VOLUNTEERS have come together to finish off work on a new path which will ensure Alloa's Wimpy Park is accessible to everyone for years to come.

The sleeves were rolled up at the Walled Garden this week with efforts to complete a stone path which will run through the site, next to Pine Grove.

The initiative is being led by the Wimpy Park Community Group (WPCG), and they will be supported by volunteers from The Conservation Volunteers and Enabling Projects in Clackmannanshire.

And Tillicoultry Quarries generously donated 55 tonnes of stone towards the project as well.

Finlay Robertson, WPCG's chair, told the Advertiser: "The [path will ensure] people can get in with wheelchairs and prams etc. so they can access it."

When asked how he felt about the support the project has received from locals, he said it was "fantastic".

He added: "There has been a lot of support from the local community, and we've had a lot of support from Clackmannanshire Council and also Tillicoultry Quarries."

Josh Thornhill, from The Conservation Volunteers, said: "[The aim is] to create a community space that's open everyone, so they can get outside.

"The issue is that there's no path at the moment, and it's used by a lot of people in wheelchairs.

"They enter it and walk up a grass slope, which's fine when it's dry but [not when] it's soaking."

Work is expected to be completed by today, Wednesday, November 27.

WPCG are currently in the final stages of taking the park into community ownership.

The group are hoping to soon come to an agreement with Clackmannanshire Council which would see them take over the site for at least 19 years.

To keep up to date with the group's work, and to find out about their upcoming events, visit the Wimpy Park Community Group page on Facebook.