Cash boost for Glenrothes games area plan

The plan is for a MUGA similar to this one
The plan is for a MUGA similar to this one

Plans to create a multi-use games area (MUGA) in Gilvenbank Park are a step closer to fruition after £50,000 of funding was agreed last week.

North Glenrothes Community Council, which is behind the plans for the recreational facilities in the park, received a letter comfirming its application for funding had been granted by the Commonwealth Legacy Fund.

Ron Page, chairman, told the Gazette that members are “delighted” to receive the money for the project.

It will provide a fenced off area for sports including football, tennis, netball and basketball.

Further cash is required for the MUGA, however applications to a number of other funding sources have been made and it is hoped the target of £120,000 can be reached.

Ron explained: “Members have been working hard over the years to achieve leisure and recreation facilities in north Genrothes.”

When the community council formed in 1996, members quickly learned from residents there was a dearth of leisure and recreation facilities in the area.

Ron continued: “So began the development of Gilvenbank Park - firstly with football pitches and a changing pavilion, then the family play area and two years ago the open air gym.

“Now we hope to provide this fitness and mini games facility, especially for teens and those in their 20s.

“It is all part of the NGCC aims for a better quality of life, more community spirit, getting people out of doors and into the green environment of Glenrothes.”