Putting the spring into Springhall
£10k for feasibility study into future of The Cage
Resident s f rom Springhall have been given some long awaited good news after it was announced the area will receive a £10,000 funding boost from Big Lottery Fund to refurbish the Springhall Cage.
The money will fund a feasibility study and use the award to employ a technical design consultant.
Redevelopment of The Cage is an ambitious project that aims to redevelop the site into a multipurpose green space for community use.
It could involve an asset transfer to the Springhall Community Resource Group who will own the space and be responsible for managing it.
Me m b e r s o f the Springhall Community Resource Group will work with landscape architects and planners to create a new design for the location.
They will soon be asking people from the area for their ideas on what they would like to see The Cage look like.
“The award of these funds finally shows that Springhall is on the map for positive changes benefitting the community as a whole,” said Resource Group member, Alison Black.
“The redevelopment of The Cage puts a spring back into Springhall.”
The Big Lottery has provided the funding for the Springhall Cage under the Our Place project - a five- year initiative taking place in seven neighbourhoods across Scotland. This includes Springhall and Whitlawburn.
The initiative is all about people working together to make their community a better place and Springhall a n d W h i t l awb u r n residents have been supported by Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust.
Jan Taylor, a senior team leader from Healthy n Happy, said local residents have outlined what they wish for their communities and are now coming together to work on plans that will shape the future of Whitlawburn and Springhall.
She said: “It’s been a privilege to support the residents of Springhall and Whitlawburn and here is another example where their exceptionally hard work has paid off.
“The next stage will be an exciting one, consultation with the community and other agencies will begin next year. We look forward to working with residents to put the spring back into Springhall.”
South Lanarkshire Council and other local agencies are also supporting this process.