East Renfrewshire Council

East Renfrewshire Council has approved an additional investment of £3million for roads and pavement resurfacing across the local authority.

The programme, which will see improvements at 73 sites across East Renfrewshire, will be carried out over and above the existing annual roads resurfacing works which were approved by the Council in March 2021.

Read more here - East Renfrewshire road maintenance investment given the green light - East Renfrewshire Council

Fife Council

Fife Council’s Policy & Coordination Committee has agreed a process to award grants from the £10million Levenmouth Reconnected fund.

The programme will link a range of local initiatives, including the reintroduction of the Leven rail link and Leven Programme, to maximise the economic regeneration and social benefits they can bring to the area.

Read more here - Levenmouth Reconnected – grant award process confirmed | Fife Council

Stirling Council

Plans to build 85 new houses on land near Pirnhall in Stirling, including 21 affordable homes, have been given the green light.

Members of Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel approved an application by developers Bellway Homes for land between Croftside Farm and Hillhead Farm near Pirnhall interchange.

Along with delivering new affordable homes, which is a key priority for Stirling Council, the development will comprise a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced housing.

Read more here - Affordable homes to be built as part of 85-house Pirnhall development - Stirling Council

Argyll & Bute Council

The island of Lismore will have a new ferry running to Port Appin by the end of this year.

Argyll and Bute Council has awarded the contract to build the new 12 metre replacement ferry to Welsh marine engineers and workboat builders Mainstay Marine Solutions.

The new ferry will be built to meet the specifications set out in new regulations being introduced by the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

Read more here - Council awards contract for new Lismore Ferry (argyll-bute.gov.uk)

Moray Council

Leisure and library facilities in Lossiemouth have moved to the new £42million community and high school campus, funded by Moray Council and the Scottish Futures Trust.

A 20m x 8m x 1.6m swimming pool, fitness room featuring brand new equipment and a wider range of fixed and free weights, changing areas including accessible changing, and library are all integrated into a multi-million campus.

Read more here - Leisure and library services move into £42m Lossie new-build (moray.gov.uk)

Inverclyde Council

More than 30 community and sports groups have been awarded a share of more than £70,000 by Inverclyde Council.

The Council has approved the final round of funding from its Grants to Voluntary Organisations (GTVO) and Under-19s funds for the 2020/21 financial year.

Read more here - 32 groups share over £70k - Inverclyde Council

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen City Council has started work on a new housing development which will provide 92 homes including a mixture of flats and wheelchair-designed flats being constructed to the Gold Standard for construction.

The properties in the Auchmill area of Aberdeen near Bucksburn which are a mixture of two to eight people flats including wheelchair-friendly are part of the 2,000 new council houses being built by Aberdeen City Council.

Read more here - Work has started on new Gold Standard council houses (aberdeencity.gov.uk)

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council has agreed funding of £1.2 million to deliver improvements to Tradeston Bridge and the public realm at Tradestone, with the funding to come from the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Argyll & Bute Council

Argyll & Bute Council has agreed a £2.35 million boost for coastal communities.

The investment comes from the council’s share of Scottish Crown Estate funding, intended to deliver benefits for coastal communities based on four key priorities: the environment, community, climate change and economic development.

Read more here - £2.35 million to support coastal community initiatives (argyll-bute.gov.uk)

Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council is launching the Community Choices initiative - a fund of over £3 million over two years where residents can apply for funding to bring about the changes that can make a difference to their communities.

Community Choices aims to support proposals that can make communities fairer, healthier, more connected and more inclusive. Clubs, organisations, community groups and even individuals can apply for funding to make these changes happen.

Community Choices will let communities across the Council area decide how money is spent.

Read more here - Community Choices | Falkirk Council