Drawing up blueprint for the Future of Forth

Planning the future...Steering Committee and Coalfields Regeneration Trust staff at the open day. (Submitted picture)
Planning the future...Steering Committee and Coalfields Regeneration Trust staff at the open day. (Submitted picture)

FORTH turned out in force to have its say in shaping its future with over 250 local residents supporting the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Community Futures Open Day last Sunday.

Steering Group member Ann Anderson said: “It was a real feel-good community event with lots of enthusiasm, great ideas and a feeling that people wanted to be involved.

“We had themes like Roads and Transport, Services, and the Environment, but Community Facilities and Activities was the one which attracted most interest by far.

“There were mega votes for the Gala Day, Gentle Giant Music Festival, Planet Earth Club, Improvements to the Bowling Club and improved facilities for Forth Wanderers and Forth Community Football.

“Forth Resource Centre, which helps people back to work and the Braehead Village Trust also received significant votes.”

Those attending could vote for the projects which they thought should be included in the area’s 5-Year Community Action plan and who should get a share of the Trust’s £20,000 participatory budget.

For more on this, pick up a copy of the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.