Chance to speak out over Nicol Park future

The meeting is due to be held at Portlethen Academy.
The meeting is due to be held at Portlethen Academy.

A meeting is to be held next week at Portlethen Academy to give residents a chance to discuss the future of Nicol Park.

The meetings has been organised by Portlethen and District community council (PDCC) in response to complaints that litter and broken glass are spoiling the area.

PDCC Chairman Ron Sharp said: “Following numerous complaints about excessive litter and broken glass in the park, the PDCC were approached to see if there was any way we could make Nicol Park more user friendly.

“We hope that by having a public meeting we can encourage all those who use the park to work together and form a small committee of stakeholders who can liaise with Aberdeenshire Council.

“Various grants are available for this type of project and there has been a great deal of success in other areas throughout the country. By getting more community involvement it is hoped that we can get a park that we can once again take pride in.”

The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 20, at 7pm, in Portlethen Academy, and it is hoped that a large proportion of the community - of all ages - will turn out.

A flyer, distributed to promote the discussion, asks residents:

“Do you use Nicol Park? Are you tired of the mess? Do you want to stop the misuse? Do you want to see improvements? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, come along and have your say.”

Will you be going to the meeting? What do you think should be done to make Nicol Park more user-friendly?

Tell us your views. Phone us on (01569) 762859, email news@mearnsleader.com,