Clydebank Housing Association to begin work on community garden

Vacant land to be used

Work is set to begin on Clydebank Housing Association’s (CHA) new community garden in Radnor Park.

Planning permission has been received for the change of use of vacant, grassed land in Radnor Park to be transformed into a fantastic community growing space.

In April 2017, CHA was successful in securing funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for their Community Gardening and Cycling Project.

The project will expand CHA’s community growing project already in place at Centre81, Whitecrook, to Radnor Park by creating its own community garden as well as including a cycling aspect to promote wellbeing and sustainable transport.  The funding allowed CHA to bring on board 2 staff members to manage the project, a Green Project Officer, Andy McCann, and Community Gardener, Donald Campbell.

Sharon Keenan, chief executive of CHA, said: “Of course all of this will not just benefit our Radnor Park residents by providing a community growing space for them to get actively involved in but it will also go some way to address climate change by reducing carbon emissions in the process.

We have already received interest from some of our Radnor Park residents to get involved and we hope that this will increase and extend to other members of the community, the local schools and nursery groups as the project gets up and running.”

If you are interested in volunteering to establish and/or maintain the garden, please contact Andy McCann or Donald Campbell on 0141 533 7070 or communitygarden@clydebank-ha.org.uk.