A change of heart by councillors would leave the Theatre Royal in Dumfries within £100,000 of its target. Officials are urging the policy and resources committee to release £455,000 originally earmarked for the development but held back for more than two years.
In December 2010, the then corporate policy committee decided to hang on to the cash while a cultural strategy for Dumfries, involving a new centre, was developed. Since then, the theatre has embarked on an ambitious fundraising exercise and now their pot stands at around £1.4 million.
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