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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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