De Wind/Cherryvalley Area Residents' Association in Comber celebrated the launch of a Community Plan for the area in Scrabo Garden Centre on 21 January 2011.
Over the course of the past year Residents' Association members worked hard - with each other and with representatives from key statutory agencies and voluntary organisations - to develop the Plan. Community Places facilitated the process through a series of planning workshops to identify objectives and actions for improving life for all residents in the area. These all fed into the Community Plan and include: improving the physical environment across the housing areas; improving access to and links with existing facilities and services in the area and increasing the take up of health and wellbeing opportunities by residents. The planning workshops also enabled participants to discuss and agree the main issues and identify priority actions and who would take the lead in implementing them.
Community Places will continue to support the Residents' Association as it works towards implementing the Plan over the next while and will help it monitor progress on achieving the objectives.