More Allander Funding

The Liberal Democrat joint administration has made sure that the new multi-million-pound project was prioritised in the Council's Investment Plan earlier this year.

An extra £5m has been secured in funding recently to ensure the plans can be expanded and further developed. This investment comes at a time when the SNP Government are cutting the council's budget for delivering core local services.

The start date for work to begin has been brought forward by 18 months to late 2020.
Discussions are currently ongoing as to the final specification of the new centre. The council set up the Allander Champions Group to allow users and community groups to provide their input into the design work.

Councillor Vaughan Moody said: "This is further good news; East Dunbartonshire has an outdated Disability Day Care Centre at Kelvinbank in North Kirkintilloch which will now be integrated into the new Allander Centre. This will provide extra money which will enable us to expand the Centre, provide greater space for the swimming pool and the gym as well as better facilities for the disabled."

Jo Swinson MP said:
"This way of working has been successful elsewhere. A larger and integrated Leisure and Day Care Centre will bring benefits to the whole community."

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