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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Press Release - 7th February 2017

How good is your community? What do you think about where you live?


With the people of the Outer Hebrides reporting the highest levels of happiness in the UK in a recent survey, you may think that living in the Outer Hebrides can’t get any better; or you may disagree. Either way the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership (OHCPP) would like to hear what you have to say.

The OHCPP has set out a survey to find out what you think of the area in which you live. What are the facilities like? Do you feel included in your community and how could the organisations of the Outer Hebrides improve your experience?

With only 14 questions to be answered, you could help the OHCPP gather as much information as possible so that the partner agencies, including the Comhairle, NHS Western Isles, local Emergency Services, HIE and the Voluntary Sector, can work better together with communities to serve your interests and needs.

The results from this survey will be used by all partner organisations to identify priorities for action for the next 10 years. So if you want to have an influence on how your area is developed and the future of the Outer Hebrides, this is your opportunity to make your voice heard.

CPP spokesperson and Director of Public Health, Dr Maggie Watts said: “This work, using the Place Standard Tool, will let us know what people aspire to as well as what they feel they need for their area. This will help us as partner services make the most effective and efficient use of our resources. So please get involved and tell us what you think can make the Western Isles even better as a place to live, work, grow up in and thrive.”

The OHCPP Place Standard survey is online now and will be available until 31st March 2017. It can be found at or by scanning the QR code, below. Paper copies will be available in local libraries

OHCPP survey QR Code

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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Tel: 01851 822622 (Work)
Tel: 07884 236103 (Mobile)