Pals will be sit­ting pretty thanks to do­na­tion

Paisley Daily Express - - It’s Time To Play Your Part, Young People Urged -

Visi­tors to a spruced up park will have the per­fect place to rest their legs thanks to a brand new bench.

Com­mu­nity vol­un­teers from Pals of the Priv­ies have been work­ing hard over the past year to trans­form Glen­coats Park in Fer­gus­lie Park, known lo­cally as the Priv­ies.

They’ve had great suc­cess so far with a pop­u­lar su­per­hero trail, fairy gar­den and com­mu­nity events all bring­ing the space back into use.

Now they’ve had a be­spoke bench cre­ated and do­nated by City Gate Con­struc­tion in the heart of the park.

Karen Camp­bell, chair of Pals of the Priv­ies, said ev­ery­one was very grate­ful for the bench.

She said: “The bench is near the Glen­coats Drive en­trance to the park. It says Fer­gus­lie across the back and looks great.

“We are very grate­ful to City Gate Con­struc­tion for their kind do­na­tion.”

Karen said the group’s re­cent Hal­loween event at­tracted around 300 peo­ple to the park, de­spite the wet weather on the night.

And a laser tag event is also ex­pected to have more than 100 peo­ple en­joy­ing the park.

A City Gate Con­struc­tion (CGC) spokesman said: “We were de­lighted to help out and this new bench un­doubt­edly con­trib­utes to the re­gen­er­a­tion of this area.

“CGC ap­plauds the hard work and ef­fort put in to trans­form this piece of land and it re­flects the com­mu­nity spirit which ex­ists in Fer­gus­lie Park.

“CGC is proud of our Pais­ley roots and we re­main com­mit­ted to help­ing our com­mu­ni­ties.”

Take a seat From left are Demi Don­nell, Karen Camp­bell, Terri Don­nell, Ni­cole Dick­son (CGC) and Joanne Don­nelly with (front) seven year old Olivia Don­nelly

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