Get your hands dirty at Kirkfieldbank Park this autumn
Volunteers wanted to help out at Kirkfieldbank Park
Volunteers are being sought to help out at Kirkfieldbank Park on 28 August from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Led by Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI), local volunteers will tidy up the beautiful sensory garden, and help to clear the once popular walk around the park which has vanished under plant growth.
The sensory garden was completed in September 2017 and has been an amazing asset for the entire community. It has looked beautiful each season and at present requires some TLC to refresh and maintain it for the coming year.
Then, on 23 October 10am-12pm, CCI will provide expert advice and training on pruning and caring for orchard trees in the sensory garden in Kirkfieldbank Park. This will help the Kirkfieldbank Community Park Group to care for their orchard trees and hopefully produce some delicious fruit.
These open sessions have been organised in collaboration with Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL), as part of the CCI Environmental Volunteering programme.
Tools, tea and coffee will be provided by CCI, but volunteers should bring along their own packed lunch.
This work will greatly compliment the exciting recent activity in the park, including the latest additions to the playpark. The Kirkfieldbank Community Group has been working to greatly improve the park since 2014, as well as the community as a whole. 2018 will see the completion of the park project, creating an inclusive, accessible and fun community resource, particularly for the adjacent primary school.
Susan Hamilton, of the Kirkfieldbank Community Group explains; “The work in the park has not just been about the provision of additional resources for the residents of Kirkfieldbank and beyond, but also the involvement of local people in creating something special, which brings people closer together. The park is a real showcase of the area to visitors and those passing through the Clyde Valley.“
Ewan Bachell, CAL Development Officer says, “It’s fantastic to see the transformation which has been taking place in the park and we hope that this work will encourage more people to visit to walk, relax and play.
He continues, “This volunteering opportunity is just one of many available through the CCI Environmental Volunteering programme delivered in collaboration with CAL. These opportunities give local communities the tools to set up their own groups to conserve treasured areas on their doorsteps for the benefit of all.”