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Sauchie Improvements Continue as Tillicoultry Named in Next Phase

Published on:

30

October 2014

Work to transform Sauchie Main Street is well underway as part of the Council's 1million Village and Small Town Centre Initiative.

And as those works progress, the Council is already looking at the next areas to benefits from the regeneration initiative.

Phase 1 of the project in Sauchie is almost complete with the unpopular concrete raised beds removed this week. They will be replaced with attractive, modern landscaping.

Another significant improvement has been the installation of new traffic signals at the junction of Main Street and Greygoran.

A consultation programme took place to get views from local residents and businesses on the Council's plans, and the responses have helped to shape the work that is now underway.

Works to be completed in Phase 2 of the project include:

  • Refurbishing the exterior of buildings in Sauchie Main Street at the Post Office
  • Internal close improvements to the previously rendered blocks
  • Improving back court areas with new fences and painting
  • Internal and external improvements to Council owned flats in the area

Council Leader Gary Womersley said: "I am delighted to see this work being carried out for the benefit of people who live and work in this area. Sauchie is the first recipient of investment under the Village and Small Town Centre Initiative. We have secured 898,000-worth of funding for these improvements which is making a real difference to this area."

He added: "Tullibody has been identified as the next area to benefit from the Village and Small Town Centres Initiative, which will regenerate the town centre, focussing on the Tron Court area. Consultation is already underway with key community stakeholders, as Making Clackmannanshire Better, the Council's business improvement programme, makes progress.

"And I am delighted to announce that Tillicoultry will be the next community to benefit from this fantastic initiative. Our plans aim to stimulate development around the west of the High Street, including at the former Tillicoultry Community Centre site to support a wider regeneration of Tillicoultry town centre. The work would also target regeneration activity on the Council owned blocks of flats in the High Street, and to the south east of the former community centre site while also creating a supply of new and refurbished housing."