Meeting to discuss future of community facilities

Laurencekirk Development Trust members Alistair Reid, Helen Reid, Rosemary Reilly, Natalie Cooper and Peter Reilly.
Laurencekirk Development Trust members Alistair Reid, Helen Reid, Rosemary Reilly, Natalie Cooper and Peter Reilly.
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Most community groups in Laurencekirk would like to keep a central facility in the village, even after the new Mearns Academy opens.

Results of a survey undertaken by the Laurencekirk Development Trust of the members of the 153 groups in the area found that 298 people voted in favour of retaining a facility, against 65 who were happy to move to the Academy.

The future of five council buildings in Laurencekirk is under review on completion of the new Mearns Academy Community Campus in August 2014.

Laurencekirk Development Trust has been distributing leaflets to all of the groups in the community ahead of an open meeting this Saturday (November 23) at Mearns Community Centre from 10am-noon.

Purpose of the meeting is to find out what the community wishes to see for the future of Laurencekirk in terms of buildings for use by local groups.

Concerns have been raised about the distance from the centre of Laurencekirk to the new Academy campus, with fears that elderly people may have difficulty in getting to the building.