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Kirknewton, West Lothian Development Plan Key Themes It is proposed that there are five key themes to help meet the village aspirations over the next three years. The priorities for the themes have been established using the work from the community consultation. 1

Community Development and Volunteering

There is a need to support, encourage and maintain groups and volunteers in the village. Kirknewton depends very heavily on the participation of others for annual events and regular clubs, but developing and funding that support is key to the Development Plan. 2

Community Facilities and Services

In the next three years the community has to develop the facilities they have and improve on current services before developing a larger project for the village (such as a community centre). Strengthening volunteer groups and developing activities will provide invaluable information for the development of such a project in the long term. 3

Local Environment and Green Space

The rural location of Kirknewton is a plus for many of the residents who live here and maintaining and improving that is a focus for this development plan. Continuing the good work of KCDT and supporting the aims of the Trust is also a priority. 4

Planning and Strategic Development

There is a clear need to be more proactive about the external decisions that affect people living in the village and to provide income streams to invest or support village activity. 5

Local Economy and Training

With many people working out with the village it is believed investing in local business, childcare and providing qualification, training and volunteer support will help begin and maintain a continued sustainable future for Kirknewton. The proposed five key themes and the priorities for the next three years are presented in the Action Plan at the end of this document.

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Kirknewton Community Development Plan 2012-2014  

To engage everyone who lives and works in Kirknewton and be an inclusive and vibrant community that invests in the future of the village.

Kirknewton Community Development Plan 2012-2014  

To engage everyone who lives and works in Kirknewton and be an inclusive and vibrant community that invests in the future of the village.

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