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What is Our Pace Our Plan (OPOP)?


Our Place Our Plan (OPOP)  is about bringing together local people, volunteers, groups, organisations and workers, to help make positive changes to the communities in which they live and work.


We do this through Neighbourhood Planning, which is a long-term commitment to help improve the local area and quality of life for residents


Community Links currently supports two local OPOP areas, each of which has a dedicated Community Development Worker:


  • Hillhouse, Udston and Burnbank – Kimberly Keys


  • Strutherhill and Birkenshaw – Liz Armour

For each area, there is a specific neighbourhood plan where ten priorities have been identified by local people to help tackle inequalities over a 10-year period. By coming together to discuss solutions and ideas, we work collaboratively to develop future possibilities and activities related to these local areas.


There are many different ways in which you can get involved with OPOP. If you live and work in any of the areas mentioned above, would like to find out more and have a say on decisions that affect your local area, then please contact the Development Workers using the details at the bottom of the page.


You can also download a copy of the latest Neighbourhood Plan for your area here:

If you would like further information, please contact Community Links on (01698) 827583 or email:


Hillhouse, Udston and Burnbank -  Kimberly Keys


Strutherhill and Birkenshaw - Liz Armour



Addditionally, you can find the latest updates by visiting and following your local area's OPOP Facebook Page, using the links below:


Hillhouse, Udston and Burnbank


Strutherhill and Birkenshaw



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