Views sought on Council’s £1.2m Town Hall spend

Moray Council are seeking views from the public on the value or otherwise of their recent £1.2million refurbishment of the Elgin Town Hall.

A survey launched this week will canvas the opinions of anyone who has visited the building in any capacity since the work was completed last November.

There was controversy over the future of the building which one SNP councillor suggested would have been better torn to the ground and rebuilt. However, work on improvements went ahead that included added insulation and a roof replacement, new heating controls and re-wiring.

Among the more controversial changes was a new sound system costing £126,000 for the 1960’s structure that is in almost constant use for a variety of purposes – including the general election count tomorrow.

A spokesman for Moray Council said: “It is important that we establish satisfaction levels among individuals and user groups now that the upgraded facilities have been in place for six months.

“The survey is an opportunity for users to have their say and to provide feedback on what they like about the refurbishment and any suggestions they might have for further improvements.

“All the feedback will be summarised in a report back to users by early summer.”

Paper copies of the survey can be obtained at the Elgin Town Hall or accessed online.