East Lothian Council

Improved community facilities a key part of East Lothian Council’s capital programme

Published Tuesday 21st February 17

The £169 million investment in capital projects across East Lothian over the next three years will secure benefits for dozens of communities – including new or upgraded community and sports facilities

More than £1 million has been earmarked for both a new Port Seton Sports Hall and Whitecraig Community Centre.

Haddington’s popular Corn Exchange will benefit from £850,000 of resources towards a refurbishment, while around £400,000 has been earmarked for East Saltoun School/Community Hall.

Around £825,000 will be invested in sports centres and synthetic pitches, with a further £163,000 going towards the restoration of Tranent’s Polson Park.

More than £16 million will be invested in the county’s network of roads, with around £1.3 million identified for parking improvements.

There is good news for public transport with confirmation that, in the next three years, the council has allocated £1.5 million of its total contribution of £3.44 million towards development of the new East Linton railway station.

Upgrade work at town centre toilets is planned thanks to £300,000 of investment.

Tim Day, spokesperson for Community Wellbeing, said:

“Community facilities play a vital role at the heart of towns and villages across East Lothian. I am delighted that our budget will support the refurbishments of existing sports facilities and also popular venues such as Haddington Corn Exchange.

“I know that people in Port Seton and Whitecraig will warmly welcome the commitment to investing in a new sports hall and community centre respectively.

“These are facilities which will enable local groups to meet, while also helping people to be physically active.”

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