Enhanced facilities on the way for Milngavie

Date: 

Friday, 23 February, 2018


Work is forging ahead to create new community facilities at Milngavie Youth Centre - including public toilets, meeting/office space and a new information point.

East Dunbartonshire Council is supporting the youth centre as it delivers the project, which will engage a range of groups to support and extend local services.

The Council previously committed £60,000 in capital funding for a community management and empowerment programme, and work is now coming to fruition.

The new facilities will include:

  • Public toilets for local residents, shoppers and visitors to the town
  • Office and meeting space for community organisations
  • Dedicated space for Milngavie in Bloom
  • An information point for locals and tourists.

Milngavie Youth Centre Chairperson Gordon McCorkindale said, "The youth centre trustees are delighted with recent progress on the new facilities.

"It has taken longer than we anticipated - due to a number of projects and construction challenges - but we are pleased that the toilets and meetings spaces are scheduled to be available from the end of March.

"We are grateful for the support of East Dunbartonshire Council and a number of organisations for their assistance."

In addition to reconfiguring and refurbishing the former youth centre toilets, the project includes the installation of a building to the side - offering bookable office and meeting space, which will be of particular use to organisations requiring rooms for confidential meetings with clients.

The site at Mugdock Road is owned by the Council, but leased to the youth centre.

Thomas Glen, the Council's Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, "I'm delighted that the Council has been able to facilitate this development, which has been a great example of partnership working with community organisations to benefit the local area.

"Not only will this meet a long-standing demand for local toilet facilities it will support a range of local groups and services - as well as catering for visitors and walkers embarking on the West Highland Way.

"I look forward to seeing the new facilities when they are fully up and running."

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