A community memorial garden has been officially opened in Udingin

A new community memorial garden has been officially opened in Udungston, Tornewood.

Residents of the Tornewood community council, which covers Birkenshaw, Tannochside, Viewpark and Fallside, officially opened the park last weekend.

Councilor Bob Burrows was born and raised in a wasteland that is not visible alongside the safety of the tannins.

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Patricia Warren, secretary of the Tornood Community Council, told Lanarshire: “For the past 18 months it has been stressful for many of us and we thought we should create a memorial garden from this wasteland.

Like many places, we have lost people in the area due to illness related to Viva and Covi, so this gives due respect to the lost relatives.

We have worked with local groups such as Viewpark Conservation Group, Viewpark Gardens Allotments, Viewpark Gardens Trust and Men’s Shed. These groups have provided good value for bench seats, plant donations, and lots of advice.

Family and friends flocked to the new garden

Two benches were also set up in the compound to commemorate David Saunder and Jim Coffin, known for their work in the area.

Boards have been erected on the fence to create a memorial wall, which is gaining popularity among the locals.

The garden was officially opened last Saturday by the families of the men as well as residents and elected councilors Bob Boros, the land was secured by Helen Lawran, Jordan Linden and Angela Campbell.

People remembered what they lost

The guests then came to the nearby Tanoxide and Brexit Minerals Safety Club and were welcomed by the community council.

Patricia added: “The community council agreed to set up a committee to ensure the safety of mines after the death of many of their members during the epidemic. Run.

Memorial benches are planted in the garden

“Over the past few weeks, we have been running a school uniform bank in partnership with councilors Nora Moonie and Helen Lawran, which has been very successful and we hope to facilitate more projects in the future.

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Tuesday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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