Bearsden ‘hub’ plan could hit after school care - now have your say

Bearsden Hall'Bearsden Burgh Hall'Photo by Emma Mitchell'7/6/13
Bearsden Hall'Bearsden Burgh Hall'Photo by Emma Mitchell'7/6/13

The public will be asked what they think of a controversial ‘hub’ plan for Bearsden Burgh Hall.

East Dunbartonshire Council will ask a variety of groups what they think of plans to centralise servives at the Drymen Road building.

There would also be changes to Brookwood Library and Kilmardinny House.

The move could mean the end of Bearsden Primary’s after-school club - as it would have nowhere to go.

This would leave parents with a major childcare headache and could put the future of other hall user groups at risk.

A total of six ‘independently facilitated engagement sessions’ will be held.

Those invited to participate include current user groups of the Burgh Hall, Kilmardinny House and Brookwood, community councils and tenants and residents associations.

‘Engagement sessions’ are also being held with young people at both Bearsden and Boclair academies.

Depute council leader Ashay Ghai said: “These groups will inform the development of the Hub, Kilmardinny House and Brookwood Library in Bearsden and we have ensured that we have invited a wide range of organisations and groups, as well as members of the public, to contribute and have their say.”

A survey questionnaire will be available on the council website until the end of November and everyone is encouraged to have their say.

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