East Renfrewshire Council have provisionally been awarded £100,000 through the Sustrans Community Links programme for the first phase of a Clarkston – Stamperland – Busby “Green Network”. This aspiration – for a network of well-connected and attractive cycling and walking routes for community and visitors – was identified as a local priority during the September 2016 Clarkston Town Centre charrette.
In order to realise funding, ERC are looking to develop a ‘Green Network Delivery Plan’ for the area. This will detail a spatial strategy outlining key active travel corridors as well as specific interventions that could be delivered to enable more people to walk and cycle more often. The Delivery Plan, supported by Community Links investment in 2017/18, will represent the first stage of a long term plan to improve active travel provision in the area.
We are currently seeking views from stakeholders, including businesses and community groups, as well as members of the public to help inform plans and proposals. Planned activities include:
– An interactive online ‘placecheck’ for the area http://www.placecheck.info/maps/clarkston . This will allow people to make comments regarding things they like, don’t like and things that need fixed, in order to identify opportunities or issues at specific locations. (see attached information).
– A community drop in session Wednesday 23 August 2017 between 1-6:30pm at Clarkston Halls (see attached poster)
– Informal on-street questionnaires
– Opportunity for further face-to-face discussions and/or walking/cycling infrastructure tours 4-8 September 2017 with council officers (should demand exist)
I would be grateful if you could circulate this information amongst your contacts and networks across the area.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss this project further, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Cllr Stewart Miller is Scottish Conservative & Unionist Councillor for Ward 4 ‘Clarkston, Netherlee & Williamwood’.