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There are two ram-type water pumps in brick / stone chambers set into the north bank of Braid Burn between Hermitage House stables and the small weir upstream. These are presumed to have been installed in the 19th century, some time after the building of the house in the late 18th century, to supply water to the house and possibly the walled garden. They are now derelict to different degrees, with only parts of the rams visible above sediment and debris in the chambers. However, it is possible that they are essentially complete mechanically, and that renovation of at least one of them might be practical.
FoHB would like to sponsor a project to research and rehabilitate one or both of the ram pump systems and associated chambers, with two principal objectives:
– Carrying out a range of research and field activities to include public participation(with possibility of public site open days as well as participation in team)
– Recording, preservation and renovation of historic items to display, and possibly demonstration, level
Requests for expression of interest in participating have been e-mailed to supporters of FoHB and put on the FoHB Facebook page, and more than a dozen people have responded. This should be more than enough for a project team to be formed, and we would like to proceed with the project.
After the success of Blairadam Fairy Trail. This woodland area would be an amazing fairy trail for the kids in this community
A memory wall where plaques are bought for loved ones who’ve passed
A £1donation per person to write a personalised note on a balloon with a choice of what colour a balloon they want and to write there wish attached to the balloon and set it free
In the main field which is not utilised to it’s potential
I would like to see a paved circle going round the perimeters of the field. This would be used by runners joggers dog walkers and kids to cycle their bikes. Lots of outdoor activities could be used if this was paved in some way.
extend the fishing zone or clear the existing zone you can only fish a few spots in the fishing zone due to bushes growing from the wall of the water clearing the swims would make people use the fishing zone
A group of young people, average age 13, have secured participatory budgeting funding and will be designing a bespoke outdoor classroom that will be on the site of the Springburn Park Community Village.
It is envisioned that this project will be completed with the assistance of Glasgow Wood Recycling by the Spring of 2018
What is a Men’sShed :
A Men’s Shed is a place open to people over the age of 18.
Voluntary run by the people where they can socialise and work on projects and hobbies.
It is a place to help others or get help, play a game of cards, relax over a cup of tea or coffee, have a laugh with new or old friends and maybe create something for yourself or your community.
As Chair of Friends of Eastfield Park, we brought in an Architectural Liaison Officer from the Local Problem Solving Team, Maryhill Police, to do a walk-through of the park to identify security and safety issues with a view to making some much-needed physical changes which will, hopefully, make the park a safer place to visit and play. To make these changes will obviously cost money therefore, once agreed with the FoEFP members, we will fundraise to cover these costs.
Thereafter we’re looking at creating a plan of action for upgrading the park, bringing in a new and much better play area, etc., using the public consultation information gathered by nghomes regeneration team in 2016. If you’re interested, please get involved! email@example.com.
Tearoom for hungry walkers and cyclists etc
Mount Vernon park need s a hard standing path that travels around the whole park. this would ensure that people can use the park in all seasons for walking, jogging etc. It will also allow children to cycle around the park rather than through the grass which is often too long to use.
I love walking though such a large and interesting park so close to the city centre.
The thing I would like to see is improved pathway along the river as it so peaceful to just stroll along the river.
A restricted / fenced off area where dogs can be let-off their leads and allowed to exercise with their owners would be much appreciated by those who use the park and are fearful of dogs.
This is particularly so as, increasingly, the number of dogs (disciplined and non disciplined) are being let-off their leads in communal park areas, run free and, in a significant number of cases, cause distress to non-dog lovers and mothers with small children.
The by-laws pertaining to park behaviours stipulate that dogs should be on leads; this needs to be monitored and addressed before the park becomes a no-go area for non dog lovers.
It would be great if there were some wooden animal characters placed along the new woodland walk in the park. It would help the kids to learn about what shapes the animals are, in 3D.
It would be really good if there was a stile over the wall so that parents with young children are able to get quicker and easier access to the play area.