A HELENSBURGH community group is planning an open day next month to show off its plans for a woodland in the town after holding a neighbourhood clean-up event.

Members of the Helensburgh Community Woodlands Group filled a skip with rubbish collected from the town’s Castle Wood in the space of just two hours.

Convenor of the group Andy Donald said: “We filled the skip in two hours, which was brilliant, and someone subsequently gave us an anonymous donation that covered the skip as well. Our sincere thanks.

“Local people looking after their local neighbourhood, it was a great afternoon.”

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The group officially took over the ownership of the Castle Wood in November, having worked for more than a decade to try and secure the land for community use.

The Scottish Land Fund awarded £117,128 to the group to support its buy-out of the two hectare site, though the group's hopes of buying a second patch of land at nearby Cumberland Avenue fell through after the Scottish Govenrment knocked back their bid for funding.

The group is currently planning an open day in August, when they will look to share more details of a plan install an all-abilities pathway to allow wheelchair users to enjoy the wood, as well as looking to construct a professionally designed wetland.

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