Burntisland community centre unveils expansion plans

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Plans to develop and brighten up a long-established community centre in Burntisland have been unveiled.

The Toll Centre has submitted a planning application to Fife Council to put up a meeting room with canopy to transform what it describes as a “tired, unwelcoming entrance.”

The building has been a key part of the town since the 1970s and is home to a wide range of clubs and events.

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Run by a management team, the registered charity wants the go-ahead to make better use of its facilities, and give them a bright look as the town emerges out of lockdown.

Toll Centre, BurntislandToll Centre, Burntisland
Toll Centre, Burntisland

The proposal is to add a new building adjacent to the gated side entrance of the community centre.

It will provide sheltered access, and additional meeting space for the centre, and the playgroup, and is needed to cater for the additional places required under the Scottish Government’s plans to expand childcare provision.

In a supporting statement, the centre said: “The current side entrance is poorly appointed with dull, tired walls and gates.

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“There is no shelter or area before entering the main hall to stop with a buggy or pram or space for shoes, coats and boots on rainy days.”

Under the new proposal, the extension would become the main entrance to the playgroup, and, if approved, the centre would also look to add a splash of colour to its boundary wall by painting it or cladding it in timber panels which could then be decorated.

The Toll Centre’s application will be considered in due course by councillors and officers.

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