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Community Facilities, Activities and Events

Many respondents noted that they would like more information about existing community facilities and activities – as well as the emerging proposals for new provision.  This need is in part due to the wide and growing range of options available.  There was thought to be merit in exploring the development of a community hub that provided a base for a number of local groups and service providers in one building – recognising that this would be a great way of enabling groups to work together and share information and resources and a ‘one stop’ shop for people looking for support.  People also said there was a significant need for more activities and facilities for young people with informal relaxed drop in facilities and an outdoor ‘youth’ shelter mentioned in particular.  Suggestions made for more informal outdoor recreational facilities included tennis courts, outdoor table tennis, outdoor gym and a bike pump track. There was also some mention of larger indoor facilities – like family play and an ice rink.  Part of the tackling inequalities agenda is to ensure that facilities and activities are available for all abilities.

 

Priorities & Actions

Short updates will appear as text under each progress tracker when available


1. Audit and directory of community facilities and activities

Audit of existing facilities and capacity for hire/use

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Improved marketing and accessibility of facilities and uses

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2. Community Hub Feasibility Study

Test the interest and need for a Community Hub for community groups and service providers

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Identify empty buildings that could be adapted for community use and collaborate to implement

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3. Facilities and activities for young people

Promote existing opportunities that are available

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A central database has been developed and launched via a new website www.unitingcrieff.org.uk.  Community groups, organisations and some small businesses can register and raise awareness of their activities to residents, services and visitors.


Youth Forum to liaise with young people in the town to identify solutions and present preferred options

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Secure premises, funding etc to implement

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Include the possibility of an outdoor youth shelter as well as indoor informal drop in provision (as mentioned by young people in this consultation)

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4. More outdoor recreational activities

Raise awareness of existing and identify locations to develop more outdoor recreation facilities in Crieff e.g. outdoor gym, tennis courts, table tennis etc

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Explore the potential of an additional outdoor biking option in the Strathearn area in partnership with Comrie Croft

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5. Accessible and inclusive groups, organisations, services and businesses

Actively support Richmond House Care Home to achieve Dementia Friendly Town status for Crieff

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Identify training or funding needs to assist accessibility and inclusion, and organise centrally

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Co-produce a calendar of innovative events to attract all members of the community

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