Community Open Day Success 2024

12th April, 2024
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The sun shone for the second Cross Tay Link Road Community Open Day on 11th April, allowing over 650 local people - double that of the inaugural event in October 2023 - the opportunity to find out more about Perth & Kinross Council’s £150 million infrastructure project.

PKAVS, a local non-profit service supporting the people and communities of Perth & Kinross through services such as Young Carers, Support for Adult Carers, Wisecraft and the Walled Garden, benefited from fundraising on the day which generated £1500 for the charity. This will be added to via the online Silent Auction currently running until April 30th.

Shaheena Din, CEO of PKAVS, commented, "I am delighted that PKAVS were chosen as the charity partner for the CTLR community open day. This family fun event aligns with our mission to support the wellbeing of people and communities across Perth & Kinross and this donation will make a real difference to the services that we can provide. The entire team is very excited!"

As well as providing guided tours of the project site, including a stop at Destiny Bridge and the New Kingsway with project engineers, BAM UK & Ireland and PKC offered a fun, family event for children that included community artwork painting, the Flannery Plant simulator, and a chance to meet SPOT the dog, a robotic dog fitted with in-built laser scanners.

Derek Walsh, Contracts Manager for BAM UK & Ireland commented, “ The Cross Tay Link Road project will have a significant impact on Perth and Surrounding area, so it was fantastic to welcome so many local residents into our April Open Day event. The feedback has been incredibly positive with families from across the area interested in finding out more about the project and what it will mean to them."

Jillian Ferguson, Roads Infrastructure Manager for Perth & Kinross Council commented, “I’d like to thank everyone who came out to join in, and to give a big shout out to our subcontractors who have donated so generously to the online auction and on-the-day tombola in aid of PKAVS. Ensuring that CTLR leaves a meaningful legacy for local families is a key aim of the project and we are proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause.”

With thanks to John Young for the photographs of our day.