From Stuart Alexander –
CONSTRUCTION is starting on Monday for a new Multi-Use Games Area, MUGA, and the enhancement of the putting green at Stonehaven Recreation Grounds.
The MUGA, located at North side of existing putting area, will have markings for 5-aside football and basketball, together with integrated goals and hoops. Meanwhile a three metre fence and 4G secure entry gate will be linked to the existing pay-to-play online system used at the tennis courts .
The putting area is to be enhanced with an improved playing surface with contouring and areas of coastal plants.
The projects were both successful bids in the participatory budgeting exercise undertaken almost two years ago by LiveLife Aberdeenshire – when £1.8 million was made available for leisure and recreation in the town. Further funding was also secured from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Aberdeenshire Area Committee to make these facilities possible.
Path closed while works underway
Works commence on Monday 29th January. During construction, the path between the Recreation Grounds and the beach will have to be closed for safety. Preparation works will also be carried out for a seasonal indoor tennis facility which will be available over the winter months. This phase of the project is scheduled to be complete by the 31st of March when access to the Grounds and its paths will return to normal.