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The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 13 June in Victoria Park. There will be lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along.

DRCET will be along with an information stall so why not pop along and say hello!! The event takes place from 10.30am until 3.30pm. For more information please contact Active Seniors on active_seniors@hotmail.com

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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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As part of our We Go Pedal Cycle Friendly Communities project we will be holding more bike breakfasts. The first will be on Thursday 11 May at Balshagray Crescent in Whiteinch from 7.30am to 9.30am!

So pop along and you can get a free Dr Bike check, pick up lots of cycling and active travel related information, find out more about the Cycle Friendly Communities project and get free juice and refreshments! What’s not to like! We look forward to seeing you down in Whiteinch! Download the poster here BikeBreakfast_Poster_May17

And don’t forget if you haven’t already done so please sign up to Team We Go Pedal as part of the European Cycling Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

St Paul’s Cycle Friendly Primary award

St Paul’s Primary School in Whiteinch has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Primary School Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling in the school for pupils, teachers and parents.

The school was assessed against a range of criteria – the school has a cycling champion, an up to date active travel plan, delivers Bikeability Scotland’s Level 2 on road training to the pupils, pupils undertake regular litter picks on the local cycle network and the school has a great cycle shelter too! All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

The school also promotes cycling in the local community by working with De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop and being in involved in the We Go Pedal project to promote and encourage more people to cycle, both of which are run by local environmental charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET).

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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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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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