Users at the Panmure Centre in Carnoustie have launched a passionate campaign to save what they believe is a focal point of the community.
Last year consultations began on the future of services at the Kinloch Street community centre, the results of which are yet to be announced.
Cecilia Slater contacted the Guide & Gazette to highlight the petition to save the Panmure Centre which is being led by the Computer Group, Panmure Pre-School Playgroup and the Mother and Toddlers group.
She said: “The centre serves people from all across the community, from mother and toddlers up to the elderly.
“I attend a computer group at the centre and we have decided to start a petition to save the services at the centre.
“We are really passionate about this. The elderly people who attend the centre are very vulnerable and it is a hub of the community. It plays a crucial role within the community.
“It gives people confidence and ensures vulnerable members of society have company.
“Personally, the Panmure Centre gave me my confidence back. It got me back out, meeting people and got me living again.”
She continued: “For those who are stuck on their own, in their own homes surrounded by the same four walls, it gets them out the house and amongst company. What that sense of belonging is doing for people, is important. The council need to realise that.
“In my family, I am the third generation to use it.
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My granddaughter, my daughter and me.
“We have put petition forms in all the local shops and pubs for people to sign and all the locals have been supporting us tremendously.”
A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “While we are exploring options for the building, we are not looking to withdraw services from Carnoustie. We will work with the current users to find an alternative venue if we do move out of the building.”