Police help with park’s funding

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Bervie Play Parks has received a cheque from Grampian Police’s Blue Light disco held in Inverbervie last year.

In December, Grampian Police and Aberdeenshire Council held the disco in the Burgh Hall for young people between the ages of 12 and 17. The disco was held as part of a successful project that started in 1983 and provides discos for young people worldwide. Grampian Police decided to donate the £117 profit to local charity Bervie Play Parks.

Bervie Play Parks, which was formed last year, aims to raise money to refurbish and build play parks in the area.

Vice Chairperson Caroll Evans said: “It started off when I ended up having to drive my son ten miles to go to the park at Stonehaven Leisure Centre because the parks here were in an awful state. When I went there I realised they had a lot of new equipment in a park that is relatively new itself, and I then started asking questions.

“Inverbervie is ever-growing with houses but it’s evident there’s a lack of decent play parks. I shouldn’t have to drive ten miles to Stonehaven or travel to smaller places like Johnshaven or Auchenblae to find a decent park for my kids to play in and we’re staying positive that we can change that.”