23 March
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West Lothian Council is set to invest £86 million this year (2021/22) on assets, such as buildings and roads, to support the delivery of essential services.

The announcement comes after the council approved an updated Asset Management Strategy and General Services Capital Programme for 2021/22 to 2027/28.

Over £68 million will be spent on improving the council's properties next year with a significant percentage spent on local facilities such as partnership centres, community centres and specialist facilities for vulnerable people.

There will be significant investment in older people residential care facilities with an extensive planned improvement programme of works.

The programme includes a wide variety of projects including complex care housing, including a £3million complex care development in Pumpherston.

The new £5million Whitburn Partnership Centre continues to progress and is due for completion early 2022 together with the new Livingston North Partnership Centre, which is expected to open later this year once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

The capital programme includes hundreds of individual projects including a new pavilion at Watson Park, Armadale and investment at Winchburgh Community Centre.

Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Leader of West Lothian Council said: "The capital programme that we've approved is huge and impacts positively on all communities. Improving local facilities is very important to us but these facilities ultimately deliver services that people rely upon. They help to improve the lives of so many people and that is the most important aspect of this investment."