Community Conversations

We Asked

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar hosted a series of Community Engagement Events focussing on a radical programme of Service Redesign.  The Comhairle is committed to work with communities and others to find new ways to protect public services. 

You Said

Your responses are recorded in the related documents section below.

On behalf of the Comhairle Transformation Change Team, we would like to thank all those individuals and groups who have participated in this Community Conversation exercise and those other individuals and groups who made responses in writing or on-line.

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  • Contact
  • conversation@cne-siar.gov.uk
  • Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services,
    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,
    Sandwick Road,
    Stornoway, HS1 2BW

Equalities Monitoring

Please complete our Equalities Monitoring Form:

Equalities Monitoring Form

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.


Overview

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. Options were considered and approved by the Comhairle in October 2018 alongside budget updates considered by the Comhairle in May, June 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, which will form the basis for proposals to the Comhairle in December 2018. 

Why We Are Consulting

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is hosting Community Engagement Events focussing on a radical programme of Service Redesign.  The Comhairle is committed to work with communities and others to find new ways to protect public services. 

This process of community engagement and empowerment is aimed at identifying those issues that are important to local communities, in addition to investigating ways that could reduce the demand for some services, identify other services that could be more efficiently provided by communities, and agree which services could be changed.

What Happens Next

It is important that people use the current consultation process to give us their views.  Following the consultation period, the Proposed Plan will be presented to the Comhairle in December 2018. 

The Public Consultation will run until 3 December 2018 and is open to everyone. You can access the Discussion Document and view the Community Conversations Timetable and see how to get involved.

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 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

- 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