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Local councillor calls for park tidy up


By Rachael Glennie

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Garioch Councillor Glen Reid has expressed his frustration of the lack of progress that is being made to bring Kintore's main park back into full use after no work including grass cutting was able to take place on it during lockdown.

Councillor Glen Reid has been in contact with Senior Council officers in the area to get the park back to normal, but very little progress has been made, he commeted: “I have been in discussions with senior council officers for over a month now about this, but have made little progress.

“Following repeated emails and conversation's, officers finally said that they do not intend to cut the grass until mid-August, at the earliest, and should children wish to play field sports, that they can go to Kemnay or Port Elphinstone.

“I reminded them that Kintore has a population of almost 5,000 people, we have families and young children, as well as sports teams who are all desperate to use the park and that it is ridiculous to suggest that our residents need to travel elsewhere.

“I also pointed out to them that the school should be returning soon and the demand for this park will increase even more.

Glen has also travelled to nearby areas and discovered that main parks in towns such as Blackburn, Kemnay and Inverurie have all been cut and all parks are playable, he added:

“This is simply not equitable and once again it appears that Kintore is an after thought,

I have contacted the Area Manager for Garioch and explained that I find this situation intolerable and I will continue to press for this to be addressed as soon as possible, and for a commitment that the first cut will be removed.”

Councillor Glen Reid is calling for the community to let more of the local public know about this issue by sharing his post on Facebook to get the word out and the main park in Kintore usable again.


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