A south side community group is being offered the chance to take outright ownership of a community space at the former Mount Florida Bowling Club.
The south side club was forced to close in 2019 due to falling memberships.
The Mount Florida Community Trust has been campaigning to retain the green space in its current form and are exploring options to acquire the site through the Community Right to Buy and the Scottish Land Fund.
Over 1,000 residents signed a petition calling for the green space and community hub to be kept for community use.
Glasgow-based NOAH Developments, which owns the site, previously said they would offer the new community open space and upgraded clubhouse pavilion to a chosen community group on a long-term lease.
This would be accompanied by a financial contribution of £250,000 made available towards funding the cost of remodeling and upgrading the venue.
However, following community consultation, they’re now offering two alternative options which involve gifting outright ownership of the designated community space to a chosen community group. This would mean they would occupy around 50 per cent of the overall site.
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One option will see a fully landscaped open space together with the existing clubhouse pavilion remodeled and upgraded, gifted at no cost to the community group.
An alternative option will see a fully landscaped open space (with the existing clubhouse pavilion being removed), gifted at no cost to the community group, together with a financial donation of £150,000 to the group.
The Mount Florida Community Trust has been picked as the chosen community group with NOAH now waiting on their response.
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If accepted, this would allow the Trust to be involved at an early stage in discussions as to how the open space and the clubhouse pavilion (if retained) could be laid out and operate to best serve the community.
Paul Winocour of NOAH said: “We are aware of the challenges faced by local community groups in sourcing sites and funding for community facilities. With that in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer the gift of outright ownership of the newly created community element of the site as part of our overall proposals.
“It is our hope that the tangible benefits of ownership will assist towards the successful creation of a real and sustainable community asset.”