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    Fairmuir Park under threat

    I enclose a petition I received from the Ndxt Door Fairmuir forum advising that Fairmuir Park is under threat. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitio...5-9e20f2d0bd3b
    Dundee City Council plan to carry out an Asset Transfer to the Dundee United Community Trust.
    Another poster has stated that Dundee United Football Club intend to build a sports centre on the site.
    There is no need for another sports centre in Dundee as there is already a new sports centre at Caird Park. We need green open spaces in Dundee for people to take exercise free of charge surrounded by trees which help to stop climate change by absorbing carbon emissions.
    Over the years tens of thousands of people have played football on Fairmuir Park and if the Dundee City Councillors a number of whom are Dabs get their way this opportunity will be gone for ever.
    If Dundee City Councillors want to hand over a piece of their land to the Dundee United Community Trust there is plenty of ground in Camperdown Park for a new sports centre to be constructed.
    David Dorward who is a retired Chief Executive of Dundee City Council is also a director of Dundee United FC.
    Please sign this petition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    I enclose a petition I received from the Ndxt Door Fairmuir forum advising that Fairmuir Park is under threat. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitio...5-9e20f2d0bd3b
    Dundee City Council plan to carry out an Asset Transfer to the Dundee United Community Trust.
    Another poster has stated that Dundee United Football Club intend to build a sports centre on the site.
    There is no need for another sports centre in Dundee as there is already a new sports centre at Caird Park. We need green open spaces in Dundee for people to take exercise free of charge surrounded by trees which help to stop climate change by absorbing carbon emissions.
    Over the years tens of thousands of people have played football on Fairmuir Park and if the Dundee City Councillors a number of whom are Dabs get their way this opportunity will be gone for ever.
    If Dundee City Councillors want to hand over a piece of their land to the Dundee United Community Trust there is plenty of ground in Camperdown Park for a new sports centre to be constructed.
    David Dorward who is a retired Chief Executive of Dundee City Council is also a director of Dundee United FC.
    Please sign this petition.
    Wouldn’t matter if 200k sign it, this SNP council do as they like

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    I'd knock Doon a library and build it on that 😁

    Signed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    I'd knock Doon a library and build it on that ��

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    I'm sure there's a golf course that could be given up

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmac View Post
    I'm sure there's a golf course that could be given up
    Only caird council owned, can have that, it's golf but not as we know it......hazards should be bunkers, water etc, no junkies.😁

    Ball lying up against comotosed junkie....lift and drop without penalty.....imho.

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    Belatedly the Courier has reported about the Dundee United Community Trust acquiring Fairmuir Park in an Asset Transfer from Dundee City Council.
    The Chairman of the Dundee United Community Trust is David Dorward who is a former Chief Executive of Dundee City Council! https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news...sports-centre/
    They should use the Slessor Gardens plus all the other empty sites at the Waterfront Development for their new sports stadium and all weather football pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Only caird council owned, can have that, it's golf but not as we know it......hazards should be bunkers, water etc, no junkies.��

    Ball lying up against comotosed junkie....lift and drop without penalty.....imho.
    Prior to 1973 Machrihanish Golf Course used to have cows and sheep grazing on the course apart from the greens which had an electrified fence around them
    There was a local rule if your golf ball landed in a cow pat.
    Pick up lick and drop!

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    Just going to state my opinion on this.

    If the DAB Community Trust want to buy it and manage it that's up to them, less load on my Council Tax. I doubt they'll ever be allowed to completely remove the green area in favour of a sports complex for United but if it comes off best of luck to them.

    Can't remember Islay being so up in arms about the proposed development by Dundee FC at Camperdown Park............... oh, wait a minute.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeranged View Post
    Just going to state my opinion on this.

    If the DAB Community Trust want to buy it and manage it that's up to them, less load on my Council Tax. I doubt they'll ever be allowed to completely remove the green area in favour of a sports complex for United but if it comes off best of luck to them.

    Can't remember Islay being so up in arms about the proposed development by Dundee FC at Camperdown Park............... oh, wait a minute.................
    Only one of these plans are realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmac View Post
    Only one of these plans are realistic.
    We can realistically expect Fairmuir Park to be transferred to the DAB Community Trust then?

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