Play­park lat­est

The Oban Times - - Front Page - LOUISE GLEN lglen@oban­times.co.uk

VOL­UN­TEERS have pre­pared the ground­work for the fi­nal stage of the cre­ation of an un­der-fives play­park at At­lantis Leisure.

A WILL­ING band of vol­un­teers from SGN (Scot­tish Gas Net­work) helped cre­ate the ground­work for the next stage of the play­park de­vel­op­ment at At­lantis Leisure.

Staff were on­site at the play­park last week to clear the un­der-fives area and do some tidy­ing up in the gar­den as part of their com­pany’s com­mu­nity ac­tion pro­gramme, un­der which they do­nate a day’s work to ben­e­fit a good cause in the com­mu­nity.

Mau­rice Wilkins, who is head­ing up the vol­un­tary Keep Oban Beau­ti­ful group, was also on­site to direct work in the gar­den.

Chair­woman of Friends of Oban Com­mu­nity Play­park Lyn­d­say El­liot ex­plained: ‘Staff will be fur­ther in­volved in tidy­ing up in the gar­den and we’re look­ing for vol­un­teers to help with weed­ing and plant­ing later in the year.

‘Ai­dan MacIn­tyre phoned me up a few weeks ago and of­fered their ser­vices and we were de­lighted to take up their of­fer.

‘ Wick­steed will be on­site from Mon­day July 17 for about five weeks to in­stall the un­der-fives play­park.

‘ We plan to have a joint open­ing party with At­lantis Com­mu­nity Leisure on Oc­to­ber 1 to cel­e­brate its 25th birth­day and to say thanks for com­plet­ing the play­parks af­ter six years of hard work.’

Ms El­liot con­tin­ued: ‘Peo­ple can get in touch with Mau­rice via the Keep Oban Beau­ti­ful Face­book group.’

Ms El­liot also thanked Home­base and Rem­brand Tim­ber for do­na­tions of gravel and wood for the gar­den.

The un­der-fives play­park is the fi­nal piece of work un­der­taken by the play­park com­mit­tee fol­low­ing the pre­vi­ous play­park be­ing con­demned for use by the lo­cal au­thor­ity.

Al­to­gether the group has raised £ 334,000. Ms El­liot con­tin­ued: ‘I would like to thank all the lo­cal peo­ple, groups and busi­nesses who have sup­ported this project over the years.’

Vol­un­teers take a break from their prepa­ra­tion for the play­park’s con­struc­tion.

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