Hello everyone! My name is Ellen Cox and I’m the new Elgin CARS Officer. Kirsty has moved on to a new role and I took over the reins in November.
2016 has been a very successful year for Elgin CARS and we’re hoping to build on this momentum in 2017. To date, grants have been awarded totalling over £500 000, which, along with private investment, means over £1 million of works improving historic buildings in the Elgin town centre.
A tender is currently under way for detailed costings of repair works to 17 properties under the “Building Health Check” scheme, with construction planned to be underway in early spring 2017. Also planned for spring 2017 are upgrades to nine of the most used Closes and Lanes off High Street.
The CARS program ends in March 2018 so we are heading into a big final year with a range of funding opportunities still available. Please get in touch if you are thinking of undertaking works on a property in the town centre. I’ve tried to touch base with many of you and hope to be in touch with everyone over the next few weeks. I have the same CARS phone numbers and am usually around the Annexe in Elgin, so please drop by and say hello!