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LOCAL SNP MSP, Jamie Hepburn has paid his congratulations to local community organisation, Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park, after they were awarded a four-figure grant sum.
The group, which started back in June 2005, was successful in winning a slice of the Big Lottery Fund's "Investing in ideas" scheme.
The group's win was equal to 5% of the total amount given out to ten community groups across Scotland. Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park scooped £4'980 of the £91'508 package up for grabs.
The success will mean that the organisation will be able to fund a local consultation, which will go on to shape the future of the park land, from paths to signs. Their consultation is predicted to start in the late autumn.
Congratulating the group, Jamie Hepburn MSP, lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament. It read: "That the Parliament congratulates the Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park on its successful application to Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in Ideas programme; notes that it secured a total of £4,980 funding which it aims to use to part-fund a community consultation on the future development of Cumbernauld Community Park; further notes what it considers to be the valuable work carried out by the Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park in ensuring that the ambitions of the community for their park are realised, and further congratulates all other successful applicants and wishes them well in their endeavours."
Commenting later, Jamie said: “This is great news for everyone who makes use of the park. I would like to congratulate Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park on their successful application to the Big Lottery Fund. This is recognition of all the hard work done by the group over the last few years.”
“I would also like to wish them well in their public consultation and I look forward to seeing them realise their ambitions for Cumbernauld Community Park. This funding is an important step towards that. I would also urge all those interested to visit the group’s website for updates on how they can get involved in the consultation process.”
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