An Even better place
Children and Young People: Our 2030 vision
Our young people will be fully involved in decision-making, project development and enterprise in Langholm helping to ensure that Langholm is a thriving community. Children and young people are a vibrant part of our community.
Making Langholm an attractive place for our children and young people to grow up in, stay in, and come back to is a key priority for the future of our town. In order to achieve real change and progress we need to engage young people in a meaningful way, develop more dedicated spaces and create more opportunities for young people in Langholm.
To help us to do this we will work with a range of key players such as the Xcel Youth Project, Outpost Arts, local schools and community organisations, SURF, and Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Children and Young People: By 2022
Establish a Youth Forum.
- Build on the work of the ‘Upstart Project’ to identify participants and overall purpose of the forum.
- Support young people to be involved.
Children and Young People: By 2025
Develop new places and spaces for young people to meet and take part in activities.
- Support young people to take the lead on developing youth-led space for hang out and as a base for activity programmes, music making and leisure facilities. Develop a youth-led events programme creating more cultural opportunities for young people.
- Support young people to take the lead on this. Provide more support for young people to gain employment.
- Local projects/agencies will provide opportunities for young people to take on voluntary work and to get help with key employment skills (CVs, interviews, etc.).
Children and Young People: By 2030
We will have more active youth involvement in decision-making and strategy processes, a more robust school and community partnership, and many of our young people taking up employment in roles created from implementation of the Community Plan.
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Sectors The Plan Covers
Infrastructure and Energy
The retention and sustainable development of the key areas of infrastructure that will support the delivery of the plan, including transport links, public services and sustainable energy use.
Gaining strategic support, attracting inward investment and developing lucrative projects.
Marketing and promotion, plus ensuring Langholm is ‘open for business’ and developing a single voice for the local visitor offering.
Sports, Leisure and Outdoor Activities
Developing outdoor activity and adventure holiday opportunities, supporting and improving access to existing sports and leisure facilities and activities.
Arts and Culture
Creative place-making, investment and infrastructure, with the requisite communication and marketing, plus encouraging co-ordination, networking and partnership working and education.
Development of a hub (space or service) for heritage and genealogy, improving understanding of our history and providing the necessary promotion and marketing.
Health and Social Care
The protection and development of health and social care services, together with the development of community-run health and social care activities and services.