Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust

Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust

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Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust

Our small trust, of 8 voluntary community directors, 140 members and 6 employees, was established and constituted in September 2004 to help take forward the aspirations of the local communities in Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch, in West Glasgow, Scotland. Local people have documented their desire for a better environment, enhanced green space, rejuvenated urban realms, better connections to the River Clyde and a greater sense of community in what is often perceived as an impenetrable, industrialised, polluted area with heavy traffic. This vision is detailed in the Environmental Vision December 2002, available on our website. This is a very bold, ambitious and comprehensive set of issues and priorities backed by specific recommendations and projects for improvement and development, including 5 new urban frameworks to help transform the communities in question.

In progressively delivering this vision, and as part of the Trust's charitable objects, we recognise the need to bring new and substantial resources to the area. This includes a planned major new multi-purpose community facility for the people of Scotstoun, towards which we require additional support. We want to develop and implement more sustainable environmental initiatives, involving increased and engaging environmental education, awareness-raising and citizenship in schools and the wider community, renewable energy and recycling projects coupled with sustainable employment. We are also working with our communities and partners on increasing formal and informal volunteering and bespoke training opportunities, including childcare, better health and sense of well-being, improved and more efficient public transport, and safer and better cycle and pedestrian access to and through the corridor area. Generally, we want more tangible, social, economic and environmental benefits to specific neighbourhoods and individuals in need and experiencing high deprivation. Especially those with generations experiencing high unemployment, and more recently low paid jobs, drug and alcohol misuse, poor mental health, crime, disorder and other social and environmental problems. All in all, we want this area to be a pleasant, accessible, integrated and vibrant environment to live in for generations to come.

Founded 2004