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CH@T members want to see a community hub created. Pic: Steve Brown

CH@T members want to see a community hub created. Pic: Steve Brown

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Volunteers in Tanshall will set out ambitions plans for a community hub to serve the west of Glenrothes when they meet for their AGM on Friday.

Members of the Community Help At Tanshall (CH@T), who were widely praised for their conduct in rallying local people in an unsuccessful bid to save Tanshall Primary School from closure earlier this year, say the community has grown stronger, despite the setback.

Chairman Euan Howells now says it’s time for the town’s councillors to show some real support for communities in the west of the town.

“There was a great deal of disappointment when we failed to save the school, but I believe that experience has made us stronger and more determined to see this community prosper,” said Euan.

“CH@T has seen an increase in people wanting to get involved and has introduced extra programmes and initiatives which has meant we’ve expanded and are now using another spare classroom.”

But the group only have use of their current facilities until the school closes in August 2015, and Euan said they are planning a feasibility study into a possible hub facility that would serve as a base for CH@T and for wider use by the surrounding communities.

“We are appealing to Glenrothes Area Committee for some funding to help make this a viable plan for the area, we have a lot of willing and committed members of the public involved, we now need the support of our councillors to help make this happen,” Euan explained.

A coffee morning at 10.00 a.m. precedes the AGM an hour later at Tanshall Primary School on November 28.