Castlecary play facility opened

Families now have a stunning new play area to enjoy in the heart of the village


The features include a castle tower - the first of its type in the country - a roundabout, swings, a rope climbing unit and picnic tables. 

Albert MacBeath from Castlecary Community Council said: "I'd like to thank the Local Area Partnership and North Lanarkshire Council for providing funding for the new play area, which has transformed this space. What has been created here is a work of art and we are grateful for all of the support we have received. 

"I would also like to thank the contractor Kompan for donating goodie bags for the children."

Following the speech a ribbon to mark the opening was cut by Joyce Ferguson and Marjory MacBeath from Castlecary Community Council.

Councillor Fannan, Convener of the Local Area Partnership, said: "This is a wonderful new facility for the children of Castlecary to enjoy and is a direct result of CultureNL Play Services and North Lanarkshire Council working in partnership with the local community." 

Local children are now working on a new sign for the play area at Castle View which will be added to the site this summer.

Cumbernauld Local Area Partnership allocated £20,000 from the Local Development Programme to develop the facility with additional funding contributed by the council's Education Youth and Communities and Land Management sections. 

The community gathered to celebrate the official opening of the new facility on Friday 25 May 2018 along with local councillors Tom Fisher, Alan Masterton and Gillian Fannan.


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