RESIDENts of two Midlothian communities are being urged to support an ambitious plan to shape their future.
The regeneration of Mayfield and Easthouses will rely on local people contributing to a Community Action Plan.
The initiative comes at a time of toughening economic conditions and fears about how diminishing funds will affect the most vulnerable members of society.
Mayfield and Easthouses have been selected as one of only three former coalmining areas in Scotland to be included in the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Community Futures 2011 programme.
Community groups and organisations – like Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council, Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust (MAEDT), Y2K, McSence, Mayfield and Easthouses Community association (MECA), the Community Club, churches and others – are supporting the work over the next eight months.
This will see the preparation of the action plan, setting out the community’s own vision for the future and the main factors that will help to work towards this vision.
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