Views sought on community hub project in Bo’ness

Provost Pat Reid and trust chairman Robert Sneddon.
Provost Pat Reid and trust chairman Robert Sneddon.

Steps to transform Newtown Park in Bo’ness into a ‘‘community hub’’ took a huge leap forward this week.

The Newtown Park Association has been awarded funding to help it undertake a community consultation and create a business plan to help indentify the needs of the town to ensure whatever is built at the stadium makes a real difference to townsfolk.

The Association want to create a 3G synthetic pitch alongside a new ‘‘community hub’’ building which will operate seven days a week.

The ‘‘community hub’’ will widen the opportunities available to all generations, from after-school clubs for young people through to weekly programmes of physical activity for the over 60’s, such as walking football and social afternoons.

The consultants have already met with Bo’ness Community Council, schools and groups of young people and will continue to engage as much as possible in the coming months.

PMR Leisure want community organisations and individuals to contact them on info@pmrleisure.co.uk or telephone 01620 895900 to ensure everyone has their say in this process.

Community meetings, open to all, will also take place, the first being on August 27 in Fison’s Social Club.