Action plan for community

Residents of Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie are invited to a drop in session in Lumsden Village Hall next week to help create an action plan for the future of their communities

The process to develop the action plan was reported in the Piper last month and the Steering Group, comprising local residents and chaired by Donside Community Council, are urging the involvement of as many people as possible to get involved to say what they want.

The action plan will identify what residents need, now and for the future. It will also help to illustrate how the annual community benefit funding from Kildrummy wind farm, currently under construction, can be utilised by community groups to improve and develop community facilities.

Questionnaires were delivered to all households in the area. Also primary school children, at Towie and Lumsden schools, and other young people, were asked what they want for their communities.

All the information has been collated and will be presented at the open day which will also give people the opportunity to find out more about the wind farm community benefit fund and how they can be involved in its distribution. The Scottish Community Foundation, which will be administering the fund on behalf of the wind farm developer will also be at the open day.

As well as the fund - which is expected to be at least £20,000 per year initially - RENERCO is supporting the process to develop the action plan.

Following the open day on Wednesday, November 28, between 3pm and 7pm, RENERCO will be holding a community liaison meeting to provide an update on progress of the development of the wind farm.

Further information from Mike Powell, Development Officer with the Marr Area Partnership on 013398 87577 or mike@marrareapartnership.org.uk