Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ask no Questions....

A surprisingly good turn out at the Forth Neighbourhood Partnership
Public Meeting at Telford College last night.

Local groups and organisations including Community Renewal, Libraries,
Granton Churches and North Edinburgh Arts took advantage of the Market
area to set out information stalls and showcase the range of services
available in the ward.

The aim of the meeting was to update on the regeneration projects in
the Forth Ward and the FNP team had pulled all the stops out to ensure
that a good selection of representatives from City Development, Land
owners and Housing Associations were in attendance to do just that.....

This was a well attended meeting – just disgraceful that no opportunity was given to the community, to ask public questions, in what is supposedly a ‘Public Meeting’. After being informed by the Lothian Health representative, that the reent reports of the long awaited Healthcare Partnership Centre have some truthm in that it may be postponed, redued in size – or indeed shelved (as reported in the evening news) !!!
No opportunity to ask any questions about this or the verly slow, to nil pace of investment in the Granton Waterfront.

If Neighbourhood Partnerships are to be successful, we need to be open and transparent, and not be shy or frightened to face the public, and respond to them !

I can only hope the next ‘Public Meeting’ whenever it may be – will have the opportunity for questions to be asked, and answered!

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