Open Space Improvements

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A PAIR of city neighbourhoods look set to benefit from more than £200,000 worth of environmental improvements.

People living in Wellgate and Fintry can look forward to replanting, landscaping works and new play equipment if councillors agree the move next week.

John Alexander convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “I want to pay tribute to the efforts of people in both of these communities.

“They have worked hard over a period of months to look at what types of improvements they feel their area needs and to secure funding from a variety of sources so that the council can also make a contribution and our staff can do the works.

“This is a great example of the council’s Take Pride in Your City campaign in action. Local people have taken the initiative, and with our support and backing, led the charge on making their environment a tidier, easier to keep and more fun place to be.”

The £159,000 of work proposed for the Wellgate area includes the redesign and replanting of all existing shrub and tree beds, the removal of dense undergrowth to the large wooded area and remediation to the surface of the “kick about” area.

In conjunction with Fintry Community Council finalised design proposals have been developed for the creation of a new play area on the site of the old one.

The proposed £94,689 works include, safety surfacing and new play equipment of all age groups as well as provision of speciality equipment for people with disabilities.

Fintry Community Council has secured external funding of £77,980 from various sources.

The neighbourhood service committee meets on Monday (September 12).

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