Abernethy Environmental Association is delighted to confirm that thanks to a wonderful response by the community to our recent fundraising plea, we have raised sufficient funds to draw down a grant for £60k from SITA Trust.
This means that ‘phase 2’ works to develop Powrie Park will begin before Christmas and, all being well, should be complete by Summer 2014.
More than 100 households responded to our door- drop campaign, contributing almost £4000 to the Parks Project - a fantastic response, well beyond our expectations and without which we would have missed out on the grant.
Huge thanks to the individuals, businesses and local organizations who donated, it really has made a difference.
A reminder that phase 2 plans include:
Building a car park behind the Pavilion and im- proving vehicle access
Re-surfacing paths around the park perimeter and raising them to reduce/minimize flooding
Creating a trim trail (5 stations) around the park, suitable for all ages
Providing picnic tables and new benches
Creating a sensory area and additional planting
Adding a zip-slide (or flying fox) to the play area
If you meant to donate but didn’t quite get round to it, there’s still time! Visit
http://abernethyparksproject.webs.com/ to find out more.
A secondary benefit of this huge community support is that it will stand us in good stead to secure the rest of the funds needed to complete the project.
We plan to achieve this by applying for additional grants
seeking the support of local corporate's and hosting community fundraising activities such as the
St Andrews Ceilidh on 23rd November at Williamson Hall
Please keep watching this space and local notice- boards for more updates. And huge thanks once again to everyone who has contributed to the project so far