Shape Blantyre’s Future
A fantastic FREE ‘Blantyre Fun Day’ has been organised by Coalfields Regeneration Trust and you’re invited! People of all ages will be delighted when they see what’s coming on Sunday 10th February 2019. There’s even FREE food and drink!
The exciting fun day invites residents to come along and vote for local organisations and projects bidding for a funding share of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s £20,000 participatory budget. It’s a great opportunity for everybody to have a real say in shaping Blantyre’s future.
Whilst teenagers and adults do that, younger kids can take part in many FREE fun activities, enjoy live entertainment with free refreshments! Look out for facepainting, bouncy castles, arts and crafts, music and live acts. It promises to be a great family afternoon out.
This follows on from the recent “Big Blether” where the community came along to express which aspects of Blantyre could be improved upon. A Steering Group will use feedback from this Blantyre Fun Day to form a Five Year Community Action Plan and allocate the CRT’s participatory budget to priority projects from local organisations.
The event takes place on Sunday 10th February 2019 in the Sports Hall in Blantyre Leisure Centre, from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm.
Bob Young Scottish Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust said: “Our Coalfields Community Futures programme is already making a huge difference in over 40 former mining areas, and I am confident it will have an equally positive effect in Blantyre.
“I wish the local Steering Group and everyone involved in the Blantyre Fun Day every success, and urge residents to take full advantage of this chance to vote for the changes they want to see happen locally over the next five years.”
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