Media Release: South Ayrshire organisations single-minded about community planning

EIGHT key public, voluntary and community sector organisations, providing services in and to South Ayrshire, have signed a new agreement, pledging to work in partnership for the benefit of South Ayrshire.

South Ayrshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Strathclyde Police, CVO Kyle & Carrick, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue and Strathclyde Passenger Transport, as well as two community representatives, all signed the document, known as the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) during the second Community Planning Conference, held at County Buildings.

More than 150 local residents, many representing grass roots community organisations, joined public and private sector agencies at the conference and were welcomed by Councillor Hugh Hunter, chair of the Community Planning Partnership, the conference organisers.

He gave an update on how community planning had progressed since the last conference in 2008, with the positive news that community concerns of economic development and transport were being addressed by way of a new partnership and added that community health work had also been boosted by a welcome input from locality groups for adult and children’s services.

He said: “A major recent output of the Community Planning Partnership is the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) and this sets out the key issues the partners have identified and agreed as local priorities for South Ayrshire.”

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