ANGUS Campbell, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has thanked members of the public for their engagement in the council’s recent series of budget consultation meetings.
Cllr Campbell said: “This series of meetings has been an extremely useful one for the Comhairle. “Over the course of nine meetings in communities across the islands, we’ve received the kind of honest feedback and constructive criticism that helps to guide us in our decision making process.
“The overall feedback that has emerged from this round of meetings has been that people are realistic about the challenges which face us going forward, and they are sympathetic about the budgetary choices that the Comhairle has to make.
“As has been the case in previous rounds of meetings, the comments and responses received have been invaluable in letting us know what services matter most to members of the public, and how we can best deliver these services within the budget available to us.”
He continued: “This feedback will be taken into account and will form a central part of the decision-making process when the budget is finally set.
“I’d like to offer my thanks to all members of the public who took the time to attend the consultation meetings and engage in this important budget-setting process.”