Local groups get civic pride cash

MORE than £28k has been given to 17 organisations in the area, to help with projects aiming improve the local environment.

The organisations had applied to the new Civic Pride Community Action Fund for help with projects such as picking up litter, tidying up green areas and planting trees.

Councillor Alan Moir said: “When we launched the Civic Pride Community Action Fund I encouraged as many groups as possible to apply and the response has been very positive.

“I’m pleased that we have seen a wide variety of organisations from right across the authority tap into this fund.

“We should be proud of our communities and by working together, the council and local groups can build on what we have and make a difference to the environment. These projects will make our towns and villages greener, more attractive places to live in.”

Craigdhu Primary School has been given £1,722 for plants, benches and bushes to be placed near the school, Mains Estate Residents’ Association in Milngavie gets £2,000 for a carved wooden bench, Milngavie in Bloom receives £2,000 for four planters in Milngavie Precinct while Milngavie Pipe Band gets £2,000 for painting and roof repairs at Corbie Ha’.

Milngavie Wanderers receive £880 for path improvements near their training ground, Milngavie Community Council get £1,190 for a notice board for Milngavie Fish Ladder, Strathclyde Geoconservation Group receive £2,000 for boards indicating important geological sites in Bearsden, and Bearsden East Community Council gets £2,000 for tree planting in Cluny Park.