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I felt very ex­cited and a lit­tle daunted for the district dur­ing the coun­cil’s dis­cus­sions last week con­cern­ing Our Place Bal­clutha com­mu­nity plans.

We’ve got a com­mu­nity ad on page 7, which gives a pretty good snap shot of the scope of these plans, and you’ll cer­tainly be hear­ing how these are shap­ing up dur­ing the com­ing months.

They’re am­bi­tious, and that’s a good thing, oth­er­wise there’s no point in pur­su­ing ef­forts to ‘’’up’’ the town’s im­age and im­prove the link­age be­tween Bal­clutha’s strung-out ameni­ties.

The Bal­clutha War Me­mo­rial Hall is the big one - that’s a project that should be strongly com­mu­nity-led, and the coun­cil urges lead­ers to step right up.

Apart from the bridge, which is due for a Bal­clutha 150th an­niver­sary tart-up, it’s what peo­ple see first - and last, as they en­ter and exit the town.

And whether the ceno­taph should be moved to join it, so hall and me­mo­rial are to­gether, is also a fu­ture ques­tion.

Keep watch­ing this, and other spa­ces.

Mary-Jo Tohill

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