New play area opens

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunting

Young­sters will be able to climb, spin and swing their hearts out at a new play area in Cairn­hill.

Pupils from Rochsol­loch and All Saints pri­mary schools and Air­drie South coun­cil­lors Paul Di Mas­cio and Ian McNeil gath­ered to cel­e­brate the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Cairn-Wood Play Park fa­cil­ity in Cro­marty Road.

The site boasts a range of great equip­ment, in­clud­ing swings, tod­dler and ju­nior climb­ing units, spin­ners, springers and a dish round­about for chil­dren to en­joy.

Pupils at both schools were in­vited to take part in a com­pe­ti­tion to name, and de­sign a sign for, the new play area. The win­ners were an­nounced at the of­fi­cial open­ing and prizes, which had been kindly do­nated by Po­lice Scot­land and North La­nark­shire Leisure, were awarded to Rochsol­loch’s Megan Mul­h­ern, Orla Watson and Alex McCluskey (pic­tured, above right).

Air­drie Lo­cal Area Part­ner­ship al­lo­cated £40,500 from the Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme to de­velop the won­der­ful new fa­cil­ity.

Air­drie North coun­cil­lor Alan Bev­eridge, con­vener of the Lo­cal Area Part­ner­ship, said: “This is a fan­tas­tic new fa­cil­ity and we hope to see lots of lo­cal chil­dren and fam­i­lies here en­joy­ing them­selves over the com­ing months and years.”

Matt Costello, coun­cil com­mu­nity part­ner­ship man­ager, added: “We’re de­lighted to sup­port this de­vel­op­ment and pleased that fund­ing from the Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme can pro­vide such a fan­tas­tic play space for young peo­ple in Cairn­hill.”

Play time Coun­cil­lors McNeil and Di Mas­cio (cen­tre) join pupils and other guests at the grand open­ing

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