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Your Alexandria

Alexandria was the first Your Community initiative pilot area.  The Initial engagement work was undertaken which highlighted key issues within the community.

5 key priorities were identified when planning for the future of Alexandria:

  • Improve housing & safety
  • Better physical environment
  • Improvements to Town Centre
  • More activities for young people
  • Increase employment opportunities.

Since 2015, there have been a number of engagement methods and events within Alexandria. Below is a timeline of Communities Team activity within the area.

Time Line of Activity


  • Your Community Surveys.


  • Feb – Alexandria Survey Results
  • Feb- Community Open day Alexandria Community Centre
  • May- Conversation Café at Alexandria Community Centre .
  • Sep – Draft Alexandria Community Action Plan Here
  • Oct – First initial meeting with interested residents in developing a Your Community Steering group.
  • Dec – Community Budgeting event Alexandria Community Centre


  • May – Community Budgeting event Vale of Leven Academy
  • Aug – Dec Capacity building support Your Alexandria Steering group .
  • Nov – Place standard event


  • Jan – Nov - Capacity building support Your Alexandria Steering group
  • May – First initial meeting regards to identified mural project.
  • Aug - Sep - Group Governance training Your Community Steering Group. Committee skills training report
  • Sept – Oct – Consultation meetings with the public to get their views on art work for the India Street Wall..
  • Nov- Dec - correspondence to identified groups with the same interest to come together


  • Jan - Identified groups came together as a collective
  • March – ongoing – Formation of Alexandria Neighbourhood Action Group – Developing a Neighbourhood Plan for area. (Communities Team and forward Planning)  
  • April -Community Engagement event to celebrate the fantastic wall mural and to encourage residents to be further involved.
  • April – Ongoing – Angling Association identified signage project and on going support to build capacity of group.
  • July- Ongoing –Formation of a New Friends of Christi Park group and building their capacity.
  • Aug – ongoing - Capacity building support to LGBTQ+ group.
  • ongoing - Collaborative working Alexandria Master plan.


  • Continuing conversations around the potential to improve the community.
  • Development of residents / community group.

Your Bonhill & Dalmonach

The Communities Team has carried out Your Communities Initiative in Bonhill & Dalmonach.  The Initial engagement work was undertaken which highlighted key issues within the community.


  • Over the year general conversation took place with local residents
  • Dec – Community Budgeting Bonhill Community Centre


  • March- Your Community Walkabout with partners and community
  • From the general conversations and walkabout referrals were then made onto the appropriate departments. 


A number of residents had approached their local Elected Members and  raised concerns in relation to the on-going anti social behaviour that was taking place with in the Dalmonach play park

  • August - First initial engagement with resident’s : exploring options identified.
  • Oct- Collaborative working with internal external departments to reduce Anti Social behaviour
  • Nov- June 2019 - partnership working identifying  improvements to park and repairs carried out. –  Your Community Improvement Project Dalmonach Park Report


  • Good working relationships developed with the community given further opportunity to coproduce in future.