Public urged to grasp opportunity to influence future services

Buckie High School – hosting consultation event this evening

APATHY COULD SEVERELY damage planning of future services in Moray with consultation meetings held last week drawing only a handful of participants.

The Moray Community Planning Partnership was created to help public agencies and local communities work hand in hand in the creation of better services in the region.

Education, health, emergency services and the environment are just a few of the areas where the Partnership seeks to make a difference in local communities.  However, when the first three consultation events were held in Elgin, Dufftown and Lossiemouth last week they managed to attract very few people.

The session in Elgin had a mere 10 attending to offer their views on future services – and even fewer turned up to learn more about what can be done at Lossiemouth and Dufftown.

Now the Partnership are hoping that people in Buckie, Forres, Fochabers and Keith show a greater interest with the chair of Moray Council’s children and young people’s services committee encouraging people to attend, saying: “Partnerships only thrive when there is an active exchange of communication.”

The public consultation meetings this week will be held at:

  • Today – Buckie High School, 7pm
  • Tuesday – Milne’s High School, 7pm
  • Wednesday – Forres Academy, 7pm
  • Thursday – Keith Grammar School, 7pm