Further community engagement is planned to discuss the future development of a town.

This includes how up to £3million of Borderlands funding could be best spent to support development and renewal projects that boost the local economy of Longtown.

The third event will be held this Saturday, June 25.

The attendees of the first two workshops have produced a lot of work which has considered the communities of Longtown and how to get everybody involved in the place plan.

The purpose of the community-led place plan is to draw together a wide range of ideas that can be delivered by diverse groups and attract funding from a range of sources.

The plan is supported by the availability of up to £3million of Borderlands funding to be spent on capital projects in support of development and renewal to boost the local economy.

All residents and businesses of Longtown District are invited to contribute to the co-production of the plan at the following community workshops.

All will be held at Longtown Community Centre:

Imagining Longtown 1: Saturday 25 June, 10am - 1pm

  • What makes a good place?
  • What could we do here?

Imagining Longtown 2: Saturday 9 July, 10am - 1pm

  • What could Longtown look like?
  • What are the Vision, objectives and goals we need?

Making the Plan: Saturday 23 July, 10am - 1pm

  • Where could we make the changes we want to see?
  • How do we prioritise what to do and when?

The workshop sessions will result in the production of a ‘Place Plan’ by the end of the year, which will outline the 20-year vision for Longtown.