More CARS park up in Gorebridge

Edinburgh architecture students at the Gorebridge Community Development Trust's office Gorebridge discussing the scheme to build a model of the Main Street.

Edinburgh architecture students at the Gorebridge Community Development Trust's office Gorebridge discussing the scheme to build a model of the Main Street.

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Money from the Gorebridge Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) continues to drive improvements on Main Street.

Two more grant applications have been approved by the Gorebridge CARS project team, which gave a grant of £50,000 towards a total cost of £90,015 for work on 20-26 Main Street, and a grant of £4,500 towards a total cost of £7,815 for work on 45 Main Street.

Of the £289,500 available for small grants from the scheme, only £5,000 remains.

And as well as giving money to renovate Main Street, the Gorebridge CARS project also promotes local history and heritage.

Rod added: “As part of the community engagement element of the scheme, work has been carried out with Edinburgh University architecture students who are keen to build a model of Main Street.

“This could then be used in workshops with the local schools, working with the children on the history and heritage of Gorebridge.

“Work has also continued with the Gorebridge Historical society in developing a project that would record and make this archive collection more accessible to local people. This would involve collating and recording their records and reproducing them in a booklet and CD.”

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