The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has urged residents and organisations in the Western Isles to take the opportunity to contribute to a consultation on the Comhairle’s budgetary plans as part of the Recovery and Renewal for the Islands.

Councillor Roddie Mackay said:  “We are facing extremely challenging financial circumstances in the months and years ahead and I and my fellow councillors would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to look at the proposals and contribute to the process. It really is important that we get  views from  across the community and that people have a say in where we are going as we continue our journey of recovery and renewal.”

Councillor Mackay's comments followed after an earlier media release today (Wednesday September 16) entitled "CNES is Seeking Views on the Draft Recovery Business Plans"

It stated: "Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is providing an opportunity for individuals and organisations to comment on the Draft Recovery Business Plans.

Those who wish to submit comments can do so via the Recovery Business Plans Consultation Survey –

https://cne-siar.gov.uk/have-your-say/consultations/2020/comhairle-corporate-strategy-and-recovery-business-plans/

Paper copies of the survey are available on request by calling 01851 600501.

The consultation closes on Saturday 26th September.

Responses to the survey will be taken into account by the Comhairle when it next considers the draft plans on the 30th of September 2020.