Drop-in to session about community hub

Bearsden Burgh Hall where the new hub will be located.
Bearsden Burgh Hall where the new hub will be located.

Find out more about the services and facilities that will be available in the new Bearsden Community Hub by going along to a drop-in event.

It is being held at Bearsden Burgh Hall on Drymen Road, where the new hub will be located, on Wednesday, August 19 between 4pm and 7.30pm.

The £3million-plus development will include the re-provisioning of the former Brookwood Library and community archives as well as enhancing the current hall facilities through a full refurbishment.

The community hub will bring together a range of council, library, leisure and cultural services under one roof.

It will also contain new public meeting rooms and social work facilities and new public toilets.

A customer services area will deliver a new, ‘one stop shop’ approach to customer services to make it easier for residents to access and get information about a variety of different council services and make payments for them in just one visit.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “This is another excellent opportunity for residents to find out more about what is planned for the new facility and provide us with further feedback.

“We are keen to engage with as many people and community groups as possible while we work towards making this new facility a reality.

“We have listened to the feedback from the previous engagement process and introduced this session to keep people up-dated as to how the proposals are progressing.

“The council and our partners in East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust - as well as hub West Scotland - look forward to speaking to people of all ages at the event.

“The development of the new facility will see major investment by the council within Bearsden and I would encourage people to come along to help inform the development process.”

The sessions will be supported by key members of the project team from East Dunbartonshire Council and the Leisure and Culture Trust and will include short design presentations at 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Floor plans and images of the proposed development will also be available to view.

East Dunbartonshire Council officers and representatives from the council’s development partner, hub West Scotland, will be available to address any comments and questions you may have.

The information session will be open to the public from 4pm to 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.