Proposals are Invited for the Langholm’s Future Charrette.

The purpose of the ‘Langholm’s Future Charrette’ initiative is to engage younger demographics in Langholm – those aged between 14 and 40 – in the town’s future development.

Specifically, the initiative will draw out views, knowledge and ideas from this demographic who are living, working and/or studying in the Dumfries and Galloway town in its aspirations for the town including its substantial but presently underplayed heritage and tourism assets.

In doing so it will explore practical links and development opportunities in employment and economic development.

SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum aims to deliver a programme of attractive creative processes that will be successful in ensuring the productive engagement of local young people in a wider programme of cross-sector collaboration towards the more successful and sustainable for the regeneration of Langholm.

There are four concurrent pieces of work.

1. Creative Participation Consultation – School Age (Target group 14-18)

2. Creative Participation Consultation – School levers, Students and Young adults (Target group 18-28)

3. Creative Participation Consultation – Parents and Working Age Adults (Target group 28-40)

4. Community Action Plan Consultation – Bringing in a range of expertise, to be involved in the participative process, and translate the concerns and ambitions of the target age groups into an Action Plan, which should be presented in a format suitable to the target age groups.

Applications to deliver parts of this work, working closely with other consultants, or to deliver is a whole project will be considered.

This piece of work is being funded by Scottish Government Making Places Fund for Community-Led Design & Dumfries & Galloway Council.

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