A CALL has gone out for passionate residents of Cove and Kilcreggan to help shape improvements to the area.

Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council are appealing for locals to join new steering groups on key areas of concern in the area.

They launched the Our Community initiative - the name given to the local 'place plan' - in a bid to encourage residents to contribute ideas and priorities for improving the villages.

The aim is for those ideas and priorities to eventually feed into the Argyll and Bute planning system.


A public survey carried out earlier this year resulted in a range of initiatives around two broad priority areas - one covering the environment, the second recreation, sport and place.

Environment projects could include the coastline and marine area, covering everying from litter-picking and waste water problems to biodiversity, climate change, sustainability and energy efficiency.

Recreation, sport and place may include paths and trails, sport, place (including Kilcreggan pier and parking) and heritage.

The community council said on Facebook: "We would like to set up two working groups to initially explore, develop and take action around these priorities, with a view to creating more groups covering more areas in the future, and we need volunteers to get involved."

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They offered examples such as an interest in a community climate action plan group that applies for funding to improve paths or one to look after the beach area.

They added: "Nothing is too big or too small if it helps improve our community to the benefit of everyone."

For more information, send your name and contact information to ourcommunity@coveandkilcreggan.org.uk. And visit the Our Community website for more details about their work.