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Colourful Craigie Cross

Craigie Cross Sept 2017

Our volunteers have joined forces with residents and businesses in the Craigie area of Perth to brighten up the 'triangle' at Craigie Cross. This busy junction is used by hundreds of vehicles and pedestrians every day, but by late last year, the area was starting to look a bit unloved. During the Christmas period in 2016 businesses based around the Cross installed lights that gave the site a festive feel, and they were keen to keep up the momentum of improvement.

Chic Doogan of the popular Abbotsford Bar and our Chairman John Summers got together to hatch a plan. The resulting project has seen new gravel spread around the memorial benches, pruning of the trees in the triangle and large planters installed. Our volunteers have planted Spring and Summer plants to bring life and colour at the junction for much of the year, and the businesses are running a fundraising campaign to continue the Christmas lights. Other businesses at the Cross have helped out in various ways, including the Fish & Chip Company, whose staff have watered the plants for us.

John Summers is delighted with the results: “I want to thank everone involved for their help in making this happen. It’s a small area, but at a very important point in Craigie that is seen by so many people on a daily basis. This is a lovely project that involves the local community, inspired by one of our own volunteers, Barbara McDonald, who lives nearby. It’s a great example of what a difference we can make with a little bit of land, some voluntary effort, a great partnership and a lot of enthusiasm.” 

Pictured at Craigie Cross: Chic Doogan of the Abbortsford Bar (back), local resident and Beautiful Perth volunteer Barbara McDonald and our Chairman John Summers.  

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