Easter Ross Community Partnership 

Issued by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Easter Ross Community Partnership Meeting
Wednesday 1 February 2017, 10:00 am, Community Café, Invergordon Academy

The newly formed Easter Ross Community Partnership will hold its first full meeting in the Community Café at Invergordon Academy on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 10.00 am.

The partnership aims to bring together key public agency, voluntary group and business representatives.  It will be working with the people of Easter Ross to identify where and how to tackle local inequalities.

Community Partnership Chair, Mark Loynd of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: 

"All partnership members have a passion for ensuring that Easter Ross people of all ages are offered life changing opportunities.  We want to build on the existing enthusiasm and resourcefulness of Easter Ross, but real differences can only be made by working together with the people who know what it’s like to live and work within its diverse communities."

This first meeting will be a chance to hear from partnership members who work in the areas of education, health and social care, the voluntary sector, enterprise and the emergency services.  

Crucially, the Community Partnership will be speaking to local people about how to develop and deliver future ideas and plans for Easter Ross.  Views of community voices are essential to allow Easter Ross people to influence and shape the vision.  This meeting is open for public attendance and there will be an opportunity for public participation.   

Mark Loynd emphasised: "We live in financially challenging times, but here is a real opportunity to tell everyone why Easter Ross is such a great place and enable people with passion, commitment and good ideas to work together for a brighter future - especially for those who suffer the greatest inequalities."

25 Jan 2017
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