WORK is underway to create a range of paths and access improvements at a local greenspace.

West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) confirmed that works began at Faifley Knowes on Monday (August 7) and will take around 20 weeks to complete.

The local authority has been working with Green Action Trust since 2020 to develop plans and secure funding to improve the site for both local residents and wildlife.

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An online consultation was carried out in May 2021 and highlighted strong community support for a variety of access and habitat improvement works.

WDC confirmed these will now be undertaken and carried out across the site.

The work will include extensive path upgrades such as path resurfacing and drainage work, removing steps and replacing with a slope where possible given the gradient to make access easier for all visitors, entrance improvements, and repairing or replacing bridges.

During this time path closures will be necessary for health and safety reasons during path construction.

It is noted that diversions will be in place.

Douglas McAllister, West Dunbartonshire’s Provost, said: “This is great news for Faifley and will be welcomed by constituents. 

“The funding secured for the developments was boosted last year with a successful bid by local resident, Mr Sam Gibson, who gained strong community support for funding from West Dunbartonshire Council’s Community Projects pilot scheme.

“The work will take almost 20 weeks to complete, but Faifley residents can expect a range of access and habitat improvement works to be carried out on the site.   

“Faifley Knowes has always been a well-loved site for local people and a significant source of wildlife, and I hope that the completion of the improvement works will allow local residents to again enjoy either spending time or walking through Faifley Knowes again, and I wish to thank Green Action Trust for their help and contribution towards this project.”

Last year, biodiversity improvement works including woodland management, planting native trees, and dealing with invasive species such as laurel and bracken were undertaken.

For further information or to view the plans visit Green Action Trust’s website HERE or contact