Work starting at Arns Brae and Gean Woods
Monday 30th January 2012
Work to remove fallen and unsafe trees, plant new trees, build footpaths and improve access at Gean Wood and Arns Brae Pleasure Grounds in Alloa will get underway on Monday 6th February.
The improvement work at the two woodlands, which is being carried out following a successful application by the Council to the Forestry Commission Scotland's Woodlands In and Around Towns (WIAT) fund and the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust, is expected to be completed in 10 weeks.
Councillor Eddie Carrick, Sustainability Portfolio Holder, said: "This will give a new lease of life to both sites, and we hope the efforts to restore the woodlands, combined with improving public access, will encourage more people to return and enjoy these picturesque areas.
"As well as offering a tremendous panoramic view of the River Forth, the paths at the Pleasure Grounds link two residential areas and we would love to see more people once again using this area for walking."
Access for the public will be restricted at times when operational work is in progress and the Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.