Your Council, your say

On these pages you will find information and updates on Inverclyde Council's current consultations

Your Council, Your Say
Consultation:
Your Council, Your Say

Latest Inverclyde Council consultations:

CLOSED:

  • Budget Consultation

  • Local Housing Strategy (2017-2022)

  • Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (2017-2022)

  • Consultation on changes to mainstream school transport policy - NEW - Outcome report published and available to download

  • School’s Consultation: Kelly Street Children's Centre - NEW - Outcome report published and available to download below

  • School’s Consultation: Glenbrae Children’s Centre - NEW - Outcome report published and available to download below

  • Introduction of road humps/speed cushions on Parkhill Ave, Port Glasgow

  • Consultation on Inverclyde Carer & Young Carers Strategy 2016-2022

  • Review of policy for admission and pupil placements in mainstream school.
     

Budget Consultation - CLOSED

Consultation questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Inverclydecouncilbudgetconsultation

Thank you for your interest in Inverclyde Council’s Budget Consultation exercise.

The Council will set its budget for 2017/18 on 16 February 2017. We would like to hear your opinions on a number of aspects of the Council’s budget. Your answers to the questions in this survey will help the Council to make decisions about its budget for 2017/18 and also for the next few years.

The main questionnaire only contains around 10 questions and should not take long to fill in. The closing date for completing the survey is Monday, 9 January 2017.

As you may be aware, Inverclyde Council, like many other public sector organisations, is facing a very difficult and challenging financial situation. As a result of reductions in Government funding and increasing demand for certain services, the Council needs to make substantial savings over the next three years. A number of recent events have further increased the uncertainty around public finances and the potential impact on the Council’s budget; these include the outcome of the European Referendum and how the Scottish Government will use its new tax raising powers.

The current estimate indicates that Inverclyde Council will need to make savings of £22.5 million during the period 2017/20. Given the scale and pace of the savings required, the Council will have no option but to reduce spending in some areas of service delivery. This means that some front-line services currently delivered to Inverclyde residents will either be reduced or stopped altogether. The reason that front-line services are the main focus of potential savings is because those services cost the most money to deliver. The areas covered in this consultation are a representative sample of the choices about budget savings which the Council will face in the coming months and years.

Your views and opinions on the budget savings are integral to the decision-making process and will be carefully considered by the Council before final decisions are made about the budget.

The results of this questionnaire will be included in the papers for the meeting of Inverclyde Council to be held on 16 February 2017. To view the papers for this meeting and for other Council committees, visit: Inverclyde Council committees and meetings.

Consultation questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Inverclydecouncilbudgetconsultation           

You can also view the Council’s Financial Strategy 2016/24 here: Meeting of Inverclyde Council (agenda item 2): http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/1876

 

Consultation on Draft Inverclyde Local Housing Strategy 2017-2022 - CLOSED

Every Council must produce a five year strategy for housing in their local area. This is the key housing plan for the area which considers all thebig issues relating to our homes and the people living within them.  This future planning is important as it sets our vision for what we want to achieve locally to improve housing across all tenures (i.e. Council or Housing Association homes, privately rented and owned homes).

The purpose of this consultation is highlight the issues that people have told us are important through consultation, and provide the opportunity to comment on how we plan to deliver on these improvements over the next 5 years.

The survey gives you an opportunity to comment on whether we have identified the right commitments and targets, and if we have identified the right partners to ensure these ambitious goals are met.

For a questionnaire please see the External Links section on the left of this page.

The closing date for responses is 5 January 2017.

Local Housing Strategy consultation survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/39Z5YP6        

 

Have Your Say on Local Community Justice - CLOSED

The Community Justice (Scotland) Act introduces a new model for community justice. The Scottish Government defines community justice as:

““The collection of individuals, agencies and services that work together to support, manage and supervise people who have committed offences, from the point of arrest, through prosecution, community disposal or custody and alternatives to these, until they are reintegrated into the community. Local communities and the Third Sector are a vital part of this process which aims to prevent and reduce further offending and the harm that it causes, to promote desistance, social inclusion, and citizenship.”

National Strategy for Community Justice, (2016)

The national outcomes for community justice are:

  • Communities improve their understanding and participate in community justice.
  • Partners plan and deliver services in a more strategic and collaborative way.
  • People have better access to the services they require, including welfare, health and wellbeing, housing and employability.
  • Effective interventions are delivered to prevent and reduce the risk of further offending.

By meeting these outcomes, the intention is that:

  • Individual’s resilience and capacity for change and self-management are enhanced.
  • People develop positive relationships and more opportunities to participate and contribute through education, employment and leisure activities.
  • Life chances are improved through needs, including health, welfare, housing and safety being addressed.

As a means of taking this forward, Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership was established. This includes the following statutory partners:

  • Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership and Inverclyde Integrated Joint Board
  • Inverclyde Council
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Courts & Tribunal Service
  • Skills Development Scotland

It also includes the following third sector organisations:

  • Action for Children
  • Turning Point Scotland
  • CVS Inverclyde

Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership has developed a consultation draft of the Inverclyde Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan. This is a five year plan and every local authority must produce such a plan as outlined in the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016. This is the first Inverclyde Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan and aims to ensure the key building blocks are in place to ensure the future success of making a positive impact on local individuals, families and communities.

The closing date for responses is 6 January 2017. They should be sent to community.justice@inverclyde.gov.uk

A summary of the plan and a consultation questionnaire can be downloaded on the left of this page.

Introduction of road humps/speed cushions on Parkhill Ave, Port Glasgow - CLOSED
Parkhill Ave Speed Cushions
Speed Cusions on Parkhill Ave

The Council, under Section 37 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, propose to introduce road humps in the form of speed cushions as follows:-

From 2 Rannoch Gardens, Parkhill Avenue eastwards for a distance of 630m or thereby.

Objections to the proposal, stating the grounds of objection and the objectors name and address, must be submitted in writing to the Head of Environmental and Commercial Services, 71 East Hamilton Street, Greenock PA15 2UA by 2 November, 2016.

 

Consultation on Inverclyde Carer & Young Carers Strategy 2016-2022- CLOSED

Inverclyde Council is seeking your views on the Inverclyde Carer & Young Carers Strategy 2016-2022.

The consultation feedback will inform the final strategy, which will be officially launched in the New Year.

The proposed policy can be downloaded from this page.

An online survey has been created which can be accessed from the weblink below: www.surveymonkey.com/r/draftcarersstrategy

The closing date for responses has been extended to Monday 14 November 2016.

Review of policy for admission and pupil placements in mainstream schools- CLOSED

Inverclyde Council is seeking your views on the proposal to apply new procedures for admissions and placing requests to schools within Inverclyde.

The proposed policy is available to view in each primary and secondary school. You can also download a copy from this page.

An online survey has been created which can be accessed from the weblink below: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/placingrequests     

The closing date for responses is Monday 7 November 2016.

Further to the conclusion of the consultation period, a final outcome report is now available. Please see the links on the left of this page.

 

Consultation on changes to mainstream school transport policy - NEW - Outcome report published and available to download

Inverclyde Council is seeking your views on the proposal to increase the mileage limits for free school transport:

  • to secondary pupils residing more than 2.5 miles from their school;

  • to primary pupils residing more than 1.5 miles from their school; and

  • to introduce an element for those children and young people entitled to free school meals (FME and who are eligible for a clothing grant), to enable them to access transport at closer distances of 1.5 miles (secondary pupils) and 1 mile (primary pupils).

Copies of the full consultation document are available to view in each primary and secondary school.

You can also download a copy of the document from this page.

An online survey has been created which can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SchoolTransportInverclyde             

The closing date for responses is Monday 31 October 2016.

There were four area public meetings held on:

  • Parents/carers of St Columba's High School cluster
    Wednesday 28 September 2016, 6.30pm at St Columba's High School.
  • Parents/carers of Notre Dame High School and Inverclyde Academy clusters
    Monday 3 October 2016, 6.30pm at Notre Dame High School
  • Parents/carers of Port Glasgow and St Stephen's high schools
    Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6.30pm at Port Glasgow Community Campus
  • Parents/carers of Clydeview Academy cluster
    Thursday 13 October 2016, 6.30pm at Clydeview Academy
School’s Consultation:  Kelly Street Children's Centre- CLOSED

Inverclyde Council is consulting on a proposal to relocate Kelly Street Children’s Centre to a new build on a portion of the former Greenock Academy site at Madeira Street, Greenock, PA16 7XF.

A downloadable version of the formal consultation document is included on this page for download.

A public meeting was held on  2 June 2016, at St Mary’s Primary School where officers from Inverclyde Council explained the proposals and offered an opportunity to attendees to ask any questions, state their views and raise points of clarification.

Kelly Street Children’s Centre - Consultation timeline

Date

Action

23.05.16

Start of Public Consultation period

02.06.16

Public Meeting at 7pm in St Mary’s Primary School

23.08.16

End of Public Consultation period

09.09.16

Summary of Consultation Information to HMIE / Education Scotland

October 2016

Publish consultation report

January 2017

Report to Committee

January 2017

Publish final decision

School’s Consultation:  Glenbrae Children’s Centre - CLOSED

Inverclyde Council is consulting on a proposal to relocate Glenbrae Children’s Centre to refurbished premises at Aberfoyle Road, Greenock, PA15 3DE.

A downloadable version of the formal consultation document is included on this page for download.

A public meeting was held on 7 June 2016 at All Saint’s Primary School where officers from Inverclyde Council explained the proposals and offered an opportunity to attendees to ask any questions, state their views and raise points of clarification.

Glenbrae Children’s Centre - Consultation timeline

Date

Action

23.05.16

Start of Public Consultation period (Advert).

Publication of proposal paper

07.06.16

Public Meeting at 7pm in All Saints Primary School

23.08.16

End of Public Consultation period

09.09.16

Summary of Consultation Information to HMIE / Education Scotland

October 2016

Publish consultation report

January 2017

Report to Committee

January 2017

Publish final decision

Page last updated: 30 January 2017