A new visitor map board and community noticeboard will add to the transformation of Lochgilphead’s Front Green thanks to a £13,000 local charity donation.
The Lochgilphead Phoenix Project, supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund, is providing new community signage to help welcome visitors to the area and promote local community events.
The funding is helping to create a purpose made map board, providing information about the town centre and wider area. The map will encourage visitors to explore attractions and support local businesses.
The additional funding compliments welcome signage, due for installation in June.
The donation adds to the overall £1.5 million improvement works fund. Work is progressing and nearing completion.
Completed works include:
- 26 new trees planted including hornbeam, hawthorn and whitebeam
- 1,500 m2 of local Achnaba and Whinstone stone paving
- Reinstatement of the memorial fountain
- A new 200 metre seating wall
- New play equipment in place
Work is currently underway to lay 4,300 m2 of new turf to make the Front Green, green.
Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Economy and Rural Growth:
“The new signage is a welcome addition to the transformation of the Front Green. I would like to thank the Lochgilphead Phoenix Project and the Co-Op Local Community Fund, supported by local people, for their generous donation.
The additional funding further enhances the works already completed and will provide a guide to the town centre and wider area along with local events and information for residents.
Despite significant national challenges, the project is making huge progress and will be a significant asset for the town for visitors and residents to enjoy.”
Contractors for the project, Hawthorn Heights have experienced a number of issues with the availability and delivery of construction materials. This national issue has impacted upon the timescale for delivery of the project.
Contractors are working hard to open the Front Green in the coming weeks. Due to nesting birds on the site, legal restrictions are in place. Some parts of the site have exclusion zones and work cannot continue until the nesting season is over. This only affects small areas of the Front Green.
Funding partners include; Argyll and Bute Council’s Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund, The Scottish Government’s Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes (CWSR), Town Centre Funds, HiTrans, Lochgilphead Phoenix Project and the Co-operative Local Community Fund.
Read the latest Front Green updates on the council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/frontgreen