Glenmavis games area open for play

Pupils enjoy multi-use pitch

Glenmavis MUGGA pitch

Pupils from New Monkland Primary School have officially opened a new multi-use games area at Rydenmains Road, Glenmavis.

Featuring basketball and football facilities, the play area received £60,000 of funding from the Airdrie Local Area Partnership development programme.

Councillor Alan Beveridge, Convener of the Local Area Partnership said: "We are delighted to support this development and pleased that funding from the Local Development Programme can provide such a fantastic facility for young people in Glenmavis."

Pupils from New Monkland Primary were invited to take part in a competition to design a sign for the new facility.  The winners were announced on the day and prizes which were kindly donated by Glenmavis Community Council were awarded to Lola Hunt, Amy Kirkland, Leah More and Eilidh Cochrane who all contributed to the winning design.

Matt Costello, Community Partnership Manager with North Lanarkshire Council said: "This is an excellent example of local people working together with council officers to develop a much needed community facility which will be enjoyed by local children and young people for years to come."

Local councillors Tommy Morgan, Alan Beveridge and Sophia Coyle joined members of the Glenmavis Community group at the opening ceremony on Thursday 28 February.

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