MORE than £1million has been set aside for works on the roof and walls at Clackmannan Town Hall.

The £1.2m funding pot was agreed last week as part of Clackmannanshire Council's capital programme, which proposed £255m worth of investment for the next 20 years.

The money is split across the next two years, £200,000 in the upcoming 2021-22 financial year and £1m in 2022-23.

At a special council meeting last Wednesday, March 24, when the budget was agreed Clackmannan Cllr Kathleen Martin said: "I was ready to leap up and down when I saw the money to repair Clackmannan Town Hall because it's such a beautiful building.

"I'm glad to see that we are going to be going forward in making sure that that exists well into the future.

"There's so many people who work so hard around that."

Furthermore, the capital programme also indicated revised funding of £890,000 for the regeneration of Clackmannan town centre.

Cllr Martin added: "I think, going forward, the community needs a breakdown as to exactly where this is going and also the corresponding timelines because there's a great feeling that this needs to go forward now.

"For one reason and another and more recently the pandemic, there's been delays.

"It would be the best thing now to just nail it, go forward and get it done."

Meanwhile, the regeneration of Alva town centre is also set to go ahead in the near future – as recently reported in the Advertiser.

The capital programme indicates revised funding of more than £1.4m for Alva in 2021-22 and £20,000 the next year.

Tillicoultry is also set to receive funding with £550,000 put aside in the programme over the next two years.

Plans to upgrade the town centre have also progressing in Alloa, including an active travel hub at the former public toilets at Shillinghill.

The hub, which will include toilets, was granted planning permission in the past months and the capital programme agreed last week seeks to extend that programme.

The capital programme shows £400,000 set aside for this purpose in 2023-24 but also includes £849,000 for the regeneration of Alloa town centre in the coming financial year.

A village and small town project in Dollar is also set to receive £26,000 from the programme in the coming financial year while Menstrie will be supported with £120,000 in 2023-24.