Last week work started to clear the site of the new Cumbernauld Community Memorial Peace Garden. The vacant area of land, located next to Greenfaulds Bowling Club, was badly overgrown and work has now begun to transform the area into a thriving memorial garden. With the assistance of Cumbernauld Army Cadet Force, Cumbernauld Environmental Society, Cumbernauld Rotary Club, Cumbernauld Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Cumbernauld Royal British Legion, Greenfaulds Bowling Club, and North Lanarkshire Council, as well as many others from throughout the town; the area will be cleared over the next month or so before landscaping begins. It is hoped much of the work will be completed in time to commemorate the Centenary of World War 1 in early August.
Adam Smith, Vice-Chair of Cumbernauld Environmental Society, said “We are delighted to see work begin on the Cumbernauld Community Memorial Peace Garden site. There are natural concerns around the commemoration of war but we want to make very clear that this project will not be working to celebrate war in any way and the site will not become a new memorial. By working with our project partners in the Royal British Legion, and the military cadets, we’ll be ensuring that sensitivities are taken into account when delivering this project. The finished Peace Garden will be a fantastic example of what communities can achieve when they work together and we look forward to progressing the project to completion”.
The Cumbernauld Community Memorial Peace Garden project will be the main topic of discussion when Cumbernauld Environmental Society holds their monthly meeting tomorrow, Thursday 27th February, at 7pm in New College Lanarkshire’s Cumbernauld Campus (formerly Cumbernauld College), and anyone is welcome to attend.