Future of Lenzie Halls in Balance

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COUNCILLORS met last night (Tuesday, March 20) to discuss the fate of a historic town hall.

Cash-strapped East Dunbartonshire Council are looking to offload the loss-making Lenzie Public Halls.

The facility, which originally opened in 1892, will become the latest public hall to be sold off by the council - with many now transferred to non-profit community trusts.

But Lenzie Public Halls could end up being run privately after two non-charitable organisations expressed an interest in taking over the halls.

Council chiefs have remained tight-lipped about the names of the parties but council leader Rhondda Geekie insisted any successful bid would not price community groups out of using the hall.

Last night the council’s development and infrastructure committee discussed the bids in private.

UPDATE

Grace Irvine, the council’s head of assets and property services, said: “The future of Lenzie Public Halls was agreed at the Development and Infrastructure Committee on March 20.

“One of the interested parties will be invited to take on the management of the building and their details will be announced once all applicants have been informed.”

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