Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy Consultation

The consultation has now closed as of 5th September 2014

From Monday 4 August 2014 until Friday 5 September, East Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust will be running a consultation to support the development of a forthcoming Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy for the area. 

There are two consultation documents:

  • Where We Are Now: A review of existing Culture, Leisure & Sport Activities and provision in East Dunbartonshire
  • Shaping our future: Your chance to give us your views on improving Culture, Leisure and Sport in East Dunbartonshire

Electronic responses to the consultation are preferred and you are encouraged to respond to the questions contained in ‘Shaping our Future’ and ‘Where we are Now’ using our Online Questionnaire.

The purpose of the strategy will be to provide a coordinated framework for the provision of leisure and cultural assets and activities in East Dunbartonshire; assets and activities which will continue to make a positive and improved contribution towards health, wellbeing, learning and social inclusion for the communities of East Dunbartonshire. In addition to improving leisure and culture provision for the residents of East Dunbartonshire, the strategy would also support associated tourism and economic development bringing further benefits to the community.

The Strategy will be a tool for identifying services and assets requiring improvement, identifying available resources including funding opportunities, identifying efficiencies and establishing an Action Programme to ensure that the strategy is implemented and realised. As the strategy is intended for all users and providers of leisure and culture in East Dunbartonshire it is imperative that engagement with relevant stakeholders is a continuous thread throughout the preparation of the strategy.

Supplementing the questionnaire is five workshops that will be taking place across East Dunbartonshire on the following dates, times and locations:




Thursday 14 August 2014

10.30am – 1.30pm

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

Tuesday 12 August 2014

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Kilmardinny Arts Centre

Wednesday 20 August 2014

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall

Thursday 28 August 2014

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

Wednesday 3 September 2014

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Glazert Country House Hotel, Lennoxtown

The workshops are open to all and will give anyone 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 email, or alternatively 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 targeted groups such as school children and older persons.

Contact Details

Land Planning and Development
Development and Regeneration
East Dunbartonshire Council
Southbank House
Strathkelvin Place
G66 1XQ

Tel: 0300 1234510