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The Board of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Derek Robertson as the charity’s new Chief Executive.

Prior to joining CSGNT, Derek was Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, a position he held for nearly nine years. Derek led KSB’s work on climate change, sustainable development, local environmental quality, behaviour change and environmental education.

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The Coalfield communities of East Ayrshire are set to benefit from a multi-million pound landscape and heritage regeneration project, following the exciting announcement that the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership has been successful in its application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery players the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership (CCLP) has secured £2,220,500 for a 5 year delivery phase. When added to other funding that partners have secured and will continue to secure, the total project budget will be in the region of £6million. 

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A new 2.3km Green Route linking communities between Abronhill and Cumbernauld town centre will be created by North Lanarkshire Council and Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT).

The project will see existing paths upgraded and road crossings improved for pedestrian safety, including installation of a toucan crossing and four raised islands.

Environmental improvements and planting will be carried out along the route and, as part of a community arts initiative, two underpasses and a bridge will also be refurbished.

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