River Earn Path Progress

 

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Section of Earn Path before Tidying up

The Crieff Community Trust Path group were out on the River Earn on Saturday.  The path connects Crieff to Muthill with a section of all abilities path, past that it is a lovely countryside walk that has just become a little overgrown so the group have decided to try and maintain it on an ad-hoc basis.

We had 3 brilliant volunteers (including an eager former ranger) on the day who carried out a lot of strimming work and also some pruning of vegetation too.

The task was a great success and we are looking to go back and carry out some more maintenance and little bit of waymarking to

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Section of Path after tidy up (and Dave)

enhance the River Earn trail where possible.

Please be aware there is some subsidence on this trail making certain sections difficult to pass.

If you are interested in the Crieff Path Group contact Richard Armstrong – richardarmstrong15283@gmail.com

6th Green Flag for MacRosty Park

 

We are delighted to announce that MacRosty Park in Crieff has been awarded a Green Flag for a 6th year!

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, has welcomed the announcement which saw 70 successful parks being celebrated as 2016 award winners

Ms Cunningham visited MacRosty Park in Crieff today (Thursday 21 July) to celebrate it receiving the award for the sixth year running. Members of the Friends of MacRosty Park, Green Routes to Wellbeing and Perth and Kinross Council were on hand to celebrate how their hard work has helped to shape and improve this significant local space.

Councillor Michael Williamson, vice-convener of the Environment Committee of Perth & Kinross Council, said:

We are delighted that MacRosty Park has been awarded its sixth Green Flag Award by Keep Scotland Beautiful. It is an important public space in the heart of Crieff, and has proved invaluable as a venue for events and educational activities for the local community. Quality green spaces such as this are an important natural resource and bring great enjoyment to residents and visitors alike.

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All parks are assessed by volunteer judges with a background in parks management, conservation or ecology. Applicants are judged against testing criteria which includes assessing whether the park or green space is welcoming, safe, well-maintained and secure.

I would like to add a personal thank you from me (Ros) to everyone who helps in the park, in particular in the build up to the green flag assessment and celebration.  We got muddy, got wet (and sunburned) and hopefully we had fun regardless.  This would not have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of the volunteers and the Friends of MacRosty Park (past and present) and we are all incredibly grateful for their commitment.

 

MacRosty Park Volunteer Plantings (III)

Our brilliant volunteer group “Green Routes to Wellbeing” were busy in MacRosty Park last week getting our summer bedding into the flower beds at the Pavilion Café.  We hope that you agree that the volunteers new t-shirts look top-notch and the flower beds look brighter and more beautiful than ever!

If you would like to get involved with volunteering in MacRosty Park, or you would like more information about Green Routes to Wellbeing please contact Richard Armstrong (Greenspace Ranger) here

Simply strimming!

Crieff Community Trust Paths Group

Crieff Community Trust paths group recently received funding through Community Environment Challenge Fund and have purchased strimmers and relevant health and safety equipment. The group have also received training from Perth and Kinross Council to use the equipment.

The machines will be used by the group to help prevent some local paths becoming overgrown and unpleasant to use. This will hopefully contribute to local people and visitors to Crieff getting out and enjoying the surroundings.

These pictures were taken during the strimmers first outing at Bennybeg, some of the group opted for a more peaceful task of widening the path ensuring it remains suitable for use by mobility scooters and prams / pushchairs.

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Room to Roam in Crieff – thank you volunteers!

A huge thank you to the Crieff Community Greenspace Volunteer group who were out last week widening the surface of a well-used footpath.

Vegetation had grown over the paths edges making it narrower than it used to be.

Crieff Community Greenspace Volunteers group is a run in partnership with the NHS and aims to help people get active outdoors to reap the many health benefits that green spaces have to offer.

Andrew from the group is using this experience to help achieve his Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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