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Zetland Park is set to benefit from a funding award of just over £192,000.

The additional cash was secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and will support an uplift in capital works costs resulting from COVID-19 and the extension of the project’s activity plan until September 2022.

Inclusive play

The inclusive play area will provide opportunities for all children no matter their ability or disability to play together and features a large replica of the Charlotte Dundas, widely regarded as the world's second successful steamboat, which was built at Grangemouth.

The original project works and activity plan have been delayed due to COVID-19, however at the end of 2020 work got underway to build the playpark.

Allana Hughes, Zetland Park Project Officer said: “After years of hard work behind the scenes, the physical transformation of Zetland Park has begun. Works on the new £360k play area started in December, this will be followed by a new £100k pump track and the other capital projects (including a performance stage, naturalised pond, refurbished fountain and war memorial) which will start in the next few months.

"At a difficult time for everyone, these works will be instrumental in rejuvenating Portonian Pride”

The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s total contribution towards the £2.24m project now sits at £1.12m following a previous award of £928k in January 2020.