BENARTY residents have the chance to vote on projects that can take the community forward positively in 2020.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust worked with local people in Benarty in 2013/14 to create a Five Year community action plan.

Now the residents in Glencraig, Ballingry, Crosshill and Lochore have the chance to once again shape their area’s future by taking part in the Coalfields Community Futures Voting Day on Saturday November 9, at Benarty Centre, Flockhouse Avenue, Ballingry.

The CRT want to encourage people to go along and have their say on new ideas and projects for the Benary area and to meet local groups who have made a difference to their community over the last five years.

Bob Young, Scottish Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, said: “The real strength of our Coalfields Community Futures Programme is that it gives the people of Benarty the chance to decide for themselves what local priorities should be.

“I would urge as many local residents as possible to grasp this opportunity to have their say in shaping a new Community Action plan which will help the area grow and thrive over the coming years”.

There will be free refreshments and children’s entertainment on Saturday at the event.