As part of the ‘Our Place Camelon’ initiative, CSGNT has been working with the local community, Falkirk Council, The Conservation Volunteers and other stakeholders to develop proposals for Easter Carmuirs Park to help make Camelon ‘an even better place to stay’.
A consultation in April 2017 explored what kind of changes local people would like to see at Easter Carmuirs Park, and a masterplan of proposed improvements was then developed based on the feedback from local residents.
Funding (from Sustrans Community Links, Big Lottery, Falkirk Environment Trust and Falkirk Council) has now been secured to deliver a first phase of work identified as a priority by the community, including:
It is expected that work will begin onsite in mid-May 2019, and be complete towards the end of August 2019. There is likely to be unavoidable disturbance to residents and park users during this time, but we will seek to minimise this wherever possible.
Detailed Description of Improvements
A number of drawings are available below for your information. In summary, the enhancements being delivered in this phase include the following:
A planning application for the proposed park enhancements was submitted in November 2018, and Planning Permission was granted in January 2019.
The enhancements being delivered have been identified and prioritised through a detailed community consultation process throughout 2017/18, and form part of the wider ‘Our Place Camelon’ initiative.
The masterplan for the park has been promoted widely through local social media, email, community events, leaflet drops and liaison with community groups such as the Easter Carmuirs Tenants Residents Association (ECTRA).
Ahead of work starting onsite, further detailed information will be shared with local residents through an ECTRA Newsletter, social media and posters onsite. Where enhancements are being delivered immediately adjacent to houses on St Giles Square and Carmuirs Avenue, specific detailed information relating to these improvements has been provided to each of the nearby households.
TCV are delivering a 2 year programme of community engagement activity based at the Ochiltree Club focussing on Easter Carmuirs Park as part of the ‘Our Place Camelon’ initiative, and funded by Big Lottery. It is proposed that appropriate elements of the park enhancements (such as meadow creation) are delivered as part of their engagement programme.
Forth Environment link will also be developing a Community Active Travel Plan for the Camelon area which in part will focus on opportunities around Easter Carmuirs Park. This work is due to begin in April 2019.
Project Funded by: