Following the £2 million funding award from the Scottish Government’s ‘Small Town Investment Fund’ along with further investment from Clackmannanshire Council to regenerate Clackmannan, in a bid to reduce the socio-economic impact following the early closure of Longannet Power Station in Spring 2016.
The funds are being split and put into the following projects:
Main Street Gap Site
Gap Site Development – Main Street & North Street
Complications gaining access to site due to it being at the discretion of land owners. Drawings are to be revised to move the building to ensure no rights of access are impeded.
Drainage survey to be carried out on the site to get all the reports in place to allow a tender.
Once plans are complete they will have to go back through planning process.
Aim to be on site spring 2020.
Clackmannan Library and Community Access Point (CAP)
One of the identified projects of the fund, is to support is the re-development of the town’s Library and Community Access Point (CAP) following its low usage record.
Town Hall Community Hub update:-
Recent dialogue with the Council’s Management Team andLegal Services confirms that the lease of the former library & CAP premises will be going ahead as initially planned. Once the lease is agreed and signed we will move on to the long awaited Hub fit out stage in line with previous community consultations and our Business Plan. Covid permitting we would hope to move forward as quickly as possible with the transformation of the library & CAP into the long awaited new community facility for Clackmannan.
For more information please contact Clackmannan Town Hall Trust on Tel: 07944566068 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any ideas and proposals you may have relating to the Community Hub Project
As part of our proactive approach the committee has continued to work throughout lockdown to help secure much needed Government business support funding. This has enabled the Town Hall Trust to carry out internal maintenance work and to carry out fresh redecoration of the interior whilst the Hall has been closed.
We are also delighted to report that Clackmannanshire Council have allocated monies from their budget to allow them to undertake essential maintenance and repairs to the building including extensive roof repair work. This is very welcome news and helps protect and preserve the Town Hall for community use well into the future.
Lochie’s Housing Development
As part of regeneration funding plans in Clackmannan, approved by Council in March 2017, the former Hunters Garage. Lochies Road, Clackmannan is intended to be progressed for affordable housing. Specifically, to address the need for housing for older people, the site has been identified to be suitable for bungalow style housing.