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Carlops Rock Safety Work September 2020


Marty Lee, chair of Carlops Community Council, has had notice that the proposed work in the Carlops Car Park (see below) will be starting tomorrow Weds September 16th. Once the work is under way the number of spaces in the car park will be greatly reduced although hopefully these will mostly be re-instated after completion. No doubt the Rock will never look quite the same again so you might like to get cameras out!


The following emails have been received from SBC:

We will be on site tomorrow morning [Wednesday 16th September] with a view to brief staff, and start to establish the site with some setting out works being undertaken by our engineer, with a view of starting the works on Thursday.

Many Thanks Ian Dickson

Contracts Manager SBc Contracts Scottish Borders Council

Direct Dial Tel : 01835 824000 ext 5682 Mobile 07780886597

Customer Services: 0300 100 1800 e-mail Ian.Dickson@scotborders.gov.uk

Web: www.sbccontracts.com


All – I have been advised that our in-house contractor has available resource to start the works to the car park and gabion walling, mid to late next week [w/b 14th September]. I apologies for the short notice, but due to Covid and the provision of resources to assist other services, staff availability can fluctuate on a weekly basis. Due to our desire to finally get these works done, I think that it is essential we do not miss this opportunity. The number of available parking spaces will be greatly reduced during the works, however where possible we will endeavour to keep as many available as possible while still adhering to Health and Safety requirements. I would like to thank all involved in the review process and ask for the locals patience during the works. If you have any questions during the works please do not hesitate to contact me. I have copied in the Contracts Manager responsible for the works so that you can include him in any future emails.

Regards Donald