A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News
This week in 1997
Plans to tackle a notorious traffic trouble spot were put in place in Cumbernauld Village. In response to complaints from local residents, a long-awaited revamp of the roads around Main Street and The Wynd was implemented, reducing traffic to 20mph on Main Street and turning The Wynd into a one way street. North Lanarkshire Council’s planning and development officer, James Watson, said: “It should be much safer- pedestrians will be able to see a lot more clearly and drivers will be able to see them a lot more easily.”
This week in 1987
GARDENING expert Sid Robertson launched “Garden Line”, a new dial-a-gardening-tip service. Sid, who ran his own nursery in Cumbernauld as well as working as a broadcaster for Radio Scotland, wanted to share his love of gardening with the community: “My weekly talk will be aimed at the amateur gardener who wants to learn a wee bit more,” he said.
This week in 1977
Police patrols were stepped up in Cumbernauld to combat crime. £600,000 was set aside to pay for police overtime in response to concerns that adequate police cover was not being provided in the New Town. The move was also strongly supported by policemen themselves, as overtime was recently cut as an economy measure, resulting in police taking home a slimmer wage packet.
This week in 1972
BEER fans were disappointed as Cumbernauld was one of the first towns in the country to suffer a beer drought. Pubs were affected by strike action by delivery drivers at a Glasgow depot, coupled with the summer heatwave sending people to the pub seeking a cool refreshment, only to be disappointed.