Grants for Castlemilk playpark project
Plans are in place to transform a disused and derelict playpark in Castlemilk.
Cassiltoun Housing Association have started a project on the land, which is on Ballantay Road.
Councillors on Glasgow City Council’s Linn partnership are this week expected to approve a grant of £3619 for the project.
The playpark is currently unsuitable for use and attracts anti-social behaviour.
Plans will be developed following community consultation to turn the area into a wildflower meadow, to be used by the local community.
It is hoped it will be used in a variety of ways, including as an outdoor learning space, for ‘pop-up’community events and for families with children to enjoy the greenspace.
It will also provide an improved outlook for the 201 households overlooking and in close proximity.
The project, which is due to start in February, will involve cleaning the site of timber structures and raising the levels to create the meadow.
The grant from the council is one of five set to be handed out to groups from Castlemilk this week.
North View Housing Association will receive £1920 toward the cost of developing an area of vacant land on Stravanan Road which has been transformed into a community garden.
This includes the installation of benches and mural panels as well as delivering an eightweek arts programme throughout February and March in the Birgidale Complex for local kids.
Other projects set to benefit are Castlemilk carpenters Workshop, who will receive £3389 to deliver a pilot project offering woodwork experience.
The Jeely Garden Project will receive £1500 to deliver a schools programme and Castlemilk Youth Complex will get £1000 towards the cost of a two day residential trip next month.