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Grow Wild Award @ The Water Works

Grow Wild Award @ The Water Works

On Tuesday 16 August the Water Works hosted guests from around the country to celebrate Grow Wild – our glorious benefactors- awarded the ‘Best Environment Project’ in the National Lottery Awards 2016. Amongst distinguished guests we had Anita Rani from BBC fame come along and do the presentation and some interviews. Blazing sunshine, good chat,… Continue Reading

Wild @ Water Works

Wild @ Water Works

On Friday 5 August 2016 the water Works hosted its first ‘Wild @ Water Works’ bioblitz event. As well as discovering and recording as much biodiversity as possible we had honeybee trails, DIY bird feeders and nest box building to add to the interest. With a little help from Joe and Howie from the Dams… Continue Reading

Nature Explorers (with Carlibar Nursery)

Nature Explorers (with Carlibar Nursery)

On Monday 1 August 2016 we welcomed Carlibar Family Centre – around 20 children and their families – to the Water Works for an afternoon of fun nature activities. The kids took part in our Water Works treasure hunt and James (our Artist in Residence) helped make some handmade clay flower pots. Great day out… Continue Reading

Big Lunch

Big Lunch

On 18 October 2016 the Richmond Fellowship hosted the second Water Works Big Lunch event. In addition to this the Water Works was able to unveil its new Pizza oven, constructed by volunteers (using clay from the orchard field!) for the community. With food, games, sunny weather, wildflowers, delicious food and lots of happy people… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Patch & New Cleaned Tank

Pumpkin Patch & New Cleaned Tank

The Water Works is slowly evolving in order to meet the needs of the community. At the top of the site near the compound there are four small tanks with one currently used as the Richmond Community Garden. This area would have been the start of the treatment train for the old water treatment works,… Continue Reading

“Make Your Mark” @ the Water Works

“Make Your Mark” @ the Water Works

On the 6 April we held our first Make your Mark event and community planting day. Although the Water Works has plenty of character, it arguably lacks an identity. The best people to help shape this identity are local people, so an event that allows “a creative exploration at the Water Works” will help some… Continue Reading

Water Works Community Orchard

Water Works Community Orchard

March 2016 saw the planting of Barrhead’s first community orchard. With a wee bit of preparation for drainage and a local farmer applying a healthy dose of fertiliser, the field along Glasgow Road was ready for planting. S1 pupils from Barrhead High School were the first to visit the orchard site and, following a rough… Continue Reading

First Post

First Post

Welcome the Water Works news blog. Here you can find out what is going on at the Water Works and how to get involved. This logs activities from 2016 onwards, so happy reading and don’t forget to sign up as a friend of the Water Works. Continue Reading

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