greenspace scotland is working with North Lanarkshire Council and CSGNT (Central Scotland Green Network Trust) to support the development of a Food Growing Strategy for the area. All Scottish Local Authorities are required to develop a Local Food Growing Strategy as part of the implementation of Community Empowerment Act (2015).
Individuals and organisations with an interest in food growing are invited to participate in a workshop to identify local food growing opportunities and meet others who are interested in growing their own food too. Please join us for soup and a chat to develop food growing in your area!
CSGNT is currently looking for up to three new Board members. Our Board is responsible for the overall direction and governance of the Trust. To expand the range of skills we currently have on our Board, we are seeking applicants with backgrounds in one or more of the following: finance and governance; work in the third/community sector; housing (private and social) and strategic partnership working. The Board is committed to increasing its own diversity and applications are particularly welcome from currently under-represented perspectives.
A popular park in the Falkirk Council area is set to receive a suite of environmental improvements thanks to a £240k funding boost.
Herbertshire Castle Park, commonly known as the Gala Park, is a much loved greenspace for local residents of Denny and Dunipace, but the communities have long recognised the great potential of the park. The Community Green Initiative (CGI) and Communities Along the Carron Association (CATCA) have a long standing involvement in the care, maintenance and enhancement of the park, and, following a previous successful funding bid to LEADER, led on the development of plans to revitalise Herbertshire Castle Park with the development of a Masterplan of projects for the park.
The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), alongside Falkirk Council, is now supporting CGI to take the next steps and turn these plans into a reality, starting with a successful funding bid to deliver the first phase of enhancements.