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Students pitch in to help Kinloch Project

Students from Dundee and Angus College, local joiner Brian Ness and Cllr Peter Murphywere at the site of the former Kinloch school on Wednesday participating in a general tidy up of the area. From left: Kyle Thomson, Peter Murphy, Brian Ness, Dave Hall, Krzysztof Banaszewski., AAron Stewart.

Students from Dundee and Angus College, local joiner Brian Ness and Cllr Peter Murphywere at the site of the former Kinloch school on Wednesday participating in a general tidy up of the area. From left: Kyle Thomson, Peter Murphy, Brian Ness, Dave Hall, Krzysztof Banaszewski., AAron Stewart.

The Kinloch Centre Project has been breaking new ground recently, in more ways than one thanks to some young trainees.

Students from Dundee and Angus College, under the direction of lecturer David Hall, were on Wednesday at the site of the former Kinloch Primary School clearing up.

According to Kinloch Centre Project chair Peter Murphy 2014 has been good so far. He said: “A lot of our plans are coming along with regards to opening the site and we met recently with the council to discuss moving forward and we’ve had a good run from January onwards in terms of fund-raising.

“A lot of work behind the scenes is being done in preparation for the car boot sale, Angus and Dundee College is helping in regards with tidying. They have young trainees they send out to do community work in their area, and they will be tidying up a lot of debris which has been lying around the site.”

He added: “It’s very important for us to get this help at this stage, and the feeling is that the community has stepped in and we are very grateful for that.”

On April 5 the site will play host to a Tartan Day car boot sale, with proceeds used to fund the project.

Mr Murphy said: “We might think of making it a monthly car boot sale, depending on how successful it is. We won’t run before we can walk.

“All that’s pretty positive as fas as I’m concerned, that will give us a focal point in the community and that will give people something to hopefully work towards.”

The next step is to look at the results of the community usage survey carried out recently.

 

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