A PARTNERSHIP between Dollar Community Development Trust and Dollar Glen Football Club has seen the establishment of an action group which aims to help the development of the community’s football pitch.

Led by Kenny Mitchell, trustee and chairman of the football club, various members of the community have joined forces to provide their expertise with a view to seeing the community's long-awaited football pitch and changing facilities being developed.

The pitch has been constructed by Clackmannanshire Council, who have also made a financial contribution towards new changing facilities, but it will now be up to the community to find the remainder of the funding required for these facilities.

A community engagement process has recently been ongoing with and earlier this month a set of stalls and a questionnaire were set up and delivered to households in the town.

The results of the questionnaire, which were compiled by Star Developments, a community engagement specialist, were made available to the community at a recent Information and Feedback Drop-in Session at The Hive in Dollar.

Kenny said: “The most important part of the results have told us that 97 per cent of people in the town are in favour of the proposals.

“Although football will be the main sport played at the new pitch, the community have said they are keen to see other uses for the area which is at the beginning/end of Dollar’s natural exercise area, the Devon Way, hence the project name Devon Way Sports Park.

“I would like to thank my hard-working action group who are as determined as me to see this facility happen.”

Now that the action group have the responses to the questionnaire, the next stage will be a come and try events weekend where the various suggestions of activities that people would like to see take place at the park will be planned.

This is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.

Visit dollarcdt.com/devonway-sports-park/ or facebook.com/Devon-Way-Sports-Park for more information on the development.