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Agreement reached over location of Keith playpark equipment

Press release   •   Oct 16, 2018 09:06 BST

Agreement has been struck over the siting of play equipment in St Rufus Park, Keith.

Senior Moray Council staff met with representatives from Keith Community Council, residents & St. Rufus Park Regeneration Group recently to discuss possible locations within the park, and agreed that its staff would undertake the work.

The issue arose after residents highlighted concerns with the equipment’s location and anti-social behaviour.

Although disabling the equipment was temporary, members of the St Rufus Park Regeneration Group – who raised funding for the equipment – were concerned that the enjoyment of the park was being reduced. The council had removed the basket swing due to instances of disruptive antisocial behaviour and vandalism.

A council spokesman said: “We carried out an assessment of the locations and agreed new ones with all parties. We now plan to move the equipment to these areas”.

“The roundabout will be installed by contractors soon after it is delivered, but as the tender of this piece equipment includes installation this could be in place before the relocation of the diggers and swing.

“The removal of the equipment was always temporary, so we’re glad to have agreed the new locations with all stakeholders.”

The work should be completed by early December, although the timescale is dictated by other work commitments of the Lands and Parks team.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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