The Local Hub potential future use

The Local Hub has been closed for several months, due to its financial unsustainability as a café.

Kenny Thomson, Chairman of Kintore Community Council reports that, at a recent meeting Matthew Reid, representing owners Langstane Housing Association, expressed support for the early re-opening of the premises as a community facility. However, he had emphasised this would be largely dependant upon it being rented to the extent it is self financing.

The Local Hub

“The lack of suitable accommodation in Kintore for use by existing small groups, or individuals wishing to form specific interest groups but have no meeting facilities, has previously been commented upon,” explains Kenny, “so this is an ideal opportunity to use it at a cost likely to be in the region of £8 per hour, which is in keeping with charges for other recreational accommodation in Kintore.”

Anyone interested in using the premises on this basis is asked to contact Kintore Konnect at 634772 or or to leave details in the Kintore Konnect Competition box at Kintore Post Office, indicating when and how often you may wish to use the facility.

“If by mid-April there is insufficient demand for local community use, Langstane Housing Association may market it for commercial use, or perhaps convert it to residential accommodation,” Kenny concludes.
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