Setting out the future for leisure and culture


Friday, 17 February, 2017


People are being offered a chance to check out the future for leisure and cultural attractions in East Dunbartonshire.

The Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy 2016-2021 has been published and is available to read online and at venues throughout East Dunbartonshire.

An awareness event is also being held to shine a spotlight on the main goals of the strategy and priority actions for the future.

The strategy is the culmination of years of work and consultation between the Council, East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust and Community Planning Partnership (CPP) - which included drop-in sessions, online engagement and workshops.

Councillor Rhondda Geekie, Leader of the Council and Chair of the CPP Board, said, "I am delighted to welcome the Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy - which sets out the direction and opportunities for services, facilities and provision locally over the next five years.

"The aim is to ensure they continue to make a positive and improving contribution towards good health, well-being, learning and social inclusion in East Dunbartonshire.

"We're keen that as many people as possible read the strategy - particularly those working in the heart of our local communities, running clubs, events, organisations and venues.

"This vital document will be invaluable over the next five years - helping to ensure the good work taking place in our towns and villages continues."

The Culture, Leisure and Sport Strategy can be viewed at local libraries, leisure centres, arts venues, Community Hubs and Southbank House in Kirkintilloch.

You can view the strategy here.

The awareness event takes place from 5pm on Tuesday 14 March in Bearsden Community Hub, Drymen Road.

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