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.
Given the number of people and visitors using the moor road, and taking walks on the moor, we have been regularly asked if there is a way to make donations to the Estate for upkeep, maintenance and other purposes.
To that end, we have purchased and installed a donation box at the beginning of the moor road |(left hand side)
Please point all donors in that direction! All donations are now welcome!
Running a (Community) estate takes some effort – administrative and practical; and each time we take on a new project, a little more of each is required. In addition, periodic maintenance is then necessary to ensure that everything is kept at the desired level and quality.
This means that, here in Keose Glebe, voluntary effort is required to, for example, cut grass, clean and bail boats, check moorings, paint walls, dig and replant flowerbeds, check trees, kill weeds, mend roads, clean offices; service vehicles and equipment, and more.
Around 200 trees have been planted this week, extending the tree-line from the moor road down towards the loch.
This brings the total planted around the village to around 1200, and thankfully almost of these have survived the winter, and are now beginning to bud and to show new growth, despite the cold spring holding things back a little.
The estate have also been awarded a further 420 trees from the Woodland Trust, and these will be delivered for planting later on in the year.
Thank you to the Woodland Trust, the other tree doners, and to the planters and fencers who have made all this possible.
A big thank you to Marine Harvest for their help in supporting the community and tidying up the Keose Glebe coastline in recent days, and particularly that around the bay of Port Eilean Thabhaigh, on the 4th of May.