New facility is real child’s play

Playpark opens
Playpark opens

Children are in for a summer of fun after a revamped playpark was unveiled by councillors in a Kirkintilloch residental neighbourhood.

The fun facility in the town’s Dromore Street has been the recipient of a total of £49,000 in funding from Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN) – a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects.

The impressive new community asset, which was officially launched by Councillor Ashay Ghai recently, was upgraded as part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s five-year Capital Play Programme.

Located just off Waterside Road, the play park incorporates a wide range of exciting play equipment with a dedicated toddler play area as well as facilities for older children including swings and climbing frames.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of the council and convenor of neighbourhood services, said: “I am delighted to open this fantastic play area which I am sure is going to be a much-welcomed amenity for local children and families.

“Our sincere thanks go to WREN who made this project possible, supplying an amazing £49,000 in funding.

“This is nothing short of a transformation. What was here before was a big unused space, run-down and probably 40 years old.

“This has been replaced with a colourful, safe and exciting play area for children of all ages and I’m sure the local community will be thrilled.”

Peter Cox, managing director of WREN, added: “Dromore Play Park is a welcome addition to the WREN funded facilities in Kirkintilloch, and adds to our investment in the skate park already established and thriving in the community.

“The WREN panel in Scotland wants to see local community input and benefit from the projects we fund, and this project stands out as an excellent partnership of East Dunbartonshire Council and WREN achieving this. My congratulations go to the team on the completion of the project.”