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Issue 29 - June 2013


Braemar Community Action Plan Launched

Braemar's Community Action Plan was launched on 21st May at the Primary School to a packed hall filled with locals as well as representatives from CNPA, Aberdeenshire Council and Marr Area Partnership, among others. Entertainment was provided by Wheesht Choir and The Blaeberries Traditional Music Group and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The Plan has identified four themes for action: 

Visitor Strategy, Attractions & Services - there was a good local response at the launch and a meeting will be held in July to discuss progressing actions identified in the plan including a Visitors Strategy and customer service training.

Community Services, Facilities & Transport - a working group has begun looking at garden composting schemes, adult learning classes, and community information sharing through a Facebook page.

Young People - the working group is concentrating on the problems with the playpark and investigating the possibility of an Outdoor Gym and Bike Park.

Housing, Employment & the Economy - this group is trying to establish the framework for a Community Right to Buy scheme so that should any opportunities arise Braemar will be in a position to take advantage.

The Plan is a living document which will evolve and change with the needs of the village. It should not be considered a tick list of actions to be completed one-by one. In order for any of the plans to become a reality there will need to be community involvement, working alongside statutory agencies to deliver the outcomes identified by numerous consultations during 2012-13.

Chairman of the Co-ordinating Group, David Geddes said "these aspirations are not being imposed from above, these are the needs as set out by the people living and working in this village.' 

If you would like to get involved in any of the groups please contact Maggie MacAlpine on 41245 or 07808 156 396, or email: maggiemacalpine@btinternet.com

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