Warning over Newtongrange facilities

RESIDENTS of Newtongrange must make use of community facilities – or risk losing them.

The stark warning was issued by Midlothian Councillor Wilma Chalmers (Lab), pictured, who urged locals to support organisations that contributed significantly to village life.

Speaking at a recent meeting of Newtongrange Community Council, she suggested that a formal roll call of community groups be conducted to gauge building usage.

This would see the community well-prepared to respond to the possible loss of a local activity or amenity.

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