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Council's vision for Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School firmly in sight

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January 2023

Clackmannanshire Council's project to create a new Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School is moving into its next important phase. A report published this week ahead of the next Council meeting detailed an update on the Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School development. 

The update on the project, coincided with a site launch at The Pavilions, Alloa West, where Councillor Graham Lindsay, Councillor Scott Harrison, Robbie Stewart, Senior Manager, Sport and Leisure from Clackmannanshire Council and project partners Steven Coulter of sportscotland and Anita Paterson from NHS Forth Valley met local primary school children from Redwell Primary School and St Mungo’s Primary School who had cycled and walked to the site, making full use of its active travel links. 

Speaking about the increasing momentum on the Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School project, Councillor Scott Harrison, spokesperson for Sports, Leisure and Active Living, said: “The project is moving forward into a detailed design phase with a joint programme created for the Hub and Lochies School, which will inform the development of the full design and build programme. We’ll also be undertaking a series of activities to scope, procure and undertake the master planning for the Alloa West Pavilion site. The momentum is clear and shows we are entering a very exciting time for sport and active living in Clackmannanshire.” 

Councillor Graham Lindsay, spokesperson for Education, added: “Once complete the Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School project will offer excellent opportunities to the Clackmannanshire community around sport and living well. We’ve seen these opportunities in action already at today’s site launch, with the school pupils making use of their recent Bikeability Level 1 training delivered through our Active Schools team and the excellent active travel routes the location offers - they’ve all cycled and walked here today in under 15 minutes. It’s particularly fitting to see Redwell Primary School children with us, after their Primary 5 class took part in a ‘Design the Wellbeing Hub’ class project, which sought their ideas and opinions on what the Wellbeing Hub could entail. I was thrilled to hear these youngsters talk so enthusiastically on what they’ll enjoy most when the Wellbeing Hub is complete. As we move into the next phase of the project, we’re committed to making sure the voices of other residents are part of the development process. I’d encourage anyone interested to keep track of the latest news via our social media channels and on our website.” 

Chief Executive of sportscotland, Forbes Dunlop, said: “The Wellbeing Hub will transform sport, physical activity, and leisure provision across Clackmannanshire through the provision of a truly inclusive and accessible facility for community use.
“We share Clackmannanshire Council’s vision for this exciting new development, which will bring significant benefits to local people and clubs. We will continue to work with the Council as they develop the Wellbeing Hub at The Pavilions in Alloa.”

Anita Paterson, Health Improvement Service Manager, NHS Forth Valley, added: “We are delighted to be working collaboratively on the Wellbeing Hub and look forward to hearing local views on how this development and surrounding landscape can support a wide range of activities and improve health and wellbeing.”