Dunbar Rotary gives name to new flats

Rotary Court officially opened
Rotary Court officially opened

Tenants are moving into 16 new council flats at Dunbar called after the local Rotary club in recognition of its work in the area.

The development was officially opened by Councillor Norman Hampshire, East Lothian Council’s housing and environment spokesman. Members of the Dunbar Rotary Club were also invited to the opening ceremony.

The flats, which are in blocks of four, have two bedrooms. Each of the properties has received £46,000 - a total of £736,000 - in Council House Building Grant from the Scottish Government.

Councillor Hampshire said: “It’s a great addition to Dunbar and I know that the tenants here are very happy in their new homes.

“It has also been good for the local economy that a local East Lothian company Hart Builders have delivered this project.’

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess commented: “These 16 social rented properties have been constructed to a high standard with good access to the town centre. The Scottish Government recognises the importance in providing affordable housing, and is well on the way to meeting its commitment to provide 30,000 affordable houses within the lifetime of this parliament.”

David Small, managing director of Hart Builders, added: “Rotary Court is an excellent example of Harts approach to small brownfield sites where we can develop a relatively small area of land and provide an efficient and attractive development.”