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Milnathort Placecheck

Update - December 2012 - We are very grateful to the Community Council and everyone who was involved in the bulb planting in November in Donaldson Park. Wildflower seeds were also planted by the PKC Countryside Squad. There are some buddleia plants still to be planted by the community. The park should look even nicer next year with all the new plants and flowers.

Also in November the Bloom Committee did a great job planting a new flower bed in Jessie’s Park to go beside the recently installed new Jessie’s Park sign. Many thanks to everyone who helped with this; there have been good comments from the community.

The tree in Wester Loan will be planted this winter when conditions allow.


Update - June 2012 - Read Newsletter
Update - February 2012 -
Work is due to start on 6th February (weather permitting) on the Wester Loan / New Road / South
Street improvements - see fuller details

Update - November 2011
- Placecheck Newsletter
Update - September 2011

Concerns have been expressed about the long grass in Donaldson Park - Read report.
Update - July 2011
We have now got the go ahead from Jessie Porter's family to rename the "wee park" at Back Loan as "Jessie's Park" in her memory. We hope to work with the community to have a new sign made for this park.

We are going to be adding supports to the new trees at Auld Mart to try and stop further wind damage. We had planned to also add seating to the area but decided the seating would be too close to the housing and users could disturb residents in the area.
The Greenspace projects are now completed with the upgrading of Donaldson Park with the addition of a youth shelter, the refurbishment of Jessie's park, tree planting at Auld Mart and the new seating at Ba' Hill. The youth shelter has received unexpected popularity with local dog walkers who are enjoying a new place to meet! It is hoped that all the roads improvements will be completed this financial year.
Update - May 2011
Councillor W. Robertson at Back Loan Park Councillor Baird opening the Youth Shelter
- On the afternoon of Thursday 26th May 2011, children from Milnathort Primary School helped to plant wild flowers in Donaldson Park. This was followed by the official opening of the revamped park at Back Loan which has had new play equipment and bike racks installed and its entrance improved. There was free barbecue kindly provided by the Thistle Hotel. Free goodies to celebrate National Biodiversity Week were also handed out.
Later in the day, the introduction of the new youth shelter in Donaldson Park was celebrated with activities for young people organised by Perth & Kinross Council's Youth Services, including street football and games. Donaldson Park has also received new
play equipment and cycle parking, along with landscaping and planting work.
Update - April 2011:-
Works on the greenspace areas have been delayed, but hope to be finished in early May. All sites have started (Ba’Hill, Donaldson Park, Back Loan) Ba’hill is almost complete, Back Loan – play equipment in and ramp under construction, Donaldson – works for surfacing under teen shelter underway.
Tree planting is complete in Donaldson Park and unfortunately only one person from the community came to help. The trees will enhance the arboriculture richness of the park with more interesting and varied trees.
Tree planting at Auld Mart should have started
Site visit took place with concerned residents at Wester Loan on the 5th April which went well. We are going to look at the issue of poor street lighting there.
We will be looking for volunteers later to help with bulb and wildflower plug planting in the parks
Update - March 2011:-
It is still hoped that the planned roads improvements will commence in June. The improvements to Donaldson Park, Back Loan Park and Ba’ Hill have started and will be completed in April. Community tree planning will take place soon in the Auld Mart area and Donaldson Park.
Update - February 2011:-
Due to technical difficulties and adverse weather conditions the street improvements planned for Milnathort Placecheck have been delayed. The team are currently working on resolving some drainage issues and once these are rectified the works will go to tender and if within budget they will hopefully commence in June.
The contracts have been awarded for the work to the parks and greenspaces and should start soon and be completed by the end of March.

January 2011 Newsletter
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