Society to report on ‘interesting’ findings

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society will soon be publishing their first annual report on the work of the community and society with some interesting findings.
The Buchanhaven Heritage Society will soon be publishing their first annual report on the work of the community and society with some interesting findings.

Buchanhaven Heritage

Society will soon be publishing its first annual report on the work of the community and society - with some interesting findings.

Soon after it was established, the society ran a Planning for Real event where the community was asked for tis views on a range of topics.

Those attending the event requested that additional flower tubs/baskets be introduced to the area, new multi use bins be set out on the prom, new railings be installed, new lighting between the harbour and Birnie Bridge section and a bench behind the pumping station removed, due to anti-social behaviour such as street drinking taking place there.

As for the school, there was a clear message that the community wanted it to become a heritage centre with coffee shop within and to be used for such classes as knitting/crochet/art and other such events to safeguard old crafts for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

On reviewing the community action plan it has been identified that all actions identified have now been completed or are currently being installed, such as the new railings being installed. It has also confirmed that the lighting has been purchased and the council hopes to have it installed this financial year.

In addition to the actions being completed the society has seen other successes, such as visitors arriving from Chicago recently following their links to the BHS Facebook page, the first book on the history of Buchanhaven being released and preparations now starting for visitors arriving from Australia later this year.

Society vice-char, Elizabeth Milne, said “ The whole concept has been community driven and delivered under the Planning for Real - Community Planning process. Due to this the whole community has been behind the work as they felt personal ownership of the project.

“This project is not about BHS, but about community,” she added.