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Safer Communities – Community Consultation

Monday, October 31st, 2016

community-safety-bannerWest Lothian is changing the way we plan and deliver services that reduce offending levels.  We want to greatly reduce the impact that offending has on individuals and communities.

Scotland’s approach to delivering services that help reduce offending is changing.

West Lothian has for a number of years had a strong focus on local planning of services to make our communities safer, but this is now a legal requirement for us.  A key part of this process is community engagement – making sure that the people of West Lothian have their views represented in the planning process.

We are keen to hear the views from as many people as possible – the consequences of offending affect everyone in our community in one way or another.  We are particularly interested in what you think will make a difference, to you, those close to you and to the wider community.

This is only the first step in what will be a continuing process, and we hope that we will improve our techniques as we go along for finding out more about what matters to you.

Please take a few minutes to complete our on-line survey: Safer Communities – Community Consultation

The deadline for responses is Tuesday 15 November.

Thank you for taking the time to consider assisting us in this engagement process – what matters to you, matters to us.

The Pitstop, Addiewell – Investing In Ideas Online Survey

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Pitstop for fun, fitness and healthPlease spare a few minutes to fill out this survey.

Your input is very much appreciated and your responses will help us to improve the quality of our services and potential future projects and new services you would like to see available at The Pitstop in Addiewell.

Volunteer of the Year Awards survey

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

surveymonkeyDear colleague
The Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) “Volunteer of the Year Awards” have been running for some years now and usually take place in November.  This event historically recognised individual volunteers (for commitment and overcoming personal barriers) and for the third sector organisations who engage and support them.

With the introduction of the Volunteer Celebration in recent years (as part of the Volunteer Network) it has been suggested that it may be time to perhaps make some changes to the Volunteer of the Year Awards.

This survey is the initial step in gathering information to help shape this event to ensure that it meets the needs of the sector and we need your input to make this happen and to make sure that it is delivered as a partnership focused on volunteering in the West Lothian community.

Please can you complete the Survey Monkey below so that we can take your views into account when making proposals for the future.

VSGWL/Volunteer Network.

West Lothian Integration Joint Board – Public Consultation on the Draft Participation and Engagement Strategy

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

chcp_logoIn April 2016, NHS Lothian and West Lothian Council formed a partnership to provide adult health and social care services on a joined-up basis.

The success of the partnership in increasing wellbeing and reducing health inequalities across all communities in West Lothian will depend on patients, carers, other service-users, interested groups, staff and partners being kept up-to-date on service developments and, crucially, being able to influence changes to services.

The draft participation and engagement strategy shows how the West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership thinks effective participation and engagement could work.  The strategy is supported by an annual action plan.

Both these documents are here: Engagement Strategy_App 1 and Engagement Strategy_App 2

Before the strategy and action plan are approved, West Lothian Integration Joint Board would like to be sure we have represented the views of people across West Lothian with an interest in health and social care services.  If you have any comments on the draft strategy, please answer the Consultation Questions here:

The consultation closes on 30 September 2016.

Your views will be used to produce the final version of the Participation and Engagement Strategy and Action Plan.  A summary of consultation responses and the finalised strategy and action plan will be available on the Integration Joint Board web site in October 2016.

Feedback Flip Charts from the Third Sector Forum on 31 August 2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

flipchartAreas covered were:
What are your current issues?
With which Cross-Sector Issues would you engage in ‘Conversation’?
Training Needs
Communications: What do you use/would use?

Download feedback here:

#LetsGoFurther – Exploring local areas now and for the future with young people

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Edinburgh Airport Flight PathMonday 12th September 2016, Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
Registration 10am.  Main event will run from 10.30am-3pm.

Young Scot is working in partnership with Edinburgh Airport to support their ‘Let’s Go Further’ Consultation to explore young people’s views of potential impact of altering the flight paths above Edinburgh and other local areas.  As part of the project, Young Scot is running a free interactive event on Monday 12th September for 60 young people from across Edinburgh, Falkirk and Fife to explore what is important to them about the area they live in now, and what they would prioritise for the future.  All the insights and ideas will be written in a report that will be shared the Let’s Go Further Consultation team to influence the design of the flight paths.

This opportunity is open to individuals and groups of young people from any background.  We welcome support to attend where appropriate, particularly for those under 16.

Let’s Go Further is taking place because Edinburgh Airport believes that airspace modernisation is the best way to achieve the increased capacity that the airport needs, allowing the airport to grow in the future, modernising the flight paths and benefiting the country.  Changes to legislation also mean that the airport needs to upgrade to newer technology which allows aircraft to follow more accurate flight paths.

The first phase of the Let’s Go Further consultation is taking place from June-September 2016 and the initial focus is on local factors that should be taken into account when determining the position of the flight path.  Visit for more information.

Sign up for the event is now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 2nd September.

Spaces are limited, so please reply to email with the following information:
·       Number of confirmed participants you wish to attend
·       The organisation/school the participants are representing and local authority (we’re looking for up to 25 representing each area)
·       If possible, the names and ages of participants, any further demographic information you deem necessary and any support requirements
·       Name of any additional support (teachers, worker etc.) in attendance if required
·       If duty of care is required

If this is for you or any of the young people you work with we’d love to hear from you!

Updated Single Outcome Agreement (LOIP)

Friday, July 29th, 2016

West Lothian Single Outcome Agreement 2013-23 (Updated July 2016)Just a reminder that WLC are looking for comments on the attached updated SOA by Wednesday 3 August.  Please see below for a list of the main changes to be reviewed.

At the last CPP Board meeting it was agreed that the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) would be adopted as the CPP’s local outcomes improvement plan (LOIP), once a few minor changes had been made (to ensure this fully meets the requirements of a LOIP).

The SOA has now been updated to incorporate the changes agreed by the Board and some other updates/technical changes.  These are highlighted in the attached updated SOA and a summary of the main changes is provided below:

–          New statutory partners have been added in (page 3)
–          Area Profile has been updated to reflect up to date information (pages 6-9)
–          New local Community Planning section has been included (pages 15-17)
–          Community Engagement section has been updated (pages 19-20)
–          New Resource Aligning section has been included (page 20)
–          Indicators have been updated as agreed at May CPP Board (pages 33, 44, 46, 50)
–          Indicator owners changed from named officers to job titles (pages 28-50)

I would be grateful if you could get back to me with your comments on this by Wednesday 3 August

I will then circulate the final version and arrange for this to be uploaded to the Community Planning website

SCVO Local Funding Review 2016

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

scvo_rainbowSCVO are using the survey to find out about people’s experiences of grant and contract funding from local public bodies (e.g., local authorities).  The more information we get, the better we’ll be able to see what has improved and also what still needs to be bettered; this will help us to seek better funding processes for us all.

We have already received almost 200 responses, and we only opened the survey on Friday.  We therefore clearly have the potential of gathering a fantastic number of sector views on the state of local funding, which will help us to push for real improvements in this area.

So if you could help by sharing with your members and networks, and requesting that they fill it in if they haven’t already.  That way, I can be sure that the views represented in the survey results cover all parts of the sector and all areas of Scotland, making the survey results as comprehensive as possible.

The survey link is here, and a blog about the survey with more information is here.
The survey will be open until 26th August.

Police Scotland are currently consulting on their draft Strategic Police Priorities

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Police ScotlandFollowing on from our initial programme of engagement centred around the question ‘What are your priorities for your police service?’ the Scottish Government has launched its formal consultation on draft Strategic Police Priorities.  The consultation sets out priorities which will set the future strategic direction for policing in Scotland.

The press release and documents can be found at the attached links:

The consultation will be open for responses until 16th August 2016.  We would be grateful if you could consider the consultation paper and respond.  Also, we would be grateful if you could forward the link to this consultation to organisations who have an interest in policing and encourage them to respond.

Officials from Scottish Government Police Strategy team would be happy to meet with local scrutiny committees, community planning partnerships or other groups to discuss the consultation further.  This could be at a formal meeting or something arranged separately if no opportunity is available.

To discuss the consultation further please contact Dan Couldridge, Strategy and Policy Co-Ordinator, on 0131-244-7923 or

Looking for Space?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Inside Fauldhouse hubFauldhouse Community Development Trust has been offered first option on the old RBS building on Fauldhouse Main Street.

The Trust is considering the viability of taking over the building for community use, and are trying to scope out potential interest.

The building will offer flexible, affordable office space as well as rooms for training, meetings and smaller events.

Please help by filling in our short survey here:

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