THEME 4: COMMUNITY FACILITIES, ACTIVITIES, EVENTS
COMMUNITY FACILITIES, ACTIVITIES, EVENTS
Community facilities and activities are greatly valued, with nearly one third of respondents in the survey identifying this as one of the things they like most about living here.
However, 43% of survey responses noted that facilities and activities could be improved. The lack of somewhere in the community such as a village pub or a café where people could meet informally was identified and there was also a strong desire to see more events to bring the community together, and activities and facilities particularly for children and young people. Improving sports facilities was identified as a priority for the community and also more could be done to promote these to visitors.
In such a dispersed area, the importance of bringing the community together and having a coherent approach to information and publicity was emphasised both in the survey and by stakeholders.
More places and opportunities to meet together (community facilities, café, pub, events)
Develop sports and recreation facilities (sports pitch, gym)
More facilities and activities for young people (play area, shelter)
More information on community activities and events
Some quotes …
“Without a village pub or cafe there isn’t a place for people to gather and chat with one another.”
“The wild woodland garden and community orchard, with nice events and opportunity to meet up with local community.”
“The Dalmally Show is one of the main things that brings the community together”
“Somewhere for teenagers to meet that’s warm, and an upgrade of the playpark in Glenview.”
“Additional sports facilities – artificial surface football/shinty for short side games”
“For locals, a newsletter, either in digital or printed form for those not computer competent.”