Workshops are being held to help shape the future of culture, leisure and sport in East Dunbartonshire - and there’s still time for you to get involved.
Work has been taking place on a new Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy, which will shape the future provision of services, assets and activities in East Dunbartonshire - ensuring they continue to make a positive and improving contribution towards good health, well-being, learning and social inclusion among local communities.
East Dunbartonshire Council, the Leisure and Culture Trust and other Community Planning Partnership partners are running a consultation exercise until Friday, September 5 to support the new co-ordinated framework.
In addition to improving leisure and culture provision for the residents of East Dunbartonshire, the strategy will also inform associated tourism and economic development activities to promote tourism, leisure and sport - bringing further benefits to the community.
An online survey is available on the council website - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk - and a series of interactive workshops are being held.
A workshop has already been held in Bearsden and they continue with:
* Wednesday, August 20 - 6.30pm-9.30pm - Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall
* Thursday, August 28 - 5.30pm-8.30pm - Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
* Wednesday, September 3 - 6.30pm-9.30pm - Glazert Country House Hotel, Lennoxtown
The workshops are open to all and will give people with an interest in culture, leisure and sport an opportunity to debate and discuss the direction that the forthcoming strategy should take. Should you wish to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 578 8600.
Supplementing the online questionnaire and workshops will be a number of pop-up sessions throughout East Dunbartonshire and other events with groups such as school children and older people.
Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future provision of leisure, culture and sport across East Dunbartonshire and I would urge everyone to get involved and have a say.”
Scott Hill, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, added: “We need as many people and groups as possible to get involved and help us to ensure our leisure, culture and sport services and facilities continue
to thrive in the future.”