A LOCAL community came together last week to install a new feature at Lochore Meadows.

Derek Davidson has been creating wooden sculptures since the beginning of lockdown and the latest Fairy Wood creation has now been installed.

The Benarty man began a GoFundMe page to raise money for the supplies which would see the sculptures be installed safely for children to sit on.

However, members of the community came together with offers to help and the project is now fully installed.

Derek told the Times: “It all started at lockdown. I had made 100 nest boxes and after offering them to anyone who wanted them, they were gone within half an hour.

“Then we started making fairy doors with some and we hung them around the Meedies.”

Derek and his team invited local radiographer Emma to come along and judge the creations and she did so dressed a fairy to the delight of the kids present.

The local community pledged £1,400 to the project as well as money given to Derek from community groups.

As well as the money, Derek was blown away when he received calls from Davie Farrell offering to supply the postcrete, and Ian Bruce of Vermicon who said his men were going down to the park last Saturday to carry out the installation free of charge.

Ian’s men then went above and beyond, working the whole day digging holes, placing the objects before coming back and strimming the area to make it safe for everyone who wanted to attend.

Emma once again opened the park last Saturday, and Derek said, to his delight, that it has been busy every night this week.