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Published 28 January 2021

Residents are being invited to give their views on proposals to build a new Education and Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Faifley.

The Council is keen to hear residents’ feedback on proposals for the state-of-the-art campus which will replace Auchnacraig Early Learning and Childcare Centre, Edinbarnet Primary and St Joseph’s Primary schools.  The campus will move more than 500 pupils and young people into purpose built modern  buildings that also includes a library and community facilities.

The campus will move more than 500 pupils and young people into purpose built modern  buildings that also includes a library and community facilities.

Due to the ongoing  Coronavirus restrictions, the engagement sessions will be held via online platform Zoom on Tuesday, 2 February, at 2pm and 6pm and Tuesday, 9 February, at 2pm and 6pm. Anyone interested in attending a session is required to register their interest  by sending their name and email address along with their preferred session to engagement@west-dunbarton.gov.uk   and they will be issued with the Zoom joining details and password.

During the sessions, residents will have the opportunity to view draft plans of the facility as it would be situated on each of the three potential sites – Edinbarnet, Skypoint and St Joseph’s. The plans also include an onsite Multi Use Games Area ( MUGA), community allotment and community play park.

Councillor Karen Conaghan, Convener of Educational Services, said: “We would like to invite parents and carers, council members and community groups from the Faifley area to register their views on this new facility.  We are really keen that all of our residents who will be using the new campus  be at the heart of the decision-making process, so it is important  that we give them every opportunity to have their say and help us shape the proposals.

“As a Council we are committed to improving the education and life chances of all our young people and providing every opportunity for them to attain and achieve. The development of this campus can help us deliver on those ambitions.”

Councillor Ian Dickson, Vice Convener of Educational Services, added:  “I would encourage residents in Faifley to take time to participate in this engagement  exercise and help shape the plans for the new campus.

“We want to ensure that the campus  is built with the support of the community, so your feedback is important. Please do register and attend the engagement sessions on Tuesday, 2 February and Tuesday, 9 February, at 2pm and 6pm.”

Residents unable to attend the engagements sessions can view plans and give their feedback and view a list of frequently asked questions on the project at the Faifley Campus Engagement Consultation page.