An environmental project in Midlothian has received over £28,000 of funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund to promote active travel in the area.
Midlothian Council has been awarded £28,173 to create a strategic multi-use path link to connect Mayfield Park to local services, shops, schools and amenities in Mayfield as well as wider Midlothian. The path will form part of a wider park upgrade that includes all abilities play equipment, woodland works, wildflower grassland and a new park entrance.
The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.
Eighteen projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Fife, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire shared £438,434 to improve access to greenspace and help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area.
Keith Geddes, chairman of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, said: “These innovative projects will focus on safeguarding trees and woodlands for the future, adopting green infrastructure, creating vibrant community growing resources to encourage healthy eating and enhancing access routes for the benefit of local and disadvantaged communities, businesses and the environment.”