Consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System

The Scottish Government is consulting  on proposals to change the planning system. NTBCC encourages residents with concerns about the current system to read the proposals and tell the government what you think. Responses to this consultation are invited by 4th April 2017. To read the proposals and to make a response go to https://beta.gov.scot/publications/places-people-planning-consultation-future-scottish-planning-system.

Consultation event for victims & witnesses to crime

(adapted from an email form Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

What: Consultation event for victims & witnesses to crime

When: Monday 16 January 2017, 6pm to 8pm

Where: Fort Community Wing Sports Hall, 25 North Fort Street, EH6 4HF

Edinburgh Council’s Community Safety Services are consulting on the Scottish Government’s new model for community justice which aims to reduce crime, keep communities safe and promote social inclusion and citizenship. People who have been witnesses or victims of crime are invited to go along to the above event.

If you have any questions or could distribute flyers, please contact Suzan.Ross@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership

(adapted from an email from NHS Lothian)

NHS Lothian would like to invite you to  join us  to ‘Talk, Share, Plan, Repeat’ at one/or more coproduction events to support the development of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership (PSP).

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) agreed to build a PSP to ensure that services are shaped around people and their communities, in line with the principles of the Christie Commission. The Public Social Partnership for Wellbeing Services will build on good practice and established relationships and develop and test innovative approaches to redesign services, improve collaboration across statutory and third sector and maximise resources and assets. For more detail please find briefing attached. The session will provide you with an update and opportunity for open dialogue on all aspects of the PSP going forward. This will be supported by an independent facilitator.

There will be two city wide events, the first to capture the main themes and the second to capture work across the city and to begin to make these links. The locality events will be focused more around understanding the needs of that particular community,  opening up local dialogue, and building relationships for future partnership working. Please find invite and briefing attached.

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Your local policing priorities

(adapted from Police Scotland’s website)

Police Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their community. This year the consultation process is widening, becoming more flexible, and moving online to a digital format that will be open all year.

Everyone’s views across Scotland will be taken on board at a national and local level. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to local policing and all the needs and wants of individual communities will be considered.

It’s a very simple process that should only take a few moments of your time but will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community.

Police Scotland will keep you updated on our  quarterly  results. The consultation will be a completely transparent process as it’s all about your priorities.

Take the survey here

Click here for a Polish version

North East Locality Improvement Plan

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

Work is now well underway in shaping the new 2017 – 2022 Locality Improvement Plan for North East Edinburgh and it’s important that you can tell us what you think needs to happen in the next 5 years. We are focussing on the themes of place; health & wellbeing; community safety; children, young people and families; and employment. Some of you might have been involved already but you might have something else you wish to add to the process.

Locality Improvement Plans are to be established in each locality across the city which will help identify where key partners need to prioritise service and invest in joint resources to make a positive difference to communities. With the new North East Locality encompassing Craigentinny & Duddingston, Leith and Portobello & Craigmillar, it is clear that service needs will be very different and the Locality Improvement Plans should reflect this.

Please use this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V6P39DM –  to consider which themes are important to you and rank your top three priorities within that theme. If you feel we have missed something let us know in the comments box. The survey will be open until 16th December 2016.

We will gather in all of the comments and look to see where there are similarities and the ranked statements will help identify the future priorities for the North East Locality.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

Improving Scotland’s planning system: get involved!

(adapted from a post on the Scottish Community Alliance website)

An independent review of the Scottish planning system (May 2016) commissioned by the Scottish Government recommended that actions should be taken to ensure that community involvement in planning for place is fairer and more inclusive. A White Paper is due to be published in early 2017 outlining proposed changes to the planning system – including tackling barriers to greater involvement in planning, taking account of measures contained in the Community Empowerment Act and the Land Reform Act.

As part of this work, yellow book, along with the Scottish Community Development Centre and Nick Wright Planning, have been commissioned to investigate the factors which inhibit communities, young people and other seldom-heard groups from engaging in the planning system. Continue reading