A consultation has been launched to gain feedback on the draft ‘Falkirk Plan’ which identifies the key inequalities facing communities across the Falkirk District area.
The draft plan has been shaped and influenced by communities following a number of online public meetings held in April and May 2021.
Local residents can now have their final say on the ten-year plan during a month-long consultation which closes 30th September.
The Falkirk Plan sets out the key outcomes that the Community Planning Partnership will improve through working with communities over the next 10 years within the following key themes:
- Working in partnership with our communities
- Mental health and well being
- Substance use
- Domestic abuse and gender-based violence
- Economic recovery
Kenneth Lawrie, Chief Executive of Falkirk Council said: “The draft Falkirk Plan has been shaped by the views, experiences, priorities and aspirations of local community groups, residents and the wider third sector who took part in a series of meetings earlier this year.
“It sets out how the Community Planning Partnership will work closely with our communities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for everyone living in the Falkirk District area.
“This is an opportunity for residents to have their say and ensure the ‘Falkirk Plan’ will make a real difference when it comes to tackling inequalities across the area.”
Beverley Francis, Interim Chief Executive of CVS Falkirk said: “We welcome the further opportunity for the community and community organisations to engage in the Falkirk Plan.
“The commitment to engagement set out in the plan itself is a statement of intent that we welcome, and stand ready to support partners to make good on that commitment, and ensure that engagement is meaningful and results in positive change for the people of Falkirk”
The ‘Falkirk Plan’ is a ten-year strategic document which will be reviewed regularly and progress will be reported to communities each year.