Lennoxtown Charrette

People who live, work and visit places in Lennoxtown village centre met a design team in the spring of 2016 to help shape solutions to address local issues and priorities.

The process - called a Charrette - was part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s ongoing support for the village and ran from 11 to 14 March in Campsie Memorial Hall.

The team running the Charrette talked with the community, stakeholders and partner agencies to identify potential actions to help protect and revitalise the area (marked on the map).

The Memorial Hall was converted into an open-to-all 'design studio' over the four days - with a team of designers, economists and others there to listen to people’s experiences of using the village centre and their ideas.

A Charrette is an intensive planning session where people, businesses, designers and others work together to create a project.

Evidence and ideas gathered will help to inform an action plan for Lennoxtown, which will aim to improve and influence economic development, streetscape design, service delivery, regeneration, and health and social issues in the area.

It can also be used to help secure funding, in association with partner agencies, organisations and groups.

Lennoxtown is one area in which the Council is working to reduce inequality as part of its 'Place' approach.