Funding bid support sought at Landale

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Volunteers involved in the ongoing planting and maintenance at Peterhead’s Landale Road Community Gardens are seeking the support of the town in a funding bid.

The volunteers have submitted an application for £4,110 to the ‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ funding stream.

If successful, the cash will go towards the purchase of a rotovator, plants, equipment and a storage container.

On Saturday, June 25, the group will be presenting its case for the community’s support at a Big Vote event in the town’s Rescue Hall on Prince Street.

Commenting on the bid, volunteer Ken Duncan said: “Landale Gardens provide a safe, outdoor environment for people of allages, abilities and mobility to enjoy a spot of gardening for the benefit of the wider community.

“The funds will enable us to buy the essential equipment to keep the gardens looking beautiful year afteryear.

“If you are eligible to vote (for the full address list go to www.yourvoiceyourchoice.scot) you need to register between 9.15am and 9.45am on the day at the Rescue Hall on Prince Street.

“And you must be free tostay throughout the entire presentation process.”

He added: “There are a lot of great submissions to this fund which will benefit the town in so many ways - it would be great if Landale Gardens could count on one of your ten votes to help us prosper at Landale.”

Meanwhile, more volunteers are again being sought to get involved with another season’s planting at Landale Road gardens.

Local residents and community groups are being encouraged to get involved in some healthy outdoor activityto ensure a blooming beautiful floral display throughout the summer.

Ken explained: “We have arranged two evening maintenance events on Wednesday and Thursday thisweek (June 8-9) from 5.30pm-8pm.

“Work will involve preparing the borders for the planting of the seasonal bedding flowers which are again being provided to us by Aberdeenshire Council.

“We managed to get a lot of work done last year thanks to the help of a number of volunteers, and we are hoping that we get a good turnout of helpers this year.

“Ideally we are looking at a minimumof 12 helpers on the nights – but the more the merrier!”

Anyone wishing to help out at the gardens in any way, or who would like mor informaiton, can contact ‘Friends of Landale Gardens’ via their Facebook page.