Bingham’s Pond – Thank you

Thanks to everyone that took the time and trouble to object to the planning application to build a six storey block of 49 flats directly adjacent to and overlooking the pond.

We shall advise you of the Council’s decision.

In the meantime a link to the planning application and the many objections (30+) can be found here

For more information about Bingham’s Pond click this link

For up-to-date information, please see our Facebook page – click on the text icon to the right.

1. Glasgow City Council – Wee Green Grants

We are pleased to announce that our grant application to the City Council’s ‘Wee Green Grants’ scheme has been successful. The grant scheme was established to provide small grants to ‘Friends of’ groups towards projects that benefit Glasgow’s biodiversity and green spaces. We shall be using the funds to purchase various pieces of equipment that will help us raise awareness of the range and importance of biodiversity in the City.

2. NatureScot – Plunge In! Year of Coasts and Waters Community Fund

Our bid to the NatureScot (formerly SNH) ‘Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund’ was successful!

The project – Nature Shelters for Lochside Learning – aims to upcycle 3 redundant shelters located around Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow. We shall be working closely with the Seven Lochs Project, Platform (a local arts organisation), schoolchildren and two community artists to produce 3 innovative designs to transform each shelter. The redesigned installations will celebrate the importance of Scotland’s freshwaters and will act as a focal point for outdoor learning, teaching and volunteering and will also be used by visitors from further afield.

Thanks to our two major partners/funders – the Seven Lochs Project and NatureScot

We shall keep our Facebook page up-to-date on progress.

3. LNRs & Other Sites

With the ‘lockdown’ we have had time to undertake some more research and have updated our ‘bird lists’, as at September 2020, for Hogganfield Park LNR , Dawsholm Park LNR and Bingham’s Pond.

Who would have thought a few years ago that birds such as Ring-necked Parakeet, Nuthatch and Buzzard would be seen regularly in Glasgow? 

Ring-necked Parakeet – Dawsholm Park – copyright Jim Coyle
Nuthatch – Dawsholm Park – copyright Jim Coyle

4. Forthcoming Events

None at present due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, over the winter, subject to Government advice, we hope to:

i)  erect the 6 remaining boxes, purchased through our nest box sponsorship scheme, at Dams to Darnley LNR;

ii) erect another 6 boxes thanks to a generous donation from Group member, Donald Wilson; and

iii) undertake litter picks, wildfowl feeding and Bird ID advice events.

In the meantime, two of our members are undertaking small scale litter picks whilst walking around Dawsholm Park LNR and Hogganfield Park LNR.

See News or Past Projects & Events sections for details of all of the Friends’ past projects and events.

Please note that the Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves do not endorse nor do they benefit financially from adverts that may appear on this site.



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