Oct 14 2009 by Iain Howie, Stirling Observer Wednesday
STIRLING Tories have stated their green credentials by reviving an overgrown garden area in the city’s Kings Park.
A team of local Conservative volunteers led by Stirling parliamentary candidate Bob Dalrymple and local councillor Neil Benny cleared up the Peace of Mind Garden.
In consultation with the Friends of Kings Park Group, and with the agreement of Stirling Council, local party activists set to work.
A team of 15 volunteers cleared litter and weeds from the whole garden. The front section was then swept, and has had new plants added.
The plan is to use part of the garden as an area for local schoolchildren to plant flowers, and show off their own art.
Mr Dalrymple said: “All over the country, Conservative volunteers are demonstrating that they are truly engaged with their local communities via social action projects such as these. I am very proud of Stirling’s contribution. I hope that local people will now be able to enjoy this beautiful garden for years to come.”
Councillor Benny added: “It was hard work but definitely worth it. We’d like to thank the Friends of Kings Park for its support and Stirling Council for help with the initial strimming and clearing away the rubbish at the end. It was a real team effort.”