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Have your say on Drylaw green spaces

NECN Contributor1 13th May 2015 Local News Comments Off on Have your say on Drylaw green spaces

Drylaw and Telford Community Council has started a consultation on the areas green spaces.

This follows the announcement by the council that they have signed up to Edinburgh Living Landscape, a partnership project that will ‘create, restore and connect green areas of the city to make attractive and biodiverse landscapes’

Alex Dale - Chairperson of Drylaw and Telford Community Council

Alex Dale – Chairperson of Drylaw and Telford Community Council

Drylaw Telford CC chairman Alex Dale said “As a community council we have been asked to consult residents on the open green spaces and let them know what the city council’s Parks & Greenspace team plan to do in the local area.

“In Drylaw they are proposing ‘relaxed mowing’ of some highlighted areas: this means that they will leave these areas to allow grass to grow, only mowing a perimeter border.

“On bigger areas, they also propose regular cuts where there is a desired path line.

“If there is community support, the project planners will to look at creating areas of wild flower meadows in the future on some of these area.

“To that end we will have display boards in Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre from 11th May until the 25th, and we hope local folk will come and have a look and comment on the proposals.”

The display can be found at Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre, 67b Groathill Road North, EH4 2SA.

Further information on living landscapes can be found here. 


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