At long last, the Closes Report is ready to be shared! Click on the links below to download each section:
Part 1 – Courant Court, Red Lion Close, Shepherd’s Close
Part 2 – Fife Arms Close, Harrow Inn Close, White Horse Close
Part 3 – Walker’s Close, City Arms Close, Victoria Close. Suggestions for bin enclosures, entrances, signage, gates and lighting
Part 4 – Drawings
Elgin CARS has funding available to help businesses and home owners/tenants upgrade the network of closes and lanes to make them more attractive and inviting. With all the improvements planned by the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Partnership to make the town centre more attractive for visitors , this is an exciting time of investment for Elgin and a real opportunity to make a lasting difference.
A survey on the condition of the nine most used closes was carried out and repair work and improvements have been recommended in the report. In order to move forward with carrying out the works, owner consent and a maximum of 50% financial contribution shared between property owners and/or tenants will be required.
It has been estimated that spending around £10,000 per close would cover the cost of the recommended improvements. The work will go out to tender mid-August and the result will confirm actual costs. Please have a look at the recommendations in the report and consider if the repair works and improvements are something you would be willing to contribute to. Obviously the more people who come on board and work together, the better the result will be.