Community Update 25 April 2016

Please find enclosed a copy of the Wanlockhead buyout newsletter which has been put through the letterboxes in the village this week.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION UPDATE

WANLOCKHEAD COMMUNITY BUYOUT

Following a public meeting in the Community Centre on 16th January, significant resident support was shown to explore the potential for community ownership of Wanlockhead.

In order to draft the most comprehensive buyout proposal possible, the Buyout steering group is currently consulting residents regarding what our village needs in terms of services, businesses, initiatives and amenities.

Many residents came to the two community consultation public meetings that were held on the 2nd and 5th April, where residents were asked to outline their visions for the sustainable future of the village.

Approximately ninety items were underscored by those who attended the public meetings as possibilities to consider in a draft buyout plan.

These ideas could be categorised within five main themes: 1) village amenities, 2) tourism, 3) agriculture, 4) renewable energy, and 5) environmental regeneration.

The geographical areas which were identified as worth for the village to have control over include: 1) Wanlockhead village, 2) Mennock Pass, 3) Lowther Hill, 4) Duntercleuch, 5) Cogshead, and 6) Glendyne.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN A COMMUNITY-OWNED WANLOCKHEAD?

Please find attached a Consultation Form where you can tell your ideas for an economically viable future for our home. Your ideas will be included in a Community Consultation Report which will be presented to residents in June 2016. The report will include a final accounting of all ideas advanced as well as a draft proposal regarding a potential community buyout.

MORE INFO? WANT TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE?

You can attend one of our Sunday evening meetings; we meet every third Sunday night of the month at 7:30 PM at the Wanlockhead Inn. You can also get in touch with one of the steering group members if you would like to have a one to one chat about the proposal.

James McKelvie, 74535, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Androulla and Lincoln Richford, 74435, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Nathan Kennedy 74472, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Anjo Abelaira, 74374, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Mac Blewer, 74225, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.