Kirstin Bradley our architect is leaving.
Kirstin and Dougal Plot 58 are giving up their allotment this year. Many plotters may be unaware of the contribution Kirstin made to the success of our Community Garden project which was initiated in Nov 2012. The project was quite a significant undertaking for Garthdee Field Allotments Association involving Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University, grant funders and various contractors.
To get the project started we had to be able to show our partners and interested parties what we were planning to do. Kirstin, an architect by profession, very kindly offered her services free of charge to the Association, preparing plans, attending meetings and eventually obtaining planning consent for our project. I think it greatly helped our application to both the planners and grant providers when we were able to submit such professional documents.
As the Community Garden took shape we introduced the concept of the Octagon as a shelter and outdoor classroom and here again Kirstin used her professional skills to convert the concept into working drawings that a builder could follow and the result is there for all to see.
On behalf of all our allotment holders we say goodbye with our best wishes and grateful thanks to Kirstin for her generosity and support.