AROUND £60,000 is needed to resurface the main car park in a Borders town after it was labelled a danger to public safety.

The Scottish Borders Council-owned Homearms free-of-charge 60-space car park in Eyemouth has been constantly patched up over the years.

It is in need of complete resurfacing but there is no funding in the council’s coffers to cover the costs.

Now it is hoped that the Co-op will step in with financial support for the work, together with funding from the elected members discretionary budget.

The aim is that the work can be carried out this year, but swift action is needed to ensure it goes ahead to that schedule.

East Berwickshire councillor James Anderson said: “Given the many years of neglect, the resurfacing of this extremely busy car park is vital for the safety of everyone using it.

“Personally I have been asking for this work to be completed since 2015. I am now pushing for this to be completed ASAP.

“It is turning into just a gravel mess at the moment. I know it has been a continual nightmare for SBC to keep up with the patching but at the same time it should have been prioritised because you don’t find car parks like this in the rest of the Scottish Borders.

“We’re hoping the Co-op will put a little bit of cash in because it is the main car park for their customers. There have been emails going back and forward over that.

“If they’re agreeable I can get it repaired in 2024 but if they’re not agreeable it’s going to be 2025.

“Patching is not an option anymore because it really needs resurfacing. From a safety perspective, holidaymakers use that car park and you have a car park that has so many holes and defects that you can’t go across it with a mobility scooter because there’s no road surface left, it’s just grit and holes.”