This consultation was made available to the public via the Comhairle’s ‘Have Your Say’ web pages. It was also circulated to the Community Planning Partners and the Community Councils. We asked for your views on the Comhairle’s Draft Corporate Strategy for the period 2022 – 2027.
There were six responses to the consultation: two from individuals and four from organisations including Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Three of the responses requested more focus within the strategy on the Gaelic Language; two welcomed the approach to partnership working and requested to work with the Comhairle to develop further local Performance Measures that would support the Corporate Strategy; and one requested further emphasis on Energy and Marine sectors.
The feedback has been constructive and wherever possible suggestions and further narrative has been included within the draft Corporate Strategy that was presented to the Policy and Resources Committee and approved by Comhairle 29 September 2021 – see related documents below.
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The Corporate Strategy which the Comhairle agreed in August 2020 to assist with post-COVID Recovery and Renewal is due to be refreshed in 2022. To coincide with the Comhairle’s business planning process for 2022 onwards, this refresh requires to be completed by the end of the year. This will enable services to draw up their business plans for financial year 2022/23 and beyond based on the strategic outcomes of the new Corporate Strategy.
This Draft Corporate Strategy has a revised format. It is suggested that there are four priority areas and a set of strategic outcomes. The actions required to deliver the strategic outcomes are not specified in the Corporate Strategy. These actions and other details of delivery will be in the business plans, other strategies and policies and procedures. There are, however, a set of outcome measures which will be used to report progress annually to the Comhairle.
The Comhairle undertook a series of community engagement exercises across the Outer Hebrides in 2019/20 and online engagement in 2020/21. The results from the Community Conversations, informs the draft Corporate Strategy 2022-2027.
Why We Are Consulting
We would like to invite you to comment on the draft Corporate Strategy, 2022-27.
Your feedback is important to ensure our outcomes have a positive impact in the areas that need them most.
If you would like to make comments about the draft Corporate Strategy, they can be submitted in writing or by e-mail using the contact details on the right of this page.
The closing date for the consultation is 12 noon, Friday 17 September 2021.
What Happens Next
Comments received will be reviewed and the draft Corporate Strategy will be amended as appropriate. The final draft of the Corporate Strategy will be considered by the Policy and Resources Committee of the Comhairle on 29 September 2021.