Local News for Wednesday 31st October 2018
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS ON SERVICE REDISIGN
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is hosting Community Engagement Events throughout November focussing on a radical programme of Service Redesign.
Comhairle Leader, Roddie Mackay, said:
‘Since 2010 the Comhairle’s funding has been cut by 17% (the highest of any council in Scotland) and around 250 local authority jobs have been lost in our community.
‘We have committed to making savings of nearly £10m through service redesign but the fact is that even more may be required. I and other Members do not believe that we can just cut services. We believe we have to take a more imaginative approach.
‘Officers and members have discussed a process of community engagement and empowerment aimed at identifying those issues that are important to local communities, in addition to investigating ways that could reduce the demand for some services, identify other services that could be more efficiently provided by communities, and agree which services could be changed.
The Comhairle’s website has a dedicated page with detailed information on Service Redesign - https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/conversation
Also the Community Engagement Event dates and venues are shown on Isles FM Facebook page.