New plans for Posties in the pipeline
Posties Park in Dumbarton – plans are in the pipeline.
The announcement that Posties Park set for £1.7million sports hub project is likely to attract the attention of people who campaigned in the past about preserving it as part of the Levengrove Park estate.
Funding to redevelop Dumbarton’s Posties Park into a state-of-the-art sport hub has been approved by West Dunbartonshire Council. The £1.7million redevelopment plans include creating a six-lane all-weather athletics track for use by schools and local clubs, with a grass football pitch constructed in the middle of the track and purpose built, modern changing facilities and gym.
It is the architecture of the new facilities and possible encroachment into Levengrove Park itself that may worry the many people who campaigned – and won – the battle to have a new secondary school for Our Lady and St Patrick’s built there.
Councillors agreed to fund the plans at a meeting of West Dunbartonshire Council this week.
It is anticipated that work on the site will begin in the summer of 2018, with completion due in time for the following summer.
Councillor Iain McLaren, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We are pleased that this project has been given the funding to progress and that Posties Park will offer the people of Dumbarton an excellent facility for athletics and football. The new changing pavilion will also make it a much more welcoming place for clubs and groups and I know it will certainly be well used.”
Councillor Diane Docherty, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “This is another example of this Council’s commitment to promoting sport and a healthy, active lifestyle for our residents. With so much other redevelopment happening in Dumbarton, such as the upgrades at Levengrove Park and the walkway linking the town centre to the Castle, it’s an exciting time for the area.”