The Lib Dem team are pleased to be investing in East Dunbartonshire regeneration
A £4.8m state-of-the-art leisure centre, complete with swimming pool, gym and outdoor football pitches, is set to be built on Woodhead Park, signalling the rebirth of Kirkintilloch’s new look £56m regeneration programme.
COUNCIL CASH BOOST FOR KIRKINTILLOCH
John Morrison, Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council unveiled the ‘Kirkintilloch’s Initiative’ (KI) project. He said, “KI has been reshaped, additional money has been invested and the people of Kirkintilloch will soon have their much anticipated swimming pool, ending a generation of neglect when leisure facilities were lost to the town.
“To underline this Council’s commitment to the regeneration and rejuvenation of Kirkintilloch, we will invest £4.8m over the next six years to help deliver change.”
Lenzie Councillor Gordon Macdonald added, ” “I am delighted that the Liberal Democrat administration on the Council is giving a commitment to ringfence £4.8 million to build a new leisure centre. We are working through Kirkintilloch’s Initiative to deliver improved facilities for Kirkintilloch and Lenzie.”
TOWN HALL REPLACEMENT
Another central theme of the KI project is to provide a central community focal point where local groups can meet and events can be held. West Kirkintilloch & Torrance Councillor Cathy McInnes said, “A new £5m arts & culture centre at Southbank is scheduled for completion by 2007. I am delighted that the replacement for the Town Hall is to be built. The new arts & culture centre will be an excellent community facility for Kirkintilloch and a brilliant resource for many local groups.”