|Bishopton Environmental Group (BEG) is a sub committee of the Council. Its origins go back to June 2002 when the Council agreed to set up a committee that would focus on environmental activities such as the campaign to clear the village of litter (Clean up Bishopton).|
BEG first met in August 2002 and subsequently agreed that its aims and objectives would cover support for "the preservation, conservation, restoration and development of the environment of Bishopton for the benefit of the public". The Group considers how various aspects of village life might be improved.
Since that early start, the Environment Group has involved itself with
During 2005, BEG was principally involved with identifying the implications for the village of the proposed ROF development.
In 2006, BEG will continue to keep a watching brief on the potential for the ROF Field, but has also found a new focus in the impact of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act and the opportunity afforded by the Act to significantly improve the paths in and around the village for recreational purposes. This has involved running a series of consultation activities on paths and providing feedback to Renfrewshire Council on the results of the consultation. Thereafter, it is intended to undertake a Feasibility Study into implementing the results of the consultation, followed by projects to deliver the planned paths.
A separate sub-page has been set up to provide information on the Core Paths Project