To make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives. All across the UK communities large and small will face increasing challenges for decades to come. Challenges which need pro-active community action to ensure we can adapt. Challenges include reduced spending by local and national government on services and amenities in our community, reductions and restrictions on funding for local and voluntary action, the need to preserve and improve our environment, rising energy & food prices, a growing ageing population with increasing care and support needs, persistent health inequalities and rises in preventable diseases like diet-related illnesses; youth and long-term unemployment etc.
Whilst LCDT cannot solve all or any of these problems, we believe that active communities who think ahead and strive to take action now, will be the most successful in making some impact and adapting in a changing world. As a community we are well placed to meet these challenges through our environment, our people and our commitment to sustain Linlithgow as a great place to live and work.
To achieve our aim, we need to look at how we can become more self-sufficient, imaginative and enterprising to ensure we have greater control over our facilities and services. We believe in taking greater responsibility for making Linlithgow the sort of place we all want to live in.