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Laurencekirk Ladies Club seek answers

The exterior of the new school. 

Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The exterior of the new school. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Laurencekirk Ladies Club have said they feel they have been “treated like dirt” by Aberdeenshire Council as their future hangs in the balance.

Groups which use the Mearns Community Centre have been told by the council that it is no longer able to keep the facility open.

Provision has been made for them at the new Mearns Academy Community Campus, but several groups have said this move is unsuitable for what they require.

Following a supporting report from the Care Commission, the Laurencekirk Out of School Club have been told they may continue to use the facility until space has been made for them at the local primary school, which is expected to take at least a year.

The Lunch Club and Thursday coffee morning groups have been told they may remain in the centre until the end of the year.

However, the Ladies Club - which is made up of many of the same people as the other two groups - have been told they can no longer meet at the centre.

One lady, who did not wish to be named, said: “If those other groups can stay why can’t we?

‘‘The council haven’t had the courtesy to tell us anything.”

A council spokesperson confirmed that two groups were being allowed extra time at the centre.

However, she said that “they anticipated that these groups will move in the very near future.”

 

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