MSP urges constituents to take part in West Lothian Council ‘Spaces for People’ consultation.

Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop is encouraging locals to have their say in the West Lothian Council ‘Spaces for People’ consultation.

By Kevin Quinn
Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 7:00 am
Stock photo of Spaces for People scheme, by Lisa Ferguson.
Stock photo of Spaces for People scheme, by Lisa Ferguson.

‘Spaces for People’ is a Scottish Government scheme that provided funding for local authorities to promote safe travel.

West Lothian residents are being asked to share their views on the temporary Spaces for People measures that were introduced locally last year.

Measures introduced in 2021 included temporarily reducing speed limits to either 20mph or 40mph, widening footways, suspending parking and introducing new cycle lanes.

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The consultation into these measures in West Lothian was launched on December 1, 2021 and will be open until the end of January 2022.

Speaking about the local authority’s online consultation, Ms Hyslop (SNP) commented: “It is important for local people to have their say on matters which affect the local population, and West Lothian residents can do this through the ‘Spaces for People’ consultation.

“West Lothian Council are seeking people’s views on whether the measures that were put in place should be retained or not.

"I know many people in West Lothian have varied and different views on the ‘Spaces for People’ measures which were introduced last year, and I would encourage everyone who wants to have their say to take part in the consultation.”

To take part in the council’s online consultation, go to: https://app.surveyhero.com/s/Spaces_for_People_Consultation.