Archive for July, 2012

The Trust’s application for a CSV Action Earth Award has been successful. This is once again supported by SNH (Scottish Natural Heritage) to help us to make a difference to our community and to encourage more volunteers into environmental action.

Calling House Sparrows project will provide bird boxes to be located within the community garden at 74 Love Street. These bird boxes will help protect and encourage the local popluation of house sparrows. A total of 12 volunteers will be involved in developing this project to support birdlife. We will work in partnership with the Disability Resource Centre and Renfrewshire Council to raise awareness of house sparrows.

The project will provide bird boxes and enhanced habitat for birds, particularly house sparrows, within the community garden at 74 Love Street.

This aims to protect and encourage the breeding of House Sparrows, to raise awareness and develop better understanding of the House Sparrow and to support the involvement of volunteers in the recording and monitoring of House Sparrows.

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In June 2012, the Trust received funding from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland towards the repairs of existing raised beds in the community garden, at the Disability Resource Centre in Paisley.

The total funding is Renfrewshire raised is £1,681. This is really appreciated by everyone involved. We are able to improve the gardening spaces available for people taking part in the learning and training activities, as well as enhance facilities for growing fruit and veg for the wider community benefit.

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