Calls to use former office for community hub

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An ideal site for a community hub in Bishopbriggs could be an empty office in the town centre - that’s the view of the chairman of the community council.

East Dunbartonshire Council is planning improvements to the temporary hub at Bishopbriggs Library, which provides council services.

But fears have been raised that it will mean a loss of library space.

Now Dominic Notarangelo, chairman of Bishopbriggs Community Council, has suggested the former Andrew Yule Insurance offices be used for the hub.

He said: “An ideal site is the Andrew Yule Insurance office. What better place for a community hub - it’s at the cross area where people do their business and we have commuters getting the train from the nearby station.”

Planned improvements to the hub at the library (pictured above) include a waiting area, a customer service desk and an accessible private area in which to conduct confidential business.

Ann Davie, director of customer services and transformation, said: “The council has acknowledged that the current use of space for the registration and customer services teams in Bishopbriggs Library could be improved and, in partnership with the Leisure Trust, we are investigating how best to achieve this whilst minimising the impact on library provision.”

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