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Kirknewton, West Lothian Action Plan – Theme Five THEME 5 – Local Economy and Training Priority 1 Develop and support enterprise and business locally (1,2,3,7) Actions Develop online business directory Provide hot desk space, internet access, conference, meeting and business support (with local agencies) in new resource centre Lobby for improved broadband & mobile reception in the local area

By when Aug 2011

By whom KCDT

Jan 2013 May 2013

KCDT KCDT

By when Aug 2012

By whom KCDT KCDT KCDT KCDT

KPI Increase number of training opportunities

Priority 3 Support renewable energy projects & initiatives that bring community benefit to village Actions By when Establish which renewable energy projects to progress Jan 2012 Establish links with Pentland Park for employment and tourism in village Jan 2012 – 2014 Provide employment opportunities for projects Jan 2012- 2014 Community benefit monies to be available from Late 2013/2014

By whom KCDT KCDT/CC/PP KCDT KCDT

KPI Increase new employment opportunities in village by 2014

Priority 4 Improve public transport networks to improve job prospects of those in village (1,4) Actions By when Begin dialogue with council/traffic operators for Balerno/East Calder service Mar 2012 Promote public transport timetables, cycling to work and car share Jan 2012 Introduce mobile timetable for buses May 2012

By whom KCDT/CC/WLC KCDT KCDT/WLC

KPI Open at least one more bus service from village by 2014

Priority 2 Provide training and support for activity in the village (1,2,3) Actions Develop recruit, training & volunteer support policy Investigate volunteer or employer accreditation with local college, SCVO, Business Gateway & Chamber of Commerce Provide support grants for those wishing to enter FE/HE

Aug 2013 Sep 2014

KPI An increase in new business enterprises by 2014

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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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