Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Cam­bus­lang res­i­dents are be­ing urged to give up a spare hour or two this week­end, to help with a lit­ter pick in the Holmhills Woods Com­mu­nity Park.

The park is bor­dered by Greenlees Road, Lan­glea Road and West­ern Road.

The lit­ter pick will take place on Sun­day, June 7, from 2-4pm, to im­prove its ap­pear­ance, and those in­ter­ested should meet at the Lan­glea Road en­trance.

Or­gan­iser of the clean-up is Michelle Farmer, who has been work­ing with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil on hav­ing over­grown plants cut back, and im­prov­ing the park in gen­eral.

She hopes that the com­mu­nity in­volve­ment in the area will lead to the cre­ation of a Friends of Holmhills Park, with sim­i­lar groups hav­ing been formed for Cam­bus­lang and Over­toun Parks.

Michelle said: “We would love any­body who uses the park to come along if they can spare a cou­ple of hours on Sun­day.

“It’s been a bril­liant park since it’s been opened up af­ter all the work that’s been done by the coun­cil and the com­mu­nity pay­back team.

“Last week, I was out with the com­mu­nity pay­back team, and one man who lives across the road from the park came over and said he had no­ticed a mas­sive dif­fer­ence in the last few months.

“All the dead leaves have been taken off and that’s al­lowed more air to get through the trees, and peo­ple have said they def­i­nitely feel a lot safer now it’s been cut back and opened up, which is great to hear. We want to get as many peo­ple into the park, rather than scar­ing them away!

“He was say­ing that be­cause it’s much nicer there, he’s put a bird box up, and there’s now some wrens in it, which is great.

“He has done a cou­ple of other bits and bobs, and he will be join­ing the Friends of Holmhills Park. He wants to do sur­veys of the dif­fer­ent species that are living there, to find out what we have there, and en­cour­age more of them to breed.”

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