Greenock East & Central

Greenock East and Central Locality Plan

The development of this plan, which is available to download on this page, is part of a new approach being adopted by Inverclyde Alliance, the area’s Community Planning Partnership and Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership are working with local communities to plan and deliver services that will make a real difference to the lives of people in Greenock East and Central.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 placed a legal duty on Inverclyde Alliance to demonstrate that it is making a significant difference to the lives of residents through the planning and delivery of local outcomes and the involvement of community bodies at all stages of community planning. In addition, the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) puts in place the legislative framework to integrate health and social care services in Scotland. Section 29(3)(a) of the Act requires each Integration Authority to establish at least two localities within the area.

Both these pieces of legislation have provided the opportunity for Inverclyde Alliance and Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership to develop six locality plans for the localities listed below.

  • Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village
  • Port Glasgow
  • Greenock East and Central
  • Greenock West and Gourock
  • Greenock South and South West
  • Inverkip and Wemyss Bay

The purpose of this locality plan is to outline the key issues in Greenock East and Central that have been identified through the statistical information we hold for this locality, as well as extensive engagement with the community.

The locality plan also identifies a range of actions that will be taken to address these issues by both Inverclyde Alliance and the local community in Greenock East and Central working together.

Locality plans should be informed by communities themselves and work is ongoing to set up locality planning groups who will help us to finalise the development of the plans and work with us to deliver them.

The locality plans, and the locality groups, will help to inform and take forward participatory budgeting (PB) in Inverclyde. PB is a way for people to have a direct say in how local money is spent.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who would like to get actively involved in the way services are delivered in the future and shape how their local community might look in the future.

Public bodies cannot do this alone, we need to listen to what local people say is important to them and include your views as we plan ahead together.