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Improving habitats and access

Our plans We have developed Habitat and Access Network Plans which will tackle key threats and gaps in the town’s green network by actively managing 230 ha of urban woodlands, improving the biodiversity of 22 local greenspaces and removing the barriers to access to nine natural heritage sites. The plans prioritise actions which provide the

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Connecting young people to nature

Overview Our schools programme will provide opportunities for children to be closely involved in practical projects to create pockets of urban wetland habitat through rain gardens and diversifying areas of amenity grassland with wildflowers. We will work intensively with 96 young people at risk of disengaging from high schools and colleges; each group will take

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Promoting green health and wellbeing

Overview We will build on the Wild Ways Well approach successfully piloted by The Conservation Volunteers and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. This takes a proven methodology – Five Ways to Wellbeing – and combines it with nature to bring added benefits. Through this programme at least 200 people at risk of mental ill-health, such as

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Unlocking community capacity

Overview Our innovative Asset-Based Community Development Approach seeks to get to know people and build relationships with them; from this we can understand the existing assets and connect people who want to take action. This approach is built into all of the project activities and, to facilitate this in areas where engagement is traditionally low,