Stromness Folk Have Their Say On The Future Of The Town

‘What Next for Stromness?’ is a joint project between Orkney Islands Council, Stromness Community Council and the Stromness Community Development Trust, facilitated by PAS, a charitable social enterprise which helps communities to have their say in planning matters.

Three drop in days were held in the Warehouse Buildings, Stromness where residents met with the PAS representatives and discussed their ideas for the future of the town.

Stromness plan 1

The aim is to work with the local community to find out what their priorities and aspirations are, and create a shared plan which contains a vision and actions for Stromness for the next 5 to 10 years.

Stromness plan 3

The PAS team continually updated the board to show the main themes which were emerging.

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Events had already been held with local groups, school pupils and businesses – this was now the opportunity for members of the public to have their say – and they did as all three days were busy.

Stromness plan 2

After the Saturday session PAS will return on 13th of June  with a final version  to be presented to the community. Funding options will not be explored until the plans have been firmed up.

Stromness plan 8

Further information on the project is available on Twitter @WNFStromness and on Facebook

Readers of the Orkney News will be aware of the community engagement which went into the planning for Kirkwall with ‘Your Kirkwall’ to Shape Future of Orkney’s Capital and the current work being done in the Stenness area with Stenness and World Heritage Site Active Travel Public Consultation


Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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