 or download the paperwork below

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NoGasificationPlantEarlier today Glasgow City Council Planning Application Committee rejected the planning application from WH Malcolm to build a gasification plant at their South Street premises. Initially the public hearing was adjourned for 30 minutes to move to a larger room to accommodate the public who were in attendance and after nearly 2 hours the committee rejected the application. More details to follow…

UPDATE 31 MAY 2016 – WH Malcolm have lodged an appeal against the decision

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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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