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Local Volunteers Make a Big Difference

A big "Thank You" to the volunteers from Lanton Park, who have been clearing up the embankment on Merrylee Road.

A group of about 14 residents from the estate worked hard for two Sundays to remove the leaves and debris (even including an old tyre!) that had accumulated there to leave the area spic and span.

Lanton Park Gardening Convener, Alan Leitch, said that, while contractors are employed to carry out the regular ground maintenance on the Estate, a new "Gardening Club" of 20+ members has been established with a view to taking a " more collaborative" approach to maintenance with the contractors. Clearing the embankment is the latest stage in a project that has already included re-turfing an area, where an overgrown Leylandii had been removed - and they have big plans to introduce more colour to the Estate.

Could this be a way forward for other areas?