Work in Lennoxtown began in 2014 with a workshop and some community research. The priorities for Lennoxtown were identified as:
Safety - A priority for Lennoxtown in relation their safety is to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour. To achieve this a number of related areas were also identified, including improving youth activities for those 12+, and improving the physical environment of the main street. There was also felt that a number of unsafe driving practices existed within the village and that parking on the main street presented a safety issue. Another priority was to improve support to those with addiction issues. A dedicated police officer has been jointly funded for Lennoxtown.
Developing the Third Sector - Lennoxtown has a number of voluntary groups working towards improvements for the village in a variety of ways, including the Campsie Memorial Hall Trust. To support the third sector within the village, community planning partners are working towards increasing the connectedness of voluntary groups and increasing the groups’ connectedness with service providers. In these ways any duplication of efforts can be reduced and joint working can be encouraged. There is also a push towards increasing volunteering levels.
Children, families and young people - This will include working with Early Years facilities using family learning approaches to engage and work with families in Lennoxtown.
If you require further information contact Community Planning and Partnerships on 0300 1234510.