Swing park refurb welcomed by group

Rosehearty Action Group members and Cllr Hamish Partridge with some of Rosehearty's younger residents.
Rosehearty Action Group members and Cllr Hamish Partridge with some of Rosehearty's younger residents.

Members of Rosehearty Action Group have welcomed the installation of the first phase of play equipment at the village swing park.

The group has held numerous fund-raising events over the summer months in aid equipment at the play park on Union Street.

The events organised by the group included a shorts ‘n’ shades disco, bingo and a magic show as well as a wedding ball held at the Davron Hotel in the village.

The group also received grants from the Area Initiative Fund, the Common Good Fund and the Wish Foundation.

Thanks to these grants and the generosity of the local community, the first phase of the project is complete - a play tower complete with a bridge and slide.

Commenting, Rosehearty Action Group chairperson Donna Marie Gray said: “I’m delighted that the first phase is now complete.

“We can see progress and we’re looking forward to Phase Two being completed.

“We would like to thank everybody for their support for the fund-raising.”

“We would like to thank our local councillor, Hamish Partridge, for all his help and support during the last few months,” she added.

Troup councillor Hamish Partridge commented: “It’s great to see Phase One now in place. This is something the will get the good of for years to come.

“The group has worked really hard over the summer to raise funds and it’s great to see their vision become a reality.

“I’d also like to thank the community for supporting the events throughout the summer - without their support, these events wouldn’t happen.”

The group plans to do more fund-raising in 2014 and hopes that all of the stages of the project will be complete by this time next year.