Early Christmas present for Alyth with new Jubilee Park funding

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.

REMINDER: Our AGM is confirmed!

It’s at Alyth Town Hall on Thursday 17 November, starting at 7.00pm, open to anyone and everyone with an interest in making Alyth a better place to live and work. Come along on the night and find to what we’re doing, and maybe even join us in the exciting projects we have or are planning. Even better, join us as a member via the form at right – it’s completely free!

October board minutes now online

Have a quick look at what we’re up to just now – lots of exciting projects ongoing or in the works. Why not join us as a member (if you haven’t already) via the simple sign-up at right? And ask your friends to join as well. The more members we have, the better we can represent Alyth to outside bodies and raise serious funding. If the link above doesn’t work, here’s the full URL: https://lovealyth.org.uk/about-alyth-development-trust/board-minutes/

Alyth Heating Oil-Buying Group now up and running

If you live in the Alyth area and use oil for your heating, then a new initiative from Alyth Development Trust could help with increasing energy bills from now on.

ADT is sponsoring a new Alyth Heating Oil Buying Group, which will work with Johnston Oils, a reputable supplier of heating oil and commercial and agricultural fuel across Scotland and northern England.  The Club will enable individual consumers to join together and buy their heating oil in bulk, reducing their fuel costs and also helping the environment by allowing Johnston Oils to plan more efficient delivery routes.

Johnston Oils already manages around 180 community heating oil clubs across their area, helping thousands of households save money.

Under the scheme, Johnston Oils will deliver heating oil to customers at bulk prices.  They will do all collation of orders, processing of invoices to individual members, and delivery of the oil.  Depending on the number of households taking part and the average purchase per household, the scheme could offer significant savings.

Customers taking part in the scheme would have the opportunity to buy on a monthly basis with the dates for ordering and delivery publicised well in advance.  If you use oil for your heating and are interested in taking advantage of this, the first ‘window’ for placing your order is the week 10-14 October, with deliveries scheduled for the week after.

For further information and to join in the scheme, please contact oilbuying@alyth.online as soon as possible.