Talk Prestwick was an intensive community-facing charrette, led by Willie Miller Urban Design and sponsored by South Ayrshire Council, that took place over four days in the south west Scotland coastal community of Prestwick, close to the international airport. The event, while focusing around the town centre, drew in community initiatives from the beach and hinterland, as well as from the neighbourhoods. Much of the effort was around building up community awareness and collaboration, as well as key themes such as dementia friendly environments and shared activity, such as gardening and local food production.
Dozens of live and potential projects were identified, with the effort now being to concentrate on the priority ones, particularly those that can have a lasting community benefit. Some projects have already begun the process of business planning and the search for resources.
Keep an eye on the lively town or Prestwick as things could be changing there.