Cash to be spent on ‘spruce up’

COUNCILLORS have agreed to spend the last of the small schemes budget on “sprucing up” certain areas.

The suggestion was made by Councillor George Turnbull at a meeting of Teviot and Liddesdale Area Committee, during a discussion on projects to be given the go-ahead. Members agreed to spend £199 on the painting of railings at Wilton Park; the installation of a gate for the fence between Glebe Mill towards Weensland Road at £252; and a railing for the steps at Burnfoot Church, costing £1,214.

Councillor Turnbull (pictured) said: “Some areas could do with a spruce up, and I’d like to ask that we meet to pick areas that could benefit from a spring clean.”

It was also agreed that funds from the pay-and-display income are used to paint white lines at the Volunteer car park. Councillor Ron Smith said: “It would enable more cars to be parked there.”