Fund launched to help residents improve their ‘back lanes’

GRANTS of upto £20,000 are being made available to Glasgow residents, to help them improve their ‘back lanes’.

Says an announcement from the city council (here): “Not including the city centre, Glasgow has over 900 privately-owned lanes and many are poorly looked after as owners are often unaware of their responsibility to manage and maintain these spaces.”

The announcement continues: “With a £700,000 budget to tap into, the Private Lane Improvement Fund will give owners financial support to tackle problems such as overgrown trees and vegetation, surface water and drainage difficulties and anti-social behaviour.

“It is also hoped that the fund will support communal food growing spaces and measures that promote biodiversity.

“The fund is part of a strategy to encourage owners to take a greater interest in the upkeep of their lane. 

“An online information toolkit has also been created which provides guidance on how owners, factors and landlords can best work together for the benefit of their lane.

“A growing number of groups and associations have now formed across the city to ensure their shared spaces are being maintained properly.”

Pictured: A city centre lane, Glasgow, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland