Community Conversations

In recognition of the need to find nearly £10m of savings over the next four years the Comhairle agreed a service redesign programme as part of its 2018/19 Budget in February 2018.

Between March and September the Comhairle worked to develop a Transformation Model (3.6MB) and options that were considered and approved by the Comhairle in October 2018 alongside budget updates considered by the Comhairle in MayJune and October 2018.

The agreed model is based on the opportunity for community partnerships and income generation to maximise the benefit of Comhairle resources. It includes the development of charters for the delivery of services, particularly across public agencies.

The next stage of the process is a series of community conversations, based around a Discussion Document (859.5kB), to be held across the islands in October and November 2018, which will form the basis for proposals to the Comhairle in December 2018.  (Discussion Document (469.5kB) also available in word format.

Community Conversations Timetable
WARD/AREA DATE TIME VENUE
Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eiriosgaigh agus Uibhist a Deas
(Barra)
Thurs, 1 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Castlebay School
Loch A Tuath
(Back)
Mon, 5 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Back School
Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eiriosgaigh agus Uibhist a Deas
(South Uist)
Wed, 7 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Daliburgh School
Beinn na Faoghla Agus Uibhist A Tuath
(Benbecula and North Uist)
Thurs, 8 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Carinish Old School
Sgir’ Uige Agus Ceann A Tuath Nan Loch
(North Lochs, Carloway and Breasclete)
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Sgoil nan Loch
Sgir’ Uige Agus Ceann A Tuath Nan Loch
(Uig and Bernera)
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Uig School
An Taobh Siar Agus Nis
(Ness)
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Lionel School
An Taobh Siar Agus Nis
(Barvas)
Thurs, 15 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Sgoil an Taobh Siar
Na Hearadh agus Ceann A Deas Nan Loch
(Tarbert)
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Sir E Scott School
Sgire An Rubha
(Point)
Thurs, 22 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Sgoil an Rubha
Steornabhagh A Tuath
(Stornoway North)
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm Laxdale School
Steornabhagh A Deas
(Stornoway South)
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018 7.00-9.00pm The Nicolson Institute
Na Hearadh agus Ceann A Deas Nan Loch
(South Lochs)
Mon, 3 Dec 2018 7.00-9.00pm Ravenspoint Centre

The Comhairle welcomes any comments or suggestions in relation to service redesign and these can be submitted:

- online at Community Conversations - Service Redesign 2018/19

- by email to conversation@cne-siar.gov.uk 

- in writing to

Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services,
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,
Sandwick Road,
Stornoway, HS1 2BW