Area Committee Helping Local Groups

By bellmannews / October 29, 2020
detail of sunburst design on side gate of pool

Stonehaven-based groups were among those benefiting from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee’s £80,000 top-up budget this week.

Mearns FM

Mearns FM are in new premises on Ann Street after the flood in August forced them to move. They now have room for a second studio, and will use a grant for £1,705.50 to help purchase the additional equipment required.

Once this extra studio is up and running, it will be used by school-age children looking for work experience and by students on the foundation apprenticeship run by the North East Scotland.

New Posts and Goals

Panthers Basketball Club meanwhile netted £1,784.55 to help replace vandalised netball posts and basketball goals at their all-weather pitch at Mineralwell Park.

The Panthers offer basketball taster sessions and after-school basketball clubs, providing oportunities for 300 members. They will now target primary shool age players with cross court junior basketball goals.

Swimming Pool Facelift

And, after a lost season this year, the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool want the Art Deco building to look its best for 2021. They are planning work including painting the pool tank, terraces and paddling pool,and upgrading the garden frontage and perimeter.

The Area Committee agreed top up funds of £3,984.53 towards the purchase of additional paint and planting to enhance the front of the building.

More Funds Available For Local Groups

The criteria for the Area Committee Budget is appended to the report for this week’s meeting – as Appendix 2. This report is available online – see item 7.

To apply for funding, contact:

Emma Storey
Committee Officer (Kincardine & Mearns)
Aberdeenshire Council
Arduthie Road
Stonehaven AB39 2DQ
Tel: 01467 535652