In September and October we have two consultation events in which we are
involved along with the Community Council.
The first consultation is being carried out alongside the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust (KOSDT) and is commissioned by the Sutherland Community Partnership. Martin Thomsen from KOSDT spoke to Assynt Community Council (ACC) in June about the consultation which will take place in Lochinver on 18th & 19th September. Posters below:
LOCAL DEMOCRACY MATTERS Consultation event (details yet to be confirmed)
Last year, QC and mediator John Sturrock brought the “Better Conversations” bus tour to the Highlands, and as part of it they visited Lochinver. It was a very well attended and extremely positive meeting – the report is available here. This year the Scottish Government are asking communities to take part in a consultation on Local Democracy – “Democracy Matters”. ADT approached Assynt Community Council about this in June and we are now seeking to host a Democracy Matters consultation in Lochinver, which is provisionally planned for Tuesday 9th October. ADT have asked John Sturrock to facilitate the consultation as he so successfully ran the meeting in Lochinver last year. Details of this event will be published here when known.