Shaping North Ayrshire process
The major inequality is the treatment that it recedives as part of North Ayrshire. The Garnock Valley has been completely excluded from the Ayrshire Growth Deal. £251 milion of investment and nothing for the Garnock Valley. How can this be justified?
There are no strategic plans in the short, medium or long term for the Garnock Valley, which represents approx 16% of the population of North Ayrshire.
The Garnock Valley is being excluded from the regeneration of North Ayrshire, which is a fairly substantial inequality, and a massive breach of the socio-economic duty of North Ayrshire Council.
I think the three current Locality Sub-Groups are still relevant. The themes listed should instead be adapted to become goals for these groups. Moving Around remains at the heart of many issues in the Garnock Valley. This impacts on access to services, employability and relationships within communities. Facilities and Amenities could look at access to services, healthy lifestyles and mental health. Work and Local Communities could look at Financial inclusion, child poverty and relationships within communities. My concern with the suggested themes is that some of them are symptoms of much larger problems rather than problems in and of themselves.
Inequality as I know is not an issue, unless you count that anything that's destined for the garnock valley,has to go to Irvine first, there's your inequality
Inequality of access to transport and employment means low paid work or part-time
is all that is available
It is shocking that there are scant references to Dalry in the Council's planning documents. There appears to be no long-term direction at all, and that means that instead of working towards something you'll spend all your time reacting to events instead and relying on the community to do this instead.
I agree with employability as something that can be assisted with, however if the jobs aren't there then it doesn't matter how well prepared you are.
I would also question the lack of any mention of climate change in this consultation, when considering a) that the Council has declared a climate emergency and b) the opportunities for tourism and better mental health that arise from rewilding, protection of habitats and education about biodiversity.
Support for all families, regardless of income, ability, locale and area of the Garnock Valley.
Public transport, practically non existent in Kilbirnie. Especially to the hospital in Kilmarnock.
No, the data drives us towards those listed in the data analysis. Working on the wider determinants of health such as employment, poverty will ultimately lead to an improvement on health and wellbeing - physical, mental and emotional