Inverbervie to benefit from underspend

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The Community of Inverbervie is set to benefit from Aberdeenshire Council’s underspend budget as more than £130,000 is being allocated for improvements in the Royal Burgh.

As part of Aberdeeenshire Aliance group’s 100 day manifesto they have committed themselves to spending £131,000 in Inverbervie making improvements to the Beach car park and recycling area.

Mearns Conservative Councillor George Carr has warmly welcomed these plans.

He said: “This is a project I have been highlighting for some time, and am delighted that funding has now been secured to make this happen.

“The car park has had some improvements over the years but is still in desperate need of a complete face lift.

“This area is a major focus for visitors and locals alike and interacts with the coastal walks which are becoming more and more popular.

“Works will involve creating a robust and easily maintained surface at both the beach car park and the recycling area which will improve access and improve the aesthetic look of the area. Tourist information provision and signage will also be enhanced.”

Councillor Carr also explained how the improvement of the beach area could assist other groups from Inverbervie.

He said: “The Inverbervie Playparks Group have ambitious plans to replace and renew play equipment for youngsters in the area.

“The Beach area is one area we are considering as suitable for some play equipment, so any improvements to this area could tie in nicely to any future plans.”

The newly reformed Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council will discuss this item at their next meeting with further suggestions as to how this investment in the Burgh will be best spent.

The investment in Inverbervie is part of a £13 million investment being made in Aberdeenshire by the local authority.