NEW GAR­DEN

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Cam­bus­lang res­i­dents have the chance to re­lax in com­fort­able sur­round­ings this sum­mer.

Last week saw the of­fi­cial open­ing of the new Cen­tral Cam­bus­lang Ten­ants and Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion sen­sory gar­den, lo­cated at Rose­bank Tower.

It was the cul­mi­na­tion of many months of hard work, which was put in the vol­un­teers from the CCTRA.

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s Hilda Al­li­son said: “To­wards the end of 2013, Cen­tral Cam­bus­lang Ten­ants and Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion had an idea of us­ing some derelict ground be­hind Rose­bank Tower to cre­ate a sen­sory gar­den.

“The land is owned by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil hous­ing depart­ment and we had to carry out a con­sul­ta­tion with lo­cal ten­ants and res­i­dents be­fore per­mis­sion was then given to start cre­at­ing the sen­sory gar­den.

“The first thing was to find enough fund­ing to en­sure that the gar­den could begin and so the jour­ney be­gan.

“Now, just over 18 months later, the gar­den is com­plete and ready for ev­ery­one to come along and en­joy.

“Sit­ting in the sun­shine and meet­ing oth­ers is good for ev­ery­one and there is a small mini-al­lot­ment where bud­ding gar­den­ers are grow­ing veg­eta­bles, etc.

“There is plenty of seat­ing and even an eight seater pic­nic bench, with para­sol, to have your lunch. We even man­aged to raise enough money to pur­chase a bar­be­cue!”

Last Thurs­day, June 4, Alas­tair Reid from the South La­nark­shire Ten­ant Devel­op­ment Sup­port Project of­fi­cially opened the gar­den and the CCTRA vicechair Sylvia Moore gave a short speech thank­ing all for their help and as­sis­tance in bring­ing this idea to re­al­ity.

De­spite the bad weather, all in­vited guests at­tended and some lo­cal res­i­dents

Gar­den gang The launch of the new sen­sory gar­den at Rose­bank Tower

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