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BHCF Update: Announcement of Muckhart Nature Trail Grant award

As announced at last night’s Meeting, MCC is delighted to confirm that the Burnfoot Hill Community Fund (BHCF) panel has awarded Muckhart a further £2,500 grant. This is in addition to the Event, Winter and Micro-Grants also recently awarded to MCC by the BHCF panel.

In support of the Muckhart Community Plan, this latest grant will be used to create a Nature Trail that will run from the Pool of Muckhart along to the Primary School which is intended to benefit today’s school children, as well as other residents and visitors, and the generations to come.

The design of the Nature Trail will focus on educational content and value to support the school’s outdoor learning programme and, as the Trail will run along a Core Path, it is also hoped that the peaceful, rural setting will become a local attraction to all those seeking a stress-free and restful location to visit.

The grant awarded will be used to purchase native trees, wild flowers and bulbs, nesting boxes, interpretation boards and a picnic table and bench.

With this funding and the anticipated relaxation of Covid restrictions we intend to address one of the Aims of the Muckhart Community Plan, i.e. to prepare for an entry into the Beautiful Scotland Competition, by implementing this Nature Trail project over the next 12 months.

Our thanks go to MCC member Peter Wyatt who is taking the lead on this project and who prepared and submitted the successful grant application on behalf of our community.

Peter will be checking with those people, who previously volunteered to help with the Beautiful Scotland proposal, for their continued interest. Should you wish to join this group to help carry out the works associated with this project then please contact Peter (at: peterwyatt@aol.com or on Facebook via Muckhart Gets Together) who will be very pleased to hear from you !!

 

Mike Wilson

Secretary – Muckhart Community Council

sec.muckhartcc@gmail.com

 

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