South Scotland

Stranraer neighbourhood renewal work options examined

Councillors are being asked to consider three options as part of the final phase of a major neighbourhood renewal scheme in Stranraer.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has still to allocate £100,000 earmarked to develop community facilities.

The programme has seen more than 300 new homes built and 200 "low demand" dwellings demolished.

It is part of a £77m overhaul scheme in the region which also includes north west Dumfries.

The total cost has been split three ways between social landlord DGHP, the Scottish government and the local authority.

The Wigtown Area Committee will be asked to consider three options for the remaining £100,000 of council cash earmarked for community improvement works.

Option one would see the cash allocated towards a replacement building on the site of the former Dicks Hill resource centre.

The second sets out the case for the refurbishment of the community building at Agnew Park - which local people say is not being used to its full potential because of its condition and limited facilities.

The third option is to support the development of a Wigtownshire Community Sports Centre in Stranraer - complete with indoor bowling centre, a ten-pin bowling alley, a multi-functional games room, and a café.

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