Fears that community hub could impact on library facilities

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Concerns have been raised that space within Bishopbriggs could be under threat to make way for a temporary community hub.

The interim facility was opened in February this year to provide a range of council services.

The council is now planning improvements to the hub prior to a permanent facility being created in the town.

But Bishopbriggs North and Torrance councillor Anne McNair is concerned that this will result in a loss of space to the library.

Councillor McNair (pictured above) said: “Currently the council has a desk in Bishopbriggs Library and has taken over the committee room at the back of the library four days a week for other services. This, ludicrously, is described as an ‘interim hub’.

“This arrangement is totally inadequate. However there are concerns that alternative plans could involve sectioning off and losing part of the current library space.”

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “In partnership with the Leisure Trust we are looking at how best to deliver these services while minimising the impact on library provision. Feedback has shown that customers are satisfied with the service provided but have raised some concerns about privacy.”

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