- Project: Upgrade the Diamond Jubilee Park to make the most of the largest piece of community open space in Alyth
- Funding: £75,000 so far for new paths and equipment
- Current status: Phase One complete – new perimeter path, new play equipment, new benches
- Next steps: Refurbishment of the pavilion
- Get involved: Join the working group to oversee works and decide on future plans
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re supporting a Working Group of community members to make much more of the Diamond Jubilee Park. The Group’s first major success came in early 2022 when they secured £50,000 from SSEN Transmission, the Drumderg Windfarm Community Fund, Glenisla Developments Ltd, and Alyth Development Trust for a new 665-metre-long all-weather path around the perimeter of the Park. The path has been specially designed to be suitable for multi-purpose use by walkers, runners, wheelchair-users, cyclists and people with buggies and prams. Previously, there were no paths in the Park, making it difficult for many people to enjoy the open space.
The project came after a year of consultation, discussion and planning for the Group, in which almost 200 people responded to a consultation that produced a resounding ‘Yes’ for a new path and possibly other improvements in the future. At the end of 2022, the Group secured almost £24,000 of extra funding for new benches and play equipment which was installed in early 2023. This new funding comprised grants of £10,000 from SSEN Transmission’s Drumderg Windfarm, £8,000 from Perth & Kinross Council’s Community Investment Fund, and almost £5,000 from Alyth Development Trust.
Works began in Summer 2023 to upgrade and refurbish the sports pavilion, including new toilets, but a fire temporarily halted the project.