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Council cash support for Formartine projects


By David Porter

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The TLC charity shop has received funding towards a project to improve its internal layout
The TLC charity shop has received funding towards a project to improve its internal layout

Several projects in the Formartine area are set to benefit from a share of funding following approval from councillors.

The Formartine Area Committee considered applications to the Area Committee Budget at its most recent meeting.

Balmedie Leisure Centre Association will receive £5000 towards the creation of an outdoor inclusive play area.

The new community space will allow children of all abilities to play on a variety of new playground equipment.

Ellon Rotary Club will receive £1000 towards its project to create a picnic and activity area in an unused outdoor area at Ellon Resource Centre.

The proposed multi-functional area will provide local groups with a space to carry out activities such as exercise classes and growing vegetables.

The Rotary Club intends to make the area fully accessible to provide access for everyone.

The Ellon Parks Improvement Committee will be awarded with a sum of up to £6987 to assist with its project to remove and replace the swing sets at Auchterellon play park.

The new equipment to be installed in the park will be accessible for wheelchair users.

The committee was told that the group had outstanding applications for other sources of funding so members agreed to award the remaining amount that would be required to allow the project to go ahead up to the initial value requested and have given the group a December deadline to bring forward their request.

Finally Turriff Local Charity will gain a small boost of £317 to help buy equipment, materials and tools to improve its charity shop on the town’s High Street.

The shop helps the charity recycle clothing and bric-a-brac items while raising money to benefit local groups and organisations in the Turriff area.


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