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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.

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Projects promoting green living through active travel, habitat restoration, and community growing will benefit from £264,000 of development funding.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding was announced by Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon, as she visited one of the 11 successful recipients. Gorebridge Community Development Trust  has been awarded £13,571 to develop a community garden that will include an outdoor play area and therapeutic space to promote physical and mental well-being.

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Glasgow is set host to a one-day conference looking at how unused areas of land in cities and urban environments can be transformed into vibrant and productive spaces for people to use and enjoy. 

‘Making More of What We’ve Got – Repurposing Unused and Underused Sites’ will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 6 June and is the ninth annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). The event will draw inspiration from across the globe, featuring contributions from a range of experts including Ohio-based researcher, Sandra Albro, leading urban ecologist, Mathew Frith, and Glasgow’s newly appointed and first ever city urbanist, Brian Evans.

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