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2,000 sign up to save hall from being axed

posted 26 Mar 2010, 06:46 by David Rintoul   [ updated 26 Mar 2010, 07:04 ]

More than 2,000 people have backed a petition to save a city community hall from closure.

The Gorgie War Memorial Hall is one of six community centres that the city council wants to close to save £120,000.

As well as the petition, a page on social networking site Facebook entitled Save The Gorgie War Memorial Hall currently has almost 400 friends.

A public meeting was held at the hall – known as the "Gorgie Mem" – this week to fight the closure, attended by local MSP Sarah Boyack and Labour councillors Donald Wilson, Andrew Burns and Ricky Henderson.