To help shape Blantyre’s Future
Blantyre residents came along in force to the Big Blantyre Conversation and it’s now time to have the Big Blantyre Blether. Residents and groups are being invited to take part in a ‘Have Your Say’ session as the first step to shaping the town’s future for the next five years.
The session will be held in Blantyre Miners Welfare on Sunday 4thNovember at 12.30 – 3.30, with lunch provided.
Nicky Wilson, Scottish Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Blantyre residents to have a real say in shaping their future.
“The programme will encourage people to ‘Act As If You Own The Place’ when considering projects and plans to make the town a better place to live work and play.
“It is really important that as many people as possible come along to the session, which we believe will be really enjoyable as well as giving those who take part a genuine sense of having contributed to their community.
Residents are also asked to look out for a survey which may come through your door to ask for your views. There are survey drop off boxes at Terminal 1, TACT Hall, Family Shopper (Mo’s Shop). You can also complete the survey online at https://bit.ly/2xZOprB .
The results of the Big Blantyre Blether and surveys will be presented at a ‘Family Fun Day’ where you can vote on what you see as being a priority for Blantyre and also bring the family along to enjoy free entertainment and refreshments. This event will take place on Sunday 10th February 2019, look out for further details nearer the time.
There is also funding of £20,000 available for constituted groups to apply for and to find out more and see if your group qualifies please come along to a drop in information session on Monday 14th January 2019, Terminal 1, between 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm.
Note to Editors:
- The Scottish Government funds the work of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust in Scotland
- Our key priorities are supporting local initiatives to improve health and employment prospects for those who live in coalfields areas.
- The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was formed in 1999 to help mining communities recover from the devastating effects of pit closures. Since then the Trust has spent over £20m in Scotland supporting over 700 community-based and job creation projects in the hardest hit areas.
- For more information on the Coalfields Regeneration Trust go to: http://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk