Path Network Development
CATCA Path Network Feasibility Study is Underway!
CATCA announced at its Spring AGM that it has been fortunate to secure £36k funding to ensure the assessment of the full engineering costs associated with repairing and building new paths and bridges. The study will be looking at the existing path network between Grangemouth to the Carron Reservoir and will be making recommendations on how to inter-connect the path networks between the various villages along the River Carron.
Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER provided the main grant with contributions from the following organisations in time and funding: Falkirk Council, Sustrans, Central Scotland Forest Trust and Paths for all Partnership. Late in 2010, CATCA received start up funds from Awards for All, which enabled the volunteer group to do the work necessary to garner this kind of major project feasibility funding.
With these funds, CATCA was able to award a contract in April 2011 to P4 Projects of Fife to act as our consultants and to deliver the study by the end of September 2011. The project contract was awarded to P4 Projects after considering the bids of 22 companies.
The feasibility study is underway with P4 Projects doing a consultation in communities along the river regarding its initial findings. If you would like to attend one of the consultation/conversations to give your feedback, see these posters for events scheduled in Fankerton, Denny and Bainsford in June 2011. Please feel free to download and/or print the posters to distribute in your community.
The schedule is:
Tuesday 21st June 2011 7.30pm to 9pm
Denny Old Parish Church Hall
Monday 20th June 7.30pm to 9pm
Bainsford Community Centre, David's Loan
Thursday 16th June 7.30pm to 9pm
Carronshore – Participatory "on the street" consultancy on Thursday 16th
For further information please contact Andrea Partridge on 01333 320701