Long-awaited work to create a car park and recycling area at Inverbervie beachfront are likely to start early in the new year, it was revealed this week.
Members of the Kincardine and Mearns area committee agreed to accept a tender of just over £69,000 for the work, which will be carried out by Breedon Aggregates Scotland Ltd.
Aberdeenshire Council has allocated £130,000 for the work, and this will be the first phase of the process. The remainder of the allocation is expected to be delivered by awarding work directly to the local authority’s Roads and Landscape Services further to discussions with the community.
At their meeting on Tuesday, councillors also heard that the council hope to work in conjunction with local group, Brighter Bervie, to make improvements to the area, including planting.
This latest step comes when Bervie is still celebrating being awarded £50,000 from STV’s People’s Millions appeal, for their play park scheme.
The project won the support of thousands of voters, but was pipped to the post and came runner up in the competition. However, the four runners-up were given a second opportunity to bag the cash and, as the Bervie scheme had the most votes, they were named the ‘bonus winner’ and awarded the £50,000.
The project will create an adventurous and accessible play park for use by children of all ages.