£600 booted into the fund

Representatives of Newtown Park Association and Scotmid at Newtown Park
Representatives of Newtown Park Association and Scotmid at Newtown Park
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Newtown Park Association (NPA) received a welcome boost of £600 from food retailer Scotmid this week.

The association took ownership of the park in May on behalf of the people in Bo’ness.

Its aim is to make it a local community hub and the cash has been used to upgrade existing fire and safety systems and stairing.

For more news on the current situation with the NPA see this week’s back page.

The Newtown Park Association has received a cash boost from Scotmid.

The Association, which accepted ownership of Newtown Park in May on behalf of the people of Bo’ness, has received £600 from the Scots retailer.

Robert Snedden, chairman of the Association said: “Since taking over Newtown Park the trustees have been actively seeking funding.

“We would like to thank Scotmid for its generous donation of £600.

“The money received has been used to upgrade the fire and safety systems at the park as well as replace the access stairs to the snack bar.”

Mr Snedden added: “The Association continues to work with PMR Leisure to source funding to bring about a complete transformation of the facility into a Community Hub.”

In May the association applied for a grant to take the project to its next phase and it currently awaits news as to whether an application has been successful.

In the meantime, safety is paramount and the Trustees will continue to seek small grants to make safety improvements.