A bloom­ing great pro­ject

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Keen ga rde ne r s in Cam­bus­lang have been called into ac­tion as the town has been awarded £35,000 to kick start an im­prove­ment pro­ject.

Cam­bus­lang in Bloom is a new pro­ject which aims to bol­ster the ap­pear­ance of the town with the use of street planters, hang­ing bas­kets and plant beds.

A joint pro­ject be­tween Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and Cam­bus­lang Al­lot­ments, the com­mu­nity coun­cil was awarded £ 35,000 from the Scot­tish Govern­ment Town Cen­tre Com­mu­ni­ties Cap­i­tal Fund to buy planters, tools, plants, bas­kets, soil and other ma­te­ri­als.

In the first stage, the fund­ing will be used to pro­vide 15 large street planters along Cam­bus­lang Main Street, hang­ing bas­kets out­side the shops, bar­rier bas­kets on the street rail­ings and a new plant bed be­tween Bank Street and the un­der­pass.

With 40 shop­keep­ers ex­press­ing an in­ter­est in hang­ing bas­kets out­side their premises and 15 large planters to be filled, the com­mu­nity coun­cil is call­ing on keen gar­den­ers to ded­i­cate some time to the pro­ject.

It is hoped in­di­vid­u­als could lend a few hours each month to help with plant­ing, dead- head­ing, prun­ing, weed­ing and look­ing af­ter the plants.

Uni­ver­sal Con­nec­tions youth club have set up the Cam­bus­lang in Bloom: UC Youth Team, and some lo­cal schools are also keen to help grow and main­tain the plants.

All tools and gloves will be pro­vided for those tak­ing part in the pro­ject.

To get in­volved, or to find out more, con­tact Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil on 07973 744807 or cam­bus­lang­comco@aol.com.

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