Views sought on new community orchard for Kirkfieldbank
Central Scotland Green Network want to hear local views on proposals to regenerate an orchard at a site in Kirkfieldbank
At this Saturday’s Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) village tour (9th November), project partners Central Scotland Green Network want to hear local views on proposals to regenerate an orchard at a site in Kirkfieldbank and to find out if and how people would like to be involved in helping to create or maintain the orchard. Local folk are invited to drop in to Kirkfieldbank’s Community Hall between 2pm and 4pm. Refreshments will be provided, along with free hands-on activities for children.
Kirsten Robb, Community Engagement Officer for CAVLP, said, “I am looking forward to working with our project partners and local people in Kirkfieldbank to develop a community orchard for the village. The remnant trees on the site suggest that there was an orchard here in previous times and we would be interested to find out what local people know about its history. With the Clyde Valley’s former reputation as the ‘Fruit Basket of Scotland’ and peoples increasing interest in growing their own, I hope people will come along on Saturday to find out more and get involved. The benefits of this project could be many – from fruit on-your-doorstep, to learning, volunteering and training opportunities as well as improved access to some beautiful views. This is locals chance to have their say right from the start.”
The event, part of a tour of the valleys by CAVLP, sets out to engage local people in protecting, conserving and celebrating this unique and beautiful part of the world. People can also find out more about the opportunities with CAVLP and local groups on local events, volunteering or learning new skills for employment or pleasure. The tour continues to generate ideas for projects to enhance the area and the CAVLP will work with local people to help make them happen over the next three years. You can connect with CAVLP through the website, facebook, twitter, e-newsletters and through local publicity.