The Barrmill Conservation Group (BCG) is a group of like-minded volunteers dedicated to improving the appearance, amenities, and natural environment of the Barrmill, Greenhills, and Burnhouse communities for the benefit of locals and visitors. We are committed to making environmental improvements to benefit our community and our local biodiversity.
The group is an initiative set up under the auspices of the Barrmill & District Community Association and works with the advice and assistance of the NAC Ranger Service, NAC Streetscene, BTCV, etc.
Projects include various improvements at the Community Centre, Barrmill Park, the Vale Grove, Dead Man’s Planting, Greenhills, etc.
The group works on the second Saturday of every month from 11am to 3pm and is fully insured through NAC and BTCV. New members are always welcome. Events are also held, such as training, biological recording, bat walks, etc.
In May 2019, Fiona Fisher was appointed as the Barrmill Outdoor Community Development Officer.
The post is funded by a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund and is a part-time 3-year post to work with our volunteers and partners to develop a calendar of events and activities centred around the 4 themes of our community woodland garden – nature, horticulture, health, and history.