Specialist sports facility plans for Newton Stewart

PLANS are afoot to develop a Newton Stewart playpark into a sports facility for BMX biking and football.

Members of The Old Hall Play project will team up with members of Galloway Thistle Football Club next week to discuss the idea for Douglas Park with representatives from the council’s sport and recreation department.

The two organisations hope to form a group that can capitalise on funding being made available with the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy, and will meet the council staff on Tuesday 4 December at 7pm in The Community Centre, Newton Stewart.

The meeting is open and anyone who feels they may be able to help out by providing advice, practical help or even to put forward ideas is very welcome to attend. All you have to do to be involved is to turn up.