How does your garden grow?
We are influenced and guided by
the aims and objectives of Scottish Natural Heritage. We want to see:
'a well-managed green space in and around
(our neighbourhood) so that people can enjoy and take pride in a clean, safe,
healthy and attractive environment'.
To achieve this aim we attempt to
encourage a partnership approach with other groups and local residents to
increase the availability and add to the amenity of all green space in the
given locality We seek to encourage a variety of responsible use of green space
for a variety of activities and for all age groups.
'Green spaces provide opportunities for outdoor play and recreation.
They make places more pleasant to live in, provide a space for wildlife, and
promote health and wellbeing. Involvement in green space projects supports community learning and
development, helping people to understand and improve their local environment
In Scotland 80% of people live in towns and cities. The open and green spaces
close where they live are a high priority for investment and improvement Good quality, accessible green space also
improves poor landscapes, and can help revitalise communities and encourage
inward investment' (SNH Information Sheet)
There are numerous ways in which
anyone and everyone can contribute to the development, maintenance and
enhancement of their local green spaces. We know that local people have
great goodwill towards their local green spaces, and we really need your voice and action to give practical expression to the
protection to one of Scotland's most valuable natural resource!