Grants for Castlemilk play­park project

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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