We are a small community group, who have access to an Urban woodland in the middle of Clarkston.
We run lots of different sessions in the woods for a variety of different age ranges, from 2 year olds with our outdoor playgroup - up to 16 year olds when we run groups for children with additional support needs.
We have been here for 4 years now and a lot has changed.
More recently we have been developing the 'other side' of the woods, we have an area for playgroup and a mini orchard, but this side is not accessible for disabled access.
Our Grand Plan is to have a sheltered 'Garden Room' placed in this area, which would enable us to provide safe space for our more vulnerable visitors, however that is a for a bigger budget.
To start us off, we want to start preparing the space we have, removing the debris and laying paths, to enable us to be bringing wheelchairs onto site sooner rather than later.
We would need to prepare the path sites, create a more level surface and then would lay soil and grass protecting netting down, which would allow the grass to regrow, but having a surface that was more hard wearing.
We currently work alongside East Renfrewshire Inclusive Support and the Charity SupERkids, providing weekend and holiday clubs for children with additional support needs.
If we are able to make these changes, we would be able to make the experience for these children so much better!