It was a beautiful day on Sunday for the memorial service. There was a large turnout for the service at the War Memorial. There was a further service at the Church. The church building itself is still closed for renovations which are scheduled to finish in January. In the meantime, services go on as usual in the Village Hall in the Wynd.
The second photograph which is very haunting was taken in 2012. Both photographs were taken by Lawrie Morgan-Klein. With next year being the 100th anniversary of the start of the first World War, the Village Community Council and CVAC will be discussing how to mark it. We have already invested in poppy seed for summer planting.
Have you received your postcard yet? Over the last month the Community Council has been delivering cards to every household in the village. Apart from nice photographs, the card has all the contact information you need to stay in touch with what is happening in the village. If you haven’t had one, telephone 01236 729086.
This aerial photograph of the east end of Jubilee Park has plans for a pond superimposed onto it. This is a collaborative project between Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community (CVAC), Cumbernauld Living landscape, frog Life, Scottish Wildlife Trust and North Lanarkshire Council. The idea is to add to the already beautiful bog gardens here.
The pond would be a haven for wildlife such as frogs and toads and possibly wild ducks (some have been seen near the bog gardens). The pond would be 30cms deep in the middle and deepest part. The idea of the drainage system is to feed the pond and also to reduce the number of times that the path from Wigtoun Place up past the school is flooded by the burn bursting its banks. The project has a lot of conservation and educational potential. Let us know what you think via twitter, facebook , email or coming to community council meetings.