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By Donald Turvill
Moffat
New start for rundown pavilion

THE PAVILION at Moffat’s Beechgrove Tennis Courts could soon be demolished and rebuilt after a period of decay.

The structure, a common good asset owned by the local authority, will be the focus of a discussion at the council’s Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee next week.

Estates officer Nik Lane will tell members at the meeting on Wednesday that the hut has “become run down and either requires significant investment or to be demolished and rebuilt”.

And councillors are expected to agree to lease the pavilion to Beechgrove Sports Partnership for 25 years at a rent of £1 a year.

The partnership — a joint enterprise between the bowling and tennis clubs and community sports hub which use the recreational grounds at Beechgrove — hope to rejuvenate the site and have said they plan to “demolish the existing pavilion and build a replacement one”, after funding is secured.

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