Area Priorities for Ross and Cromarty Committee
A report on the progress made to drive forward the strategic Ross and Cromarty Area Priorities was on the agenda of the Ross and Cromarty Area Committee today (Wednesday 30 January 2019).
The priorities reflect the Council’s Programme and are themed around: a place to live; a place to learn; a place to thrive and a welcoming place. They are listed under a number of headings that include transport and infrastructure, tourism, economic development, housing, education, community engagement and health and wellbeing. Some require partnership working locally, for example through community partnerships and others focus on working with and lobbying other public bodies.
These local strategic priorities for Ross and Cromarty take into account the geographical diversity of the area have been approved by Members to ensure that local needs and issues are taken into account by the Council as a whole.
Chair of the Committee, Councillor Fiona Robertson said: “Before adopting these priorities Councillors discussed them in detail at ward level so they support and reflect some of the work already underway in our communities. Having them in place means we can focus our work and resources to reflect the diverse needs of our communities and the aspirations of people who live, work and visit the area.
“From the start we were clear that the list was not just a tick box exercise. There is no point having the priorities unless we regularly review them and take stock on where we are. Monitoring them closely will help us understand more about the issues involved, the resources needed and will focus work with our partners and communities to deliver real results for Ross and Cromarty.”
A copy of the progress report on the Ross and Cromarty Committee priorities is available here