Cultercullen project boost from Tesco

Work has steadily been taking place at the community park at Cultercullen.
Work has steadily been taking place at the community park at Cultercullen.

A community project near Ellon has been given an £8000 grant.

The scheme at Cultercullen has received the financial boost after Tesco teamed up with Greenspace Scotland to launch its Bags of Help initiative.

Good causes have been sharing in the £11.5million carrier bag charge fund.

Cultercullen residents joined forces in August, 2015, to support the purchase of around two acres of land at Rosedale in the village.

a plan was drawn up to convert the land into a community park in two phases.

The first was to buy the ground, build new boundary fencing, also a hard-standing area at the main entrance and plant 400 broadleaf trees by the January of this year.

The next stage was to lay a rolled hard-core all weather path leading from the main entrance gate through to another gate at the far end of the park, opening into the existing school football park.

Work would also involve creating a mown footpath leading around the woodland area and through to a wild flower meadow .

This would lead on to a picnic/seating area with tables and an area to be used for schoolchildren for outdoor activities, including an orchard.

A key aim of the project is that the park provides a first time recreation facility for the village, especially the youngsters.

Now that the Teco grant has been awarded, it is intended to have phase two completed by late spring/early summer, weather permitting.

Kenny Innes, chairman of the community park, said they were delighted with the grant which would allow them to finish the project.

Ellon Academy was awarded £10,000 through the Tesco scheme, which will go towards work on two garden projects.