Jardine Urges Council To Approve Support For Hall

Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat, Christine Jardine, has today called on the City of Edinburgh Council to approve a funding request to rebuild Corstorphine Public Hall.

Built in 1892, the hall served as a hub for the community until it was ravaged by a major fire in 2013.

Despite a considerable amount being raised from insurance claims and fundraising efforts, there remains a substantial shortfall in money needed for a rebuild. 

Today it was revealed that the Edinburgh City Council’s Finance and Resources Committee will consider a request for £750,000 towards rebuilding costs on 6 December.

Ms Jardine commented:“Before the fire, Corstorphine Public Hall was a well-loved landmark that served as a focal point for the community for well over 100 years. 

 “There’s been a fantastic fundraising effort by community groups over the past few years, but his much-needed cash boost would finally allow the rebuild to go ahead. 

“It’s still so sad to see the remains of the hall standing untouched on Kirk Loan, so I urge the committee to look favourably on this grant request so we can get things moving for the community in Corstorphine.”