Action plan for Etive Park

08-10-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Woodhill Residents Association initiatives in Etive Par. Davida McKewan, Wilma Scott, Jack Scott, Kirsteen , Eildh & Maisie Griffths

08-10-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Woodhill Residents Association initiatives in Etive Par. Davida McKewan, Wilma Scott, Jack Scott, Kirsteen , Eildh & Maisie Griffths

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A series of initiatives are planned by Woodhill Residients’ Group for Etive Park and the surrounding area - but they need your help .

Following a very successful fun day recently the group are now keen to push forward and get the wider community onboard. To this end they are holding a a meeting on Monday, October 19, at 7pm in Bishopbriggs Academy.

Chairman of the group Donald Macdonald said the objective of the Woodhill group was to empower people to undertake projects with their support.

He said: “We are looking to create a type of nature trail with apple and other fruit trees that will people can enjoy. Etive Park is not a big area, so we would like to expand it to other areas and make Etive Park just one area in what we are calling the Etive Park Project.”

Woodhill Residents’ Group has been going for nine years and they now want people to come forward with ideas of how the trail could be developed.

Mr Macdonald added: “We are looking for people with ideas to come along to the meeting that we can support. What we are not looking for is for people to expect us to take projects forward for them. As a committee we don’t have the time to spearhead projects. We want to empower the local community to take things forward for themselves with our help. Because we are a registered body we can access funds that an individual doesn’t have access.”

Woodhill Residents’s Group was set up to held improve Etive Park and the surrounding area and have had a number of successes, most notably the installation of new playpark equipment in collaboration with East Dunbartonshire Council.

Another idea mooted by the Residents’ Group is the installation of an outdoor gym, but acccording to Mr MacDonald they are keen to hear from anyone.

He added: “Lets see what we can do. Other areas we would like to look at are tackling the traffic problem around Angus Avenue and working on initiatives to moderate drivers speeds on Angus Avenue. We also hope to engage a lot more youngsters who have been given a bad press, but are one of our greatest assets.”