PACT unveils plans for Peterhead's Victoria Park

Peterhead Area Community Trust (PACT) says it has finalised its plans for the redevelopment of the town’s Victoria Park.

Friday, 31st July 2020, 9:41 am
Updated Friday, 31st July 2020, 9:42 am
The exciting plan features a free-to-use public park and gardens with a childrens park, outdoor exercise yard, informal cycle lanes and BMX pump track.
The exciting plan features a free-to-use public park and gardens with a childrens park, outdoor exercise yard, informal cycle lanes and BMX pump track.

Following last year’s consultation, PACT said it received ‘a very clear meassage’ that the publics wish was to see the area developed into a community green space.

Now trustee Alan Fakley says they have come up with a plan after having listened to the public and other interested parties and, with the help of Baxter Design, have finalised the design for the area.

The exciting plan features a free-to-use public park and gardens with a children’s park, outdoor exercise yard, informal cycle lanes and BMX ‘pump’ track.

There will also be a floodlit, multi-use games area available for hire.

Following this trouble year, the trust is determined to give the people of Peterhead something to look forward to.

PACT chair, Dianne Beagrie said the trust was very excited to bring the Phase 2 project forward.

“During the lockdown the team at PACT have engaged with and supported many of the groups in the town and built up really strong relationships within the community,” she said.

“The project will give the town a much-needed green space and provide something for everyone one no matter what age group category you fall into.

“I really hope that our community are as excited about this project as we are and anyone who would like to become involved in this project should get in touch.”

The Trustees are keen to maintain the traditional Victorian theme with the focal point of the park being a small pavilion, based on Victorian railway station and available for community use.

The public will be able to stroll or cycle through the park on wide tree-lined paths dotted with benches.

The next stage in the project is to clear the planning process and PACT is developing relationships with stakeholders willing to help fund and assist with this exciting project.

The plans will also be available on PACT’s website and social media pages for comment.

“We plan in the very near future, when restrictions allow to hold an open day on the site,” added Dianne.