Posted Monday September 13, 2021 by David

What next for Lanark? Lanark Community Development Trust seeks views from local people

Lanark Community Development Trust (LCDT) is running a community consultation in Lanark and surrounding areas over the next month to find out what local people want to see happening in the town.

The aim of the consultation is to re-establish Lanark’s relationship with the Development Trust post lockdown and take stock of the community’s views and opinions on the work of the Trust and what its priorities should be. Through the consultation, it is hoped that the public will give their views and suggestions on services, activities and projects that could make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Like many organisations, the Development Trust has had to adapt to a fast changing world, and it is hoped that with strong public engagement, the Trust can use that input to formulate a robust strategy for the future and achieve a greater impact.

The Trust is a community led charity, run by local people for local people with the aim of making Lanark a better place to live, work and visit.  Established in 2009, the Trust has delivered on a number of projects but is keen to do more.  Chair of the Trust, Sylvia Russell said, “We hope as many people as possible will respond to this consultation and give us their views on how we can make our town a better place for all age groups. We would particularly like to encourage young people to take part as their opinions really matter to us. This is the town’s opportunity to help steer the work of the Trust.” The Trust is being assisted in this work by Community Enterprise Ltd, a national third sector supporter.

An online survey will be launched on Monday 13th September and will be open for 4 weeks and advertised through its Facebook page , Discover Lanark and other channels. The results will be analysed and made available publicly online and in person at a discussion event on the 4th of November. In addition, the Trust is inviting local groups and organisations to come forward to speak to them about future plans.

To get involved or give your views, contact David Dalgleish on / 01555 728 329 / /


Link to the survey:

Lanark Community Development Trust Survey (





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