Survey of public land use

Mayors parade in Berwick'Chief Marshall representing the riders association
Mayors parade in Berwick'Chief Marshall representing the riders association

Locals who care for allotments, orchards and community gardens are asked to take part in a new study by the Central Scotland Green Network.

The greenspace initiative wants people to respond to an online survey as it attempts to map the land tended by individuals and community groups.

Participants in the study will be able to trace the boundary and entrances of their growing spaces while also answering questions about them, such as the number of trees or plots.

This data will be used to support campaigns for various benefits to local communities, such as petitioning for more land to be made available.

Keith Geddes is the chairman of GSCN. He said: “This groundbreaking research will support our work in increasing the area of land used by communities for growing plants, fruit and vegetables and I would encourage locals in North Lanarkshire to take part.”

The survey can be found at https://maptionnaire.com/en/556.