Barrhead project bid to Grow Wild

Grow Wild'Pic Peter Devlin
Grow Wild'Pic Peter Devlin

A COMMUNITY growing project in Barrhead is in the running for national competition Grow Wild.

The Water Works project, led by East Renfrewshire council, Barrhead high and elderly community group Still Game, aims to transform an abandoned sewage works into a wildlife area, using old tanks as planters for wild flower habitats.

The scheme is one of three vying for the £100,000 Grow Wild funding (part of the Big Lottery Fund).

ERC environment convener Vincent Waters, said: “I recently met Barrhead high pupils who have worked on this project and was impressed by their enthusiasm and dedication on a project that will create a place to support healthy lifestyles.”

Voting is now open at vote.growwilduk.com, and runs until November 3.