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Rent free lease approved for Cooper Park tennis courts

Press Release   •   Oct 25, 2016 12:01 BST

Moray councillors today agreed to a 10-year rent free lease of the Cooper Park tennis courts to Elgin Lawn Tennis Club.

Earlier this year the council approved a 10-year lease but to waive rent for the first five years in view of the costs that the club would incur in upgrading the courts.

However, councillors were told today that the courts were in poorer condition than originally thought and the club was seeking the rent-free period to be extended to cover the entire period of the lease to help offset the increased costs.

It was agreed that access to the courts by the general public should be a condition of the lease, with access arrangements to be agreed between the club and the council.

Council convener Councillor Stewart Cree said: “I am delighted that Moray Council has taken the opportunity to support this local endeavour which will hopefully ensure the continuation of a long-established sports facility in Elgin.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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