Tealing Community Action Plan
Tealing village is just a few miles north of Dundee. It is a small community of around 800 residents in approximately 350 households spread across a 15 square mile village area.
In 2022, we worked with Tealing Development Trust to develop an action plan for the village based upon local people’s views and ideas. The action plan sets out priorities for the village, on good ways to use the Community Benefit Fund from Seagreen Wind Energy.
After our initial work last summer, we have welcomed a new Tealing Community Co-ordinator. They are going to be with us for a year to firm up the 5-year Community Action Plan and to begin to develop some of the projects, such as: more community groups and activities, developing the village hall as a lively community hub, and safe off-road paths.
What we're doing
We were commissioned by the volunteers of Tealing Development Trust to carry out community-wide engagement on the issues and priorities for people including:
- An accurate current socio-economic profile of the community
- A comprehensive programme of community engagement and consultation to inform the Community Plan
- Production of a Community Plan which includes both short- and long-term priorities and associated outcome
The impact it's having so far
Gillian, our new Tealing Community Co-ordinator is now in post and you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the project or get involved.
We have been hearing from people that Tealing is a quiet and friendly place to live. But it is also described as scattered, spread out and disconnected, making it harder to socialise and access services.
Gillian has been working with the Wednesday Social Club, a group for older people. The group is about to reconvene after a summer break and are looking forward to seeing faces old and new at Tealing Village Hall. The group have lots of guests booked and ideas for activities.
The Development Trust have also welcomed almost 100 supportive residents to become members after an incredibly successful summer bbq and family fun day where another 28 residents joined.