Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st July 2017

Date of publication

1st September 2017

Parks Update September 2013


Hands up who’s been brave enough to attempt the double pole slidy thing in Williamson Park or who’s been birled off either of the roundabouts. There may still be a couple of things to be perfected but isn’t it great to have two shiny new playgrounds in the village? We’ll be looking for your feedback on what we’ve achieved so please keep your eye on our website and Facebook page.

Now we’ve got the bit between our teeth, we’re onto phase 2 of the improvements in Powrie Park. This includes upgrading the footpaths, improving access and parking, creating a sensory area, adding a trim trail and installing picnic tables and new benches and I’m delighted to report that we have managed to secure a huge award of £60,000 from SITA Trust towards this. This will make a huge hole in the budget but, until we manage to raise the rest of the difference, PKC can’t get started on the work.

As it stands, the shortfall is approximately £19,000. We are working on reducing this but, even if all our plans come to fruition, we still need to raise more than £6000. If you can help with this in any way, please get in touch. Maybe you know of a potential funder that we haven’t tried or work for an employer that supports community projects. Perhaps you have a great idea for a fundraising event or would just like to make a donation. You can contact us via our website http://abernethyparksproject.webs.com/, Abernethy Parks Project on Facebook or the old fashioned way on 850087 (Jill Young). All support, practical or financial, will be greatly appreciated.

                              Abernethy Parks Project