After many years the new community football pitch is almost ready for play. The pitch has been developed by Clackmannanshire Council as part of an agreement with landowner Harviestoun Estate and developer MacTaggart & Mickel. There have been various issues due to its development being on raised land and the Trust has worked with Clackmannanshire Council to ensure that the pitch becomes fit for purpose.
Our focus will now be on changing facilities for not only Dollar Glen Football Club but the wider community for other sporting activities. See how you can have your say about these developments by clicking here.
Clackmannanshire Council are to provide some funding for the project and are also interested in seeing toilet facilities established to serve the new cemetery but are keen for the Development Trust to lead the project.
The Working Group
We have established a working group which includes members of the community with various expertise along with the SFA Facilities Manager. They meet regularly with all of our local councillors who are keen to see the full project finally come to fruition. A master plan is currently being professionally drafted which will lead to the planning process and funding applications. For the purposes of this process it has been decided to name the full facility Devon Way Sports Park.
The intention is to purchase 6 purpose built “Bay Units” which when connected together will provide the facilities required. The dimensions of these units are length 7.3m (24ft) width 3.048m (10ft). This type of portable building has the benefits of being able to be extended in the future, if required, to provide extra community space. Once complete the Development Trust hope to take community ownership of the full facility. You can see how this will look by clicking here
The Changing Lives Approach
The idea is for the Sports Park to be used and accessed by the whole community – the approach to its development is being informed by the Changing Lives approach which uses sport and physical activity to intentionally bring about positive changes for people. You can read more about Changing Lives by clicking this link: About Changing Lives 2018.
We believe the Devon Way Sports Park has huge potential, here is an example of the sorts of activities that could be accommodated there: