Hallside Heritage Park - Community Woodland
The Hallside Heritage Park steering group and the contractors TGP Landscape Architects welcomed members of the local community, elected councillors Katy Loudon, Alistair Fulton, Walter Brogan, our MP Gerard Killin, and MSPs Clare Haughey and James Kelly to the public consultation in the Halfway Hub on the possible uses of the 33 hectare site at Hallside this weekend. There was good deal of interaction on large boards and discussion and views generated on the current state of the woodlands and what it could be used for. TGP are also going into local primary schools in the next few weeks to seek the views of children and teachers; the first event being held at Hallside Primary on Weds the 30th of May. This feasibility study has been funded by the Drumsagard Village Trust and the views of the consultation event will be collated and a report produced to the Steering group for their consideration and future development.
Following a meeting of key stakeholders and a presentation at the Community Hub, Halfway on Tuesday the 21st November Drumsagard Residents Association and Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of TGP Landscape Architects to carry out a six month feasibility study into turning the 33 acre Hallside woodland site, formerly the Hallside Steelworks adjacent to Newton Station, into a Regeneration Community Woodland. A big thank you to all who came along to help inform the scope of the feasibility study; members of the local community, friends from Holmshill Community woodland, SLC and our local councillor.
Engagement and consultation with a wide section of the community including local schools/ nurseries, youth and elderly community groups, sport and health groups, historic/ heritage and local craft groups and this will be an important aspect of this feasibility study to ensure proposals developed are local, relevant, recognised and looked for. It is hoped that there will be a mixture of uses of the land including wildlife conservation, active and passive recreational use and a community garden that local primary schools and other youth groups can gain easy access to, learn new skills and knowledge and have fun outdoors.
As a new and exciting local community project in Cambuslang East which will provide much needed green, partially open and woodland spaces for a variety of uses, Halfway Community Council is supporting this project and looking to attract keen volunteers who can give up some of their time (once or twice a month) to join a project group to take forward proposals. We are keen to hear from people in the community who have an interest and/or knowledge of nature and woodland recreational, conservation and educational activities and have some time to contribute to this exciting community development for Cambuslang East. Previous experience in securing grant applications for community projects would also be fantastic, but is not essential. If you are interested in being involved in this community project you can contact Liisa Hepworth, Secretary of Halfway Community Council by e-mail or phone 07432680651 to discuss this project in more detail or you can message Halfway Community Council directly Facebook or Webpage
The first meeting of the project group is on Tuesday the 23rd of January 2018 at 7pm in the Community Hub.
Drumsagard Residents Association are commissioning a feasibility study into turning the 33 acre Hallside woodland site, formerly the Hallside Steelworks adjacent to Newton Station, into a Community Regeneration Woodland.
Part of the plan so far is to turn some of that woodland into a community garden that local primary schools and other youth groups can get access to and enjoy.
As a local community project looking to improve the current facilities and green spaces for our residents in Cambuslang East to access and enjoy, Halfway Community Council is looking to recruit keen volunteers who can give up some of their time to join a project group to take this project forward for the community. We need people who have a keen interest and/or knowledge in nature and woodland recreational and educational activities and have the time to contribute to this exciting community development.
Previous experience in securing grant applications for community projects would also be fantastic, but is not essential. If you are interested you can contact Jim Walker by e-mail or phone 07969 282647 to discuss this project in more detail or you can message Halfway Community Council e-mail or FaceBook