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Stuart Gillespie

More than £50,000 to be spent fixing dry rot in Castle Douglas clock tower

More than £50,000 is to be spent fixing dry rot in an iconic Stewartry building.

Members of the council’s economy and resources committee heard about the problem in Castle Douglas clock tower at their meeting on Tuesday.

They agreed to allocate £56,000 to resolve the problem as part of the council’s property/buildings (other) asset class programme.

Councillors were also told that work to fix a similar problem at New Galloway Town Hall is nearing completion while next month work will begin on replacing heating and controls at Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright.

More than £4 million is due to be spent on projects across the region as part of the programme – but the report warned there are a number of potential issues, including the rising cost and availability of materials and the availability of contractors.

The local authority is urging local businesses to tender for the work.

Committee chairman Katie Hagmann said: “Our council is actively engaging with our local supply chain but we need you to help us. We want you to meet our teams, discuss what services are needed and promote your own businesses.

“We have projects of all sizes that we need contractors for. At the moment, we are finding it particularly difficult to procure in the west of our region. It’s easier for everyone to do business together if we’ve already formed a relationship – we look forward to hearing from you.”

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