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Motion ref. S5M-23337

Congratulations to Stirling Workstart of Forth Valley College

Submitted by: Dean Lockhart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne, Miles Briggs, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Peter Chapman, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Gordon Lindhurst, Stuart McMillan, Margaret Mitchell, Alex Rowley, Alexander Stewart, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament congratulates the Stirling-based volunteer group, Stirling Workstart of Forth Valley College, on winning the Path Skillz Group of the year at the 2020 Paths for All Volunteer Awards; understands that the group received the prestigious award for significantly transforming path links in the local area, namely by clearing a blocked path in Plean Country Park by chopping down overgrown branches and creating drainage areas; notes that the volunteers were faced with a number of challenging weather conditions during the project such as heavy rain, wind and snow; further understands that Paths for All works with the Scottish Government and 30 partners in order to support and deliver national policies, such as the National Walking Strategy and other active travel initiatives; recognises that the charity also awards thousands of pounds of grants to other similar projects, and wishes Stirling Workstart and other similar volunteer groups the best of luck in their efforts to promote walking and improve environments for people to be active in.