PEOPLE living in Aberdeen are being invited to share their views on what matters most to them at a series of Community Planning drop-in events, which get underway this month.
Community Planning Aberdeen is the name for the local partnership of public, private and third sector organisations and communities working together to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen.
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Gathering people’s opinions will enable Community Planning Aberdeen to help them refresh the city’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan 2016-26 and the three Locality Plans for North, South and Central, to ensure they reflect what matters to those living in the city. A refresh of these key plans takes place every two years.
Since its launch in 2016, the Local Outcome Improvement Plan has seen significant improvements through short, medium, and long-term initiatives across the key themes of economy, people, place, and community.
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Christian Allard, Chair of Community Planning Aberdeen Board said: “The partnership’s collective vision is for Aberdeen to be a place where all people can prosper regardless of their background or circumstance. Everyone in our great city should enjoy the same opportunities to flourish as an individual and the Local Outcome Improvement Plan sets out the means for achieving this.
“It is so important that everyone living in the city, whether they are older, young, employed, unemployed, students or retired, tell us their views on what matters most to them for their city, their family and their community, and I would encourage everyone to join the conversation by coming along to the drop-in sessions or via the online engagement option.”
The first of the drop-in events for anyone living in the north of the city will be held from 10am until 12noon on Saturday 07 October at Cummings Park Community Centre, Cummings Park Cresent, Aberdeen, AB16 7AS.
Locations in North: Dyce, Danestone, Oldmachar, Denmore, Balgownie & Donmouth, Bucksburn, Heathryfold, Middlesfield, Kingswells, Northfield, Cummings Park, Sheddocksley, Mastrick, Summerhill.
People living in the south of the city are invited to attend a drop-in session being held at 10am until 12noon on Saturday 14 October at Tullos School, Girdleness Road, Aberdeen, AB11 8FJ.
Locations in South: Bieldside, Braeside, Broomhill, Cove, Culter, Cults, Bieldside, Ferryhill, Garthdee, Hazelhead, Kincorth, Leggart & Nigg, Mannofield, Milltimber & Countesswells, Seafield and Torry.
People living in the central area of city are welcome to attend a drop-in session at 2pm until 4pm on Saturday 14 October at Tillydrone Community Campus, 52 Hayton Road, Aberdeen, AB24 2UY.
Locations in Central: Ashgrove, City Centre, Froghall, George Street, Hanover, Hilton, Midstocket, Old Aberdeen, Powis, Rosemount, Seaton, Stockethill, Sunnybank, Tillydrone, West End, Woodside.
At each of the drop-in sessions there will be activities for children to enjoy and the chance for them to share their views. Light refreshments will also be available at each of the sessions.
More drop-in sessions are planned during October and November in the three locations.Full details are available at https://communityplanningaberdeen.org.uk/loip-and-locality-plan-refresh/
Anyone living in Aberdeen that is unable to attend any of the face-to-face sessions is welcome to share their views via the online engagement option, which will OPEN on Friday 6 October until Sunday 5 November 2023, at https://bit.ly/whatmatterstoyouAberdeen.
The refreshed Local Outcome Improvement Plan and Locality Plans will be presented to the Community Planning Aberdeen Board in April 2024.