‘Our Community’

‘Our Community’

✨Our Community✨

Some of you may be wondering what ‘Our Community’ is and why we were able to do a survey earlier this year, so we will explain.
A few community members realised there was a grant available to find out what people in the community want and need in this area. We were lucky enough to get that funding which paid for the survey to be done and the results to be analysed by some consultants called SKS – Claire and Nicky may have already approached you for a chat.
A group of us in the village are working on this process in conjunction with the local Trust RPWDT

Why did the government give us a grant to work out what we want❓

Because there is a new move towards community empowerment and engagement in Scotland and we are being asked to make a Place Plan.

What is a Place Plan❓

  • It is to help communities express their aspirations and ambitions for the future.
  • They are more than just a plan. They can help communities understand what they want to be like in the future and help to develop a positive community identity.
  • They can help to develop local connections and collaborations.
  • Develop community capacity and resilience, regeneration and rejuvenation.
  • They can support communities to respond to the global climate emergency and tackle inequalities.
👉 Follow this link for more details – ourplace.scot


More info

In 2022 the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust, in partnership with the Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council, received funding for a project we’re calling ‘Our Community’.

The overall purpose of the Our Community project is to prepare a Local Place Plan for the villages of Cove and Kilcreggan. The aim of our Local Place Plan is to ensure a sustainable development future in terms of the economy, infrastructure, housing, recreation, transport, public services and the response to climate change, whilst recognising the importance of the peninsula’s heritage. All for the benefit of the community.

The project was initiated in September 2022, having been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Strengthening Communities Program through CEiS. The fund was set up to enable communities to decide their aspirations, priorities and solutions. It does not allow for any capital investment, but instead prepares for projects to be initiated.

Following a public procurement process, SKS Scotland CIC is managing the initial phases of the project, carrying on-going community engagement and developing work streams for potential future projects from the data gathered. SKS Scotland is a Community Interest Company that specialises in supporting and strengthening communities and third sector organisations to maximise their sustainability.

The project started with a community survey on the 16th January 2023. The survey is now closed. The next steps  involved a community workshops to start prioritising and developing the projects. See the Road Map below for more information.

The project will run for 3 years and is being managed by Cove & Kilcreggan Community Council in partnership with the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust.

For more information, or to get in touch, please e mail ourcommunity@coveandkilcreggan.org.uk