PUTTING THE LOCKERBIE ACTION PLAN INTO MOTION

The Lockerbie Action Plan Steering Committee met this week to discuss how to move forward with the recently published Action Plan. The company Nick Wright Planning had been commissioned and has recently completed the Report.

The Steering Committee welcomed the Plan and are now eager that it becomes a reality. To begin with the Committee are prioritising two projects – improving McJerrow Park and upgrading the two roundabouts at the entrances to the town along the B7076 road.

However, the Steering Committee is also putting a call out for volunteers to help take this work forward. Anybody who would like to get involved with the Committee or lend their expertise would be most welcome. As this is Lockerbie's Community Action Plan the Committee would also like to get all local groups involved.

Speaking at the meeting, member Ian McLatchie commented, "This Plan will hopefully help us to improve Lockerbie. The Steering Group is eager to improve the town in any way possible for the people that live here."

Jan Andrews, who also Chairs Lockerbie Community Council said, "This is great piece of work that has been done and we would like to thank all those residents who have taken part in the consultations that made the Action Plan possible. The Action Plan lists what the people of Lockerbie would like to see done to improve our town and we would welcome any member of the community who would like to help us take this Plan forward."

Speaking after the meeting Local Councillor Adam Wilson commented, "Residents in Lockerbie have clearly stated what they would like to see done to improve our local area. I look forward to working with both the Community Council and the Steering Committee in taking these actions forward."