Archive for the Community Landscaping Category

Watchmeal Crescent improvements start with site clearance and creating community art

Watchmeal Crescent improvements start with site clearance and creating community art

The improvement works at Watchmeal Crescent in Faifley started in October and the contractor has completed site clearance works preparing the area for the new look.

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Roots ‘n’ Shoots is Growing

Roots ‘n’ Shoots is Growing

With the assistance of development funding from BIG Lottery, we are currently working with Hillhead Housing Association 2000 to develop their Community Growing Project and to prepare a Stage 2 Community Spaces application. The project will involve slightly differing community growing facilities on two different sites.

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Training with Dunbritton

Training with Dunbritton

Dunbritton Housing Association (DHA) couldn’t be more pleased with the development of their Growing our Own project since it started this year. The Employability Team has installed seven benches around the Leven Street area of Alexandria, made possible with a grant from The Big Lottery’s Awards for All fund. The replacement of worn dilapidated benches […]

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Watchmeal Works Ready to Start

Watchmeal Works Ready to Start

Following our consultation events last year, and the design work that we have undertaken, Knowes Housing Association’s application to the Big Lottery Community Spaces was successful. This means that funding was awarded to undertake a complete transformation of the communal space to the rear of Watchmeal Crescent. In addition to this, we were successful with […]

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Transform for Work awarded £250,000 from the Big Lottery

Transform for Work awarded £250,000 from the Big Lottery

Through support and development from ourselves, Knowes Housing Association has been awarded £249,250 through the Big Lottery Community Spaces Fund. This fund supports communities to become more involved in and to take responsibility for communal spaces and places.

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Watchmeal Crescent – Work Goes On

Watchmeal Crescent – Work Goes On

Working on behalf of Knowes Housing Association and a project steering group comprising of local residents, we have submitted our first Stage 2 Community Spaces Application for a project based within Watchmeal Crescent in Faifley that hopes to transform a currently neglected communal space into a vibrant community garden and provide local residents with space […]

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Watch This Space! – Watchmeal Crescent Improvements

Watch This Space! – Watchmeal Crescent Improvements

Community Links were appointed by Knowes Housing Association to lead on the development of design proposals and community consultation for the community garden at Watchmeal Crescent, Faifley. With very tight timescales until submission of the Stage 2 Community Spaces Application, we launched the project with a community day for the local Watchmeal residents. Luckily the […]

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Methlan Park Development Wins An Award

Methlan Park Development Wins An Award

We are delighted to announce that the Methlan Park development in Dumbarton for Loretto Housing Association won Senior Housing Development of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards  and was also commended in the Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year category. Anderson Bell and Christie Architects designed the development and we worked on the landscaping […]

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Landscaping for Alexandria’s New Housing Development

Landscaping for Alexandria's New Housing Development

In preparation of opening a new housing development on Alexandria, CLS worked with the Leven group and Dunbritton Housing Association to transform two unsightly play areas into beautifully landscaped spaces for the local residents to enjoy.

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Court Corner Improvements – Then and Now

Court Corner Improvements - Then and Now

Environmental works are now completed at River Clyde Homes’  Heather, Rowan & Thistle Courts in Port Glasgow. Inverclyde Community Development Trust (The Trust) and In-Work have endured torrential rain, severe gales, snow and flooding whilst undertaking works across these three areas.

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Trees, Trellis and Training

Trees, Trellis and Training

Neglected areas within Port Glasgow are getting a new lease of life thanks to the Inverclyde Green Team. The project was developed in partnership with River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde Community Development Trust (ICDT) and In-Works and is now in its second year. Since the establishment of the project in 2010, 50 unemployed residents of Greenock […]

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Big Lottery’s Community Spaces Programme Funding

Big Lottery's Community Spaces Programme Funding

We’ve had confirmation that all three of the applications that we submitted to the Big Lottery’s new Community Spaces Programme have been approved for funding.

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Plotting in Tobermory

Plotting in Tobermory

Local food production is growing in popularity particularly in more remote rural areas where access to a range of fresh fruit and veg can be limited and costly. Following a request from a Mull-based group Tobermory Endeavour and with support from West Highland Housing Association who are building locally to Tobermory, we carried out a […]

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Mull Movements

Mull Movements

Community Links Scotland have been working in Argyll and Bute for the last seven years. Much of this work has been generated through our strong working relationship with West Highland Housing Association, but our reputation is growing in the area and we have secured several pieces of independent consultancy over the last 3 years. An […]

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Groundlinks Brighten up Methlan Park

Groundlinks Brighten up Methlan Park

Not many people know this but Community Links Scotland have two qualified landscape architects in house (Groundlinks) who, whilst project managing many of our non land based projects, also assist client housing associations and community groups with design and specifications on a range of environmental projects. In spring 2010 CLS were commissioned to carry out […]

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