Hawthorn Bank in South Queensferry set to be redeveloped

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Youngsters at Tom Thumb Nursery could have a 
brand new play area by
August thanks to the 
Greenferry Trust.

The charity organisation is in charge of upgrading the land at Hawthorn Bank and committee member David Hutcheson laid out the big plans for the area.

He said: “We want to transform the land into a community green space. It will be for everyone and will give the nursery pupils an area to play in as well.”

The work will be done in three phases with the first task being to level off the land and put down turf on the 300 sq. metre area.

The works will not be cheap but, thanks to generous grants from Almond Neighbourhood Partnership, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors and Scotmid Co-operative, the group has 
over £6000.

David said: “We have had amazing support from all the funders and the council, and hopefully soon the community will be able to enjoy Hawthorn Bank.”

Debbie Urquhart, manager of Tom Thumb Nursery, said: “The land is wasted at the moment so the work being planned is a benefit to everyone in the community.

“Plus, it means the children will have a nice safe play space where they can explore, look after flower beds and have fun.”