Walkable communities in Scotland
Do you want to help create safer, more vibrant streets and spaces in your local community? Enrol your group now for the 2013 programme
Living Streets Scotland is running events with community groups across Scotland to help them take action to improve their local walking environments and encourage more walking for short journeys. The groups will be assisted by a skilled coordinator who will guide them in how to:
- audit their street, path or space
- identify priorities for improvements
- produce a focused report
- plan/deliver those improvements with relevant organisations, such as local councils.
Even small changes can make a big difference, and our work with groups so far has resulted in a range of improvements for local people including – campaigns against dog fouling; more litter bins; better street cleaning; re-surfacing of pavements and paths; removal of pavement obstructions; and more …
The events are free and Living Streets can meet sundry costs such as refreshments and venue hire as required. Meetings are held in venues convenient for groups.
The Walkable Communities project is open to any group with an interest in the quality of their local walking environment but may be of particular interest to Health Walk Groups, Community Paths Groups, Transition Groups, Tenant & Residents Associations, Older People’s Interest Groups or Disabilities Interest Groups.
To take action to improve your neighbourhood, enrol your group now for the 2013 programme with:
Janice Gray, Communities Co-ordinator, Living Streets Scotland, 0131 243 2649, Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about the groups we've worked with below.
The Douglas Jolly Walkers are a group of local people who come together every Monday to take part ...Read more
The Fraserburgh Older People’s Forum, which meet on the last Monday of every month, aims to ...Read more
Halbeath Residents and Tenants Association (HRTA) was formed in September 2009 to represent, as far ...Read more
“We depend on the park quite a lot for places to walk, and if the paths are bad this limits our ...Read more