Rosewell villagers’ cafe call

Rosewell Resource Centre, 85 Carnethie Street, Rosewell.''LtoR Dave Mackay (Trust Director), Fiona Inlis (Volunteer Co-ordinator), Dave Thomas (Regeneration Manager) & Duncan Littlefair (Trust Director)
Rosewell Resource Centre, 85 Carnethie Street, Rosewell.''LtoR Dave Mackay (Trust Director), Fiona Inlis (Volunteer Co-ordinator), Dave Thomas (Regeneration Manager) & Duncan Littlefair (Trust Director)

Consultation for a proposed community hub in Rosewell has revealed that the majority of locals want a café and meeting space in the village.

Rosewell Development Trust (RDT) recently commissioned consultants to carry out the exercise, which saw 171 questionnaires completed and returned.

Its purpose was to gather residents’ thoughts on potential facilities and services.

As previously reported in the Advertiser, RDT hopes to develop a hub in the centre of the village, just off Carnethie Street, as a focal point for the community.

While there was a range of views around the size, nature and detail of a community hub, respondents gave an overwhelming ‘yes’ to the concept of a community hub being built.

Preferences expressed within the questionnaire returns confirmed the importance of a café and meeting place (146). There were also substantial preference votes for a farm shop (112) and community classes (107).

Read full story in the August 8 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.