Grant row breaks out over ‘invisible’ park
Last updated at 14:43, Thursday, 21 June 2012
THE community council in Newcastleton is incensed after Scottish Borders council refused to give a grant to build a gate celebrating the Queen’s diamond jubilee at the entrance to the park because the park ‘does not exist’.
Despite documentation showing Buccleuch Estates gifted the land for a park in 1911 and the fact that the council’s own contractors were doing drainage work there at the time, the application was turned down.
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First published at 21:38, Wednesday, 20 June 2012
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