The Communities Team have been working in Dumbarton West since the early stages of the Your Community initiative. Initial engagement work was undertaken which highlighted key issues within the community. 6 key priorities were identified when planning for the future of Dumbarton West:

  • Activities for young people, children & families.
  • Drugs & Alcohol.
  • Town Centre shopping & regeneration.
  • Dog Fouling, Community Safety / Anti-Social Behaviour.
  • Jobs & employment.   

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

Time Line of Activity

2015

  • Nov / Dec - Your Community Surveys.  
  • Castlehill Walkabout.

2016

  • Jan  - Dumbarton West Report on Survey Results.
  • April -  Community Open Day at Brucehill Activity Centre.
  • June - Conversation Café at Concord Centre.

2017

  • Jan - Draft Community Action Plan produced.
  • Feb / March - Dalreoch Primary School engagement work.
  • May-  Supporting Westbridgend group through Asset Transfer process. 
  • Aug  - Your Community Drop in Sessions at Dalreoch Church with Police Scotland.

 2018 

  • July -  Picnic in Park event in partnership Corra Foundation.
  • Aug  -  New Neighbourhood Approach begins.
  • Sept -  Mapping of Community Activity / Groups.
  • Sept- Westbridgend engagement day & table top sale.
  • Oct - Engage with Anchor Organisations & Partners.
  • Nov - Established a Castlehill Partners Network of meetings.

2019

  • Jan - Consult & clarify findings of engagement work with the Community.
  • Jan - Castlehill Walkabout.              

Feb 19 – Aug 19  

  • Capacity building support to Committee of Westbridgend Community Hall Development Association.               
  • Continued conversations around the potential to improve the community.
  • Development of residents / community group.
  • Your Community Celebration Event.
  • Development of a Community Action Plan - highlighting short, medium & long term goals for area.

Photos and further information on Dumbarton West Neighbourhood Approach.