Making Falkland and Newton's Future Community Links: Event on 12 December
Falkland and Newton of Falkland Community Council are holding a second Co-Design Studio as part of the Making Falkland and Newton’s Future Community Links project on Wednesday 12th December 2018. There will be the opportunity to join the design team to discuss the developing proposals for improving walking and cycling routes, and the key streets and green spaces within both villages.
At the successful Launch Event on 6th October, and the first Co-Design Studio event on 15th November, the following recurring issues were identified and these are being addressed within the developing proposals:
- Vehicle parking making pavements inaccessible
- Speeding vehicles through villages
- Difficulty for mobility scooters to move around villages
- Difficulty in accessing bus stops
- Problems with visibility at certain road junctions
Falkland and Newton of Falkland Community Council (FNFCC) secured funding from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links programme to develop plans to improve key streets and paths in both villages. The project will encourage local residents and the business community to share their ideas to improve walking and cycling routes, connections to public transport, traffic management, parking and traffic speeds.
FNFCC have appointed a team comprising Austin-Smith:Lord (landscape architects, architects, conservation architects), Transport Planning Ltd, WAVEparticle (community facilitators, public arts), Baker Hicks (engineers), Neilson Partnership (cost consultants) and Icosse (heritage researchers) to work with the local community and key stakeholders to prepare plans for both villages.
The events planned for 12th December will be used to discuss the developing proposals for the Community Links project and the programme for the day includes:
Programme of Events in Falkland Community Hall – 12pm to 8.30pm
12.00pm to 8.30pm: Community Hall Drop-In Studio focusing on: Green Spaces / Edge of Village Parking / Village Streetscapes
12.30pm and 7.00pm: Presentation – Update on the developing proposals
1.30pm: Accessibility Session
Programme of Events in Newton of Falkland Village Hall – 4.30pm to 6.30pm
4.30pm to 6.30pm: Village Hall Drop-In Studio focusing on: Newton Meadow / Village Hall Green Space / Main Street
5.00pm: Presentation – Update on the developing proposals
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Making Falkland + Newton’s Community Links has been funded by the Scottish Government, through Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links programme.
About Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links Programme:
Community Links is funded by Scottish Government and delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with local authorities, statutory bodies and educational institutions for the creation of walking and cycling infrastructure for everyday journeys. Since 2010 the programme has funded more than 500 projects across Scotland.
About Making Falkland’s and Newton’s Future charrette:
The charrette was carried out in March and April of 2018 which was an intensive and collaborative plan-making process over several days. The charrette was facilitated by a multi-disciplinary design team in collaboration with Falkland and Newton of Falkland’s Community Council. The charrette was funded by Scottish Government’s Making Places Initiative Programme for community led design charrettes.