Planters spruce up Main Street
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 email@example.com 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