Your voice is needed

IT’S down to you to make the difference in Carrick.

From last week a major community engagement programme has began with the aim of finding out what you want and, more importantly, fight to implement those wishes.

People throughout Carrick should have been receiving a form or have been stopped in the street to get their views.

A total of 9000 copies of the leaflets were being produced to be handed out throughout the area at local shops, churches, community centres and schools and representatives from Ailsa Horizons and Carrick Community Councils Forum will also be stopping people in the street.

Peter Mason, Forum chair, explained: “It is really important we get a large response and for people to participate as decisions made at Community Planning level affect all of our futures in all our communities.

“By demonstrating your interest, you are actively helping to make a difference in your community. We really want know your views and we promise that they will be noted.”

Surveys are available online by accessing the Forum’s Facebook page, which is growing daily as more and more members join the page.

Social Media officer for the Forum, Ashley Murphy added: “We are targeting 1500 responses across Carrick.

“The survey leads up to big meetings in Maybole and Girvan where Community Planning Partnerships Officers will meeting with the public at Maybole Town Hall and the Carrick Buildings, Girvan.”

Stuart Lindsay of Ailsa Horizons added: “People have already been consulted on this. The CPP and Forum are keen to get past that and do something to address the issues. that have been highlighted already.

“The Forum and the CPP are extremely keen to make the process far more meaningful and this is a real opportunity to get involved and rather than just identify issues, lets produce answers and solutions.

“There is a great need where we need to win over the sceptics who argue that nothing never happens.”

The Community Planning Partnership meetings will be held in October.