Lesmahagow event wants your views

Community-led Action Plan

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Date posted: Thursday, 09 May 2019

Local people are inviting their fellow community members and anyone who works or delivers services in Lesmahagow, Brocketsbrae and Hawksland to have a say on a new Community-led Action Plan at a drop in event planned for Saturday 8th June between 10-2pm in the Fountain Community Centre. The plan will cover a 5-year period and represent the views, vision and aspirations for the village’s future. 

Local people are leading the process of preparing the plans, supported by LEADER funded Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL), with a steering group made up of local organisations, schools and businesses carrying out a successful community wide survey in April and May. Following on from this survey, local people are holding an open event to find out a bit more about residents’ priorities to be included in their local Community Action Plan.

Ruth McElhinney, Development Officer with Community Action Lanarkshire, said,

“The purpose of the drop-in event is to discuss in more detail the things you said in the survey that are important to you. Please pop in to the open events and share why you think these things are important and how you think those who work, live or provide services can help make them happen in your village. We look forward to welcoming you, having a chat and making sure your views shape the final plan and the future of your community.”

Free refreshments and children’s activities, including access to the soft play area, will be provided, so feel free to bring the family.

  • Lesmahagow Fountain Community Centre, Saturday 8 June 2019, 10-2pm

This project is being supported by Community Action Lanarkshire which is managed by the Rural Development Trust and supported by LEADER as part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme until September 2020. LEADER is co-funded by the European Union and supports eligible projects in rural areas.

If anyone cannot make it along to the events or wants to find out more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01555 664665. For full details of the project and events see www.communityactionlan.org

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