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Methlick games area plan receives a further financial boost


By David Porter

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Methlick Community Council are set to receive £10,000 of council funding towards a community sports project following approval from councillors.

The group had applied to the Formartine Area Committee's local budget in an effort to secure funds towards its project to build a multi-use games area for the community.

The facility, plans for which have been in development for several years, will help to increase the variety of recreational and sporting activities available to both the local primary school as well as the wider community.

The application was considered and agreed by the Formartine Area Committee on Tuesday, June 8.

Commenting councillor Alastair Forsyth said the Community Council had worked extraordinarily hard on the plans and "gone through a fair amount of torture” to get where they are with the project which has included securing funding from several sources.

He noted that the group had already received funding towards the games area but added that the council contribution would help to put the project beyond doubt as a decision was due to be made on the overall design depending on how much funding had been secured by the end of June.

Fellow councillor Paul Johnston said the project continues the long and good work of the local community.

Project director James Hall said: "This is great news for the project and we are now at £83,000 raised in total.

"We have a revised target of £100,000 so while we still have a shortfall of £17,000 we have £48,000 in grant applications still out and awaiting to hear back from during June so fingers are firmly crossed that we can go ahead."


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