A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News
This week in 2004
Vandalism concern: Children in Abronhill were concerned about vandalism in the area and wanted to take a stand to stop the vandals. Cumbernauld’s Community Police raised a competition among three schools to get children to create anti-vandalism posters. There were so many entries that the poster was then made into a calendar with the overall winner being named as Jack Lamb from Whitelees Primary School whose message was loud and clear to the public. Constable Kay Forsyth was extremely happy about the competition which raised awareness to the children of local vandalism as it gave the children a good opportunity to work together.
This week in 1989
Jobs boost: Cumbernauld landed another jobs boost with news of a joint venture between Japanese company Tamura Corporation which produces transformers and power supplies and Cambridge Electronics Industries , a leading components and instrumentation group. The new company Tamura Hinchley Ltd plan to take on 140 people initially at their Westfield plant, rising to 300 jobs.
This week in 1984
Costs rise: Rent bills for Corporation tenants looked set to rise by an average of £5 per month. In Condorrat, this would mean an increase of 9.4 per cent, from £55 to £60.17p. In Abronhill – a 9.3 per cent increase from £61 to £66.67, and in Westfield, an increase of 9.1 per cent from £68 to £74.17p.
This week in 1974
A Burns’ first: Greenfaulds High School set a high standard for their first Burns Night when 120 staff and pupils sat down to the traditional fare and wide ranging entertainment.