A bank of ideas on how to transform Hawthorn eyesore

General view of Hawthorn Bank park
General view of Hawthorn Bank park

Proposals to create a community garden in Queensferry, transforming a derelict space, have received overwhelming support from the local community.

GreenFerry chairwoman Juliette Lee, who co-ordinated an event to explore the area, said: “People brought lots of ideas with them for Hawthorn Bank including a ‘natural play space’ for children, hopscotch and climbing frames, a sensory garden, picnic area, community orchard or a garden for elderly patrons.

‘‘But the majority of ideas focused on a natural play area and seating space.”

Those who could not attend last Saturday also submitted letters or emails with proposals.

Juliette added: “I think it is wonderful that this area has been identified for care and attention.

“It is a lovely area in the heart of Queensferry and it would be fabulous to see it developed.”

The next stage in the process is now to create a design brief for a landscape 
architect to survey the site and put together preliminary 
designs with costings.

GreenFerry will now look to source funding to take the project forward. If anyone has any ideas for funding 
please email www.greenferry.org.uk.