Have your say on Local Outcomes


Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Community Planning Partners in East Dunbartonshire want to hear your views on the priorities and outcomes identified in the improvement plan for the area through an online survey www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/localoutcomes.

Council Leader Gordan Low explains, “Community Planning is about local organisations working together and also with our local communities to improve services. This may be through joint working, agreeing joint policies or just making sure everyone knows what each other is doing.

“We have a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan for East Dunbartonshire and through this survey, we want communities to look at the themed outcomes, consider if the priorities we’ve identified through our research are the right ones and tell us how they think improvements can be made.”

The Community Planning Partnership - which includes the Council, Police, Health, Fire & Rescue and Scottish Enterprise - has identified six themes where it would like to make improvements in the area and would like local people to be involved in planning and decision making under these themes.

Councillor Low continued, “Through our online survey, you will be asked to rate how important a set of priorities under each theme are to you. We also welcome your comments on how our Partners can address those priorities and how we can tell if our approach is working.”

Police Scotland Chief Inspector Gerry Corrigan, Area Commander for East Dunbartonshire added, “We are fully committed to the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan for East Dunbartonshire. I'm delighted that we are able to engage with people and make sure we are listening and responding to their needs and priorities within the community. I look forward to working with partners in delivering the outcomes plan.”

And Jean Campbell, Chief Finance Officer for the Health & Social Care Partnership said, “Delivering better outcomes for East Dunbartonshire is a strong commitment across the Community Planning Partnership.  Through this survey local people have a chance to contribute to the process and shape our future priorities so that together we deliver the services that will make a difference. I would encourage everyone to take the time to take part.”

Those who take part in the survey will also be given the opportunity to be involved in workshops later in the summer to discuss the outcomes, priorities within them and how success will be measured in more detail.  There will also be an opportunity later this summer to comment on the full Local Outcomes Improvement Plan.

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