The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

South Ayrshire Council hosts fifth Community Planning Conference

The fifth South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership conference, attended by a wide range of local community organisations, agencies and services has been hosted by South Ayrshire Council on behalf of the Partnership.
Councillor Bill McIntosh (pictured above), Chair of the Community Planning Board and Leader of South Ayrshire Council enthusiastically opened the conference. Speaking afterwards he said: “I was delighted to be able to give delegates the good news that positive progress is being made across South Ayrshire by the Community Planning Partnership.
“The Partnership has a wide range of partner agencies and voluntary and community organisations who together deliver a wide range of services which support people across  South Ayrshire.
“The conference was more streamlined this year, giving delegates the opportunity to network more and exchange ideas. We all work together so it is important that we pull together as a team sharing resources where we can.  In this current economic climate we have to dare to be different and think of new ways to deliver high quality services to the people across South Ayrshire.
“The conference was a great success and reflected how we are all working hard to ensure that the people of South Ayrshire have a bright future.”
[Pictured: South Ayrshire Council chief executive David Anderso addresses the Fifth Community Planning Conference.]
More than 160 people from communities throughout South Ayrshire attended the event.  They participated in a varied programme of activities which included networking with members of the partnership and taking part in a number of sessions that were facilitated by young people from local secondary schools around the themes of:
* Maximising our local economy.
* Supporting our children and families.
* Caring for our older people
* Strengthening our communities – strong and sustainable
* Strengthening our communities – safe
A number of the partner organisations had stalls at the conference where delegates were able to access information about services provided by them.
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[A set of photos taken at the conference is on Flickr. To view CLICK HERE. Click on any thumbnail to view larger images.]
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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