A chance to find out more about Bearsden hub

A member of Bearsden

Community Hub Champions Group has welcomed the chance for people to find out more about the plans.

The Champions Group was set up by East Dunbartonshire Council to ensure that local people with an interest in the hub would be kept informed and have their say in the £3million plus development.

The new hub is being created in Bearsden Burgh Hall on Drymen Road, which will be extended and refurbished internally to include the relocated library and community archives from Brookwood Library on Drymen Road.

The current hall facilities will be retained and enhanced, there will also be new public meeting rooms and social work facilities, and new public toilets. There will also be a customer services area to deliver a new flexible ‘one-stop-shop’ to make it easier for residents to access information about council services and make payments.

Alan Oliver, a member of the Champions Group, said: “It’s good that the council is giving the whole community a chance to get involved.

“I would encourage anyone with even the remotest interest to come and look at what’s planned and suggest changes and improvements.

“I have seen the plans and so far it all looks good.

“The council officers are doing a great job and I know they would agree that the more good ideas they can get from the community the better.”

The information session on Thursday, March 26, in Bearsden Burgh Hall at 7pm will include details about the internal and external design changes, the proposed services which will be on offer and the landscaping changes to the car park and outside public areas.

It will be followed by an opportunity for people to ask questions and give their feedback to help to finalise the design of the new facility.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie, said: “We have listened to the feedback from the previous engagement process and introduced this session 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.”