North Lanarkshire villages to launch action plans

Copies of four action plans
Norette Ferns

Four rural villages in North Lanarkshire will soon launch individual community action plans.

​The plans for Upperton, Caldercruix, Greengairs and Plains set out each community's priorities for the next five years and highlight particular projects the community would like to work together on to improve their place. 

The action plans are the culmination of over six months work by local steering groups. Supported by LEADER-funded Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL), communities created tailored street surveys, held open drop-in sessions and detailed focus groups.

Ruth McElhinney, CAL Development Officer said:

"Working with these rural communities to help capture and set out their aspirations has been a really uplifting experience. We are looking forward to continued engagement with them to help take some of the projects they identified forward."

Marian DiNardo, Chair of Caldercruix Community Council said:

"The Action Plan encompasses all of the projects we would like to see happen in Caldercruix over the next five years."  

The plans can be used as evidence by any community group seeking funding or by organisations who deliver services in that community.

The launch event will take place in Airdrie at Gartlea Community Centre at 6pm on 9 October 2019.

If you can't make it along to the launch, you will be able to find copies of each plan on the Community Action Lanarkshire website