Peterhead Area Community Trust SCIO (PACT) is a local group of volunteers who return neglected or unused buildings and areas back into use for the benefit of the community. All volunteers are unpaid and simply want to improve the community they reside in.
During the Covid pandemic PACT was a Scottish Government Anchor group which helped distribute resilience funding to local groups who did not have a constitution or even a bank account but wanted to help their communities during the national emergency.
Formed in 2018, PACT has delivered a refurbished Sports pavilion and a Community Park. The Barclay pavilion is now available to hire out by both sports teams and community groups. Within the pavilion, the hirer will find clean, fresh and modern changing rooms with hot showers available. The community space is again light and airy with an assortment of available kitchen appliances. The hire fees are used for the upkeep of the pavilion and to help maintain the Victoria Community Park.
This park, situated in the centre of Peterhead is a “free to use” park consisting of a children’s playpark, mini golf, a picnic area, outdoor exercise area as well as a sensory garden. The playpark consists of modern colourful climbing equipment suitable for under-10s.
The mini-golf area works on a “bring-your-putter” basis and has proved very popular with families of all ages enjoying the 9-hole course.
The sensory garden has been designed to account for the needs of autistic children with plenty of tactile surfaces, colour, sound and disabled access.
The next phase of the Victoria Community Park is to design, fund and build a Pump-track which will provide an exciting facility for bikers and will indirectly contribute to helping reduce childhood obesity.
Any body interested in helping PACT, please get in touch via their website of Facebook page.
Find out more – https://peterheadpact.co.uk/