CREETOWN’S popular playing fields are to receive a cash boost of £168,562 from the Big Lottery Fund.
King George V playing fields will see new play equipment, benches, seating areas and improved car parking.
The funding is part of a lottery package which will help communities in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders to get the most out of their local area by improving meeting spaces at the heart of their communities. Andrew Ward, Creetown Initiative’s senior project worker, said: “The people of Creetown are absolutely thrilled with this award which will allow us to develop the King George V Playing Fields. The staff of Creetown Initiative Ltd who have been working very hard on this project for over a year are delighted that all the hard work has come to fruition. The park will now have play equipment for all ages, the walks and wildlife areas will be developed, new seating and park benches will be provided and the car parking area improved.”
Paying tribute to Katherine Elliot who has led the project Andrew added: “Katherine has secured funds that will serve the people of Creetown for generations, young and old, it’s a great day for our little village and goes to prove that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve results.”