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Brownfield site gets thumbs up in awards

Central Scotland Green Network - Brownfield Award

Old Mine Nature Park, near Uddingston in North Lanarkshire has received two highly commended awards from the Brownfield Briefing Awards 2013 in the Best Public Participation and the Best Redevelopment on a Brownfield Site categories. Old Mine Nature Park's development is a partnership between site owners North Lanarkshire Council and Forestry Commission Scotland.

The awards are for how the Council and the Commission have carried out the redevelopment work on the site, including public engagement around the naming competition of the park by local school children.  The naming  project was also shortlisted for an award at the Chartered Institute of Press Relations recent awards ceremony last month.

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Play Implementation Fund

Inspiring Scotland

Inspiring Scotland have launched the Go2Play Implementation Fund, building on their commitment to support the play sector. The Play Strategy Implementation Fund will invest in charities with innovative approaches to support 'play' that will deliver the Play Strategy Action Plan. £90,000 will be available in 2014 from this fund. Inspiring Scotland will launch the process for applications at end of 2013 which will consist of three funding rounds during 2014.

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CSGN Development Fund 2014/15

Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund

CSGN Development Fund programme 2014/15

There is a further allocation of funding for the CSGN Development Fund in 2014/15. The funding from Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage is only available to applicants that have previously received funding from the CSGN Development Fund. We believe that focusing support on projects that are already delivering or have delivered against the CSGN vision will help us maximise the impact of this additional funding, given that funding is only available for one financial year.

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Renfrewshire Council Signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in Renfrewshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and Renfrewshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

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South Lanarkshire Council Signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in South Lanarkshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and South Lanarkshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

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Wellbeing and the Natural Environment Study by Natural England

Since 2012, Natural England has included 4 questions in their MENE surveys which aim to assess levels of wellbeing amongst the adult population of the UK. They were designed to explore correlations between a person’s propensity to visit the natural environment and the subjective wellbeing.

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Active Travel Green Networks Presentations

Active Travel Dunfermline

On the 9 October, The Lothians and Fife Green Network Partnership hosted "Active Travel & Enhancing Connectivity Through Green Networks". The topic addresses a priority for the Central Scotland Green Network, the Scottish Government's policies on sustainable transport, health, architecture and placemaking and was attended by a range of stakeholders from across the network.

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