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Community planning

Community Planning is based on the simple idea that if we all work more effectively together then public services will improve for those who use them.

Community Planning should start with the service providers, for example the Council, NHS and Police, engaging with local communities and service users to find out what their needs are and then jointly agree priorities.

The next stage is to jointly design local services to meet these identified priorities and ensure that they are delivered effectively.

Following an independent review of community planning in South Ayrshire in 2014, new priorities and governance structures were agreed, including the establishment of a Community Planning Executive, 3 new Strategic Delivery Partnership to deliver these priorities: Economy & Employment, Health and Wellbeing and Community Safety. A Shortlife Working Group on Prevention and Early Intervention has also been set up as part of the new arrangements.

The new structure for South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership can be found here. The new governance arrangements are focused on the 6 new Locality Planning areas in South Ayrshire.

The Community Planning Board

The Community Planning Board is the executive and decision making body of South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership (CPP) and is chaired by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Douglas Campbell. It makes decisions on priorities, strategic outcomes and objectives for the CPP and has responsibility for the delivery of the South Ayrshire Single Outcome Agreement.

View the agendas, minutes and papers for the Board meetings.

Community Planning Board members

  • Councillor Douglas Campbell, Leader, South Ayrshire Council
  • Councillor Martin Dowey, South Ayrshire Council
  • Councillor Brian McGinley, South Ayrshire Council
  • Eileen Howat, Chief Executive, South Ayrshire Council
  • Tim Eltringham, Director of Health & Social Care, South Ayrshire Partnership
  • John Burns, Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Paul Main, Divisional Commander, Police Scotland
  • James Scott, Area Manager, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
  • Allan Comrie, Senior Transport Planner, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • Alyson Russell-Stevenson, Head of Communication and Engagement, Scottish Enterprise
  • Hazel Mathieson, Head of Operations, Skills Development Scotland
  • Heather Dunk, Principle, Ayrshire College
  • Kerry Wallace, Area Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Catriona Morton, District Manager, Jobcentre Plus
  • Valerie Russell, Chief Executive, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Marie Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, Voluntary Action South Ayrshire
  • Dr Joy Tomlinson, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Stewart Donnelly, Chair, Integration Joint Board - South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership

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