Cash for Angus travel projects

Angus Council has succesfully bid to Sustrans for £89,500 of ‘Community Links’ funding for three travel projects to link up communities across Angus.

The funding will be matched by the council, bringing the total up to £179,000.

Brechin will benefit from funding of £44,500 which will help create a spinal, walking and cycling route.

This will include surfacing and access improvements to the existing nature trail path which runs through the north of the town.

Upgrading paths on a section of the Dundee Green Circular in Monifieth will use £37,500. The final £7500 of the Sustrans grant funding will go towards finalising the council’s Active Travel Strategy which will identify recommendations to make cycling and walking a viable option for everyday journeys.

Tom Bishop, Sustrans’ community links coordinator, said: “Sustrans Scotland is delighted to announce that we will be directing funding into these projects in Angus. We received a record number of applications to our Community Links Programme and have worked hard to carefully select those of the highest quality to fund.

“We look forward to working with Angus Council to successfully deliver these projects.”