Community voices fears for Blairdardie centre

AN URGENT public meeting is to be held over fears for the future of a community centre.

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Residents in Blairdardie will meet tonight to discuss their concerns about the Blairdrum community centre after discovering the Glasgow Housing Association were interested in turning the site into offices.

Despite having received no formal communication from GHA, the Evening Times understands centre volunteers received a visit and phone calls from GHA staff enquiring about the site and its users.

The centre, in Keal Place, was opened in 1990 by locals who transformed two empty shops to create the hub.

A GHA spokesman said: "We are exploring the idea of having a base for our local staff in Keal Place as it is right in the heart of our community.

"If we go ahead, there would still be meeting space available at the centre for groups to use as well as facilities in other nearby venues.

"We're talking with all the groups who use the centre to work out the best way forward."


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