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Council sets Dates for Inverness Ward Forums

Issued: 16 Aug 2007

Ward Forums for each of the Inverness City Wards have now been agreed. Each Forum will provide an opportunity for community representatives and the public to raise local issues and scrutinise Council Service delivery and performance. Each meeting has a particular theme and partners will be invited along where required.

The Councillors who serve each Ward will also be present as well as representatives from Community Councils and the Police.

The meetings will be held in public and there will be a session lasting approximately twenty minutes at the close of each meeting for the public to ask questions. However, it would be very helpful if written questions could be sent to your Ward Manager in advance of the Ward Forums (by post to the Town House, High Street, Inverness, IV1 1JJ or by email to fiona.macbain@highland.gov.uk). This will enable a full answer to be given on the evening and will ensure that the most appropriate representative from Council Services is in attendance.

People with specific needs who wish to attend any of the Ward Forums should contact Fiona MacBain (telephone 01463 724 293) to advise of any requirements. Further information on forthcoming Ward Forums can be found on the Highland Council website, http://www.highland.gov.uk from the home page via "your council Ward".

The details of the Ward Forums that are being arranged are as follows:

Ward Name

Ward Manager

Tel. No.

Venue

Time

Date

Theme

Inverness South

Charles Stephen

01463 724246

Inshes School, Inverness

7.00pm for 7.30pm

20 Aug

Community Infrastructure

Inverness Millburn

Jimmy Flint

01463 724273

Town House, Inverness

7.00pm for 7.30pm

27 Aug

Environmental issues

Aird & Loch Ness

Graham Strachan

01463 724215

Glenurquhart High School, Drumnadrochit

7.00pm for 7.30pm

29 Aug

Loch Ness - A Tourist icon and community resource

Inverness Ness-side

Karen Hamilton

01463 714378

Inverness Royal Academy

7.00pm for 7.30pm

30 Aug

Education

Inverness West

Karen Hamilton

01463 724378

Charleston Academy

7.00pm for 7.30pm

6 Sep

The Impact of Canal Crossings and Associated Roads for Our Ward

Culloden & Ardersier

Charles Stephen

01463 724246

Culloden Academy

7.00pm for 7.30pm

13 Sep

Planning gain and other connected planning issues

Inverness Central

Jimmy Flint

01463 724273

Town House, Inverness

7.00pm for 7.30pm

17 Sept

Flood prevention

David Haas, Inverness City Manager, said: "Ward members have chosen themes for each meeting, based on what members of the public are telling them are the key local issues. A common theme is how we plan to cope with the expansion of Inverness and how we tackle flooding. There is a 20-minute slot at the end of every meeting when members of the public can have their say. All comments will be fed back into the system for consideration by elected members."

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