Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Yesterday afternoon, I attended the latest meeting of the Balgay Stakeholders' Group, which brings together local councillors, council parks/environment department staff and community representatives - in particular Friends of Balgay - to discuss issues related to Balgay Park and its surrounds.
Matters discussed yesterday included :
* Tree pruning work recently undertaken.
* Impending work to improve the lighting in the park - from the Scott Street entrance right along to the entrance at Glamis Road - this includes new lighting columns but also repair of a major fault at the Scott Street side. This impending work is really good news as it will restore lighting to parts of the park that have been without lighting for some considerable time.
* Friends of Balgay will be undertaking planting of Alpines in the park's Rose Window during the second half of October, thanks to an award from Barney's Fund.
* The Friends of Balgay AGM will be on Saturday 22nd October at 2pm at the Mills Observatory. The guest speaker will be Murray Nicoll of the Tay Valley Family History Society.