Garrison House was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 2001, but the due to funding challenges CCDC could not complete all the improvement in the grounds to create a formal landscaped appearance.

Cumbrae Community Development Company (CCDC) would like to formally thank the Kelburn Wind Farm for the funds to commence the ‘clean-up’ project at Garrison House.

CCDC received £2,000 towards the clean-up project from Kelburn Wind Farm; and added another £8,000 to undertake this project.

CCDC are also grateful to Mr Neil Gallacher of Complete Solutions (FM) for his very generous discounts to use his company earth moving equipment and contractors to create new useable space within the Garrison Grounds. This has allowed us to also tackle several other sections within the grounds that have become overgrown with weeds, brambles and trees stumps. The areas have now been re-seeded; and we will see a big difference in these areas in 2016.

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Over successive years large massive amounts of rubble, rubbish and household dumping have been deposited within the grounds. This rubbish included old fence posts and concrete from the old tennis courts were dumped at the rear of these grounds and found their way into the old ornamental pond; and in effect created a waste dumping area. This area, regretfully is adjacent to the community gardens; so we needed to tackle this problem and turn it back into an area of beauty.

CCDC has successfully engaged with Third Sector entity ‘Village SOS’ to develop a bankable business plan to resurrect the pond area; and we hope to have a business plan in place by mid-November. Watch this space for further news on the second stage of this project.

On behalf of the Board of Cumbrae Community Development Company, we would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience whilst we undertook these works.

Michael Bertram
Chief Executive Officer.