Local Community Plan 2014-17


Neighbourhood Partnerships bring local people, elected members  and service providers together, working to deliver better results for  local communities.

The new local community plan for Almond includes Queensferry and Dalmeny, Kirkliston, Davidson's Mains and Silverknowes, Cramond and Barnton, Ratho Station and Newbridge and is about what local people have told us is important in their area.

To shape this local community plan 2014/17 we asked you what should be the priorities.  You told us you would like the Neighbourhood Partnership to:

• Help young people get the best possible start in life and to support and promote activities for children and young people throughout Almond
• Make your neighbourhood cleaner and greener
• Care for our most vulnerable residents and combat social isolation.
• Encourage physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles for all ages
• Support local communities around transport links and road services issues
• Keep Almond as safe place to live
• Help people with training and employment and work with partners to improve job opportunities
• Promote Almond's unique historical legacy for the benefit of local people and visitors.

The Neighbourhood Partnership will continue to engage and consult with residents around local planning issues. We will encourage local community groups and residents to make suggestions for local environment projects.



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Our priorities

Supporting children, young people and families

  • ensure young people and families know about  local events and activities
  • support healthy lifestyles and activities
  • involve young people in deciding how the Community Grants Fund is spent by deivering a You[th] Decides programme

Building healthier communities

  • work with the local community to develop awareness of the needs of people with dementia and their carers
  • develop and deliver an Ageing Well programme with Edinburgh Leisure

Creating safe, clean and strong communities

  • support local environment groups
  • work with partners and communities to carry out environmental improvements in key areas
  • work with communities, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire & Rescue Service to creat a safe environment for all residents

Roads and  transport

  • support communities to work with transport providers to ensure good local public transport
  • support safe and active travel in Almond

Local history and heritage

  • promote awareness of heritage across the Almond area
  • develop an online map of places in the Almond Neighbourhood Partnership of historical and environmental interest

Improving employment opportunities

  • providing support and advice in libraries and community centres
  • providing positive help to school leavers