New Look for County's 'Gateways'
Thursday 8th June 2006
Roundabouts around Clackmannanshire could soon be given a new look as part of a project to enhance the area's gateways.
The Council is keen to see 'gateway' roundabouts at the entrances to the county improved, to provide visitors with a more attractive welcome. A report to Thursday's Council meeting explained that private sponsorship is the best way to achieve this, with a number of local businesses already showing an interest.
Environment spokesman Councillor Harry McLaren said: "With all the infrastructure projects and improvements that are going on around the county, now is the time to look at enhancing our gateways and giving people a proper welcome to the Wee County.
"Initiatives like this show what a desirable place Clackmannanshire is to invest in and I am delighted that local businesses have responded so positively to this proposal.
"First impressions are often the most important and landscaping and improved signage on our roundabouts, funded through sponsorship, is a great way to make the Wee County even more beautiful and demonstrate that once again it is a vibrant location."
A report to Council highlighted 10 'gateway' and 'focal point' sites throughout the county. Work on the first four at Arnsbrae, Menstrie, Muirside and Dumyat North has already progressed with Dumyat South and Blackgrange next on the priority list.