Fun-filled summer for children

Children in Bearsden are in for a fun-filled summer, thanks to a new state-of-the-art playground in Thorn Park which cost £55,000 to build.

The impressive new community facility, which was officially launched by Bearsden Councillor Ashay Ghai, was created as part of the council’s five-year Capital Play Programme.

The project was partly funded by West Point Homes, as part of the Scotus College Development in Bearsden.

Located in the park at the end of Thorn Road, the play park incorporates a wide range of exciting play equipment with a dedicated toddler play area as well as facilities for older children including swings and climbing frames.

The play park is made from Robinia, a beautiful, durable wood which will allow it to blend in perfectly with the surrounding parkland and environment.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of the East Dunbartonshire Council and convenor of neighbourhood services, said: “This new play park is nothing short of stunning.

“Not only does it look like a lot of fun, but it’s also beautifully made and crafted from the finest, hard-wearing materials.

“Our sincere thanks go to West Point Homes who made this project possible.”

One local resident who could not be happier with the new play park is Dr John Payne, who contacted East Dunbartonshire Council back in 2012, regarding the lack of play facilities in the area.

He said: “I’m delighted to see a fantastic new playground in Bearsden.

“When my family moved here a few years ago we were very disappointed that there was no playgrounds close by for our children to use.

“I hope it will be enjoyed by many young children in the area over the next few years.”