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Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres: Enterprising Communities

September 20 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

The next meeting of the CPG, on 20th September, will focus on, Enterprising Communities – A Force for Good in our Towns.

Enterprising community organisations and social enterprises can be key players in dealing with the problems of vacant and empty properties and meeting local demand for new activities, events and services in our towns. September’s CPG meeting hears from organisations making a difference in their communities.

The meeting will also incorporate the CPG’s Annual General Meeting.


11:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Meghan Gallacher MSP, Deputy Convener

11:50 Minute of last meeting held 7th June and Matters Arising Meghan Gallacher MSP, Deputy Convener

11:55 AGM Business

12:00 Enterprising Communities – A Force for Good in our Towns: An Overview Kimberley Guthrie, Interim Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

12:05 Enterprising Communities – Turning Great Ideas into Reality Douglas Westwater, CEO, Community Enterprise

12:15 Collaborating for Success – Enterprising Communities Case Studies:

  • Dunoon – Tom Warren, Chair – Dunoon Community Development Trust
  • Alloa – Anthea Coulter, Chief Officer, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface

12:35 Discussion and Any Other Competent Business 12:45 Close of Meeting