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PE01862: Introduce community representation on boards of public organisations delivering lifeline services to island communities

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Petitioner: Rona MacKay, Angus Campbell & Naomi Bremner on behalf of Uist Economic Task Force

Status:
Lodged

Date Lodged: 24 March 2021

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce community representation on boards of public organisations delivering lifeline services to island communities, in keeping with the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

Petition History:

Do you agree that local communities should have a voice and control over assets and services which exist to serve them? 

Agree with petition.

John N Macleod

22:15 on 24 Mar 2021

I agree we need more representation

Donald Mac Lean

10:55 on 24 Mar 2021

Bit unfair giving such a tight timeline

John Mac Lennan

8:21 on 24 Mar 2021

These boards need Island representation

Angus MacDonald

21:57 on 23 Mar 2021

I agree that local communities must have more say in decisions that affect them.

Margaret Deyell

21:35 on 23 Mar 2021

No taxation without representation. Islander taxes help pay for the service. They are the primary users. The islands aren't an outpost or a central belt colony. A local voice in the decision making should be minimum requirement.

William Barker

21:23 on 23 Mar 2021

I agree with petition

Teen MacDonald

20:42 on 23 Mar 2021

It is essential and important that local representation is available on these boards to contribute to decisions that affect island issues, needs, and concerns. Vital even to have a representation.

Morag MacAulay

19:50 on 23 Mar 2021

These boards need island representatives

Angus MacDonald

19:35 on 23 Mar 2021

Yes, I agree with this petition.

Kathleen Grace

19:13 on 23 Mar 2021

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