Harthill villages launch community led action plan
The rural villages of Harthill, Eastfield and Greenrigg will launch their new joint 5-year community action plan at the Cleland Senior Citizens Hall, Main Street, Cleland, Motherwell ML1 5QW on October 24th at 5pm. The plan explains what the community’s priorities are for the next five years and highlight particular projects the community would like to work on together to improve their place. The plan can also be used as evidence by any community group seeking funding or by organisations who deliver services in that community.
The action plans are the culmination of over 6 months of work with a dedicated Steering Group made up of local people. Supported by LEADER funded Community Action Lanarkshire, the community created a tailored survey, held open drop-in sessions and detailed focus groups, all leading to the production of the Action Plan.
The plan will be launched at the Community Matters event on 24th October and it is hoped that as many people as possible from these communities will come along, where copies of the plans will be available on the night.
Anyone who can't make it along can view the plan here.
Ruth McElhinney, Community Action Lanarkshire Development Officer said,
“Working with the local community to help capture and set out their aspirations has been a really uplifting experience. We are looking forward to continuing work with these communities to help them develop some of the projects identified.”
Sandra Campbell, Headteacher from Alexander Peden Primary School and Steering Group member said,
“This action plan lays out what local people would like to see happen in their area over the next five years. It was really useful being on the Steering Group to represent the children in the village.”