Community Consultation, 2nd and 5th April 2016

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN IMPORTANT MEETING ON THE PROPOSED WANLOCKHEAD COMMUNITY BUYOUT

BRING YOUR CHILDREN! EVERYONE’S OPINION MATTERS

WHEN
Saturday, April 2nd (2:00 PM until 4:00 PM)
WHERE
Wanlockhead Community Centre

Alternatively

WHEN
Tuesday, April 5th (7.30 PM UNTIL 9.30 PM)
WHERE
Wanlockhead Inn

WHAT
Wanlockhead Community Buyout Meetings

WHY?

Many rural communities around Scotland have purchased private estate land and assets and now manage the land with community interests in mind. The Scottish Government continues to ask communities interested in buying back adjacent properties and lands to put together proposals for consideration.

Following a public meeting in the Wanlockhead community centre on January 16th, significant resident support was shown to explore the potential for community ownership of our village. Now we have the opportunity to put together our own proposal regarding a property buyout.

How can our village benefit from a government-sponsored buyout? What is your vision for Wanlockhead in ten years? Twenty years? Fifty years? What would you like such a community-owned area to look like? What do you want the surrounding landscape to look like? Should it be managed for hillwalking, biking or hunting? For historic heritage, agriculture and/or conservation? What areas of the land would you like to include in such a buyout?

Please come to one of these meetings and help us chart a vision for our home. Bring your family, especially children (there will be a playroom set aside for kids, although it would be great to get them to share their ideas as well!) Your opinion is important for this process to be successful. For more information, please go to the Wanlockhead Community Trust’s website at http://www.wanlockheadcommunitytrust.org/ or contact one of the Trustees on the website. Thank you!