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No. Item


Small Schemes and Quality of Life

Consider approval of 2 Schemes to be funded from the Small Schemes and Quality of Life Budget.


The Neighbourhood Area Manager reported that he now had 3 Schemes seeking funding.  The Committee agreed to also consider the additional Scheme relating to the A72. Mr Hedley gave details of each of the Schemes as follows:-


(a)     request from Clovenfords and District Community Council for support to pay for the replacement of two wooden benches situated at the Millennium Notice Board at a cost of £500.


(b)     request from Lamancha Hub for funding support to create a Polytunnel at Lamancha Hub in the gardens. This would enable the project to extend their growing season, create opportunities for volunteers of all abilities to get involved in horticulture with some nursery practice, and enable the production of a wider range of crops which require heat and cover such as tomatoes. The total project cost was £5,043, the group at Lamancha Hub were going to erect the Polytunnel which effectively equated to a voluntary contribution of £1,200, so the funding request was for £3,843


(c)     funding to construct a pedestrian traffic island at the A72 Clovenfords. This was a scheme which was supported by the Clovenfords and District Community Council and had an estimated value of £5,323.


If all three projects were supported this would leave a balance of £2,003 in Quality of Life and £18,364 in Small Schemes.  Members agreed to support these projects.



AGREED to approve the following schemes to be funded from Quality of Life and Small Schemes Budget:-

(a)     Clovenfords Benches-           £    500

(b)     Lamancha Polytunnel-            £  3,843

(c)     A72 Traffic Island        -           £  5,323          




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