More funds may be needed for playpark

Coun­cil­lor wants fa­cil­ity vil­lage can be proud of

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

More fund­ing may be re­quired to put the fin­ish­ing touches to the new New­mains playpark.

The new park has been given the go-ahead on ground at the NCT Cen­tre and has al­ready been given £ 90,000 of fund­ing from North La­nark­shire Coun­cil, but more may be re­quired to com­plete the project.

Coun­cil­lor Robert McKen­drick at­tended a meet­ing with the coun­cil’s play ser­vices man­ager Ross Dunn and mem­bers of New­mains Ac­tiv­ity Group and pro­vided an up­date on how the plans were pro­gress­ing.

He said: “My­self and mem­bers of the ac­tiv­ity group met with the coun­cil’s Ross Dunn and we have still to meet the coun­cil’s ground main­te­nance team to see what the next move is to be.

“We all agreed that we had to look at the ground at New­mains Health Cen­tre and the NCT Cen­tre.

“We al­ready have £90,000 for the new park which is great, but we may have to look for more fund­ing.

“That could be com­mu­nity fund­ing or other ex­ter­nal funds.

“We want to have a park that ev­ery­one in New­mains can be proud of.”

There has been a grow­ing clam­our for bet­ter playpark fa­cil­i­ties in New­mains fol­low­ing the up­grade or con­struc­tion of a num­ber of other parks in vil­lages nearby.

In the past two years new parks in Over­town, Craigneuk and Harthill have been com­pleted.

Speak­ing last year at the time fund­ing was se­cured, Coun­cil­lor McKen­drick said: “A good park is some­thing that we are miss­ing in New­mains.

“We have a num­ber of smaller ar­eas with swings in the schemes but it would be great if we had a new, mod­ern swing park and play­ing area for the whole com­mu­nity.”

Play fa­cil­i­ties Coun­cil­lor McKen­drick wants a bet­ter playpark for New­mains

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