Natural Connections – Changing Places, Changing Lives
Last Friday the Cumbernauld Living Landscape together with staff and students from St Maurice’s High School accepted a cheque for £10,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help, supported by greenspace scotland.
Thanks to this support we will be building on the work of the students who identified key aspects of St Maurice’s Pond in the Community Action Plan that they would like to see improved.
Over the next few months we will be improving the safety of the boardwalk across the pond. Working with The Conservation Volunteers we will replace any broken boards, remove the chicken wire and add new non-slip strips.
A welcome sign will be added to help people discover the wonderful greenspace behind the old BMX track. It’s amazing how many people don’t realise what it there to be explored.
We will also be creating a small community orchard. Apple and plum trees will be planted alongside soft fruits such as raspberry, blackberry, and more. These trees are supplied by Scottish Heritage Fruit Trees. Imagine making jam from plums from a local greenspace, yum!
North Lanarkshire Council are keen to help out too by adding two thin strips of floral meadow that will envelope the orchard and ensure a food source for our valuable pollinators. This will help the fruit trees produce more fruit and it will keep our bees and butterflies buzzing with happiness from having a full tummy. Their teams will be out in the next few weeks preparing the site.
You can follow the progress of this exciting project and more on our Facebook page – Cumbernauld Living Landscape.