We developed an innovative and robust community engagement process, which used a variety of participatory tools. We have engaged across the whole community, tracking the number, age, gender and geographical spread of those involved. In excess of 1500 individuals have had an input in some form through:
● door step surveys
● facilitated schools sessions
● community mapping workshops and
● scheduled open events
● High Street pop up shop
● local Library exhibitions
● presentations to community groups
● website & email surveys
The home energy audits, Connecting Dunbar projects and other practical initiatives have also all been powerful vehicles for awareness raising, engagement and involvement.
The results of this engagement processes have been carefully collated and analysed, informing the drafting of our fifteen year ‘Local Resilience Action Plan’ for moving to a low carbon future.
The draft of the Local Resilience Action Plan was itself the subject of a further community consultation, with input and comment continuing throughout its evolution and development.
Further detail to the background to this side of the project’s development, along with project aims and objectives, a project timeline, descriptions of the main tools and surveys used, an explanation of our approach to monitoring and evaluation are available (under the ‘project background’ menu) at: http://ourlocality.org/2025/2025-vision-map-and-action-plan-project. The main survey reports are available here: http://ourlocality.org/2025/2025-vision-map-and-action-plan-project/survey-reports