Budget is good news for Dunbar area

SIR, - Re ‘Council Budget - Good News for Dunbar and East Linton Ward’.

Thursday, 17th February 2011, 8:48 am

We wish to share with readers the good news for developments across our ward following the announcement of the East Lothian Council budget this week.

The ward will be seeing major investments such as those at Dunbar Primary School, Dunbar Community Centre and Townhouse Museum come to fruition in the near future. CCTV is already operating in Dunbar.

A total of 88 new council houses are nearing completion with new affordable housing projects in the pipeline. Further announcements regarding housing are also due soon.

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Improvements are to be made to Innerwick Primary School and there are also discussions about upgrading West Barns Village Hall.

In addition there will be investment in car parking at Seafield Crescent, Belhaven as well as to general issues of road maintenance like pot holes and lighting.

There is also new countywide investment in adult social care to develop new rapid response and re-ablement services so that people across the area can stay in their own homes at a time of crisis or be discharged from hospital as soon as possible.

We are sure that the Lib Dem/SNP administration has been delivering for our local people since May 2007.

COUNCILLOR JACQUIE BELL,

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care,

Ward Member Dunbar and East Linton.

COUNCILLOR PAUL McLENNAN,

Leader of the Council,

Ward Member Dunbar and East Linton.