Tealing Community Consultation
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.
The village has a Community Benefit fund from Seagreen Wind Energy.
The village website can be found here.
What we're doing
Outside the Box have been commissioned by the volunteers of Tealing Regeneration Steering Group to carry out community-wide engagement on the issues and priorities for people living in Tealing 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 members of the Outside the Box staff team who are carrying out the consultation are:
Louise Willson – email@example.com
Jill Keegan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Ryder – email@example.com
Ruth Noble – firstname.lastname@example.org
The impact it's having so far
So far the team have spoken with around 140 adults and 39 children at many different community engagement activities including:
- Attended the family BBQ in Tealing Hall –
- Monday Activity afternoon for older people – around 30 people came along
- Sunday afternoon tea ladies group
- School staff, nursery children, school children and parents
- One to one conversations – farmers and others
- 102 people have completed the survey
What we are hearing
People say it 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
The majority of people who responded to the survey scored 7 or above out of 10 for their quality of life living in Tealing
- For many people Tealing is seen as very connected and close to services, and facilities in Dundee.
- But for some people the bus service and crossing the A90 makes life difficult and isolating
We have heard many suggestions for improving things including:
- regular events in hall so people know when they are and they can plan (for example pub night the last Friday of every month)
- clubs for children & teenagers – youth clubs, activity clubs, a place for the teenagers to gather and chill out maybe play pool/table tennis
- a community café, pantry and lunches
- developing community transport options
- updating the park facilities, making it more accessible for all ages, and with outdoor gym equipment
- creating a path to link Inveraldie and Tealing
- encourage mobile shops and ice cream vans to come into the area
- developing green energy options
- Creating a social enterprise/income generation idea to continue to support/fund community ideas in the future
We have more activities planned in October as we continue to gather ideas and suggestions from the community.