Pub­lic wel­come bridge mu­ral idea

Calls to in­volve school­child­ren in de­sign

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Michael Tem­lett

Plans to paint a mu­ral on a bridge in Craigneuk have been wel­comed.

North La­nark­shire Coun­cil are look­ing to se­cure fund­ing for the bridge on the cor­ner of John Street and Kim­ber­ley Street af­ter plans were put in place ear­lier this year to help try and com­bat anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

Re­ports of bikes be­ing thrown off the bridge were first heard back in May at the Craigneuk Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing which shocked res­i­dents.

How­ever, now the pub­lic are back­ing the plans and hope that the coun­cil will in­volve local school chil­dren in the de­sign of the mu­ral.

At last month’s com­mu­nity coun­cil meet­ing, res­i­dent Clare McCann said: “I think it would be a good idea to in­volve the kids who also painted the mu­ral (which was show­cased in Craigneuk Li­brary) to do a tem­plate for the bridge.

“I think the kids would love it as well be­cause they’d get to see their work.”

Some of the ideas sug­gested at the meet­ing for the paint­ing of the bridge in­cluded his­tor­i­cal fig­ures from the area or land­marks like the old Raven­scraig site.

Coun­cil­lor Alan Valen­tine backed the plans and be­lieves it could help tar­get any van­dal­ism.

The SNP coun­cil­lor for Mother­well South East and Raven­scraig said: “I think that’s a great idea and when they are hav­ing the meet­ing about the plans, take the mu­ral along and show them it.

“I think it’s some­thing that if the kids are in­volved in they will be less likely to van­dalise it.”

It’s some­thing if the kids are in­volved in they will be less likely to van­dalise

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Plans Bridge near Shield­muir Station

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