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Elder Park Library & Community Centre

Glasgow Life, Elderpark Housing Association and Glasgow City Council are planning a major refurbishment and upgrade to Elder Park Library. We want your views to help us create a library and community centre which will meet a wide range of community needs for the future.

This project would reinvigorate and repurpose the A-Listed Elder Park Library and provide much-needed community space for the Elder Park area in Greater Govan.

The Library sits at one corner of Elder Park, at the heart of the community. The existing Library space has the potential to be used more flexibly and effectively for the local community.

The current Elder Park Community Centre, operated by Elderpark Housing Association, is located nearby in a dilapidated pre-fab building that is no longer fit for purpose. Relocating and integrating these activities in partnership with Elderpark Housing Association, and with the approval of the City Council, will improve the scope, reach and quality of services available locally.

By carefully extending and integrating the range of services and activities within the new centre there may be potential to improve health, employability, heritage and cultural dividends for local people.

Community consultation provides the opportunity to influence the redevelopment of this local amenity. We want local people and local service providers to tell us what services they would like to see in the new library and community centre.

An online survey has been developed as the main method of consultation given the current restrictions in place due to the Covid pandemic. It is important that the survey is distributed widely with a high level of response to ensure the new centre meets local need.

The answers will help inform what will be on offer in the new Elder Park library and community centre, and we will provide feedback to local people on the results.

The survey will be open from 2 November to 15 November 2020.

Please find the Smart Survey link here

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We have been actively working towards developing our plans to meet the “Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing 2020” requirements.

With the implementation of the Home Team, we began our comprehensive kitchen and bathroom replacement programme, and also worked on the window replacement programme. We have carried out comprehensive repairs to our listed tenement at 883 Govan Road.

We have also been working with Central Govan Action Plan to draw up a masterplan for Govan’s prime riverside site at Water Row.