Rotary refurbish McCreath Park plaque in honour of president

Pictured at the unveiling of the new Plaque are John Barr (President of   Girvan Rotary), Irene Webber, Alistair Wallace, Scott Taylor (Girvan Parks Dept.) and Agnes Gibson (Vice President Inner Wheel of Girvan) .
Pictured at the unveiling of the new Plaque are John Barr (President of Girvan Rotary), Irene Webber, Alistair Wallace, Scott Taylor (Girvan Parks Dept.) and Agnes Gibson (Vice President Inner Wheel of Girvan) .

The rotary club of Girvan has replaced a plaque celebrating the contribution of one its members to the refurbishment of a public park.

To celebrate the centenary of the Rotary Movement in 2005, every club was asked to undertake a suitable service to its local community.

The Girvan members decided to organise the refurbishment of McCreath Park which lies to the north side of Girvan harbour.

Girvan Rotary Club refurbished the old coal dock in 2005, creating a garden and walkway to mark the organisation’s centenary.

An area of grass-covered ridges shows where wagons were aligned with bays for loading the coal.

Supported by various organisations including South Ayrshire Parks and Roads Department, the rockery was replanted, new walkways were constructed, wheelchair access was provided and a new picnic table was installed.

All this work was spear-headed by Mike Webber the Convenor of the Girvan Rotary Centennial Committee.

For his efforts he was awarded the Rotary’s prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship.

Mike Webber died in September 2012.

Over the years the plaque that was erected to mark the refurbishment had deteriorated and current members of the Rotary Club of Girvan decided that it should be replaced.  

The new plaque was unveiled on Tuesday, November 25 at the replanted rockery in the presence of Irene Webber, members of Girvan Rotary Club and Scott Taylor of South Ayrshire Council Parks Department.

The Parks Department have a spring planting scheme for the rockery well ahead of schedule .

The new plaque acknowledges the contribution of Mike Webber to the project.