Papdale Developments Up For Discussion:

News from Orkney Islands Council

A drop-in event takes place on Friday 1st February to give people the chance to talk over ideas for the future development of Papdale East Playpark and surrounding footpaths.

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Papdale East via Google Maps

Landscape architect Paul Mosely will be on hand at the Lambaness centre for informal discussions with the local community.

Paul was part of the Planning Aid for Scotland Team which carried out the Your Kirkwall engagement exercise in 2018, when a number of ideas for the Papdale area were put forward. ‘Your Kirkwall’ to Shape Future of Orkney’s Capital

He has been appointed to help develop these further with the local community after an award of funding through Sustrans’ Community Links Programme. Sustrans is a charity that supports projects that make it easier for people to walk and cycle. The Papdale East Playpark Association (PEPA) worked with Orkney Islands Council in developing the bid for funding from Sustrans.

With support from PEPA, drop-in sessions take place at the Lambaness centre on Friday 1 February from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 18:00 to 20:00. All are welcome.

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Paul will also meet with groups and organisations with an interest in the area, including pupils at Papdale Primary and Kirkwall Grammar School, Access Panel Orkney, Cycle UK and the Council.

He will return at a later date with some more detailed proposals and for further discussion on how these might be taken forward in future.



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