Alyth is celebrating an early Christmas present with almost £24,000 of extra funding now confirmed for the Jubilee Park, allowing new benches and play equipment to be installed in over the coming months.
The Jubilee Park Working Group has secured 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.
The funding comes on top of more than £50,000 already raised and invested in building the new multi-user path around the Park, which was opened earlier this year.
Two new benches have already been installed along the new path using the latest funding, and they will be joined soon by three wheelchair-friendly picnic benches. A hammock-swing has also been ordered for installation early next year, and the Working Group are now investigating the purchase of outdoor gym equipment.
Working Group chair Steven Boath (pictured above with Group members on one of the newly-installed benches) commented: “This is a massive boost to our plans to make the Jubilee Park an even a greater asset for the community.
“Better facilities for everyone to enjoy the Park, and especially more attractions for children, were highlighted in both our community consultation on the Park and the Community Action Plan last year and it’s great to see things actually taking shape on the ground,” he added.