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Friends of Cumbernauld House Park hold AGM

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:44 GMT on Tuesday, 9th April, 2013.
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A NUMBER of local residents turned out to the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Cumbernauld House Park, last night (Monday, 8th April, 2013).

At the Cumbernauld Theatre housed meeting, locals were greeted to the annual update of the group’s activities, by Chair, Adam Smith and a presentation by Ian MacKenzie from the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

At the start of the near two-hour meeting, Mr MacKenzie, who heads up the Cumbernauld Living Landscape Project spoke of his ambition to reinvigorate the town’s natural environment.

He said: “The project is aimed at regenerating green spaces after realising that it is no longer beneficial to focus on small pockets of land, instead finding it more feasible to look into linking all of the natural areas together.”

Mr MacKenzie’s attendance at the Friends AGM was the first step in a series of local organisation connection meeting, “We [Scottish Wildlife Trust] want to build partnerships with other local groups and organisations”, Ian added.

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Addressing the AGM’s attendees, Ian added: “This vision of all Living Landscape projects is that we work on for thirty to thirty-four years.

“We would to soon hold a launch to build local enthusiasm and momentum.

“We are looking for new projects, matching our project’s principles; looking to link between organisations and bring in funding.”

The launch of the Living Landscape Project is expected to be Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 at Cumbernauld Theatre.

Mr MacKenzie’s attendance at the Friends of Cumbernauld House Park AGM is not the last meeting which he will attend. Ian will be in attendance at the next meeting of the Cumbernauld Environmental Society, where once more, the public are invited to attend.

“Our [Cumbernauld Environmental Society] next meeting, and AGM, will take place on Thursday 11th April at 7pm in Cumbernauld College,” a group spokesperson confirmed via the Society's website.

“The guest speaker will be Ian McKenzie, from the Scottish Wildlife Trust, who will speak about the Cumbernauld Living Landscape Project,” the spokesperson confirmed. “We will also discuss the projects which Cumbernauld Environmental Society will be working on over the next year. All are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.”

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