Reassurance over trust plans for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth

KILSYTH. Colzium House. Renovation work complete.
KILSYTH. Colzium House. Renovation work complete.

NORTH Lanarkshire Council has rebuffed rumours that landmark Colzium House is to be transferred to an English-based trust.

Claims published on Facebook state that ownership of the historic property would soon be leaving the portfolio of the cash-strapped local authority, but a council spokesman has told the News this is not the case.

However ,the council is looking into setting up an NPDO, a nonprofit company, to run numerous services including libraries and community education centres. Leisure centres and sports stadia are already controlled by a similar organisation, North Lanarkshire Leisure.

The additional funding sources available to NPDOs could reduce expenditure by £800,000 per year. NLC plans to launch a programme of information events on these plans later in the year.