Park is look­ing bet­ter af­ter its spring clean

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Friends of Holmhills Wood Com­mu­nity Park cleared more than 30 bags of rub­bish from the green space on Sun­day.

Kick­ing off at 1pm, the weather stayed dry for the lit­ter pick­ers who met at the West Coats Road en­trance in Cam­bus­lang for the three-hour op­er­a­tion.

The event saw 12 vol­un­teers and two dogs col­lect 33 bags of lit­ter and three boxes of glass from the area around West Coats, and the older area of Holmhills Wood to the south of the park.

Hi­lary Pa­ton from the group said: “We are grate­ful to all our vol­un­teers, South La­nark­shire coun­try­side rangers ser­vice for the bags and lit­ter pick­ers, SLC land ser­vices for col­lect­ing the bags of rub­bish and would like to thank our lo­cal MP Mar­garet Fer­rier and MSP can­di­date Clare Haughey for their time and com­ing along and pick­ing up lit­ter on the day.”

The spring clean of the park comes as the char­i­ta­ble group un­veils its new park logo, de­signed and do­nated by Do­main Web De­sign Agency in Bell­shill.

Hi­lary added: “It will all help our ef­forts to clean up and im­prove the park’s im­age and help to en­cour­age more vis­i­tors from the lo­cal area.

“When peo­ple visit the park they can’t be­lieve such a stun­ning place was so near to so many houses and hid­den from view.”

Peo­ple in­ter­ested in join­ing the friends group, or tak­ing part in fu­ture clean ups can get in touch on Face­book or by email­ing holmhillspark@ya­

Youth Chil­dren as young as one took part in the clean-up op­er­a­tion

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