The Greenlink is a 7 km cycle path creating a direct route from Strathclyde Country Park to Motherwell Town Centre. The Greenlink project is the result of a 3 year partnership between North Lanarkshire Council, CSFT, Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire, Scottish Natural Heritage, Fresh Futures and Forestry Commission Scotland…
Introduction and overview
The project is managed by CSFT on behalf of the Greenlink Steering Group. The first year of the project saw the creation of the lit tarmac cycle way and some adjourning walk ways were upgraded. There is ongoing programme of woodland management, conservation and community events and activity taking place as part of the project, developed in partnership with the communities along the route; Daisy Park, Forgewood and Orbiston.
This SROI analysis focuses on the conservation volunteering in the woodlands surrounding the Greenlink route in the CSFT financial year September 2007 – 2008. The scope was agreed by CSFT and Greenlink Staff in initial coping meeting as they felt it would be very valuable to identify the impact of the conservation volunteering in terms of community involvement and restoration of pride in the area. It was felt that the conservation volunteers “looks after the investment made” in the original tarmac cycle route.
5 October 2009
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