The Community Council is often approached for views on various topics being reviewed by local or national government, or by other public bodies. You can respond to these as an individual if you want to. You can also contact any community council member, and we will consider your views as part of any response we make. Where community views are not clear we will generally take a neutral stance as a group and provide members of the community with information about where to find out more or make an individual submission.
Police Scotland Consultation
Police Scotland want to hear from the public and our partners about how we shape the service that we provide.
In 2017 we agreed a ten year strategy for how we want to build a sustainable service able to adapt to the needs of a changing Scotland. Since then, we have been planning for and delivering change, whilst continuing to provide the local and specialist services that keep people safe.
Each year we are required to publish an Annual Police Plan which sets out our operational priorities for the year ahead.
This year we will enhance that, by bringing together the work we do locally and nationally across all our functions with our change activity, into one plan covering the next three years.
This will show how all the parts of the service come together to make a positive impact for policing and society and to keep people safe across Scotland against a set of strategic outcomes.
As part of our ongoing engagement, we are looking for opinions from people across Scotland on our proposed outcomes, our approach, and how you want to be involved in working with us to continue to shape future services. We are also keen to hear your views to help shape our future strategies in respect to prevention and public contact and engagement.
Your opinions will help us to make sure that our plan fits with expectations and enables continued collaboration, and that we identify any areas of the plan that require to be amended or strengthened.
Our plan will be laid before the Scottish Parliament by the end of March.
The survey will be open until 18 March 2019.
To take part, please visit: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/consultation/2019shape
The consultations below have now ended, but we will leave the details and links her for a while for anyone interested in following the outcomes.
Commission on Highland Democracy - Call for Evidence
The Highland Council, like every other Council in Scotland, makes daily decisions about everything from home care to bin collections and from building schools to cutting grass. But are they making these decisions in the right way for you or might you be making them instead?
The Highland Council believe that people’s lives are better when they have more control over decisions which affect them. They want your views about what happens now, and what the future of democracy in the Highlands might be.
The job of the Commission on Highland Democracy is to find out how local people want to be involved in decisions and services that directly affect their lives and their communities. We believe we should not even start our work without asking local people what you think of this issue and how we should move forward. They hope your answers will direct their work and tell them what problems, if any, you want to get sorted.
There are already some ideas about how individuals in communities might want to become involved. These are shown in the diagram on the final page of this document and let you see the range of influence and input that could be available. It may be helpful to look at that diagram before answering the questions that follow.
The 8 questions we are asking are designed to help you to say the things you want to say and to allow the commission to easily spot and interpret any common themes that your answers contain. However, if the questions are not helpful and you want to say something quite different, please say, as The Highland Council promise that every response will be taken into account as they move forward.
You can find out more about the commission HERE . Or you can e-mail your comments to Commission@highland.gov.uk,or write to “Commission on Highland Democracy, Policy Team, Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness. IV3 5NX.”