Planters spruce up Main Street

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

The ap­pear­ance of 15 large planters on Cam­bus­lang Main Street is the first fruit of the £35,000 grant won by town’s com­mu­nity coun­cil to spruce up the busy thor­ough­fare.

The street planters, in­stalled as part of the Cam­bus­lang in Bloom project, have been sited along the en­tire length of Main Street, each with a rowan or cherry tree.

Once the trees have prop­erly taken root, the planters will be filled with flow­ers and plants to­wards the end of May, while 50 flower bas­kets will also be hung out­side busi­ness premises in the com­ing weeks.

The flo­ral make over has made pos­si­ble thanks to the Scot­tish Govern­ment ’ s Town Cent re Com­mu­ni­ties Cap­i­tal Fund and the hard work of many in­clud­ing: James and Scott Steven­son of the Ur­ban Al­fresco Gar­den Cen­tre, Ge­orge Bruce and his team from the First Steps Fu­ture Train­ing char­ity and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity pay­back team.

Linda Wal­lace, co­or­di­na­tor of the Cam­bus­lang in Bloom group, said: “We have had a fan­tas­tic re­sponse to our ini­tial call for vol­un­teers with an in­ter­est in gar­den­ing.

“Wo rk in g to­gether with Cam­bus­lang Gar­den Al­lot­ments, we are plan­ning a pro­gramme of ac­tiv­ity for the sum­mer to im­prove the ap­pear­ance of the Main Street.

“We still need ad­di­tional mem­bers so we are ask­ing any­one in­ter­ested in be­ing in­volved in Cam­bus­lang in Bloom to con­tact us on cam­bus­lang­ or 07972 558227.”

Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is also de­lighted with the re­sponse of the busi­ness com­mu­nity along the Main Street, with each of the planters al­ready adopted by a shop will­ing to look af­ter it.

The new Cam­bus­lang in Bloom group will man­age the year-round main­te­nance of the planters and hang­ing bas­kets and other im­prove­ments to the ap­pear­ance of the Main Street in the pipe­line.


James and Scott Steven­son of the Ur­ban Al­fresco Gar­den Cen­tre vol­un­teered two days of time to man­age the tree plant­ing

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