New community hub plans on the agenda

Designs for the revised proposals for a community hub in Lennoxtown will go on display at community information sessions next week.

The network of community hubs, including Lennoxtown, is a key aspect of East Dunbartonshire Council’s programme to deliver customer services locally throughout the district.

The first hub facility was opened in the William Patrick Library building, in Kirkintilloch, in August 2012.

Work is now underway to progress the alternative feasibility option for Lennoxtown that was approved by council in March this year.

Originally a much larger hub facility had been proposed for the site on Main Street, however, this has been scaled back to deliver the project within the approved budget, whilst maintaining the range of services to be provided from the new building.

The council has arranged two public information events on Wednesday, May 14 at Campsie Memorial Hall to allow residents to find out more about what is planned for the new facility.

The sessions will be supported by council officers and the council’s development partner, hub West Scotland, and will include a presentation by the design team followed by an opportunity for people to ask questions on what services they can expect to be available when the hub opens.

A council spokesperson said the the emerging designs for the revised hub have been influenced by previous community engagement sessions. People were also encouraged to have their say through an on-line survey that was accessible through the council website.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “We’ve listened to the feedback from the previous engagement process and introduced these sessions which we believe will play an important part in informing the new hub design and to keep people up-dated as to how the proposals are progressing.

“The development of the new facility will see major investment by the council within Lennoxtown and I would encourage people to come along to the information sessions to hear what exciting plans we have and help inform the development process.”

The information sessions at the Campsie Memorial Hall will be open to the public from 1.30pm-3pm and from 7pm- 8.30pm, with a presentation during each session which will start at 1.30pm and 7pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.