This section is here to set out information on various consultations and links to consultation outcomes
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Strengthening Community Councils
Along with Community Councillors from other parts of Scotland several representatives from Edinburgh Community Councils attended the event in the Centre for Carbon Innovation on 23rd April 2019.
On relecting the Strengthening Community Councils event, Andrew Paterson of Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) wonders if it’s time to rebalance how we think of, and support, community councils. He suggested:
“It’s good to see a balanced view of community councils for a change”
But he thinks there was a clear message from more than one person attending the event The report , presentation slides and notes from the meeting are linked below
Shaping the future of your water and waste water services
Launched on February 28, the survey encourages our customers and stakeholders to help us determine priorities over the next 25 years.
Respondents are being asked to provide their views on three main ambitions:
- Delivering consistently leading customer service
- Keeping customer prices low
- Increasing the reliability, resilience and sustainability of our services.
The six-month consultation draws to a close on August 31. To date more than 3,300 people have visited the consultation microsite www.yourwater.scot
The Shaping the Future consultation reaches the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh in June.
Visitors will be able to watch a series of short films which tell the story of our ambitions for the next 25 years and give us their views. Anyone who completes the survey at the events will also be given a new-look Scottish Water refill bottle.
Further information on Shaping the Future can be found at www.yourwater.scot along with the chance to watch the videos and take part in the survey.
Edinburgh Economic Strategy
As stated in appendix 2 of the document linked below, the development of the economic strategy has been informed by a series of engagement workshops held during the autumn of 2017, as well as analysis of the performance of the city economy in recent years. In particular, the authors have been keen to ensure the strategy reflects and captures the priorities for the local economy expressed in Locality Improvement Plans, and the consultation that was carried out to develop those plans. As such, the strategy aims to set out a city-wide programme of work which builds on locality aspirations to tackle barriers to employment, address poverty and worklessness, improve access to education, training and work opportunities, and support local businesses, amongst other programmes.
The document can be downloaded from this link