West Lothian Courier - - District News -

Around 600 peo­ple came out to cel­e­brate the of­fi­cail open­ing of Al­mond­vale Park re­cently.

Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil­lor for the En­vi­ron­ment, Tom Conn, cut a rib­bon to of­fi­cially open the park on what turned out to be a warm, sunny day.

Coun­cil­lor Conn said:“I was de­lighted to per­form the of­fi­cial open­ing. The at­mos­phere was very re­laxed and ev­ery­one seemed to en­joy the ac­tiv­i­ties which were on of­fer. Al­mond­vale Park is a great open space in the cen­tre of Liv­ingston and it has some­thing to of­fer for ev­ery age group to en­joy whether it is to visit the play park, walk, cy­cle, run or just sit and re­lax.”

The im­prove­ments were jointly funded by West Loth­ian Coun­cil and Sus­trans Scot­land’s Com­mu­nity Links pro­gramme, which is funded by Transport Scot­land. They rep­re­sent an in­vest­ment of £1.2mil­lion in to­tal.

A num­ber of or­gan­i­sa­tions at­tended on the day pro­vid­ing a va­ri­ety of in­ter­ac­tive stalls, dis­plays and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Sus­trans Scot­land Com­mu­nity Links man­ager Tom Bishop said:“We are re­ally pleased that the works have now been com­pleted at Al­mond­vale Park. The route forms a key part of Na­tional Cy­cle Net­work Route 75 and we hope that the im­prove­ments will make it eas­ier and safer for more peo­ple to walk and cy­cle for more of the jour­neys they make ev­ery day.”

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