Over the last year we have brought interpretive panels to the park to educate people on the wealth of history in the area. We have delivered community planting events and taken part in the Friends of Cumbernauld Glen fun day. We have worked with North Lanarkshire Council to ensure the park is maintained to a good standard and, following the recent National Cross Country Relay event which left the park in a poor condition, we pressed North Lanarkshire Council to make repairs as soon as possible. In conjunction with the local community we have delivered improvements to Cumbernauld House Park… but we’re not done yet.
We have recently started putting plans in place for some major projects which will enhance Cumbernauld House Park’s look, accessibility, and heritage. We are aiming to construct a full perimeter path network, from Park Way to Cumbernauld House and onwards to Cumbernauld Glen. We are working with other community groups in the area to bring a heritage trail to Cumbernauld, from Cumbernauld Village to the park. We have begun plans to study the feasibility of excavating the ruins of the former Cumbernauld Castle, with a community dig, with an aim to have them permanently on display. And, along with improved signage, we are working with North Lanarkshire Council to have the car park area and access road brought to an acceptable standard from it’s currently poor state.
We want to deliver these projects to help put Cumbernauld House Park, and Cumbernauld, on the map and to give the people of Cumbernauld a park they can be proud of and deserve… but we need your help. If you want to volunteer to help us deliver these improvements, or even just to have your say on the work we do, we would love to have you join our team, with commitment from as little as one hour a month up to whatever time you want to give.
If you want to volunteer please complete the form below. Take the time to have your say on how we improve your park.
We meet on the second Monday of every month at 7pm in the lower bar of Cumbernauld Theatre. There will be no December meeting so our next meeting will take place on Monday 14th January.
Adam Smith, Chair