Community Centres Set to Reopen


26th April 2021

Dundee City Council is confirming when its community centres will reopen, as a phased return to public buildings begins as lockdown restrictions ease.

These centres will open on May 10:

Ardler Complex, Charleston Community Centre, Douglas Community Centre, Finmill Centre, Hilltown Community Centre and Kirkton Community Centre.

The Menzieshill Community Hub will follow a week later and open on May 17.

The announcement comes alongside a confirmation of reopening of Leisure & Culture Dundee facilities, including libraries, which can be found here.

Under national regulations, the centres will initially be open for appointment-based services only such as youth work, adult learning, and English to Speakers of Other Languages sessions.

They will continue to be open for food larders.

At this time, the centres will only be open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Wider opening for public groups is expected from June, and more details will be provided in due course.

City council neighbourhood services convener Councillor Anne Rendall said: “The announcement of these initial dates is just the first step towards fully reopening these popular centres to the public.

“We will provide more information to people about how the centres will operate from June as soon as we can.”

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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