More than 10 years ago the Green Network concept was conceived in our region by some visionary strategic planners who were considering the essential components of an economically successful Glasgow City Region. They recognised that a key component of that success was a high quality environment in the form of connected multi-functional greenspace - a ‘Green Network’.
Plans for the park were given a major boost in the summer following the announcement that it was successful in a £4.5 million funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Since then plans for the creation of Scotland’s largest urban heritage and nature park have taken a bold leap forward with the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership, who developed and championed the project, handing over the reins to the Seven Lochs Partnership.
To celebrate, a special screening of the film ‘Seven Lochs – Scotland’s Urban Wildlife Park’ was shown. The film revealed plans for the park include creation of 4 Visitor Gateways at Hogganfield Loch, Provan Hall, Drumpellier Country Park and Glenboig Life Centre.
A new Project Officer, Kit England, has been appointed to the Climate Ready Clyde (CRC) project, a city-region wide initiative promoting a strategic approach to climate change adaptation.
In his new role Kit is charged with forming Climate Ready Clyde which will aim to support and co-ordinate partners to develop and deliver a Climate Change Adaptation strategy, to manage climate risk across the region.
Max Hislop, Programme Manager of the Glasgow & Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network Partnership, said “The GCV city region has a long history of partnership working for economic competitiveness. The Vision for Climate Ready Clyde makes clear the importance of partnership working as we assess the opportunities and threats to our region’s economy from a changing climate”
Following the publication of the Climate Ready Clyde vision document, a new Partnership is being established to drive forward climate change adaptation across the Glasgow City region.
The new Climate Ready Clyde Partnership will hit the ground running to prepare a major EU Life Fund bid and develop a Regional Strategy and Action Plan.
The GCV Green Network Partnership are one of a number of partners working on regional adaptation planning and Max Hislop, GCV Green Network Partnership Programme Manager said,
"The Climate Ready Clyde Partnership will built on the work we have compiled with Adaptation Scotland to predict how climate changes will affect our region in the future and identify ways in which the Green Network can help prepare the City Region for these changes.”