Danderhall and district decide

Residents in Danderhall and district are coming together to decide how £30,000 of public money will be spent to improve their area.

Community wellbeing

Focusing around the theme of ‘community wellbeing’, the initiative is a participatory budgeting project organised by Midlothian Council in partnership with the local community.

Area improvements

Local people and community groups have developed 4 proposals aimed at improving the local area. Residents in Danderhall and district will now be asked to vote for the 3 that they think should get the funding. 

Local proposals

The proposals are: empowering community groups by providing them with the equipment and facilities needed for a sustainable future; providing accessible equipment in the large park for people with a disability; improving lighting in the park to allow recreational use during the winter, and improving the surface of paths in the park to increase accessibility.


Voting will last for 2 weeks, starting on Saturday 7 March and ending on Saturday 21 March.

Discussion events

You can get involved at one of the discussion and voting events being held on Saturday 7 March from 10am to 1pm or on Tuesday 10 March, from 6 to 8pm, both at Danderhall Library, 1a Campview, Danderhall. 

How to vote

  • Ballot papers and boxes will be available in the leisure centre, the primary school, the miners’ welfare club, the library and the church hall.
  • You can also find out more and vote online at our Your Community pages  Online voting opens on 7 March.

More information

3 Mar 2020