Views sought on play provision at Aden

A consultation is taking place on the children's play area at Aden Country Park.
A consultation is taking place on the children's play area at Aden Country Park.
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Views on the play provision at Aden Country Park are being sought by Buchan Development Parnership (BDP).

As part of an ‘Investing in Ideas’ Big Lottery funded project, Buchan Development Partnership are working alongside Aberdeenshire Council to undertake a public consultation to review the current children’s play park provision at Aden.

Views are being sought on the existing children’s play park provision along with possible future developments of the popular community play facility.

The public are being given the opportunity to have their opinions heard through an online and offline questionnaire, as well as at a series of local events and public meetings.

Commenting, Aden Development Worker Neil Shirran said: “It’s really important that we hear what people think about the children’s play park provision in Aden Country Park. Not only will the feedback provide invaluable guidance and support for any future funding applications it also provides another opportunity for the local community and visitors to Aden to get more involved in how this much loved park can be developed for the good of the community.

“We would therefore be very grateful if you could spare five minutes of your time to complete this survey, helping to both identify the needs, gaps and aspirations of the community, along with providing clear guidance as to how best to improve, maximise, and enhance the children’s play provision and play opportunities in Aden Country Park. You can have your say by visiting and filling in the online questionnaire. It’s your park so please tell us what you think.”

The online survey can also be accessed by visiting the Aden Country Park website at

Alternatively, a paper version of the Aden Children’s Play Park Questionnaire can be picked up from the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum or Craft and Gift Shop in Aden Country Park, or from Buchan Development Partnership, Area Office, Nethermuir Road, Maud.

The questionnaire can also be e-mailed or posted out by contacting Neil Shirran on 01771 613584 or

The Aden Children’s Play Park public consultation exercise is being funded by The Big Lottery Fund who distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need. For more information about The Big Lottery Fund, visit