16 November 2016
Over several training courses held in summer of 2014 and the spring of 2015, LoveMilton volunteers worked hard to turn an old shipping container into a new outdoor shelter for the local primary school using reclaimed materials.
LoveMilton participants recently completed a 12 week course at Milton Community Garden working on a disabled access compost toilet and timber frame shelter. Everyone who took part in the build worked long and hard, sometimes in horrible weather, and we couldn't be more proud of the results!
Round two of our LoveMilton Love Adventure project is over, and once again we’re really impressed with the work our volunteers have done. This time around, our task was to renovate the Miltonbank Primary School garden, which was no small task.
As part of our continuing partnership with the Princes Trust, LoveMilton ran a four-week programme to redecorate the LoveMilton community office space. The office desperately needed a renovation, and we’re delighted with the results of our young volunteers’ hard work!
Love Milton and the Prince's Trust team up to complete a project intended to deliver a concrete garden to a site on Balmore Road. This project, as part of the Get in to Urban Spaces programme, is designed to create sustainable structures and spaces that improve the area whilst retaining a minimal environmental impact.
The Urban Spaces course, in partnership with the Princes Trust, ran from April 2011 to May 2011 with volunteers starting to lay the ground for the Milton Community Garden and engaging ideas with local residents. *Header image not artwork of Milton Community Garden
Volunteers attended the Milton Colston Parish Church courtyard two-days a week with the course running from January 2011 to March 2011. During the course volunteers worked to help make the courtyard more appealing and welcoming for the community. During the course raised beds and an outdoor pizza oven were created by volunteers making the courtyard even more exciting for the community to use.
Glasgow based artist, Nicola Atkinson, known professionally as NADFLY, ran several workshops giving people in Milton the opportunity to learn about screen printing and allowing their creative side to shine. During this project NADFLY provided LoveMilton with several pieces of artwork that represent the Milton community.
LoveMilton and North Glasgow Community Food Initiative first started working together in 2009 and have since provided Milton with a Community Garden thanks to the hard work of volunteers. We hope the Community Garden will help improve healthy living and locally sourced fruit and vegetables to Milton residents.
In 2009 we set up an exhibition space on the site of our proposed Big Build project where we would like to provide the people of Milton a community centre; built using the skills of local people and reclaimed materials. This small introduction into our future plans has provided local residents information on what can be done to improve the area by utilising derelict land.