International Timber recently supplied sleepers for Inchyra Park as the community area undertakes a huge regeneration project.
Friends of Inchyra Park, a local community group, is striving to regenerate the park due to its rich history, being located on central Scotland’s WW2 airport.
As part of the park’s overhaul, the team wanted to install planters to allow the growth of flowers and vegetation. Knowing of the team’s ongoing fundraising efforts, International Timber donated £500 worth of timber for the planters, completely free of charge.
Two of the sleepers were positioned at the newly created orchard with sensory pollinating plants – these were all planted by children from a local primary school, whilst another two were built outside of the park’s pavilion, filled with sensory plants and fruit plants. The group are now growing strawberries, blackberries and raspberries which help to support the local foodbank.
Since International Timber’s donation, the group have undertaken a vast tree planting programme – creating over 3000 m2 of wildflower meadows – and had the existing swing park repainted with cast spitfires which were also sponsored by the community.
In the summer of last year, a grant fund of £6500 allowed the group to open up the old airport runway. Once resurfaced by the council, the organisers created a heritage area with four planters – using timber purchased from International Timber – with signage added to two heritage benches and two picnic benches.
Now, the community area has a total of 10 planters in their park.
Adam Gillies, a representative for the group, said: “We have come a long way in the past two years and International Timber’s support in the original donation and continued discounted timber has been fantastic and really helped us.
“We would love this relationship to continue and for International Timber to work with us moving forward.”
“We as a community group would like to thank International Timber for their fantastic support. And on a personal note, your colleague Lynsey McGinlay who has been so supportive and helpful and is a credit to your business and our community.”
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