CONCERNS that a flagship community building was becoming “an empty ship” appear to have eased.

The Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar first opened its doors in 2012.

Fears were raised last year that the facility, which is home to the town’s library, meeting rooms and a sports hall, was not being run to its full extent.

However, Stephen Bunyan, who had raised the concerns, told fellow members of Dunbar Community Council that he was hopeful it was being resolved.

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Speaking at the group’s meeting last month, he said: “There is a new member of staff being appointed. I’m hopeful improvements might occur.”

Mr Bunyan previously noted that the cafe was not being let and other services were now only available elsewhere.

At the same time, he questioned the efficiency of the building’s booking system, as people had to go online or book it “through Haddington”.

Fellow community councillor Jacquie Bell agreed that there had been issues in the past regarding the booking of rooms for meetings.