Issued: 3 October 2012
Arbroath Golf Course Road And Car Park Upgrade
Cllrs King and Gaul with senior roads engineer
Mark Davidson at the site of the works
Angus Council is to upgrade and repair the road and public car park at Arbroath golf course adjacent to the rail crossing, and the pedestrian access to Elliot Links. The work is costing £22k and begins today, 2 October.
Councillor Alex King, Depute Provost and member of the Arbroath Golf Links Management Committee, visiting the site today said:
“The upgrade and repair of the road and car park is another important contribution to the steady development of the Angus Coastal path and to the tourism and conservation value of Elliot links, by Angus Council and its partners.
“I am delighted today to see this important work start and look forward to making use of it over the coming years.”
Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Vice Convener, Neighbourhood Services, who was also present, said:
“We are happy to support the upgrade of the road and car park, as this not only helps the conservation and tourism agenda but also recognizes the importance and value of the county’s footpath network in promoting the health benefits of leisure walking.”
The latest project follows the completion of work on the Arbroath to Easthaven footpath and cycle track. The new path extends from the existing Carnoustie to Easthaven cycleway, which was completed in 2009 and completes a continuous, largely off-road coastal cycle path between Arbroath and the boundary with Dundee City Council.
The council has now also been awarded a grant of £73,000 by Angus Environmental Trust for visitor and habitat improvements at the Elliot links Site of Special Scientific Interest. Work is set to begin in the late autumn.