We sought your views on the draft business plans that the Comhairle approved for consultation on 21 August 2020, including how they might affect service users.
887 responses were received (855 from individuals and 32 from Groups). This was an initial consultation, seeking views on a number of proposals being considered as part of the business planning process, prior to any of these being taken forward for implementation. Any proposals taken forward will be subject to integrated impact assessments to consider potential equality impacts and, where necessary, statutory consultation will then take place.
Full details of the submissions were circulated to Elected Members of the Comhairle to inform the decision on which of the proposals could be taken forward as part of the routine business planning process and which required further consideration. These deliberations resulted in a number of the proposals being withdrawn from the current 2 year planning process. These included rationalisation plans for Tong, Laxdale and Back Schools, community skips, some grants to community organisations and funding for voluntary sector nurseries. Where proposals are being implemented, officers may take cognisance of the consultation feedback, where this is practical and in line with service requirements.
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This is used by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to provide essential statistical information about who participates in our consultations.
The data is managed confidentially, is not personally attributable, and is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Comhairle agreed a revised Corporate Strategy on 21 August 2020. This strategy is supported by the draft Recovery Business Plans attached below.
The updated strategy reflects the Budget Strategy and Economic Recovery Strategy that the Comhairle agreed on 24 June 2020.
Why We Are Consulting
The Comhairle is now seeking views on the draft Recovery Business Plans, including how they might affect service users.
The Comhairle is therefore providing an opportunity for individuals and organisations to submit comments via the Recovery Business Plans Consultation Survey (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Paper copies of the survey are available on request by calling 01851 600501.
What Happens Next
Responses to the survey will be taken into account by the Comhairle when it next considers the draft plans on 30 September 2020.