New signage is planned to erected around the estate and elsewhere this year and the first of these has just been put into place. Thanks to Graphite Signs and Calum D Carmichael, our donation box at the end of the moor road now has a permanent display and instructions.
Work on the new Playpark for the two villages is nearing completion, with the final elements in relation to signage, safety matting, grass seeding and so on currently being undertaken.
A formal opening day event is now planned for the 1st of September, which will include fun and entertainment for all ages and the whole community, including a barbeque, bouncy castle and more.
Given the effort being put in to getting both the park and the launch, Keose Glebe Estate have decided not to run its own ‘community day’ this summer, but will instead assist with, and contribute to, the Community Association event.
A great deal of local volunteer effort has gone in to getting the park up and running, and this will be a fantastic resource for the children in the community.
After all the fundraising efforts, now the hard work of putting all the equipment together and getting it installed correctly begins. Much thought has been given to how is should be sited, to ensuring safe use, and just to make it fun to use. Any volunteers willing to help in any capacity would be much appreciated.
With financial assistance from Marine Harvest, and in conjunction with Keose Glebe Grazings, the moor road has been further upgraded with the installation of a new cattle grid. (The work being undertaken by AMK).
The old grid was getting to the end of its useful life, and the side walls had begun to fall, or were extremely wobbly. It is great therefore to see the new unit in place, compete with its hedgehog ladder and escape hope.
Work has now begun on the ground and drainage improvements at the Keose Community Playpark. This is preparatory work to improve the general playing area and to support the future siting of play equipment for which fundraising efforts are ongoing.
Any donations to this project are most welcome, and should be directed to Mrs Jan Gold at 8 Keose or Freddie Macleod at 6 Keose.