Tell us your priorities for the town as a whole!

Alexandria Community Action Network (ACAN) was set up in early 2021 to turn Alexandria residents’ priorities into action. ACAN follows on from Alexandria Neighbourhood Action (ANA) that was formed in 2019 in response to the Place Standard survey referred to on the About page.

Any local community organisation or member of the local community can join ACAN. Current members include Bonhill Community Garden, Central Alexandria Tenants and Residents Association, Christie Park Friends, Leamy Foundation, Tullichewan Residents Association and a number of local residents. If you would like to join, let us know using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

ACAN have an ambitious vision for Alexandria in 2030, which is outlined on this page. We want to work with the Council and other potential partners to realise this vision by:

  • Preparing a community-led action plan for the whole town which sets out a vision for Alexandria 2030 and actions by the community, the Council and others. This webpage is the start of that process, which we will continue later this year with more in-depth community consultation.
  • Supporting local community organisations to deliver their own activities for the benefit of the local community.

Alexandria 2030....

A vibrant green place established as a significant hub of enterprise, participation and heritage.

Availing of its unique locations it offers the connectivity of Glasgow to the tranquillity of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

A place of significant spirit and activity providing a place to explore for residents and visitors.

Five themes and supporting actions have emerged from community consultations in recent years. They are shown below. If you click on each action, you’ll see examples.

Please tell us what you think the community’s priorities should be.

Your answers will help us focus as we start to flesh out an action plan for Alexandria 2030.
Keep an eye out for more consultation in a few months’ time.

If you had to pick three priorities, which would they be ?

Click on '▼' to see some examples

Please choose up to 3 priorities

Economic
Vibrancy
  • Create economic development plan

    Visitor destination

    Vale Loves Local campaign

    Living wage town

    Community wealth building

    Community enterprise - startup hubs

    Green recovery - horticulture, green energy, tourism and outdoors

    Skills and training strategy

    Tourism plan

  • Establish ‘Linger Longer in the Vale’ initiative

    Year-round events schedule

    Evening activities

    Barrier-free access

    Signposting in English and Gaelic

    Visitor information and hub

    Incentives to visit and stay

  • Get people involved

    Town centre business association

    Youth Council

    Partnership working arrangements: Council and community

Infrastructure
  • Transform Mitchell Way

    Attractive buildings

    Vibrant spaces

    Green Heritage Corridor

  • Make Main Street the heart of the Vale

    Safe, comfortable, attractive streets & pavements

    Cleaner, more attractive buildings and canopies

    Better street lighting

    Restore Smollett Fountain

    Accessible public toilets and baby changing

    Green Heritage Corridors

    Improved signage to car parks and from A82

    Effective parking controls

  • Encourage cycling and walking

    Safe, signed walking and cycling networks for all ages

    Regular walking and cycling activities and events

Greener and
Sustainable
  • Develop community green energy

    Green energy projects to create new jobs

    Play our role in tackling climate change

    Feasibility study for community hydro and solar energy supplies

  • Become West Dunbartonshire’s walking capital

    Network of safe, attractive, signed community walks

    Annual walking and cycling festival for residents and visitors

  • Clean Alexandria

    Regular litter campaigns and Spring Cleans

    Reuse and recycle campaign

Health and
Wellbeing
  • Create more social activities for all ages

    Busy year-round events programme

    Community “what’s on” information and events calendar, online and offline

    Remove barriers to joining activities

  • Improve community spaces and buildings

    Signposted network of community spaces and buildings

  • Increase community participation

    Leadership: new opportunities for young people to lead community action

    Participation: more opportunities for all residents to be more active and involved

Our Heritage

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