Stop the Demolition of Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre

We want Midlothian Council to stop the demolition of Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre (July) for at least 12 months. To give residents of Bonnyrigg the time to make a combined community decision on how they want to make use of it. (currently the council want to knock down the main building and leave the back hall) Residents were told “Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre....would be closed and sold to finance the new facility” However, the Council then decided to demolish it without publicly telling residents that they could take it over and use it if they came up with a sustainable plan. We want all Bonnyrigg residents to have time to decide what they want. Please sign if you agree that the building should have a 12 month stay of execution. Please also leave a comment. It adds considerable weight. It means we can quote you.

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Darius Namdaran softplayclub@gmail.com

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  • Tam McGuire Multi purpose use eg. Indoor market,small local cinema/theatre,club meetings,youth centre/cafe

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    Tam McGuire, United Kingdom

    10 months ago Comments: Multi purpose use eg. Indoor market,small local cinema/theatre,club meetings,youth centre/cafe
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    Liam FangleBob McCartan, United Kingdom

    1 year ago Comments: -
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    Weemansgran, United Kingdom

    1 year ago Comments: Makes no sense to demolish a perfectly good building which could be used by others. Bonnyrigg is growing so fast we need all the facilities available to provide children,teens and adults with amenities. Soft play is a great idea. The one at Ocean Terminal is great for children of all ages. We should be encouraging children to be more active and what better way to do it. We could have indoor bowling and what about a putting green outdoors? This could be used to provide Bonnyrigg with the things the hub does not include. I cannot believe how narrow minded the council are that the only proposal they can come up with is to demolish the building. Not what is expected of a forward thinking council, working for the good of its constituents.
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