Lanark Community Development Trust

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Castlebank Park

Work has been completed on the first stage of the project which will give new life to Lanark's 'jewel in the crown'

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  1. Autumn Open Day at Castlebank

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    Lovely weather brought out a large number of people to our Autumn Open Day at Castlebank Horticulture Centre on Saturday 17 September. The produce stall did a roaring trade in vegetables and plants which had been grown at the centre. The Tombola was a sell out and everybody enjoyed sitting...
  2. Castlebank gets it’s Green Flag

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    We are delighted to receive this award which recognises the hard work that our volunteers do in the park week in, week out. We have managed to transform the gardens from a wilderness into a stunning place to visit. The volunteers have created the beautiful Wallace Rose Garden from jungle...
  3. Vote for Your Favourite Park

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    We were recently awarded a Green Flag for Castlebank Park. This is a very prestigious award  which shows that Castlebank has reached certain quality benchmarks. The People’s Choice Award has opened for people to vote for their favourite Green Flag Park. Please support us by voting for Castlebank and share...
  4. Renovation of the Sawmill Building Petition

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    The petition to the Lottery is now closed. We managed to get 712 people to sign it which was an amazing number to collect in 14 days during a holiday period and let’s hope that it impresses the Lottery that the people of Lanark area really want this to happen....
  5. Help us transform the derelict Castlebank sawmill building

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    We have now submitted our application to the Big Lottery Fund for £500,000 to transform the derelict sawmill building at Castlebank Park. The Big Lottery Fund has advised us that significant public backing for our plans would help our bid and we have launched a petition in partnership with The...
  6. Castlebank Kids

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    The first session of Castlebank Kids took place yesterday. The kids had a great time running about the park on activities devised by the organisers. Storytime at the Fairy tell was a bit ‘damp’ but fun and mums and kids finished off with a snack at the polytunnels. Look out...
  7. Open Gardens Day

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    Sunday 12 June was not wonderful weather wise but was a superb day nevertheless. Castlebank was the hub garden for the cluster of gardens open under Scotland’s Gardens scheme. A large number of people came along to see both the restored areas of Castlebank and the three other wonderful open...

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