FREE Introduction to Community-led Action Planning in Rural Lanarkshire

Community Action Lanarkshire

Does your community want to lead the changes needed to improve your town or village into the future? If so, now is your opportunity to find out about what’s involved in community-led action planning and the support available to make it happen.

Join an organised event at Coatbridge on 22nd November, with the target on communities at Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill, Carstairs Junction, Harthill, Greengairs, Kirkfieldbank, Lesmahagow, Longriggend, Plains, Stonehouse and Upperton. Priority places are available to people in these places with any remaining spaces open to other interested communities.

This event which will be a mixture of talks, workshops and shared learning will be led by the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) as part of their Supporting Communities Programme. This programme supports community organisations to take leading roles in developing their ‘places’ through inclusive and engaging community action planning processes. The events have been initiated by Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL), a Leader funded project managed by the Rural Development Trust to support rural communities with community led plans, training and to build and grow new projects.

David Allen from SCDC said, “As a first stage of this programme we are bringing together local lead groups in rural Lanarkshire to look at what community-led action planning is, share experiences and learn from one another about what works to support good community action planning in their communities.”

The event will cover many key aspects of the community-led action planning process from the benefits of using the process, how to keep on track and ultimately how to drive the actions forward.

Becky McCauley, the Development Manager from the Woolfords, Auchengray and Tarbrax Improvement Foundation (WAT IF) said, “Community-led Action Planning creates an ambition for the future that is relevant, inclusive and meaningful. It ensures communities can protect and develop what is of greatest value to them, as well as acting as a transformational tool for change. As a result of Community-led Action planning, WAT IF? has enjoyed improved volunteer engagement, increased the number of project working groups and forged deeper partnerships with local organisations”.

The session is free with a buffet provided and will take place on 22nd November between 6-9pm at the Atrium Business Centre in Coatbridge.

For more information and to book contact: Community Action Lanarkshire on 01555 664665 and book via Eventbrite   https://communityactionlan.eventbrite.co.uk/