Things are changing…
We have got some big and exciting news for our community. After what seems like a long time, a global pandemic and lots of hard work, Letham4All SCIO is excited and delighted to let you know the refurbishment and extension to the old recreation centre is finally happening.
Letham4All have working with Perth and Kinross Council, to make the dream of developing the Letham Community Hub, a reality. This dream has been long held. For years local folk have been saying Letham needs a place and space where the community hold activities, where young people and families can get together and place where all can have access to resources to help them improve their own health and wellbeing.
The project is going ahead as result of funding from Perth and Kinross Council and the Scottish Governments’ Capital Regeneration Grant Funding.
The National Lottery have also contributed with funding that will enable Letham4All to own the building and ensure it remains in community ownership for the future.
After the building works are completed the Letham Community Hub will have a ground floor Community Gym, an improved Sports Hall, Community Kitchen and Soft Play area, multi-purpose rooms and space for a range of health and well being activities. The changing village will also have disabled facilities that meet the Changing Place Standard and lift to the upper floor, making the whole building accessible.
We will be changing the entrance to the building so the front door will face the Rannoch Road Park, and there will be small car park, complete with an electric vehicle charging point and disabled carparking spaces and a bike park.
There will also be extensive improvement works happening at the same time to the Rannoch Road Park. The existing hard surface basketball court will be moved further down the park and the children play equipment will renewed and moved nearer to new building.
It is planned that the construction will start at the end of August this year, with Letham4All vacating the building by the end of July. We believe the works will take a round 12 months to complete.
All the organisations who use the building have been informed about the closure and Letham4All are working to secure some venues to carry on their projects while the building work is being done. Letham4All will keep updating on the progress of the project via this webpage and will be posting posters of the design and information in the community. We will also be offering the community to find out more very soon through a Zoom Meeting and when it is safe to do so at a public meeting.