Projects

Since its formation the Forth & District Initiative have been involved in many projects aimed at helping Forth and its surrounding area return to its former prosperity and beautify the local area in as ’Green‘ a way as possible. Below you will find details of some of the projects we have worked on.

White House Recreation Park.

In the year 2000 the park was in a state of decay due to its age.

Use of the park for outdoor activities was limited due to its condition. The group knew that provision, for people's needs must be met and this must be demonstrated through the upgrading of the running track, the infra-structure of paths for walking and leisure pursuits.

The regeneration of the Park was tackled in various phases:–

  • Phase One – The Playpark
  • Phase Two – Drainage, Running Track, Paths, Raised Seating, Car Park, Bins.
  • Phase Three – Out Door Adult Gym.


Gateways

It was decided in 2009 to have gateways constructed at the three main entrances to the village of Forth and after many delays the Forth village Gateways finally got underway in August 2012.  These are sited at:

  • Muirlaun, situated at the East end of the village
  • Longdales, at the West end of the village is the largest of the three.  The bronze plaque shows the names of the hills on the horizon. It also has a seat for those who wish to sit and enjoy the view
  • Climpy Road, this has a sculpture of a mine wheel, to commemorate the mining history of Forth.

Forth Wildflower Rich Grassland Meadow

We developed a wildflower meadow area within the village. This was a pilot scheme in conjunction with South Lanarkshire Council. A area rich in wild orchids and cuckooflowers had been selected and seeds were planted in the Polytunnel for planting out .

The area also has a well-established wetlands and reed bed.  It supports a wide variety of species and educational programs with the objectives as follows:

  • Plant diversity attracts insects and other invertebrates (including butterflies, bees, spiders and millipedes), birds and mammals
  • Flowering species add a changing palate of colour to the urban environment throughout the seasons
  • Active involvement of the local community in managing the site encourages ownership values to be fostered – activities may range from mowing to the collection of seeds for use at a new location or for sale.
  • Opportunities for education and recreation abound (ranging from nature studies to art lessons).

 

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