Happy New Year. This time of year is often about making New Year’s resolutions. So, I decided that mine would be starting a blog where I can keep everyone updated with the work that Fauldhouse Community Development Trust is doing in the community.
I decided that my first blog would be about a new report that has been produced outlining some exciting potential projects in Fauldhouse.
The work behind this report began back in Spring 2016 when funding was provided by the Scottish Government and West Lothian Council to undertake a charrette exercise called Fauldhouse Focus.
A charrette is an extensive community engagement aimed at bringing together local residents, businesses, charities and other bodies with the aim of creating a shared vision and list of priorities for Fauldhouse.
This process involved a series of workshops which took place in the Fauldhouse Partnership Centre over three days in May. Conversations focussed on three key areas:
- Living in Fauldhouse – housing, safety and the environment.
- Activity in Fauldhouse – interests, fitness and play.
- Moving in Fauldhouse – buses, trains, walking, cycling and parking.
Based on these conversations, a report has now been produced containing a list of projects and activities that could be delivered in Fauldhouse. The full report can be found at www.fauldhousefocus.com.
Though, this report is just beginning. To ensure that the right projects are being delivered and the right issues are being tackled in Fauldhouse, we need local people to have their say on an on-going basis.
A group has been set-up called the Fauldhouse Regeneration Group which is meeting on Thursday 26th January at 6pm in the Fauldhouse Partnership Centre to take these ideas forward. Everyone is welcome and is an opportunity for you to have your say.
If you would like more information on the group or want to find out more, feel free to pop into the Trust’s office at 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX or call 01501 773 699.