More funds may be needed for playpark
Councillor wants facility village can be proud of
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