Troon woodland project set to grow thanks to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes

Lucky Troon community group Friends of Fullarton has received a donation of £750 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

The much-needed donation will allow the group to revamp an off-track BMX area which is used by the local children. It is hoped the renovated track will encourage local youngsters to cycle in and enjoy the surrounding community woodland which the group maintains.

The funding will also be used to create a nature trail with directional signage and information panels detailing the history and wildlife of the area to visitors.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has a history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was created to continue the company’s ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their local communities. 

The fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five mile radius of any live Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development, such asBraemore Wood in Troon or Greenan Views in Doonfoot. 

Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, commented: “This is such a great project which we are more than happy to support. The cycle track and nature trail will encourage locals and visitors alike to make the most of the woodland which Friends of Fullarton are working hard to maintain.

“We hope that this project will continue enhancing the beautiful local surroundings, providing new local amenities for the community and playing an important role in conserving Troon’s natural habitat.”

Fiona Kennedy from Friends of Fullarton added: “We are so grateful to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for their donation which will go some way towards funding our refurbishment plans. At the moment our town does not have any cycle tracks, or a nature trail. We asked the community if they would like these at the woodland and received a huge positive response.

“We hope that that by regenerating small areas, we can encourage more use of the woods and, in time, return the woodland to its former glory for the whole community to enjoy.”

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