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Blackburn Community Council - Improved Accessibility for those with Mobility Issues - £10,000

Blackburn Community Council represent the views of the community of Blackburn to local authorities and other public bodies. The Community Council also act in the interests of the community to improve the local neighbourhood. Blackburn is one of nine Climate Action Towns for Scotland and have been working alongside Architecture and Design Scotland to look at various actions that can be undertaken to improve climate change within the community.

Blackburn Community Council and Community Action Blackburn aim to improve the accessibility to walking, cycling and wheeling routes within the centre of the village. Having consulted with the local community a few areas were identified that could be improved and three new accessible routes were identified which connect different parts of Blackburn village centre.

Therefore, Blackburn Community Council is seeking £10,000 to create three new paths across the village. The first is to create a fully accessible path that links the bus stop on Ash Grove and Blackburn Partnership Centre; the second creates a fully accessible path between the Mill Centre and Rowan Terrace; and finally the community council would seek to create paths from the Daisyhill Road area to provide easier access to Bathgate Road and ultimately to Blackburn Partnership Centre.