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With summer in the air and thunderstorms crashing about I thought that this would be a good time to introduce myself. I’m David, the new Project Officer with Cumbernauld Living Landscape! My job is to run volunteering activities that will improve green spaces across the town. I have a massive announcement…

 

Weekly volunteering groups will be starting at the beginning of September!

 

The groups will run every Tuesday and Thursday, starting from 3 September. Volunteers can sign up for one or two days a week depending on their preference.

So why should you volunteer with Cumbernauld Living Landscape? With us you can develop your skills and enhance your employability while improving your local green spaces, experience working in a motivated and passionate team and get fit all at the same time!

I’ve already had an amazing experience volunteering this week. We were out at St Maurice’s Pond, cutting back the encroaching vegetation with some HUGE scythes, allowing the public to walk freely along the paths. We also picked up a lot of broken glass at the back of the site, making the area safer. As we worked we spotted the most extravagant butterflies and dragonflies whizzing about. The pond was teeming with life – swans, coots and herons all taking advantage of the pond’s food supplies and safe hiding places. The weather was extraordinary, we experienced four seasons in a day! It was the complete volunteering package.

So if you are interested and want to experience the outdoors from a totally different perspective, please get in touch! Volunteers must be over 16. If you or anyone you know would like to get involved you can contact me by email– d.walsh@tcv.org.uk or phone– 07483050744.

 

With lots to do and lots to see ,St Maurice’s Pond is perfect for outdoor volunteering
Scything is hard but rewarding work!

 


David Walsh