Caravan Club pitch up at country park

Councillor Helen McKenna joins (l-r) NLC's head of land services Kenneth Wilson, Caravan Club's senior development manager Grahame Passfield and NLC surveyor David Baird to inspect the plans for the new site.
Councillor Helen McKenna joins (l-r) NLC's head of land services Kenneth Wilson, Caravan Club's senior development manager Grahame Passfield and NLC surveyor David Baird to inspect the plans for the new site.

WORK has started on the improved £2 million caravan and camping site at Strathclyde Park.

Last year North Lanarkshire Council granted a 60-year lease to the Caravan Club for the long-established site near the Raith Interchange entrance to the park.

Once refurbised the site will include two toilet and shower blocks, an information room, a dog walk area, cycle racks and a children’s play area.

These facilities will support a 107-pitch touring caravan site with space for 50 tents and 296 caravan storage pitches.

The Caravan Club’s senior development manager, Grahame Passfield, said: “This is going to be a superb site for caravanners and campers.

“Our design is intended to create more than just basic facilities. As well as the necessary amenities, it will be attractively landscaped and maintained, and will be of considerable benefit to the local community.”

The work is expected to take until the end of November and the site will become part of the Caravan Club network at the end of the year.

Full story in March 14 edition of Times & Speaker