East Kintyre Community Council are currently working on a plan to develop the area known as Wellpark Wood. The area was previously used as a picnic area but has been neglected for some time.
EKCC are keen to work in partnership with the Primary school to develop the area in line with the Local Development plan in upgrading the space to an area which will be useable for all generations. To get the area to this we would like volunteers from the community to work together to develop this are. We would schedule dates for working parties. The working parties may be restricted to numbers allowed under the current Government guidance.
We feel that at this time in the current pandemic the project may help people who feel isolated and struggling with their mental health the opportunity to meet with others in a safe outdoor space.
We would appreciate your comments and ideas. Once completed we will post how our application for funding is progressing. If you would like to become involved then please Contact Shelagh Cameron, Trish Collins or Jennifer Conley.
We are currently seeking funding, however in the meantime the following photograph will show what it could look like:
The East Kintyre Community Council, Carradale Community Trust and Forestry Land Scotland have formed a new Carradale Forest Group*.
One of the areas we are working on together is improving access to the entire Deer Hill area.
We are really pleased to report that work will soon begin to connect the Grianan and Port na Storm car parks and provide a forest link for the Kintyre Way.
So if you are in the area from 8 March, please be aware that there may be a bit of disruption until the link and upgrade is completed.
*If you wish to be involved in the Carradale Forest Group, please get in touch with a member of East Kintyre Community Council.