Northern Corridor Community Volunteers

ANNUAL REPORT April 2019 

Active Travel Survey 2019

Outlook and Aims

  • Promoting, Protecting and Nurturing Greenspace - litter picks - improving paths - community growing and conservation projects
  • Cataloguing, Protecting and Encouraging Habitats - ecological surveys - getting protection orders - improving habitats
  • Promoting Cultural, Educational and Historical Assets - promoting the history and culture of the area for future generations including links with education service

Our Projects:

LoveWhereYouLive

  • Organise litter picks
  • identify areas that need improvement
  • Report Local Fly-tipping to North Lanarkshire Council
  • Keep our villages looking the best they can be
  • Apply for funding for equipment and supplies

NCConservation

  • Organise weekend activities - such as nature identification walks and walking our rights of way
  • Investigate which locally significant trees have TPO's in place and gain protection for those that do not
  • Photograph the areas under threat from development to keep a historical record of the area
  • Investigate sources of funding available to improve local environment
  • Investigate sources of available community training
  • preserve, record and encourage wildlife habitats

Midweek Events- Community Wildflower and Tree Nursery - Supported by the Voluntary Action Fund

  • Midweek day time events covering a ruling programme of pathwork, tree planting and aftercare, community growing, garden project, recycling projects, craft days and anything volunteers wish to add. This is a volunteer led project with the aim of creating a supportive environment for everyone to become involved in improving the communities we live in, reducing isolation, providing training and development opportunities, and supporting volunteers who face barriers to community volunteering, for instance due to low incomes, by providing travel expenses, lunch and refreshments and essential items like safety equipment.

Paths and Walking Groups

  • Our community surveys indicated that lack of safe walking paths and quality outdoor space in the area, were top of the list in terms of what communities wanted the group to act on, we listened and our paths project is developing nicely.
  • Weekly walking group established in Moodiesburn
  • Two grants from Paths for All to reopen and signpost community paths
  • Engaging with North Lanarkshire Outdoor Access Forum to put the Northern Corridor on their map
  • Website and Leaflets 

Our Heritage

  • Pull together information from historical sources on the area to preserve local heritage and increase knowledge
  • Assist local History Groups with their activities

  • Create Basis of future History Trail using upcycled signage boards

Active Travel 

In partnership with Cloudberry Communities CIC and funded by Paths for All - Smarter Choices, Cmarter Places Open Fund  - to deliver a one year programme to promote local path networks, encourage use of everyday active travel to reduce increase health and reduce the problems associated with unneccesary traffic.

Pivot Community Centre Growing Space

Supported by a variety of funders with groups of volunteers assisted by the Community Learning and Development team.

Warburtons - £250 for soil and raised beds

Scotmid Community fund £230 for seating and planters

Tkmaxx and Neighbourly £800 for waste collection and re use as upcycled playspaces

Aviva Community Fund - £250 for upcycling training workshop

North Lanarkshire Council - £500 Contribution to fence painting and Mural, tools and plants

Co-op Community Fund £250 for Bug house, tools and general cleaning 

Coalfields Regeneration Trust - £2400 towards plants, beds, entrance way and Community Gardening Sessions

Impact Funding Partners - £300 Garden co production training and support for volunteer travel and food.

Greenspace Scotland - £500 Young Placemakers funding for co design workshops involving local youth groups

Volunteering Matters Action Earth - £250 led workshop, materials and event days

 

 

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