Ormlie play park revamp gets under way
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A PLAY park in Thurso is being given a new lease of life thanks to a team effort.
Ormlie Community Association Ltd (OCA) took part in a clean-up at the site in Provost Cormack Drive with the help of North Highland College apprentices.
The play park has been shut up for the past year after falling into disrepair, with the "worn and damaged" equipment unsafe for children, according to Lynn Stewart, OCA project development manager. This had been removed by Highland Council.
This task has shown that we are working together for the good of the community.
Eight apprentices from the college and two tutors helped fit the new equipment, supplied by the council, while the OCA Young Mums cleaned up the park on May 28.
The park is not yet ready to open but is halfway there. There are pieces of equipment yet to be replaced and then inspected by Highland Council, and the Young Mums are looking to take another day to clear the paths.
Mrs Stewart said "This task has shown that we are working together for the good of the community."
The climbing frame, slide, table and seating area are among the items that have been repaired or replaced.