Council reminder on community feedback

RESIDENTS are being reminded by Aberdeenshire Council to take part in a consultation on the way it interacts with them.

The council is seeking feedback from householders, community groups, voluntary organisations and others on its draft community engagement strategy to ensure that it is as effective as possible.

The strategy aims to emphasise Aberdeenshire Council’s ongoing commitment and passion to interact with as wide a cross-section of residents as possible, and will focus on bringing a co-ordinated approach to community engagement.

It will ensure that there are genuine opportunities for communities to interact with the council and get involved in shaping policy and decisions taken by the local authority.

The consultation will run until Monday, July 23.

Residents are asked to read the draft strategy, which is available online, and give their feedback on what is currently proposed by visiting www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/consultations/index_db.asp

People can also give their feedback at www.surveymonkey.com/s/cestrategy.

Councillor Jim Gifford, council leader, said earlier: “This is a great chance for residents to let us know what they think about how we engage with them and to help shape the future development of our engagement strategy.

“We want to know what the people of Aberdeenshire think of the work we are doing and effective communication between ourselves and residents is absolutely key.”