North Ayrshire libraries and community buildings face cutbacks as council review 40 properties – Daily Record

The fate of 40 community centres, libraries and halls in North Ayrshire will be decided in June.

People have until Wednesday, May 5 to comment on future proposals for the buildings and the council is inviting more feedback.

The council is considering closing Dreghorn Library near Irvine and moving it to Townend Community Centre.

Irvine Library could also be relocated to Bridgegate House under proposals with the building rented out. Meanwhile, bosses are looking at using Springside Library for another function and lending books through click-and-collect services.

They are also looking at community asset transfers for Kilwinning’s Whitehirst Park Community Centre and Woodwynd Hall and Irvine’s Bourtreehill Library.

A resident commenting on the Bourtreehill proposal said: “I am concerned that the council will not be able to identify individuals who are willing to take on the building and run the library which would result in the library closing which would be devastating for the local community.”

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