Posted 14:10 31st October 2019
Information sent via Facebook on Saturday 28th October by Andrew Gladstone
Apologies – I didn’t spot the notification until today (31st)
Dave McBain was saying that you were looking for more details on the works at Dickie Wood, please see above for cost breakdown. (Click on image for larger version)
Rebuilding of dyke was fully funded by KCDT as requested by KCC, however, the new gates, water trough etc. were provided by myself and Michael Cochrane, the provision of these meant that it was not necessary to replace the kissing gates as originally envisaged when the application for funding was sought. This saved £1700 and I think makes the path easier to use.
We have had some problems with surface water causing erosion on the path, the contractor put in a gully at his own expense, to resolve this, but more work may need to be done, although once more vegetation establishes itself on the path, it should become more stable.
I hope you regard the works as an improvement on what was there before, and good value for the community, we had 1000 square metres of path upgraded for approx. £14/m inc VAT, the Scottish Government guidelines for this sort of work range from £9 to £18/m depending on the amount of work involved.
KCDT always keen for people to come forward if they have suggestions as to how we should be spending the funds that are made available to us for the benefit of the community.