Group want ideas for park

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion are look­ing for ideas for the fu­ture of a small park.

Burn­side in Bloom have been leaflet­ing res­i­dents about Dou­glas Av­enue Park in High Burn­side.

The fa­cil­ity, which is found be­tween Dou­glas Av­enue and Craw­furd Road, con­tains a swing park, but the group feel it is no longer ad­e­quate for the needs of the area.

They now hope to dis­cuss the is­sue at a meet­ing in the next few weeks.

Burn­side in Bloom sec­re­tary, Mal­colm Pig­gott, grew up on Dou­glas Av­enue and ad­mit­ted that they were keen to see it re­stored.

He said:“We’ve had quite a lot of in­ter­est.

“The wee park is down on its heels a bit when you com­pare it to the likes of Over­toun Park, which is a model we have looked at.

“I was brought up near it and a lot of peo­ple in the group go through it with their grand­chil­dren.

“The play equip­ment is very old, it is not ad­e­quate and it doesn’t re­ally ex­cite any­one.”

Set up with an aim to im­prove the vis­ual en­vi­ron­ment of the area, Burn­side in Bloom have car­ried out a num­ber of projects in the area.

Some of their work has in­cluded hang­ing flower bas­kets above stores as well as clean­ing up the rail­way em­bank­ment.

In­ter­ested par­ties can email Mal­colm on mal­colm.pig­got@ ntl­ or leave com­ments on the Burn­side in Bloom web­site, www. burn­sid­ein­bloom.word­

Views Burn­side In Bloom want to know your views on the fu­ture of Dou­glas Av­enue Park

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