Making Falkland’s and Newton’s Future
A team led by Austin-Smith:Lord has been appointed to facilitate the Falkland and Newton of Falkland Charrette.
In collaboration with the Falkland and Newton of Falkland Community Council (FNFCC), the team will be working with local communities to develop a shared vision for the area. The event, running through March and concluding in April, is being delivered with funding from the Scottish Government for community-led design charrettes.
The project team also includes WAVEparticle(artists/facilitators), Transport Planning Ltd (transport consultants, and David Keddie (economic consultant). Together we bring our recent experience of delivering such events in Elgin, Brechin, Arbroath, Montrose, Monifieth, Kirriemuir, Dunoon, Port Glasgow, Clydebank and Greenock.
A charrette is an intensive consultation that includes planning workshops, walk-and-talk events and presentations around the area to engage local people in the design process for their community. The planning and design workshops will be held in the Community Hall and Old Town Hall in the centre of Falkland over a three-day period running from Tuesday 20th March to Thursday 22nd March with a final exhibition and report back session on 18th April.
Everyone is very welcome and all the events are free.
Rod Crawford, Vice Chair of Falkland and Newton of Falkland Community Council said “In terms of involvement, we don’t want this just to be the ‘usual suspects’. We want to hear Falkland’s and Newton’s unheard voices. We want to hear the voices of the whole community.”
Making Falkland’s and Newton’s Future will be an exciting and interactive multi-day planning event to discuss, debate and decide the future of the area. If you live, work or have an interest in the future of Falkland and Newton of Falkland make sure you come along, have your say and share your ideas!
You can find out more about the charrette programme at: