Date Set For Public Consulations on Future of Albert Hall in Annan

first_imgWith the mission to be “More Than Just a Landlord: Making Our Communities Better Places”, Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA) has been commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council to conduct feasibility planning to explore options for the redevelopment of the Albert Hall, with a view to developing a community asset which can provide new community infrastructure within Annan.Cunninghame Housing Association is already committed to building 217 affordable houses for rent in Annan over the next 2-3 years. It is currently building new houses at the corner of Port Street and the High Street, only 100 metres from the Albert Hall.On behalf of Cunninghame Housing Association, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) is undertaking a range of community consultation methods to gather the views of the local community and find out more about the need for services, activities and facilities in the area.The findings from the community consultation will be used to inform development options for the Albert Hall.Feedback from all the consultations will then form the basis of the feasibility planning study which will provide options for the Councils consideration for the redevelopment of the Albert Hall. The feasibility study will be submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council in April/May 2020.Frank Sweeney, Group Chief Executive of Cunninghame Housing Association said “Prior to the feasibility being submitted to the Council CEIS and CHA will hold a further one day “Feedback Day” on the outcome of the consultations in late January 2020. This will give all who have consulted the opportunity to look at the overall feedback and draft proposals.” Albert Hall Design Team AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThere will be two public consultation sessions at Annan Town Hall on Monday the 9th of December 2019 – 2pm & 6pmDumfries and Galloway Council and the Annan Regeneration Steering Group are planning future improvements to Annan town centre. Previous community consultations have identified people’s concerns with the condition of many of the town centre’s buildings and the wish for these to be improved and to contribute to a positive future development of Annan.The ‘B’ listed Albert Hall on 15 Port Street is a historical building that has played a key part in the history of Annan. The building has however been run down for a number of years and due to dampness and plant growth, the condition of the building is deteriorating.last_img read more

Media Watch – March 12th

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No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after teammate Klay Thompson was injured during the second half against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant.Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn’t about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.ADVERTISEMENT Thompson’s knee surgery has not yet been set. Kerr doesn’t expect to ever see two injuries this severe in consecutive Finals games again.He was still stunned a day later, and Myers, too. Now the GM must immediately turn his focus toward next week’s draft and then free agency. Both expressed their tremendous pride in how the Warriors fought despite being denied a three-peat.“You’re talking about two career-altering injuries to two of your best players in back-to-back Finals games. Unheard of. It will probably never happen again,” Kerr said. “We’re in new territory now and you just have to keep moving forward.” Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Nick Nurse’s nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Read Next Asked how optimistic he is about bringing back Durant, an emotionally exhausted Myers said, simply, “I don’t know” while noting of free agency “it’s never what you think.”“He’s a guy who’s been, like I said, what more can we ask for from him?” Myers said. “He’s been everything to us, the guy has been everything that we could have ever dreamed. He’s been an awesome member of this organization. There’s so much he does in the community that probably doesn’t get as many headlines, things he’s done in D.C., his foundation, how he kind of lives his life. We’re lucky to have been around him. Hopefully we’ll keep doing that.”All season, the Warriors were determined to cherish this ride together knowing the roster could look far different once training camp rolls around in September — along with the venue as Golden State moves across the bay to the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Golden State’s players also insist they have never taken for granted the special five-year run featuring three championships and five consecutive Finals berths.“In the history of this NBA you could highlight every team that was supposed to win or had the best team and all the different story lines. And 82 games and a full playoff run, a lot can happen,” Stephen Curry said. “It’s just a matter of how much you fight and just leave it all out there on the floor. I think the way that we have talked and described this journey and whatnot, I don’t think there’s ever been a situation where we have taken anything for granted. And that’s something I can look back and just hold.“We all can hold our head high that we gave it everything we got. … Two guys who go down and the game’s kind of taken away from them in those moments, it’s not a good feeling at all. And it’s kind of a helpless feeling in terms of two freak plays that send these guys back to the locker room. So it’s tough, but it’s part of basketball, it’s part of the game. Again, I just hope their recoveries are strong and they come back better than they were before.”ADVERTISEMENT “Well, the injury kind of throws everything for a loop, so I have no idea what Kevin’s going to do,” Kerr said Friday. “I know that we all want him back, and we think this is a great situation for him and vice versa. So, hopefully we get him back and keep this thing going with the understanding that he’s a free agent and we want what’s best for him, and he’s free to make any choice he wants. Hopefully he’s back, and we will all give him any advice, any counsel that he needs. And ultimately he’s going to make his own decision. He’s earned that.”A day after losing Game 6 of the Finals to the champion Toronto Raptors, Kerr and general manager Bob Myers braced for an uncertain summer while still trying to cope with the heartbreak of seeing Durant go down in Game 5. Then Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee during the third quarter of Thursday night’s 114-110 loss in the final game at Oracle Arena. Durant was injured in Game 5 on Monday night in Toronto, then underwent surgery Wednesday in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This year more than any other tested the fabric of our team,” Myers said. “It’s hard to not value a championship as much as I value short of winning a championship, and in some ways more than winning a championship, this year I might have been the proudest of our resolve. I don’t know if that’s evident. I hear that from people in the Bay Area, the support we’ve gotten, the things people say about kind of conducting ourselves as champions. That stuff matters. Winning matters, too, obviously. It all matters. Try to continue to hang onto that culture.”In February, Durant became frustrated over all the fuss and speculation about where he might play next season, and said “I’m trying to play basketball.” He signed a two-year contract last summer that includes a player option for the 2019-20, so Durant can become a free agent to pursue a maximum five-year deal. The Warriors are expected to try to sign both Durant and Thompson to those max contracts. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao View commentslast_img read more