New funding for seating in Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park Working Group members on one of the new benches
Jubilee Park Working Group members (from left) Ashley Boath, Laura Rodger, Grant Train, Calum Boath and Steven Boath relaxing on one of the new benches.

Upgrading Alyth’s Diamond Jubilee Park has taken another step forward with help from Alyth Development Trust.

A grant of £2000 from ADT’s Community Projects Fund is supporting the purchase and installation of new seating including three wheelchair-friendly picnic benches around the new all-weather path that was built earlier this year.

The Jubilee Park Working Group believe the new seating will encourage greater use of the Park by all sections of the community.  The project is part of the Group’s overall aim to maximise the Park’s role in making the town a better place to live and work.

As well as making the Park more accessible for the elderly and people with disabilities, the path links together a number of existing walking routes in and around the town, encouraging and enabling more people to enjoy outdoors exercise.  The new seating is seen as an important factor in making the most of the Park.

Steven Boath, who chairs the Working Group, commented:  “Upgrading the Park aligns with the objective of Alyth’s Community Action Plan developed last year, which prioritised the improvement of public and recreational spaces and the use of local greenspace areas benefitting mental health and wellbeing.”

The Working Group are now seeking funding to equip the park with new play and exercise equipment as the next phase of the Park upgrade project.  The Group has already secured funding for the £60,000 all-weather path from SSEN Transmission, the Drumderg Windfarm Community Fund, Glenisla Developments Ltd, and Alyth Development Trust.

The ADT Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit income donated to the town by Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Wind Farm just north of Alyth.  Grants are decided by an independent panel of Alyth people. More info here: https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/

New home strips for Alyth Amateurs

Alyth Amateurs Football Club are representing the town in style with new home strips funded by a grant from ADT’s Community Projects Fund.

The Club bought new strips two years ago, but while the away strip tops are still in good condition the home strips were very tired and the numbers were starting to peel off.  The pandemic of the last two years restricted the Club’s fund-raising leaving them short of money.

A grant of £750 from the Community Projects Fund allowed the Club to buy new home strips in time for the 2022/23 football season, so they now look their best at home games in Division 1 of the Perthshire League.  

Jenni Milne of AAFC said: “All our players are from Alyth and surrounding areas and are very proud to part of the community, so to have a kit that was looking old and tatty was not very motivating for them or for their loyal supporters.  The new strips mean they can represent the Alyth community at home games with new pride and determination.”

ADT’s Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit income donated to the town by Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Wind Farm just north of Alyth.  Grants are decided by an independent panel of Alyth people. More info here: https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/

Left to right: Ben Milne, Euan Hodge and Adam Strachan

ADT helping to make Winter Market a success

ADT is underwriting costs of up to £2000 to help make the Winter Market scheduled for 19 November as big a success as the Summer Market was in July.

The money, which comes from the windfarm revenues that ADT manages on behalf of Alyth, will go towards equipment and catering costs for the event.

Following the success of the Summer Market, the organisers of the Winter Market are expecting hundreds of people to gather at Alyth Bowling & Tennis Club on 19 November, where some 30 artists, craftspeople and artisan food makers will be displaying their wares.

Organisers are also planning a special treat for all duck-race fans: The Great Alyth Winter Duck Race will be taking place throughout November with many local businesses joining in. Can you find them all?

Eleanor Whipps of the organising committee said: “All the vendors from the Summer Market have said they want to return and we have a waiting list of others who have also applied. Many of these vendors are local so the Market will be a boost to the local economy as well as a great day out for the community.

“As well all the wonderful stalls, there will be free vegan food-tasting and a warm spiced apple drink on offer, (come early to ensure you don’t miss out) along with free face-painting and giant bubbles!  More vendors and attractions are being added all the time, so keep an eye on https://alyth.online/market/ to get the latest details.”

The ADT grant comes from the community benefit income donated to the town by Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Wind Farm just north of Alyth.

Deadline near for Community Projects Fund Round 3

Hurry – time’s running out to get your bids in for Round 3 of our Community Projects Fund. The deadline is a week on Friday (26 June) so make sure you secure your chance to smile like all these previous recipients of grant money! More details and a link to the application form here: https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/

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