Greenlink Community Development Group

Greenlink community Devleopment GroupResidents have joined together to form the Greenlink Community Development Group. They are volunteers from the local area who dedicate their spare time to improving the Greenlink environment for the good of the whole community. Since the Group was constituted on 14th February 2006 they have made an incredible difference to the area.

Partnership

By working in partnership with the Greenlink Project,  Forestry Commission Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council, the Greenlink Community Development Group have helped to bring some of the wooded area of the Greenlink under management. Vandalised and damaged trees have been replaced with native broadleaves including cherry, rowan, oak and hazel.

In the Community

Over the last two years, the group has been involved in the "From Seed to Greenlink" project with 11 local schools; in addition, the Group work with the Greenlink team to host community events. The events focus on promoting health, fitness and the local environment. The Group is also involved in the development of the Greenlink Allotment Project.

Training

Training is a big part of the development of the group and has helped the group to move forward.Training can be anything from first aid, environmental subjects, health and safety etc.

Fundraising

Recently Central Scotland Forest Trust. awarded £900 to the Group. alongside the ASDA Foundation who donated £500. All of these funds will allow the Goup to create a mini orchard, vegetable plots and a wild flower area in Forgewood Nursery Annex. 

VANL recently awarded £1500 to the Group specifically to fund training.

Get Involved - GCDG needs your help

Get involved now and help YOUR local community!

You can contact the Group via the Greenlink Project or alternatively you can email greenlinkcomdev@yahoo.co.uk or check out their new website www.greenlinkcdg.org.uk

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