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We’ve been quite lucky with the weather recently and we’re even more fortunate to have so many great things to do on our doorstep.
From walks and parks to restaurants and cafés, there’s lots to explore in and around the Royal Burgh - which makes it all the more disappointing that the work carried out by the volunteers at Castlebank Park continues to be plagued by vandalism.
The fairy dell letter box was damaged last week and now the planters at the Wallace memorial at Castlegate, prepared by the volunteers, have also been spoiled. Combined with the recent theft of new yew hedging at the pond and tyre dumping down the gulley towards Castlebank House, it’s easy to see why the volunteers are becoming increasingly frustrated.
There’s a lot of truth behind the saying that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone and Lanark would be a poorer place without the work carried out by the team at Castlebank.
This week’s editorial might seem a bit doom and gloom, so let’s end on a high note. It’s great to see Lanark in Bloom with their new van after a successful crowdfunding campaign and support from local organisations; a great cause for a great local group!