Sponsors wanted for town gateways

ANGUS Council is set to promote town gateways sponsorship opportunities across the county.

Other local authorities have generated income from similar sponsorship packages and the council’s infrastructure services committee on Tuesday agreed to engage the services of a specialist company to source sponsors and manage all of the associated work.

Under such an arrangement the council would not incur any costs and would receive limited income, the level of which would depend upon the sponsorship levels achieved.

Welcoming the decision the council’s roads spokesperson Councillor David May said: “The idea of offering sponsorship opportunities at town gateways such as roundabouts has been discussed for some time so I’m pleased that we are going to try it out. 

“By engaging a company to handle all of the arrangements, from getting a sponsor to maintaining the signs, we can get the benefit without incurring any cost.  The sponsorship package could include landscaping which would enhance the appearance of the town gateways and any other income to the council would be reinvested in roads projects.” 

The council has identified 12 town gateways sites that can be marketed for sponsorship.

The council will now invite expressions of interest from companies interested in providing the service. This will be done on the Public Contracts Scotland portal.