Community areas given over to schools, nurseries etc

Areas of parks, green space, land that are lying dormant etc, could be given to schools, nurseries or other community organisations to use and develop for outdoor learning, creating wildflower gardens, growing food etc.

Why the contribution is important

This way the land is being maintained without direct cost to the council, and organisations are benefitting from extra space and use of community outdoor areas. Plus it could bring together sections of local communities.

by Smcgra11 on December 30, 2017 at 09:29AM

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  • Posted by ColinM_GCC January 09, 2018 at 15:24

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    We have a few projects that do something at least a little like this - for example, providing opportunities for community groups and local organisations to get involved in creating innovative spaces across the city through our Stalled Spaces Glasgow Project.

    Projects deliver a range of initiatives based on the needs of the community - including everything from growing spaces and pop-up gardens to wildlife areas, play spaces and art. You can find a bit more here https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/stalledspaces

    However, given that one of the things we are asking people to think about is partnerships; could this go further? Does anyone have any suggestions about what kind of spaces could be managed by someone other than the council - and who?

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