Branston helps fund Powrie Park regeneration

Posted: 20 June 2014
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  • Eric Ritchie tries out the new zip slide 

Branston has donated money towards some major improvements to a park close to its Scottish site in Perth.

Powrie Park has undergone an extensive renovation programme thanks to the support of Branston and various grants and trusts secured by the Abernethy Environmental Association. Branston provided £5,000 for Phase 1 of the programme last year, and has continued its support with another £5,000 this year.

Wednesday (June 18th) saw the grand opening of the zip slide, one of the most loved elements of this second phase of park improvements. Other improvements included installing a trim trail, providing a new picnic area and benches, creating a sensory garden and pathway, planting fruit trees as well as resurfacing paths around the park and improving vehicle access.

Eric Ritchie, general manager of Branston’s Scottish site, commented: “We’re so pleased that the money donated by Branston has been used for such a great project which will really benefit the whole community. Feedback from local children and parents has been so positive, and everyone is delighted with park’s transformation.”

The Abernethy Parks Project was established to update and expand the facilities in and around Abernethy’s two main parks, Powrie and Williamson. Its aim is to allow more members of the community to enjoy the benefits of outdoor play and recreation.