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Community Action Plan – revised list of priorities

As mentioned in a previous post, the revised CAP priorities list should be seen as a working document and a best current estimate of what can be delivered during the life of the Community Action Plan 2017-2022. The filtered priority list can be revisited at any time should the resources become available to deliver additional elements of the CAP, or if a case is made for a revision.

Theme 1: Community

Priority 1:

  • Better support and care for the elderly and people with dementia. For example, establish a support group, arrange regular get-togethers at the halls and day trips
  • Investigate activities and youth club for young people, for example sports and outdoor activities
  • Develop festivals and events to bring the community together

 

Priority 2:

  • Establish heritage trails
  • Engage in more community archaeology
  • Modernise Memorial Hall, Aberfoyle

 

Priority 3:

  • Develop an outdoor classroom or a similar facility which would benefit both school pupils and the wider community
  • Improvement of the playparks including installing more seats and picnic benches, new play equipment, and development of a toddler play area

 

Priority 4:

  • Better maintenance of local and tourist facilities

 

Priority 5:

  • Make sure the Resilience Plan is produced and communicated
  • Develop a First Responders Team outside Aberfoyle

Theme 2: Environment

Priority 1:

  • Deal effectively with non-native plants
  • Better links between the community and agencies

 

Priority 2:

  • Upgrade the properties and appearance of Aberfoyle Main Street
  • Upgrade and regularly maintain the Riverside Path
  • Plant more hanging baskets and tubs in Aberfoyle

 

Priority 3:

  • Campaign to encourage people to dispose of litter and dog-mess properly

Theme 3: Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development

Priority 1:

  • Investigate developing a Mountain Bike Centre and promoting Strathard as a ‘cycling hub’
  • Investigate more mountain bike and multi-use trails
  • Establish more mountain bike and cycling events
  • Better signs, interpretation maps and leaflets for paths and trails

 

Priority 2:

none

 

Priority 3:

  • Better broadband to encourage new businesses and home working
  • Reduce retail rents to encourage SMEs
  • Encourage a wider variety of businesses
  • More flexibility in business leases and reduced rates to encourage pop-up shops
  • Start-up assistance for aspiring enterprises

 

Priority 4:

  • Develop a tourism and economic vision based on eco-tourism and natural assets
  • Develop a good marketing strategy/brand to promote Strathard as ‘Gateway to the Trossachs’

Theme 4: Roads, Traffic and Transport

Priority 1:

  • Upgrade Loch Ard road with minimal local disruption
  • Lobby for better roadside-drain maintenance
  • Upgrade Aberfoyle Main Street road surface
  • Lobby for better verge maintenance

Theme 5: Engagement and Communications

Priority 1:

  • Support and promote the Strathard News and village noticeboards
  • Create a central internet hub for the community

 

Priority 2:

  • Improve mobile signal in Kinlochard and outlying areas
  • Lobby for Super-Fast Broadband

 

Priority 3:

  • Capitalise on current events to bring people and actions together
  • Employ a development officer