KMAP Environmental meeting

Environmentalists from across the Kincardine and Mearns Area are being invited to come together for a networking evening to explore ways in which they may work together for their mutual benefit and to consider how they may have their views more clearly represented in the local and national democratic process.

The evening, organised by the Kincardine and Mearns Area Partnership (KMAP), is at the Resource centre Low Wood Road, Stonehaven on November 14 at 7;30pm. Everyone with an interest in the local environment is welcome but those wishing to attend are requested to inform Nicol Neish as refreshments will be provided. Contact Nicola on 01569 763246 or nicola.kmap@btconnect.com

This is the first in a series of themed meetings planned by KMAP. Other themes suggested include Transport, Health and Leisure.

KMAP member, Ian Hunter said: “To enable true partnership working between the community and National and local government we require knowledgeable people coming together to inform and, where necessary, challenge the agencies impacting on our communities. This expertise is also required when negotiating with large companies whose priorities often conflict with the best interest of our localities.”

KMAP is a Community based initiative which is run by Committee members. It has a number of objectives including; to work and liaise with other groups and organisations in the Kincardine and Mearns Area, to promote access to facilities and resources to meet identified needs in and by the communities of the area, to provide and manage, or join with others in providing and managing, such services as are appropriate to the objects and which are charitable, to consult with residents of the area to identify needs and to facilitate participation in Community Planning.

For more information about KMAP visit www.kmap.org.uk.