Community Woodland Project
With your help, and ideas from our public consultations Mount Vernon Community Hall volunteers have successfully planned and created a nature trail within the existing woodland area behind the Community Hall.
We plan to linking up the nature trail with the existing paths within Mount Vernon Park, so that it will create a natural loop throughout. The path will also flow through our planned Community Garden growing space. Paths for All recent funding will allow us to improve the existing manmade path into the Community woodland and linking Carrick drive and Mount Vernon Park. Also linking the path through the community garden and also continuing on as far as our funding will take us along the community woodland path with Ultitrec.
Stalled Spaces funding has allowed us to install a story telling circle and The Poplars children's Adventure Playground and train shaped calming barrier from the car park area from the stairs leading to the community woodland. With funding from Tesco Bags of Help We have added a second adventure playground area where there will be a train activity area. This will link to the history of the site as it once was a railway line.
We Have received confirmation that we can install Gruffalo characters along our woodland walkway and look forward to installing them in the new year.
In addition we hope to incorporate an outdoor gym area, sow wildflower meadows with seed's from Grow Wild, plant native trees and Shrubs with donations from Woodland Trust, and create wildlife habitats.
Tidying the woodland area will allow this area to be used and enjoyed by all the local community to explore and enjoy, improving community health and wellbeing by providing physical outdoor activity and contact with nature .
Community Woodland Nature Trail so far..
Tesco bags for help
Funding has allowed us to add a train to the community woodland this links back to the areas past as a Railway path. this was completed along with play bark on Saturday the 11th of February 2019.
06/09/18 Stalled Spaces JM Wild designs and volunteers helped create our children's activity area
03/07/18 Stalled Spaces JM Wild designs and volunteers helped create our children's activity area
18/09/18 Stalled Spaces JM Wild designs and volunteers helped create our children's activity area
15/06/18 Stalled Spaces JM Wild designs and volunteers helped create our children's activity area
Tesco Bags of Help Funding
We are delighted that we have received £4,000 Funding rom Tesco Bags of Help to make improvements to our Community Woodland area and Community Garden area. A huge thank you to all of the local community and wider community who voted for us each time they shopped at our local stores we couldn't have done it with out you!
Paths for All & Transport Scotland Funding
We are delighted to have received £3,000 funding in order for us to make improvements to the existing nature trail and community garden improving the path to our local links to transport in the area
Stalled Spaces Funding
We have been awarded £4,500 by Stalled Spaces! we plan to create points of interest along the path, ideas so far are sculptures, a story telling area, play area. If you have ideas or wish to help we would love to hear from you.
Paths for All awarded us £1,500 and Action Earth awarded £250 so that we could make a start at clearing a path for our nature trail within the woodland area behind Mount Vernon Community Hall.
The Mount Vernon Community Hall (MVCH) volunteers then hosted a volunteering day on Wednesday the 22nd of November 17 where we invited everyone to come along and take part. The volunteers helped us clearing the site of debris and removing some of the overgrown plants and trees in preparation to creating a path for our nature trail.
A Special thanks to the Eastbank Academy 2nd year students and teachers Mrs Ahrens & Mr Livingston, Councillor Frank McAveety, Councillor Michelle Ferns. Who all worked along side the community volunteers and The Conservation Volunteers.
Thank you all helping us out on one of our wettest volunteering days so far. You were all amazing!
Thank you also to Glasgow City Council for providing us with the litter picking equipment and skip hire and uplift it was fantastic.
Get Involved Make a Positive Difference
If you would like to get involved in future volunteering days we would love to hear from you please contact us.
Volunteering with us can range from anything from one hour of your time, a morning, afternoon or the entire day, it really doesn’t matter. We understand that your time is precious so we really appreciate however much of that time you can give. No previous experience necessary, and all ages and skills levels are welcomed you may even learn a new skill in the process!
Future volunteering days
We plan to meet up on the last Sunday of the month from 12pm to 3pm to make further improvements so watch this space or better still come along and help us create a wonderful space for the community to use and enjoy together.
We hope that you can make it along on the day of you are free.