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Village drop in events want your views

Community-led Action Plans

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    09 May 2019

Local people in Plains, Upperton, Greengairs and Caldercruix are inviting their fellow community members and anyone who works or delivers services in the villages to have a say on Community-led Action Plans at a series of drop in events planned over the next month. Each plan will cover a 5-year period and represent the views, vision and projects for the villages future. 

Local people are leading the process of preparing the plans, supported by LEADER funded Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL), with a steering group in each community carrying out successful community wide surveys in March and April. Following on from the surveys, local people are holding open events 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 crafts and face painters, will be provided, so feel free to bring the family.

  • Greengairs, Saturday 18 May 2019, 10am-12pm – Stanrigg Memorial Hall
  • Upperton, Saturday 18 May 2019, 2-4pm – Visit the gazebo on the grassy area at the centre of the village, at the junction of Luckenhill Drive and Avon Avenue
  • Plains, Tuesday 28 May 2019, 7-9pm – St David’s Primary School
  • Caldercruix, Saturday 1 June 2019, 2-4pm - Glengowan and St Mary’s Primary School

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

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