SBHA launches consultation for Croft Street works in Galashiels

SBHA launches consultation for Croft Street works in Galashiels

Julia Mulloy

Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is undertaking a significant consultation in the Croft Street Area of Galashiels.

Streets included in the consultation are Croft Street – Huddersfield Street Area (Hill Street, Greenbank Street & Galabank Street).

Earlier this month SBHA launched a survey seeking the views and feedback from the local community on living and working in the area to find out what matters to people in the neighbourhood and what they would like to see improved in their area.   

SBHA has commissioned Oberlanders Architects and LUC Landscape Architects to undertake a feasibility study to review the condition of the homes, communal and outdoor areas in and around the Croft Street and Huddersfield Street community.

An open afternoon will be held on Friday 27th May between 12noon and 4pm at the car park in Galabank Street. Everyone is welcome to come along, and interested parties are encouraged to attend to share their views.

Julia Mulloy, SBHA chief executive, commented: “The Croft Street area in Galashiels is an area that requires a degree of modernisation and regeneration, and with partners, we are asking local people about what’s important to them. 

“Early feedback from our survey tells us that town centre living is important to people who live there. The event on Friday is another opportunity for people to tell us more about what’s good about living in the area and what they would like to change. We hope local people can make the time to come along and tell us more.”

The survey can be found online here, and all residents and businesses in the area have been hand-delivered a paper copy. All responses will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher.

The closing date for the survey is June 10.

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