Reports at the Killin Community Council (KCC) meeting on Tuesday 11th November 2014 have given a bit of background to the delay in the start of Breadalbane Park upgrade work. Killin and Ardeonaig Trust (KAT) representatives reported that the actual tenders the group received for the work were higher than the estimates that the project plan and funding applications were originally based on.
It was reported at the meeting that the lowest tender submitted was around £50k higher than the secured funding, with the highest tender going much higher still. The representatives also reported that it was decided by KAT to press on with what work was affordable due to the possibility that the window to spend the funding would run out, despite strong calls from some of their members to seek support from any possible insurance policies in place to protect them in these situations.
What does this mean for the project going forward? The KCC were to request a closed meeting with KAT to discuss their options, plans and reasonings to push on with the project, as it seemed that the general consensus at the KCC meeting was that insurance policies option should be followed up on. However, KAT denied this request for a meeting and are reported to be pressing ahead with work scheduled to start in 2015.
Hopefully this apparent setback will not jeopardise the project as the conception and plans have been well received and the work involved is well overdue.