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Forres residents invited to have a say in the future of Mannachie Park

By Garry McCartney

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Mannachie Park currently has an ageing playground and a young fruit orchard.
Mannachie Park currently has an ageing playground and a young fruit orchard.

FORRES residents are being encouraged to share their views on what they would like to see in the Mannachie Park masterplan.

A total of £50,000 funding is available for the redevelopment of the play area and Moray Council is seeking input from the community as to what they would like to be included.

Rankinfraser Landscape Architecture has been commissioned to help prepare a development plan for the park, with the final design incorporating the feedback collected - the design will also guide the delivery of improvement projects anticipated for the area and once finalised will help attract future funding and resources to the park.

Moray Council open spaces manager, James Hunter, is encouraging residents to take the opportunity to submit their views.

He said: "We want to ensure we’re providing parks and open spaces that meet the aspirations and needs of the local community.

"There will be lots of opportunities for people to tell us what they think, and I encourage locals to have their say on how the park is developed."

A survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MannachiePark - has been created to capture residents’ views.

Paper copies can be collected and submitted from Moray Firth Credit Union and Forres House Community Centre.

Moray Council’s Communities Team will also be hosting a series of information sessions across Forres throughout May, with the first being held at Tesco on Wednesday, May 4 from 10am-midday.

Residents will also be able to share their views on High Street on Saturday May 7from 10am-noon and later at Mannachie Park from 1-3pm.

For more information email csu@moray.gov.uk

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