Tyne Esk consultations

Award winning playwright Andrew Dallmeyer and acclaimed local singer Coreen Scott pictured outside Lennoxlove House, the venue for their Homecoming Scotland event which received grants totaling �49,000 by East Lothian Council/Tyne-Esk LEADER in 2008
Award winning playwright Andrew Dallmeyer and acclaimed local singer Coreen Scott pictured outside Lennoxlove House, the venue for their Homecoming Scotland event which received grants totaling �49,000 by East Lothian Council/Tyne-Esk LEADER in 2008

The new Tyne Esk LEADER programme currently being developed is looking for your views, with consultation events scheduled for next week.

Tyne Esk LEADER is inviting local people to attend a community consultation event for the new 2015-2020 programme of funding for rural community projects.

Between 2007 and 2013, Tyne Esk LEADER funded rural community projects to the tune of £3.1 million. It built community facilities, trained young people, funded financial inclusion projects, tourism initiatives and environmental improvement programmes.

A spokesman for the project said: “As we look to the future we want you to help us shape our new development strategy and tell us how you want to revitalise your rural community.”

LEADER funding is available for projects which support or service the rural communities within Mid and East Lothian.

Midlothian community consultation events - Tuesday, June 9, at Pathhead Village Hall 6-8pm. Wednesday, June 10, at Gorebridge Church Hall, 6.30-8pm. Thursday, June 11 at Howgate Village Hall, 6-8pm.

For more information, telephone 0131 271 3432, email caroline.wight@midlothian.gov.uk or visit www.tyneesk.co.uk