It might be the tip for former pavilion in Broughty Ferry says Craig Duncan


It might be the tip of the street for a former tennis pavilion in Broughty Ferry except somebody saves it quickly.

The derelict pavilion on the Esplanade in Broughty Ferry was as soon as the positioning of tennis courts and a placing inexperienced.

Nevertheless it has fallen into disrepair, and in recent times has attracted drug customers, tough sleepers and vandalism.

Native councillor Craig Duncan stated: “I believe the time has come for the final probability to save lots of the pavilion.

“I assumed maybe an area charity may come ahead with a view to refurbishing it for their very own use.

“If that doesn’t occur I reckon it’s the tip of the street for the constructing.”

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Craig Duncan on the pavilion in Broughty Ferry,

In keeping with Mr Duncan, the pavilion is now in such a poor state of restore that the council now not believes it may be rented out.

He believes that, except somebody comes ahead within the very close to future who is ready to take the constructing on and discover a use for it, the council has run out of choices for its future use and it could presumably should be demolished.

He stated: “I’ve contacted the council and so they have stated that they imagine it’s now previous the stage of them having the ability to hire it out to anybody.

“I’ve additionally been instructed that, whereas it was used for some time by the council’s surroundings division, they now not have a use for it and have moved out.

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“It’s not getting used for something and is constant to be a goal for vandals.

Broughty Ferry pavilion Duncan © Gareth Jennings/DCT Media

The pavilion.

“Lately a wheelie bin beside it was set on hearth and it’s attracting drug customers and tough sleepers and others who’re clearly utilizing it for anti-social functions.”

Mr Duncan added: “I believe the choices for the way forward for the pavilion are working out.

“Presumably the final probability to save lots of the pavilion can be if a charity would take it over and discover a use for it.

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“Nevertheless, I’m not even optimistic about that as a result of whereas a charity may be capable of purchase it for little or no cash, the price of upgrading it and sustaining it could presumably price an excessive amount of.

“It’s disappointing, however I believe that’s the place we are actually. So that is presumably a ultimate probability for somebody to return ahead to save lots of the pavilion.”

Mr Duncan stated he remained involved with the council’s metropolis improvement division and hoped to discover a determination quickly on the pavilion’s future.

A Dundee Metropolis Council spokesperson stated: “We’re presently exploring the accessible choices for the way forward for the constructing.”


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