Former bowling green in community asset transfer bid

A FORMER bowling green in Dundee’s west end could become the latest public asset to be transferred into community management.

Victoria Bowling Green in Blackness Road has been the subject of an application by the Yusef Youth Initiative (YYI) to be used for growing produce, play, education and other community events.

Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Encouraging community asset transfers like this brings about long term social, economic and environmental benefits to our communities.

“By taking council property and land that we no longer have a use for and making them available to charities that can provide services and engagement with their communities, everyone wins.

“The proposed community asset transfers go through a rigorous process to ensure that anything the council agrees to re-assign is used for the benefit of the communities they are in.”

Dundee City Council has reached a provisional agreement with YYI to lease the former bowling club land and pavilion for 25 years at a rent of £1 per annum.

Set up in the city in 2004 by a group of young enthusiasts YYI is driven by the desire to work for its community and improve society.

The city development committee meets on Monday (September 25).

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