This report outlines the work to date of the Getting There: Maddiston and Rumford project. The aim of this work was to explore with local people how they feel about the area they live in, and work with them to make some real positive changes. The report explores the main enquiry work that was done in the area that included:
- Completion of a local enquiry that involved asking local residents about their experiences of living in Maddiston and Rumford.
- A Community Feast event that brought together local people and organisations to celebrate, and share food and ideas around activities that would benefit the area.
- Following a community vote at the Feast, five local projects were given small amounts of money to spend on activities that were deemed to have a real positive impact on local people.
- An asset map has been collated and hosted by Maddiston Community Council that captures the range of the local community assets (resources, places, activities and businesses) in the area.
This report isn’t the end of the story. We now hope to harness the positive momentum of the work and engage other individuals and organisations to both promote and take action on the findings of the project, with some of this already underway. We also want to highlight the partnership approach taken and help people explore how this could be tried out in other areas.
Please access the full report here:
Getting There: Maddiston and Rumford Activity Report 2016-2017
At the Maddiston and Rumford FEAST event we launched the findings of a community survey that we conducted in the local area. Towards the end of 2016, Maddiston Community Council and Iriss, with a range of other partners* helped design and conduct a survey asking local residents about their experiences of living in Maddiston and Rumford. We were delighted that over 200 adults from the local area and 250 children from Maddiston Primary School participated by filling in a paper survey, submitting answers online and being filmed on video. The majority of respondents were positive about life in the area but they also shared some things about what they would like to see improved.
Please click on the link to see the final illustrated report – Getting there short survey report
Physical copies of this short report will be distributed to organisatons, businesses and individuals in the area. We are now in the process of writing up a full report that not only includes detailed findings from the survey, but also explores more around the work that has been going on in Maddiston and Rumford and some key messages on taking this type of engagement and these ideas forward. We hope to have this report written up and drafted in March and published in April 2017.
*Braes High School, CVS Falkirk, Dial-a-Journey, Falkirk Community Trust, Falkirk Council, First Group, Forth Valley College, Maddiston Community Centre, Maddiston Primary School, NHS Forth Valley, SEStran