Woodburn hub plans approved

An artist's impression of the exterior of the new Dalkeith Community Hub.
An artist's impression of the exterior of the new Dalkeith Community Hub.

Efforts to create a community hub for Woodburn will not placate those affected by savage cuts to local facilities, it has been claimed.

In June last year, the Advertiser sounded a rallying call to ‘Give Woodburn a Voice’ after the council announced Thornybank Nursery was to be knocked down to make way for new homes.

Furious locals felt betrayed by a local authority which, after taking the controversial decision to close Dalkeith Community Centre in 2009, promised users accommodation at Thornybank.

Last week, planning permission for a community hub adjacent to Dalkeith Miners’ Club was approved by Midlothian Council.

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