Residents of Milngavie will soon see improvements at Lennox Park thanks to partnership working between East Dunbartonshire Council and the Milngavie Community Development Trust (MCDT).
The Council has been working with MCDT with the view of finding out what the local community would like in Lennox Park and exploring ways to fulfil their aspirations.
The suggestions identified by the MCDT and local residents are broadly consistent with the improvements listed in the Council's Open Space Strategy, such as improvements to play areas, access, open space transformation and food growing initiatives that will be informed by the Council's up-and-coming Food Growing Strategy.
A project currently underway by the Council is the redevelopment and upgrading of the existing skate park at Lennox Park.
Councillor Stewart MacDonald, Convenor of the Neighbourhood Services Committee, said, “This is a great example of partnership working. The Trust and pupils from Douglas Academy helped us with the consultation element of the skate park upgrade and I wish to thank them for all their hard work to make sure Lennox Park is improved for residents and visitors.
“This positive partnership working is something we wish to carry forward to other projects in the future.
"The finished skate park is going to be fantastic and it’s something that will benefit the community."
Callum Christie, chair of MCDT, added, “It’s great to see the ideas and feedback from folk of all ages in Milngavie starting to bear fruit through positive partnerships.
“From recent public meetings and working groups we hope to soon have a detailed strategy to ensure that Lennox Park can better serve more people than at present.
“Council officers have been very willing and helpful so that we are hopeful of delivering many projects contained within the Community Action Plan that can be seen at www.milngaviedt.co.uk.”
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