The Wood and Meadow need YOU

The Scottish Reporter’s findings should be ready any day now.  This document will outline whether the New City Vision housing proposal to build 90 high end houses on The Children’s Wood and Meadow should be accepted or rejected.

This report will go to ministers for approval before it is made available to the public.  This is our last chance to make an impact on the planning process and to make sure that the Scottish Government do the right thing and reject plans to build on our highly valued and well used community resource.

Please email/write to the following ministers or your own MSP telling them why you value the land and why it should not be built on but saved for the future generations to enjoy. The ministers have a final say over the future of the land. You may want to also let ministers know about our sustainable futures project, and that we have full planning permission for a community park and garden as well as funding to make this a project and a space that will last for years to come.

This could be a test case for other areas. Together we can make a difference.


MSP Kevin Stewart

MSP Angela Constance

MSP Nicola Sturgeon





Community Halloween Celebration


Harvest Festival

See you this Sunday! Join the community for a celebration of harvest time, apple pressing, storytelling, planting and the wonderful amazing Barrowband. 






Your community space needs your help!

Calling all volunteers! Your community space needs your help!
We are planning on running regular volunteering sessions again, starting in the next couple of weeks. Many hands make light work and we couldn’t have got the land to the place it is now without the help of our fantastic volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in our community garden, helping with events or doing odd jobs around the meadow and woodland then please get in touch with us by email –
Let us know what your availability is and any particular interests or skills that you have.
Alternatively, pop along to the community garden on Wednesday afternoon from 1pm – 3.30pm and catch up with us for a chat about how you can be involved.



Love our Land

Come and join us this Friday for maintenance jobs and gardening on the land.    Everyone is welcome and you can  drop in for a short time or stay all day.  11-3pm.



Gruffalo in the wood




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We are recruiting


Sadly, Jayson is leaving us and moving on to a full time permanent position in Fife. We’d like to send on our best wishes Jayson and his family who have played a part in meadow and wood life over the past few years.We’d like to say thank you Jayson’s hard work over the past few months in this job role. He has implemented some positive changes to the land which make the meadow and wood look even more amazing and he has encouraged more people within the community to get involved.

We are now recruiting for someone to take over Jayson’s part time position. The job role will last until March 2017, with the possibility of extending. Please submit CV’s to no later than 20th July.

Schools & Community Engagement Officer (10 HR PT @ £21k equivalent FT)
Role Responsibilities
• delivery of the Children’s Wood Sustainable Futures Program outcomes and targets
• maintain a personal implementation plan and record against owned target metrics
• facilitate community use of greenspace
• application and development of suitable resources
• support in breaking barriers to outdoor participation and tackling inequality
• seek collaborative projects to support Children’s Wood charitable goals
• facilitate improvements to maintenance, reporting and planning of activities
• maintain the relevant web pages with respect to events and activities
• support further fundraising and proposal preparation to sustain operations into the future
• report to line manager and trustees on activities
• attend monthly meetings with line manager, and if requested, monthly committee meetings
• record activities against timesheets and manage a small operations budget
• perform any reasonable tasks as requested by their line manager in line with charitable goals
• ensure compliance to charity’s constitution, child protection policy and legal obligations
• act in a manner reflecting The Children’s Wood values as determined by trustees

Expected Attributes
• enthusiasm for working with children and community members in outdoor setting
• ability for flexible and autonomous working against high level outcomes
• willingness to work outdoors in a urban woodland environment in all weathers
• knowledge of the curriculum for excellence and/or experience of community engagement
• experience in urban woodland and meadow maintenance and use
• experience engaging with a diverse section of society
• first aid, teaching or outdoor learning qualifications
• be fully disclosed for working with children (CRB checked, can be facilitated by charity)