Branching out with a tree-mendous £55k

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A FABULOUS £55,000 is being sunk into a popular community park.

Cash for Woodmill Park has been secured by Torrance Community Initiative (TCI), who received funding from a number of sources including the Scottish Rural Development Programme, Awards for All and East Dunbartonshire Council.

Janice Rosie, TCI secretary, said: “Work is ongoing at Woodmill Park and people should soon see more evidence of the improvements being made. Further to the community consultation that took place, we have been working with the Central Scotland Forest Trust to prepare proposals and funding bids for improvements to the site.

“We now have funding to deliver woodland management and path and entrance improvements.”

Work to improve the woodland areas of the park has already started and the plans to upgrade paths and entrances are likely to be put in place in the spring.

Volunteers took part in a park clean-up last year and 2,000 wildflower bulbs and 150 trees were planted. This year the group plans to hold a family barbecue and other events, including tree planting days - and they hope the community will get involved. Janice added: “We really want to encourage people to use the park, it is a fantastic resource right on our doorstep.”