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Work will 'transform and revitalise' parts of Gretna Green and Springfield

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Work is underway on a programme that has been designed to transform and improve parts of Gretna Green and Springfield.

The regeneration will take around four months to complete and includes:-

  • Enhancing community seating area at Headless CrossCreating new community seating area at Westgill Road
  • The creation of four sandstone Gateway features designed to mark the key entrances to Gretna Green and Springfield
  • Tree planting on Gretna Loaning and in Springfield
  • Improvements to the footway at Stormont Terrace

The works, which are being funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost around £250,000, and the money will come from the Council’s Capital Programme.

“I am delighted that work has started to transform and revitalise public space in Gretna Green and Springfield.

"Gretna Green attracts visitors from all over the world and this will be a much more attractive setting for them and for locals to enjoy.”

– Cllr Craig Peacock, Vice Chair of the Council's Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

Firefighters and highways team clear flood water

Flood water that surrounded shops and cut off access to a business park has been cleared by firefighters and highways workers.

Heavy overnight rain and a blocked culvert under the road caused flooding just off the A69 in Warwick Bridge this morning that put nearby shops at risk of flood damage and prevented vehicles getting to and from Warwick Mill Business Park.

Firefighters pumped water and worked with Cumbria County Council's highways team to remove vegetation blocking the culvert.

Once the blockage was removed water levels began to subside.

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