In 2016, an initial community consultation was carried out to find out how local people thought Balbardie Park could be improved. Following this, an assessment was carried out to determine the condition of the paths, existing woodland and trees, site furniture and signage, to further inform possible improvements. A master plan has been produced identifying a number of potential improvements including path upgrades and drainage, woodland management and tree planting, a re-profiled bike track, new seating, signage and interpretation. It is proposed that these improvements will be developed in phases as funding is secured.
Central Scotland Green Network has launched the Community Project Fund 2017 to support community projects working to improve their local greenspace.
The £40,000 Community Project Fund – supported by £30,000 funding from the Greggs Foundation and £10,000 from Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) - will provide one-off grants of up to £1,000 to support small-scale greenspace initiatives and to foster community engagement in maintaining and enhancing the local environment.
Work is underway to transform the popular Jookers Johnnie pedestrian route in Lanark.
The innovative access improvement project in the heart of South Lanarkshire will help to increase active travel opportunities for local people and bring benefits to the local environment.