Chil­dren’s club plan for move

The Galloway News - - INTIMATIONS -

Dal­beat­tie Play­group al­ways has the fu­ture in mind for the chil­dren who go there but now its own fu­ture needs at­ten­tion.

With only a year left at its cur­rent Dal­beat­tie Pri­mary site the pre-school or­gan­i­sa­tion will soon be in need of new premises.

The long-term “as­pi­ra­tion” of a por­ta­ble mo­du­lar build­ing which could be “adapted” as and when needed costs £35,000 so that dream will have to be later rather than sooner.

In the mean­time its on with the fundrais­ing and se­cur­ing new in­terim premises.

Play­group chair­man Ian McMickan said: “We are ac­tively look­ing for new premises as we only have a year left in the school.

“Our long term as­pi­ra­tion is to have a mod­ern mo­du­lar build­ing, lo­cated within a cen­tral lo­ca­tion in the town.

“We are look­ing for fund­ing, do­na­tions and any help pos­si­ble to make our dreams come true.

“But that’s not pos­si­ble right away and we’ll need tem­po­rary fa­cil­i­ties for the next year or two at least. We are look­ing at one or two places but noth­ing has been se­cured yet.

“We need the com­mu­nity’s sup­port. The mums, dads and grand­par­ents of the chil­dren there and who have pre­vi­ously at­tended to sup­port us at event like our next cof­fee morn­ing.”

That fundrais­ing event is on Satur­day, September 30 in Dal­beat­tie Town Hall. The group’s AGM is two days ear­lier on Thurs­day, September 28.

For more de­tails or to help with fund­ing or premises con­tact chair­man Ian McMickan on 01556 610390.

Dal­beat­tie Pri­mary School pupils are leav­ing their cur­rent Southwick Road site this Oc­to­ber to move into the new £25 mil­lion campus which is near­ing com­ple­tion on the edge of town.

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