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Kirknewton, West Lothian Action Plan – Next steps The Action Plan The Action Plan suggests each theme, key priorities (*and how they link in with the objectives of the Development Trust), actions required to meet the priorities, by when, by whom and key performance indicators. The Development Trust will work with the Community Council, local stakeholder groups, residents of Kirknewton and other interested parties and progress with this Action Plan over the next 3 years. The Development Trust can help raise funds, distribute community benefit, purchase land on the community’s behalf and employ staff. The Trust is a member led organisation and you can become a member of the Trust of you live in Kirknewton and are over the age of 18. Full details can be found at http://www.kirknewton.org/community_groups/community_development_trust/join_us The Plan meets key objectives for the lottery, West Lothian Council and the Kirknewton Development Trust and can be used by stakeholders to focus activity in the village and to apply for further funding. A number of actions that are not in the plan itself are being taken forward by KCDT by proactive dialogue with local bodies. The actions in the plan will be supported by working groups (following the five themes), project groups, and established community groups in the village. Local residents are encouraged to participate in any of the projects they feel they can contribute to. E mail infokirknewton@gmail.com if you wish to help. If any community benefit funding is made available to Kirknewton, any grants made available to local groups will be supported in the first instance if they meet the themes and priorities of the village Development Plan. The Development Plan will be used by the Development Trust to monitor achievements over the next three years. The Plan will be reviewed during that time on a yearly basis to determine what has been achieved and the inevitable updates that will be required for action. This will be presented to the local community. It is expected after the three year period another community consultation will take place in early 2014 to benchmark success and inform a new Development Plan. A key focus of this 2011-2014 plan is to develop skills, activities, participation and funds that will help take forward projects for an ambitious five year 2015-2020 plan. *Aims of the KCDT are 1: Promote Opportunities for learning, 2: Encourage Community led development, 3: Help and encourage local people to develop relevant new skills, 4: Promote protection and enhancement of the local environment, 5: Promote energy efficiency in the home, 6: Promote the use of renewable technology for generating electricity and heat, 7: Relieve fuel poverty. 20

Profile for Tony Foster

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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