Summer at the new Warout Play Park
Published: Thursday 11 Jul 2019 by Fife Council
Cllrs Fiona Grant and Ross Vettraino with members of the Auchmuty community
Children in the Auchmuty area of Glenrothes are enjoying playing at their new play park at Warout over the summer holidays. Local residents, community groups and young people came together to help design and select the new play equipment.
Cllr Fiona Grant, Convenor of the Glenrothes Area Committee said: "The play park is a fantastic space dedicated for children and young people in the local area. The modern high quality play equipment is designed to make playing, climbing and running around exciting for children and young people of all ages. The project has been a great success and reflects the positive partnership between the local community, the Council and the Big Lottery Fund. It's a tremendous asset for the community and important for the health and well-being of our youngest generation. It's great seeing them having fun and I'm sure that the children of Auchmuty will have many happy memories of good times playing here. "
The Big Lottery Fund awarded £150,000 to Fife Council for improvements to the Warout play area. The Auchmuty project was one of seven neighbourhoods across Scotland selected to receive funding with Fife Council's Glenrothes Area Committee also contributing £36,000 to the project. The Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Our Place’ initiative is about empowering local people and groups to bring about a positive and lasting difference. Friends of Warout Parent Council and the Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association were closely involved in the planning of the park.
Avril Dullea Vice-Chair of Auchmuty & Dovecot Tenants & Residents Association said: "Since the park has been done it’s a great area for all children to meet especially with the summer holidays here, it’s a safe place for the children to play and their families to meet."
Claire Ewing of the Ladybird Family Nurture Centre and Carleton Nursery said: "Our children at Ladybird love using the local park at Warout. It’s on our door step and provides high quality local opportunities for play and learning. Children of all ages from our youngest, aged two, to our pre-school children can access the park with confidence. Our families also use the park out-with nursery hours and also as part of our family learning programme."
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