Save Gorebridge Library and Leisure Centre from closure

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Save Gorebridge Library and Leisure Centre from closure

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Ellen Scott started this petition to Midlothian Council and

Dear Midlothian Council

Our Gorebridge community recognises that money is tight, but we believe that Gorebridge should be treated as a special case when considering any cuts to services.  We are one of Midlothian Council's Target areas, we are included within 20% of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, we have had very little services for many, many years and are just about to enjoy a new one.  Our population is growing rapidly - a realistic estimate of our current community is over 9,000 - oh wait, with the new house building, perhaps 10,000!

The library and leisure centre are well used facilities and an integral part of our community and are used by all ages, young and old.  We recognise that when a new High School is built in Gorebridge in 5/6 years' time, further discussions will require to be held with the community.  We would therefore petition Midlothian Council to delay any decisions until a new High School is built here in Gorebridge.

We would further petition Midlothian Council to consider other solutions to saving money and take a more strategic approach to budget savings.

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