Group rises from the ashes

Bonnyrigg Fun Day, organised by the Bonnyrigg Centre Trust

Bonnyrigg Fun Day, organised by the Bonnyrigg Centre Trust

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In creating a hub without a hub, a Bonnyrigg group has proved that community spirit is the vital ingredient needed to cook up a feast of fun.

Having risen from the ashes of the Bonnyrigg Centre Trust group, which sought to establish a community facility within the former Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre building, the newly-formed Bonnyrigg Community Hub has successfully transitioned into a development trust.

Ahead of its first Annual General Meeting, scheduled to take place this Monday at the Pitcairn Centre from 8pm, group member Douglas Strachan explained: “Bonnyrigg Community Hub represents a community coming together to address local needs. The initial focus was on how these needs could be met by re-using the former leisure centre, but the last year has shown how local people connecting with each-other and sharing their passions is what really makes a hub.”

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