Community Action Plan: Household survey now live

The communities of Aberfeldy, Dull and Weem are working together to create a Community
Action Plan that will guide their development over the next 5 years. With funding from Perth
& Kinross Council’s CLLD programme, Aberfeldy Development Trust got the ball rolling in
April to appoint STAR Development Group to guide the work, and recruit a local Community
Connector, to support the community engagement process.

A local Steering group has been established, comprising representatives from local groups
and volunteers, who have already identified a wide range of stakeholders and interests in the
community who will be invited to participate in discussion groups and conversations to hear
their views and ideas.

The next stage is to carry out a Household Survey aimed to encourage everyone who lives
or has an interest in the area to “have their say” in what they think is great about the
community, what is not so good, and what is needed to improve it. A team of enthusiastic
volunteers will be going door to door around the community, distributing and collecting
survey forms during the month of June.

If you would like to volunteer or get involved in the project, please contact:
The Survey can also be completed online by using this link:

The results of the Survey and the other community engagement will be compiled and
presented at a Community Exhibition and Fun Day in the late summer, where the priorities
will be decided, and then the Community Action Plan will be written.

Local Steering group member Anna Sibbald (who runs the Climate Café and Warm
Connections) said “The Community Action Plan is really important – even for a very active
community like Aberfeldy. There is so much going on, but we don’t always work together.
The process is bringing groups and activities together, and giving us a way of listening to all
voices, especially those that are not always heard. It is a great opportunity for us to have a
Plan that will guide local groups, businesses and our partners to work to a common vision.
We hope that everyone will take this opportunity to have their
say – please complete the Survey now!”

Tommy Pringle of Dull & Weem Community Council is also on the Steering Group. “The
Community Action Plan has come at just the right time for us – we can use the results to let
Perth & Kinross Council know what local people decide are the priorities for the next 5 years,
and this will influence how the Council plans services and the development of land use.”

For more on the community action plan, follow the Aberfeldy, Dull & Weem Community Action Plan on Facebook.