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Boddam group celebrating cash injection from SITA Trust

The network of paths above Stirling Village is being upgraded thanks to Sita Trust funding.

The network of paths above Stirling Village is being upgraded thanks to Sita Trust funding.

Boddam and District Community Association is celebrating the news that it has received a £20,000 funding boost from SITA Trust for a pathway project.

The funding will help pay for three paths to be upgraded - in total nealy 1.5km of walkways

The paths will let local residents and visitors access to the open countryside near Boddam and learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Two boards will be put up with photographs giving information about the area.

Chairperson Betty May said: “This is a rewarding and successful day for Boddam and District Community Association as we are now in a position to install another kilometre of paths between Den Dam and our existing pathways; to link all the development and complement what is already there on the ground.

“Our contractor begins work early Spring and we hope the new paths will be well patronised by everyone.

“The Sandfordhill Pathways Link is helping us to achieve our goal of making Boddam and its outlying area a holiday attraction with all the different species of birds, plants and animals that Stirling Hill and Sandfordhill can offer”.

She added: “We cannot thank all our funders enough for their help and interest in providing Boddam Village with what is very definitely an asset.”

In their efforts to encourage visitors to the area, the community group are also looking into making the paths more accessible to disabled or elderly people.

This may include providing golf buggies or similar to allow whole families to enjoy the paths.

Marek Gordon, CEO and Chairman of SITA Trust, added: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund.

“This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2 billion.”

SITA Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Funding is available for projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.

 

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