Cambuslang grows greener
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