Overwhelming support for Jubilee Park plans

The results are in for the recent community survey on Jubilee Park, and the verdict is a resounding ‘Yes’ for a new path and possibly other improvements in the future. The Jubilee Park Working Group has expressed huge thanks to everyone who took the time to give their views.

More than 170 people replied, which is about one in 14 (or 7) of the town’s population – a pretty good result for this sort of thing. There were responses from all age groups, from under 10s to over 65s, and the Working Group think the results are a good representation of the view of the community.

Eight out of 10 people said they visit the Park at least one or more times per month, most of them one or more times per week. Nearly 60% listed walking, particularly dog-walking, as their main activity. Jubilee Park’s role as a community asset was emphasised by almost 40% saying they met friends, took part in organised activities, sports and games, or took their children and grandchildren for fresh air and exercise.

More than 150 of the respondents (88%) strongly welcomed the idea of a new path, saying it would encourage them to visit more often in wet weather, or to take buggies and wheelchairs there, and that they would likely visit more often. When asked to say what improvements they’d like to see, lots of people called for more play facilities for children, more seating, toilets and dog-waste bins among other things. Several people said Larghan Park in Coupar Angus could be a good model for the Jubilee Park.

The Working Group said they were very encouraged by the response, and will now be talking to Perth & Kinross Council and looking for sources of funding to turn Alyth’s shared vision into reality.

The full survey results, including individual comments, can be viewed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-YFW8PXDL9/, and you can keep in touch with the Working Group on Facebook.

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