A new video has been produced showing the results of the ‘Greening Cambuslang – Changing Neighbourhoods for the Better’ project run by Cambuslang Community Council during 2017.
The aim of the Greening Cambuslang programme has been to inspire the community to improve the local environment of Cambuslang. A technique called ‘Participatory Budgeting’ (where the public choose the projects) was used to fund ideas for neighbourhood environmental improvements (such as street planting, community gardens, public art etc) from local community, resident or tenant groups, individual tenants/residents, schools or clubs.
The programme was funded through a successful bid by Cambuslang Community Council to the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund and involved a partnership with the Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust (HnH) who provided resource support and advice.
Under Greening Cambuslang, local groups were invited to bid for funding to make their environment look better. Some of the funding was made available for projects anywhere in the Cambuslang Community Council area, but most of the funding was reserved for projects in the neighbourhoods of the Caledonian Circuit, Central Cambuslang, Eastfield, Silverbank and Whitlawburn. After an application process that involved applicants seeking support from the public (through Facebook and street questionnaires – involving over 3,100 votes), over £38,000 was awarded to a number of different projects which can be found here.