Detailed 2021/22 budget set for East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Council has finalised its budget for the year ahead and outlined major capital projects which will be progressed.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 7:02 am
East Renfrewshire Council has finalised its budget for the year ahead.

At a previous meeting, it was agreed Council Tax would be frozen for 2021/22.

Detailed spending plans and a range of capital projects were confirmed.

The council faced a remaining budget gap of £3.5m and details of how these savings will be met were also confirmed.

Four new nurseries have already opened as part of the council’s plans to almost double the amount of free early learning and childcare provision to 1140 hours.

Future capital projects include development of a new leisure centre for Eastwood, which includes three new pools, space for other sports, new theatre, library and gym.

Other projects being progressed are replacements for Neilston Primary, St Thomas’s Primary and Madras Family Centre, Crookfur Primary extension, new all-weather pitch and athletics track at Mearns Castle High School, and building 310 council houses in the next four years.

Further details on the council's website.