Council set to discuss investment proposals
The next steps of a £1.87million investment in Renfrewshire’s green spaces and villages will be considered by councillors next week.
Elected members at Renfrewshire Council will consider a report at Wednesday’s Leadership Board.
This will outline key objectives and the proposed application process of the green spaces, parks and play areas and Villages Investment Fund, after the council made the commitment in the 2018/19 budget.
The fund would back local people to make physical and environmental improvements across Renfrewshire, with support for ideas and projects and funding advice.
Communities will also be supported to carry out condition and development surveys of green spaces, including parks and play areas, as their ideas are sought on how to develop and improve their local area.
A £ 370,000 chunk of the investment has been allocated to develop a Villages Investment Fund, which will encourage applications from smaller communities and will deliver projects that strengthen the identity, heritage, uniqueness and integrity of village life.
A further £110,000 has been allocated to support the provision of a multi-use games area or alternative facility in the Bargarran area of Erskine.
Renfrewshire Council leader Iain Nicolson said: “We’re committed to providing our communities with the opportunity to develop, improve and take forward projects which will benefit their local area.
“This new fund is a significant investment in our communities and we want residents to tell us what they need to make their area a better place to live.
“We’ll provide the support, expertise and impetus to bring their visions to reality if they can demonstrate that their idea will make a real and sustainable difference to the lives of those around them.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the exciting ideas for improvements coming forward from local communities once the fund is officially launched.”
A lot to consider Council leader Iain Nicholson