Roundabouts sponsorship

ANGUS Council has confirmed that the two roundabouts on the A930 in Carnoustie are on the list of town gateway sponsorship opportunities to be promoted by the local authority.

The council’s infrastructure services committee last week agreed to engage the services of a specialist company to source sponsors and manage all of the associated work at 12 town gateways sites across the county.

The committee sought an assurance that the A930 roundabouts in Carnoustie would be on the list for potential sponsorship.

The council has confirmed that although constructed as part of the A92 project the roundabouts are owned by Angus Council so are part of the sponsorship proposal outlined in the committee report.

The intention is to promote a sponsorship arrangement which would not incur any cost to the council and any income would depend upon the sponsorship levels achieved.

The authority will invite expressions of interest from companies interested in providing the service on the Public Contracts Scotland portal.

Councillor Brian Boyd commented: “Over the last few months Carnoustie Development Group have been working to get our roundabouts tidied up through sponsorship. Bill Bowles from Carnoustie Development Group even attended the infrastructure services meeting and talked to the councillors of the group’s vision for our gateways.

“However, at the recent infrastructure services meeting there seemed to be a change in tone and a potential interdepartmental hitch and it was suggested that Carnoustie should be removed from the list of potential sponsored roundabouts. As you can imagine all three Carnoustie councillors were we up in arms.

“After some debate, it was then agreed that Carnoustie could be included and the technical problems should be overcome.”