Palacerigg plans are taking shape after cash boost joy

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Donkeys will be sheltered
The key moves that will enable Palacerigg to become a top community farm and visitor attraction are well underway now.

For not only were volunteers handed £1000 last month by Cumbernauld Community Anchor Network for a new donkey shelter, a key piece of paperwork is now in the hands of the park's former owners North Lanarkshire Council.

A Community Asset Transfer Request will aim to see the Palacerigg Community Trust lease the former visitor centre, its surrounding plot, two long houses, a barn and the adjoining fields.

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And if they are successful the project will once again restore a facility which North Lanarkshire Council said it could no longer afford to pay for.A spokesperson explained: " This is to provide an accessible area for community groups and events encouraging development of resilient community groups with ties to local people in partnership working.”

Crucially, members of the public are now being invited to have their say on the documents. which can be viewed via

Written submissions which must contain a name and address must be sent to [email protected] before Monday, March 5 at 5pm. Alternatively these should be posted to Motherwell Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB