LANGHOLM Social Club is pleased to announce that, after much hard work, Dumfries and Galloway Council has successfully obtained significant funding to improve the memorial gardens and repair the memorial in Buccleuch Park.
This has taken hard work and perseverance and thanks go to Nicola Simpson and Councillor Archie Dryburgh for their help in this matter.
The scope of the work and a tendering process still need to be done before a contract can be awarded and work begun.
David Patterson, club chairman, said: “It is very much hoped that, funding permitting, the club will be able to replace the damaged benches which are such an eyesore.
“A couple of other groups in the town have indicated they are willing to donate towards replacing the benches.
“We’ll look at the condition of the bench donated by the Langholm branch and, if it can be refurbished, we’ll seek help from the community to do this.”
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Anybody with has an interest in helping to keep the gardens in good condition can contact David on 07518 891 795 or firstname.lastname@example.org
David added: “No matter how small or large your contribution wants to be, all hands, whether it’s edging, keeping the hedge trim or a bit of weeding, will show how Langholmites and the surrounding community are proud to keep our memorial and gardens in good condition and remember all who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“Their country called and they answered, lest we forget.”
Last Sunday Mr Dryburgh laid a wreath at the memorial.
The wreath was laid for Legion Scotland on its 100th anniversary.
This year is also the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of Langholm war memorial and there will be a small wreath-laying, for the community by Mr Patterson on July 27.
Timings will be issued nearer the time.