Lamlash volunteers keep village blooming

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Lamlash Improvements Association (LIA) volunteers have helped to bring an extra bit of colour to the village by planting a number of attractive bedding plants in the village tubs.

Following the cessation of North Ayrshire Council maintaining the tubs, the villagers have taken it upon themselves, for the second year, to ensure that they are replanted each season and looking their best.

Timothy Billings, chairman of LIA and a North Ayrshire councillor, said: ‘We are so fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers that carry out jobs like these, and over the summer the tubs are watered and maintained by individuals and businesses that are close to the tubs.’

Funding for the flowers this year came from the participatory budgeting event, run earlier in the year by North Ayrshire Council. Groups were able to bid for up to £1,000, and residents voted on which projects should get the money.

Councillor Billings said: ‘With local groups, such as Lamlash Improvements, taking on work traditionally done by the Council, being able to access funding makes a huge difference. I hope that this partnership working with the council is able to continue.’