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New path, gate and lighting at Trust Housing Association’s Airdrie development.
Friday 22 March saw the official opening of a new path, gate and lighting at Trust Housing Association’s Airdrie development.
Trust partnered with national walking charity Living Streets Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council to improve the local area after it was discovered that tenants were finding it impossible to make everyday journeys on foot.
Tenants and staff at Dunrobin Gardens, Airdrie, have worked hard over the last few years to make this project happen, so an official opening ceremony seemed only right.
The event was attended by Alex Neil MSP, Trust staff and tenants, Living Streets staff, North Lanarkshire Council staff and pupils and teachers from St Philips. After the ribbon cutting, everyone enjoyed tea, sandwiches and cakes at the Jackson Church.
The path has already made a huge difference to Dunrobin Gardens tenants. Tenant Margaret Dornan said it was now “much easier for me for everyday use, I have difficulty walking about”. Tenant Jane Mitchell added that there is now “easier access to shops and it cuts out having to go around and up the hill”. Other tenants added that the path made a real difference and was “invaluable”.