The Provost officially opened the refurbished Alyth Square this week, with help from Alyth Primary School children, following intense works to overhaul the space. The square is now accessible for all residents, with dropped kerbs and wide pavements. Access for buses has been improved and parking spaces were retained.
The opening was attended by representatives from Alyth Development Trust, the local Community Council, Alyth in Bloom and the church. The project received almost £500,000 of funding, including £250,000 from Perth & Kinross Council. Alyth Development Trust organised local consultations, applied for grants and spent 18 months fundraising to make up the shortfall. The Centre for Inclusive Living Perth & Kinross provided advice on the accessibility of the design, which was all completed in-house by Perth & Kinross Council.
For further details on the project, please see the PKC website: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/alythplacecheck