Community project takes root

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INVERKEILOR village has a Jubilee project which involves upgrading and redeveloping two areas of ground known locally as the ‘old park’ and the ‘play park’.

With the help of the Scottish Woodland Trust, a start has been made on the ‘old park’ where nine fruit trees have just been planted for a communal orchard. Lads from the Volunteer Centre, Arbroath, together with Councillor Donald Morrison and four children from Inverkeilor Primary School had great fun planting the trees, and Rosehill Timber kindly donated bark mulch to keep them protected until the spring.

Angus Council will be putting some of their ‘ward fund’ towards the ‘old park’ in the spring, when a wild flower area and gravel path will be created. Later on in the year, there will be a grand fund-raiser in Inverkeilor to begin the upgrading of the ‘play park’ behind the local primary school.

The village will continue to look for funding from various sources over the coming year, and is now motivated towards an exciting and creative project which involves all of the village groups.

The village is grateful to councillors Donald Morrison and Bob Spink for their continued support, and to the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council for providing the forum that helped kickstart the project.