Reconsideration of the closure of Kirkton’s Community Centre & Library in Dundee

Earlier this year, GLC had accepted instructions from two clients aggrieved by the closure of the Kirkton Community Centre and Library (community centre and library) in Dundee.

Proceedings for judicial review were raised in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, against Dundee City Council (DCC).

Parties have today agreed that DCC will not implement the Council’s decision of 23 October 2023 to close the community centre and library.

The service will remain open, pending further consideration of the future of the community centre and library by DCC. Court proceedings will be “sisted” – placed on hold pending this reconsideration.

On 28 September 2020, DCC agreed to trial a “Community Hub” model approach to local services in the Kirkton area of Dundee, delivering community services from local schools. At that time, it mooted the closure of the community centre and then ran a survey consultation on usage of local facilities and its Hub model proposal.

On 23 October 2023, DCC decided to close the community centre later in 2024 and produced an equality impact assessment (EQIA) dated 23 October 2023. That decision is now being reconsidered by DCC.

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