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24th November 2015

"One of the first tasks they must do is review all that has gone before."

The Christmas edition of the Blairgowrie and Rattray Hub Magazine introduces the planned consultation process to give the people of Blairgowrie and Rattray a platform on which they can voice their views and opinion about what the town needs to develop into a thriving exciting and satisfying place to live. 

This process known as a “Charrette” is being led by the Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Council (BRCC). 

A steering group has been set up to appoint the Design Team who will conduct the process. They are Stuart Nichol, BRCC, Sandy Thomson BRCC, Jessie Shaw One Voice and The Ericht Trust and David Howie from Perth and Kinross Council. Steve Johnson and the Discover Blairgowrie team will give the process support. 

Stuart, a Community Councillor, initiated the application to have the Charrette funded and has experience in planning and Council work. Sandy chairs the Sports Groups, manages the Town Hall and is a Community Councillor. Jessie manages One Voice Volunteer Group and is a Trustee of the Ericht Trust. She along with Steve form a part of the Discover Blairgowrie Team responsible for the Discover Blairgowrie website (www.discoverblairgowrie.co.uk) and the Hub Magazine. 

The process is led by a team of experienced consultants who are appointed via a tender produced by Perth and Kinross Council (PKC) – the tender is based on the requirements identified in the initial application. The tender brief for the application for a Design Team was issued in mid November. Applications should be in by 7th December. Thereafter a team will be appointed before Christmas. One of the first tasks they must do is review all that has gone before. 

We hope this bulletin will help to reassure everyone that we will not be starting from scratch, but that we will be building on work already done such as the Heritage Consultancy work commissioned by the Ericht Trust, the town survey about uses for the school and look even as far back as the 2007 Stevens View Partnership review of the town. 

If you would like to get involved or you have any comments or suggestions, please email mytown@discoverblairgowrie.co.uk

Here is the recording:

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