1.1 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Corporate Strategy for the period 2012-2017 was approved by the Comhairle on 1 November 2012.
1.2 The Comhairle’s Mission Statement is to “work with its community and other Partners to help shape the Outer Hebrides as a confident community and an attractive place to live, work and do business”.
1.3 The Comhairle’s strategic priorities and objectives are built around Population; Economy; Education and Training; Health and Wellbeing; Communities; Natural and Cultural Resources; and Services.
1.4 These priorities reflect the seven Local Outcomes as outlined in the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership’s Single Outcome Agreement 2013-23 with the Scottish Government which contains seven Local Outcomes as follows:
The populations of the Outer Hebrides are stable, with a better balance of age, gender and socio-economic groups.
The economy of the Outer Hebrides and the economies within the Outer Hebrides are thriving.
The people of the Outer Hebrides are well educated, well trained and well skilled.
The physical and mental health and wellbeing of the people of the Outer Hebrides is improved.
The communities of the Outer Hebrides are stronger and more able to identify, articulate and take action and responsibility regarding their needs and aspirations.
The people of the Outer Hebrides derive maximum benefit from the natural and cultural resources of the area, whilst at the same time safeguarding those resources to benefit future generations.
The services of the Outer Hebrides are of high quality, continuously improving and reflective of local needs.
RESPONSES TO THIS CONSULTATION
2.1The Comhairle now considers that this is an opportune time to review internally and externally the Corporate Strategy’s progress against objectives as we reach the mid-term point and seeks the views of the public as an important part of this review.
2.2 Please respond by completing and submitting the following short online survey which will be open until 31 July 2015.
2.3 Alternatively, paper copies of the consultation and the Corporate Strategy can be obtained by contacting Angus Murray or Colin George Morrison, Chief Executive’s Department, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW.
2.4All responses must be submitted by 31 July 2015.