Homhills Park joins national initiative
A much loved park in Cambuslang hopes to improve its green credentials and welcome more visitors in 2016 as it joins a national initiative.
Friends of Holmhills Wood Community Park has joined the It’s Your Neighbourhood programme in a bid to improve gardening at the park, tackle environmental problems and boost community participation.
The group will work with Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Royal Horticultural Society, who run the scheme to achieve their aims in these three areas.
Hilary Paton from the friends group said: “We are delighted to be participating in our first formal scheme to help clean up Holmhills Park.
“Keep Scotland Beautiful are a great organisation and being part of the It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme will help encourage us to reach our goals to improve the park, to engage more with other community groups, clean up and prevent litter and tackle dog fouling.
“Earlier this year, with the help of donations from the public in Cambuslang, we started our first wild flower planting project at the Langlea Grove entrance.
“All of these aims will help us make Holmhills Park a nicer place to be.”
An expert from Keep Scotland Beautiful has already visited Holmhills Park and will provide an assessment of the group’s work to date and offer recommendations on how they can further improve their efforts.
Carole Noble, director at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Keep Scotland Beautiful is delighted that Friends of Holmhills Wood Community Park is taking part this year.
“We sometimes forget the massive impact that a clean and green environment has on people. But, there is ample evidence that a good local environment can deliver a broad range of associated benefits in terms of physical and mental health and wellbeing, community cohesion and civic pride, and the creation of economic opportunities.”
To join the group, contact Hilary by emailing email@example.com.