A brighter appearance for Cambuslang Main Street is being provided by 15 street planters positioned all along the street, each containing a rowan or cherry tree. The planters will be filled with plants and flowers in May. In addition, brackets have begun to be fitted to shops and businesses to take hanging baskets which will be hung in May also. The improvements have been organised by Cambuslang Community Council under its ‘Greening the Main Street’ programme, funded by a £35,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Communities Capital Fund.
The work was carried out by members of Cambuslang Community Council, with a great and valued input from James and Scott Stevenson (Urban Alfresco Community Garden Centre, Johnson Drive) and George Bruce and a team from First Steps Future Training, as well as South Lanarkshire Council’s Community Payback Team.
The planting and future improvements to Cambuslang Main Street is being undertaken by a new group – Cambuslang in Bloom – set up by Cambuslang Community Council together with Cambuslang Allotment Gardens. If you would like to contribute a few hours a month to Cambuslang in Bloom, please email the group firstname.lastname@example.org.