Public welcome bridge mural idea
Calls to involve schoolchildren in design
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
Plans Bridge near Shieldmuir Station