Presentation of draft Village Plan
Saturday 13 September, 2pm - 3pm
The draft Killough Village Plan was presented as part of European Heritage Open Day at Killough’s Youth & Community Hall. A powerpoint presentation provided an overview of the process through baseline research, policy review, consultation and engagement events and consultation feedback. The presentation concluded with carefully considered visionary, yet achievable, projects to be delivered in partnership with all relevant stakeholders over the next five years. Comments and questions were encouraged from local residents either in person, or after the event via the email, website submission form, or telephone.
Pop-Up Village Plan Event
Thursday 21 August, 7pm - 9pm
Using the car park at Quay Lane as a pop-up outdoor venue, ideas and opinions captured through various meetings and events during July and August were displayed and additional contributions were encouraged. Large scale maps of Killough were presented and residents were invited to annotate the maps to share local curiosities, highlight positive assets and draw attention to issues of concern or opportunity. Large temporary blackboards were placed around the maps inviting residents to consider future uses for the car park, with the prompt ‘I Wish This Was...’.
Thursday 14 August, 6.30pm
Architect Michael Corr led residents on a conversational walk from the Quay Lane car park, along the Ropewalk to the shoreside playing field. Along the way Killough’s unique history and character were discussed and residents shared their views and visions for the village.
Community Mapping Workshop
Saturday 19 July, 10am -- 12pm
Residents of Killough were given an opportunity to engage with the preparation of the village plan through taking part in a community mapping workshop.
Attendees were presented with a large-scale basemap of Killough, depicting key features such as the coastline, main road infrastructure, and built structures within the village. Using this as a starting point, participants in
the workshop were invited to mark out their place of residence and / or their place of work. To understand a clearer picture of how people move around the village, residents were asked to mark out the routes they take through the village, such as from home to work, from work to recreational activities, to the shops, and so on, and to indicate whether they do so on foot, by bicycle, by car, by public transport, or by some other method.
The objective of the day was also to understand local perspectives on spaces in the village - spaces that work well and are liked, spaces that are in need of small improvements, and spaces that offer potential for larger projects that could address unmet need in the village. Drawing and writing directly onto the basemap, participants told us about their favourite places in the village and indicated sites, routes, and buildings that were in need of improvement or re-use.
The workshop was attended by over 30 residents, all of whom provided a unique insight into life in the village, helping us construct a clearer vision of Killough’s particular offering, potential and needs, from the community perspective.
Know Your Place: Killough
Thursday 17 July, 2pm - 9pm
Young people from Killough worked with a professional photographer, sound recordist and film maker. The group captured and explored their village through digital media. On a summer's day in 2014, 16 young people were tutored by Tanya Kirk (photographer), Aonghus McEvoy (sound recordist) and Jenny Atcheson (film maker).
Know Your Place encouraged the young people to explore their surroundings, share ideas and discuss the future of the village. The results of the three workshops are being edited together into a short film which illustrates life in Killough for young people.
Know Your Place was part of SEELB's My Killough project. Photos displayed were taken by the young people throughout the day.