Greenspace management at Portal Road and Burnbank Road, Grangemouth

Closed 10 Nov 2021

Opened 8 Oct 2021

Overview

Over the last year the importance of our greenspaces has come into sharp focus. They are vital spaces for people; helping to support our physical and mental well-being. Managed in the right way, they can also play an important part in our response to the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.

In January 2021, Falkirk Council gave the go ahead to an exciting Sustainable Grass Management Pilot Project. During 2021-22 this project will trial changes to how we manage grassland at 35 greenspace sites (including parks and road verges).

We hope the changes will help:

  • create diverse and healthy greenspaces for local people to enjoy
  • benefit wildlife and reduce biodiversity loss
  • help combat the climate emergency

We are currently asking for feedback on the proposals for two of the pilot sites: Burnbank Road and Portal Road. The details of the changes proposed for these sites are available on the Council website (see related links below). They include:

  • Creating naturalised grass areas (cut once or twice a year)
  • Planting patches of spring bulbs, and
  • Planting fruit trees

Why your views matter

We are consulting to better understand public support for the benefits of making changes to the way we manage these sites and to gauge public reaction to and obtain feedback on the proposed changes.

For further information on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice.

Clicking on the "agree" button below indicates that:

  • you have read the privacy notice
  • you agree to take part

What happens next

We will use your feedback to finalise proposed grass management changes at both sites.

Areas

  • 2 Grangemouth

Audiences

  • People's Panel
  • Community councils
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Children and Young People
  • Elected Members
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Jobseekers
  • Landowners
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Residents
  • Students
  • Visitors
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Council tenants

Interests

  • Biodiversity
  • Nature
  • Council and housing association homes
  • Private housing
  • Public space