New sensory facility is finally opened
Hilda and the CCTRA gave their thanks to all who helped with the project. She said: “We want to thank South Lanarkshire Council housing services manager Tracey O’Donnell, for allowing us use the land to create the garden.
“Thanks to Pride of Place’s Anne Hopkins-Simpson and our local representative John Edgar for financial support and also Gerry Devaney for his expertise in assisting us with the layout of the garden and plants to attract butterflies, etc.
“We acknowledge South Lanarkshire Council’s community grants, who funded a lot of the furnishing in the garden.
“Thanks to the Community trade union’s Kathleen Hunter, and the Clydesdale Bank for their generosity.
“We were helped by the South Lanarkshire Council community payback teams, particularly both Hugh, Graham and their teams for all the work they carried out.
“Last but not least, we want to thank the committee who have worked so hard toward the completion of this garden which we hope will be appreciated by all the local community for many years to come.”
Members of the association were in attendance at the TIS (Tenants Information Service) gala dinner at the Crown Plaze Hotel in Glagsow, as they were nominated for being the best Tenants and Residents Association in Scotland.
Unfortunately, the local group didn’t pick up the award, which was lifted by Gauchalland East Tenants and Residents Association. Hilda added: “We are just a very small group but at least managed to get shortlisted!”