Walkable Communities in Scotland
Do you want to help create safer, more attractive streets and spaces in your local community? Enrol your group now for the 2013 programme
Living Streets Scotland’s Walkable Communities project supports communities to improve their local walking environments and encourage more everyday walking, using our highly commended Community Street Audits to help evaluate and improve the quality of streets and spaces from the viewpoint of the people who use them, rather than those who manage them.
Even small changes can make a big difference, and previous audits have resulted in a range of improvements for local people from more litter bins, better street cleaning and the re-surfacing of pavements and paths to the removal of pavement obstructions, better street lighting and more. You can read about some of our work with communities here.
We’ve helped lots of people achieve real improvements and will be working with more communities in 2013.
To be one of those communities, or to find out more, please get in touch with our Communities Coordinator on 0131 243 2649, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Audit Training
In addition to our rolling programme of Community Street Audits, Living Streets Scotland will be delivering Street Audit Training at four locations this autumn.
Training is aimed at representatives of community groups or those that work with communities who have an interest in improving the local walking environment and increasing physical activity.
The sessions are hands-on, fun and include a short sample audit, and delegates will leave with a draft action plan and other useful materials designed to support the delivery of audits and improvement activities in their communities.
Aberdeen – 8 October 2013, 12.30–4.30, Aberdeen Arts Centre
FULL- Perth – 29 October 2013, 12.30–4.30, The Gateway, North Methven Street (Contact us to discuss other opportunities)
Fort William – 12 November 2013, 10.30–3.00 (lunch included), An Drochaid (The Bridge) Claggan Road
FULL - Ayr – 19 November 2013, 12.30–4.30, Ayr Town Hall (Contact us to discuss further opportunities in Ayrshire)
The training sessions are free and you can register your interest in attending by completing the booking form below or contacting us.