Consultation on action plan

Banchory residents cast an eye over the survey ideas at one of the open days
Banchory residents cast an eye over the survey ideas at one of the open days

Banchory residents have had the opportunity to assess feedback from the local community action plan survey.

A series of open days have been held to let people know what projects have been highlighted and inviting views on which ones should go forward.

The steering group behind the plan have been sifting through the results of the survey, which was launched at the beginning of June.

Local people and visitors were encouraged to give their opinions on what changes and improvements they would like to see in Banchory for 2020 and beyond.

Among suggestions are improved signage in the town, campsite facilities for tourists, more tourist information, possibly a coat of arms, and better communication about what is happening in the community.

As part of the consultation, open days were held in the town hall on Sunday and Monday of this week and Hill of Banchory Community Centre on Tuesday.

Steering group chair Mary Lennox said: “What we are looking for is for people to tell us which ideas they really want.

“It’s so that we can take these ideas to the next stage, see which ones are practical and how we can come back to the community again with perhaps a scheme of ‘this is how it could be done’, or looking for volunteers who might assist with doing a particular project.”

She added : “There are all sorts of ideas and the whole thing will be further analysed.

“There are some we can’t do but we can lobby for, and there are others which we can do, or find someone to do.

“It’s a long process.”