Banchory Community Action Plan

Report
Banchory Community
Action Plan
Making it Real – Banchory in the 21st
Century
Preparation
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Determine need (BDI/BCC)
Determine objectives (Banchory in 21st
Century)
Decide on team
Process 1/2
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Formulated issues/questionnaire March-May 2008
Met with business, parents, church and ecology
groups to obtain views on issues and determine
additional issues (captured on Xcel spreadsheet)
June-November 2008
Held public event that laid out issues & comments to
that date and invited further comment/issues
(captured on Xcel spreadsheet) December 2008
Unsuccessfully attempted to enlarge input from youth
and other social groupings January-August 2009
Process 2/2
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Summarised issues for prioritisation & agreed these
with BCC/BDI August 2009
Held Town Forum meeting to prioritise issues
September 2009
Prepared draft Community Action Plan OctoberDecember 2009
Reviewed outcomes with Marr Area Committee (via
Marr Area Manager)
Agreed Community Action Plan and action/monitoring
parties with BCC/BDI
Published Plan (Electronically: website, Town Forum;
hard copies: library, BDI, BCC & Town Forum)
Outcomes 1/2
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17 High Priority items including
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Need for Banchory Master Plan
Land for Banchory Academy
Community safety
Football pitches
Health Centre location
Housing issues
Town Centre enhancement
Outcomes 2/2
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18 other matters of importance, including
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Bellfield Park enhancement
Business growth
Green spaces
KGV Community Project
Traffic
Tourism
Benefits of a Community Action
Plan (CAP) 1/2
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Community involvement in CAP preparation
strengthens the community
Provides sound, community-approved basis
for community action
Provides formal documentation of issues for
tracking actions
Benefits of a Community Action
Plan (CAP) 2/2
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Feeds into Marr Area Community Plan and
provides strong basis for dialogue with
community planning partners
Forms the basis for updating as additional
issues arise

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