Funding secured for Linlithgow garden development

The draft plans for Learmonth Gardens upgrade
The draft plans for Learmonth Gardens upgrade

A community garden is to undergo a transformation after £50,000 was awarded to the project from Linlithgow Town Centre Management Group.

Learmonth Gardens in Linlithgow will be upgraded after it was announced at a committee meeting that an additional £40,000 would be added to the existing funds to allow work to take place.

Decorative railings, stone walls, handrails, ramps and new lighting will be installed as part of the planned upgrade.

Remedial work to existing walls will be carried out after a structural engineering report is completed.

Long grass and bulbs will also be planted to provide a splash of colour, and will be an improvement to the current mown grass.

The future of the floral beds within the garden is not to be included as part of the project, and will instead be down to community groups such as Burgh Beautiful.

A group of volunteers from Burgh Beautiful recently made a plea for assistance from the community after it was announced that flower planters and beds throughout Linlithgow were under threat due to cuts.

The group behind the plans have been in talks with Network Rail as the work being carried out to electrify the line between Glasgow and Edinburgh could impact when the development at Learmonth Gardens can begin.

Comments made on the first draft plans were taken into account and the latest draft is currently out for the public to view.

More information can be found at www.westlothian.gov.uk/parkinfo and anyone who would like to be on the mailing list for a park or to be kept up-to-date with the park improvement process,should contact Becky Plunkett by email on becky.plunkett@westlothian.gov.uk or 01506 776542.