Council promise to improve roads, town centres and leisure facilities

EAST Dunbartonshire Council has promised to improve roads in the area, town centres and leisure facilities over the next five years.

Detailed proposals for its five year capital investment programme were approved at a full council meeting in the council’s new headquarters, Southbank Marina, on Thursday, September 20.

Council leader, Rhondda Geekie, said: “I believe the investments will deliver significant benefits throughout the area.

“We approved our headline investment programme in June and we have now identified spend in key areas including improvements to our roads, town centres and leisure facilities.”

Over £10 million will be spent on community assets such as Hillhead Community Centre, Kelvinbank Resource Centre and further Community Hubs, £27 million will be invested in roads and structures, £3 million will be spent on the Kirkintilloch town centre masterplan, £2.9 million will be invested in the Bishopbriggs relief road and £837,000 will be used to improve leisure centres and facilities.

Councillor Geekie added: “Streamlining and improving our assets has been a key strategy in recent years, enabling us to make significant savings and improve our service delivery.

“This latest capital programme will enable us to continue with these improvements and will see positive changes in the way we deliver services, particularly at a local level.”