Sunday, 24 November 2019

Support for urban greenspaces

This month, I have received requests for support of greenspaces. There is constant pressure on gap sites to be developed for housing. However, greenspaces are needed to promote nature conservation, enhance health and wellbeing and support surface water drainage.

Views of open spaces in Hillhead.

Further survey work is required to identify the species and plants that are living in the greenspaces across the area. Any findings can provide evidence to support their retention as part of a green network in the city. 

Artists Exhibition in Arlington Baths

In the last week, I visited the artists exhibition at Arlington Baths in Woodlands. The range of activities taking place at Arlington Baths enable people to socialise and supports the building of stronger community networks. 

View of reading room in Arlington Baths.

This A listed building makes a significant contribution to the architecture and historic fabric of the area. Ongoing improvements to the building are taking place and further funding is needed to look after the swimming pool, the unique Turkish suite, saunas, steam rooms and gynasium.