Doocot at Houstoun House
The Broxburn and Uphall Town Centre Management Group are seeking the views of local residents in relation to a potential restoration of the listed Doocot at Houstoun House Hotel (the structure is owned by MacDonald Hotels). A survey by a conservation architect, who would prepare outline specifications and an idea of the costs to allow external grants to be raised for any works required, may cost circa £3k of public funds.
The link to the survey to give your opinion is: https://www.surveyhero.com/s/Survey_on_Potential_restoration_of_Listed_Doo-cot_at_Houstoun_House
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Walks in Uphall, Ecclesmachan and Broxburn
There are many paths and trails in and around Uphall, Ecclesmachan and Broxburn. Go on, enjoy the great outdoors on our doorstep. To view the map full screen, visit:
BUTA Announce COVID-19 Support Scheme for Local Shops
From 12 July small businesses can apply to BUTA for a re-opening PPE kit
Broxburn and Uphall Traders’ Association (BUTA) recently announced that with the kind support of the Broxburn and Uphall Town Centre Management Group they are jointly funding a new scheme to help support the local COVID-19 response. BUTA will be delivering direct support, not just to their own members, but also to other small independent retailers in Broxburn and Uphall who had to close during the lockdown.
The key item of this support is in the provision of a kit of essential PPE and signage for shopkeepers, designed to help them open up and operate post-lockdown in accordance with Government guidelines and make it safer for their staff and customers alike.
These kits will be limited in number and applications will be considered on a first come first served basis. This will be backed up at a later date with a Shop Local – Shop Safer campaign.
For more information, please visit the BUTA website at: http://www.buta.org.uk/cv19kit.htm
Public Consultation by Uphall Estates
Uphall Estates Ltd propose a mixed-use development including residential, commercial, park and ride site, solar voltaic array and associated works at land east of Station road, Uphall.
Between 2pm and 6pm on Friday 17th July, they will hold an online live question and answer session. For further information on the proposals, to comment or to take part in the Q & A, please visit the Uphall Estates website at http://www.uphallestates.co.uk/index.php/news/public-consultation/.