Proposed Community Hub To request alerts about Council/Community consultation,
Following 2 years of silence on the subject of the Milngavie Hub, East Dunbartonshire Council presented 2 proposals for the Milngavie's Community Hub over three sessions on 26th June, 2019. The two options presented describe alternate plans for the redevelopment of the town hall site and the transfer of facilities from the CE centre (Library site) to the new building. Details of the proposals can be found on East Dunbartonshire's website: Hub consultatation »
MCC have formed a sub group to formulate our response to the proposals with concerns based on loss of accommodation for local community groups and the removal of a high quality landscape amenity area for access by the public.
MCC have had several Executive meetings and a meeting with CE Centre User Group to discuss the way forward and in parallel we have requested an extension to the consultation period to allow professional assistance from experts and feedback from Community Groups.
We will update this page as the consultation develops
The stated purpose of the hub was 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".
The three original possible locations were the Town Hall and Art Gallery, the Library and Community Education Centre, and the Fraser Centre.
In 2017 A sub-group of MCC collected thoughts from members and others about the proposed hub, but these were limited in scope because it was not known what services the Council intends to include. A report on these preliminary thoughts was submitted to the Council in August 2017, and can be downloaded here »
A senior council officer has assured the community that it would be consulted "from the outset" . This has yet to happen, but (in September 2017) Milngavie Community Council understands it to be imminent.