About One Dalkeith
People from all parts of the community coming together and joining in to regenerate Dalkeith;
socially, environmentally and economically
All welcome at One Dalkeith’s Launch Event – 6.30pm for 7pm, St John’s & Kings Park Church
The ‘One Dalkeith’ steering group presented proposals to proceed with incorporation of a development trust based around themes emerging from the initial public meetings.
Various questions were posed under 6 themes:
Facilities and Services
Fundraising and enterprise
Engagement (consultation and partnerships
Ideas (anything not covered above)
Facilities – Inclusive – all ages & abilities; central, affordable, accessible, attractive, within walking distance; suitable for performances, community cafe, meetings, leisure, exhibitions, sale of work; an info point.
Central Dalkeith to be green, welcoming, attractive with community facilities
Community cohesion – chance to share interests & talents with others; generate interest from local talent; together care for & tidy the natural environment
Funding from – community initiatives, funding sources, individuals; green energy; skills/ talents/cultural/facilities audit.
Engage with residents, schools, businesses, third sector, clubs, churches, local groups, council.
Improve pathways / cycle network
Based on public mandate, the steering group decided to form a development trust for Dalkeith. The steering group then began a comprehensive engagement & consultation process to determine the content of an Action Plan.
Public Meeting 2 (2 Jun 2015) A Visioning Exercise
The meeting was a visioning exercise held by the joint working group of the two community councils.
Community goals included:
Development trust aims included:
Strategy for Development Trust set up:
What happened next?
Community members from the public meeting & the joint working group of the 2 community councils formed into a steering group, purposed to set up a new development trust.
The steering group arranged for DTAS and Neilston Development Trust to speak at the next public meeting.The name ‘One Dalkeith’ reflects the community’s desire for greater community cohesion.
Public Meeting 1 (2 Feb 2015) A Joint Exploration
The two local community councils – ‘Dalkeith & District’ and ‘Eskbank & Newbattle’ formed a joint working group to hold this meeting.
Three themes came out of this event and were the initial driving force behind One Dalkeith:
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