Joy as town’s children get thirty grand of play money

Lanark Loch'21/3/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Lanark Loch'21/3/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

CHRISTMAS Day came three months early for the children of Lanark this week – a huge boost for plans to give them a dream playpark.

And playing the part of Santa Claus was South Lanarkshire Council which approved a £30,000 donation from the Lanark Common Good Fund to the town’s Playparks Action Group and its scheme to transform the Loch Park into a play paradise.

With an earlier donation of £50,000 from a windfarm spin-off fund, this means that the Group is now more than halfway towards its £150,000 target to create a range of new fun and leisure facilities at the lochside which will include a Wallace-themed play-fort plus new cycle and walking paths.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.