Cam­bus­lang grows greener

Rutherglen Reformer - - Debt Help & Advice - Edel Ke­nealy

Pri­mary schools, nurs­eries and high- rise flats in Cam­bus­lang will be awash with flow­ers this year.

A fur­ther five schemes have been given a cash in­jec­tion as part of Green­ing Cam­bus­lang, an en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tive run by the town’s com­mu­nity coun­cil.

This week it pro­vided fund­ing for plant pots and bird­houses to brighten up the fence around James Ai­ton Pri­mary School, com­mu­nity gar­dens for the Lit­tle Ras­cal Tod­dlers Group, Up­stairs Kids Klub, and West­burn nurs­eries and plants and flow­ers for flats at Keirs Walk, cen­tral Cam­bus­lang, Ar­ran Tower, Whit­law­burn and East­field Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Cash was also pro­vided to in­stall flood­light­ing at the Cir­cuit Youth Project.

Uni­ver­sal Con­nec­tions was given a grant to help young peo­ple make knit­ted de­signs to wrap around street fur­ni­ture such as rail­ings, phone boxes and benches. Called yarn bomb­ing, the project is in­tended to bring dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions to­gether to learn from each other.

Col­lec­tively the projects have re­ceived around £9000.

It brings the to­tal in­vest­ment by the Green­ing Cam­bus­lang Fund to £20,000, with eight other schemes of­fered grant fund­ing last month.

All 14 com­mu­nity groups to ben­e­fit from the ini­tia­tive gath­ered at Cam­bus­lang’s Toll Pitch Pav­il­lion last week to cel­e­brate.

John Bachtler, trea­surer of Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, said: ““A lot of work has gone into de­vel­op­ing re­ally imag­i­na­tive projects that will make a real dif­fer­ence to the area.

“It was lovely to see every­one cel­e­brat­ing the suc­cess­ful projects at the Toll Pitch Pav­il­ion and we look for­ward to see­ing the results over the sum­mer.”

John also paid trib­ute to the team from Healthy n Happy Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Trust who helped lo­cal groups de­velop their project ideas.

He added: “The Green­ing Cam­bus­lang project would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the work of Jan Tay­lor and her col­leagues Sally, Kenny and Laura. They have worked tire­lessly over the past three month to pro­mote the fund and help lo­cal peo­ple come up with vi­able projects.

“We are re­ally for­tu­nate to have such a ded­i­cated group as HnH work­ing for the good of the com­mu­nity.”

Green Wendi McNiven of Keirs Walk ac­cepts a cheque from John Bachtler

De­lighted Re­mem­brance gar­den com­mit­tee mem­bers

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