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Special Film Event celebrates new era for Seven Lochs

Earlier today in Glasgow Fort’s Vue cinema, local groups, volunteers and councillors gathered to celebrate a new era for the lauded Seven Lochs Wetland Park project.

Click to see the ‘Seven Lochs – Scotland’s Urban Wildlife Park’ film here >>

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.

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England to spearhead Climate initiative

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”

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Major boost for regional climate action

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.”

Further information can be found here >>

VACANCY: Climate Ready Clyde Project Manager

An exciting new position has become available for a Project Manager to establish and deliver the new regional Climate Ready Clyde Partnership.

For more information and to apply click here >>

Grant Aid for Woodland Creation

Forestry Commission Scotland are providing grant aid for woodland creation and management under the Scottish Rural Development Programme.

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley Forestry and Woodland Strategy (FWS) is one of a suite of Background Reports which support Clydeplan, the regional Strategic Development Plan. 

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Celebrating 10 years of partnership

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network Partnership this month celebrated a momentous 10 years of partnership.

As part of the festivities a small celebratory event was hosted in the city, at which a brand new GCV Green Network case study and infographic was launched charting the history of the Green Network.

The event brought together some of the key figures in the GCV Green Network’s story including one of its founding fathers, Vincent Goodstadt former GCV Structure Plan Manager and original Green Network visionary.

Vincent GoodstadtVincent said “I’m delighted to see continued ambition and determination to work toward making the Green Network vision a reality and build on the progress that’s been made in the last 10 years”.

“I am encouraged by the enthusiasm still held by key partners like Forestry Commission Scotland, SNH, and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, and at the support lent by the Scottish Government and the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Trust.

“I have no doubt the GCV Green Network will continue to thrive in coming years. This is essential if we are to deliver real change in the quality of people’s lives, especially those most disadvantaged in our communities”

Another of the event contributors, Bridget Campbell, Director of Environment & Forestry at Scottish Government, said, “The GCV Green Network is a vital component of the CSGN covering a third of the CSGN area and home to 50% of its population, in order to make the CSGN happen programmes like the GCV Green Network need to succeed.”

“As a National Development, delivery of the CSGN is a high priority and crucial to Scotland’s economic competitiveness.”

The Partnership’s case study can be found on the website at: http://www.gcvgreennetwork.gov.uk/case-studies/gn-thinking