Our Place, Our Future


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An area-wide conversation was generated by Our Place Our Future, a project which delved into a wide range of themes from traffic, parking, streets and spaces, to work, care, housing and local amenities.  The first phase was coordinated and delivered by local community planning partnership, the Inverclyde Alliance, with funding support from the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All Scotland.

The Our Place Our Future survey covers 14 key topics - moving around and public transport; traffic, parking, streets and spaces; natural space, play and recreation; facilities and amenities; work and the local economy; housing and community; social interation, identity and belonging; feeling safe; care and maintenance; plus influence and sense of control.

1310 people completed the main survey and an additional 83 young people responded to an adapted survey featuring some of the same questions.  This represents 1.75% of the total population of Inverclyde and is the highest number of respondents Inverclyde Alliance has ever had to an engagement process.

The intial summary results from the engagement for the whole of Inverclyde are available in the documents section of this page.  There is also information for three localities, Port Glasgow, Greenock East and Central and Greenock South and South West.

The feedback, along with a Strategic Needs Assessment analysing data about Inverclyde, has been used to develop the new Local Outcome Improvement Plan for Inverclyde.  This is a high level, strategic document which the Inverclyde Alliance have a duty to publish.  It sets out the vision, priorities and outcomes for all partners, including communities, to work together on achieving. 

The Alliance is also using the feedback in developing the locality plans for Port Glasgow, Greenock East and Central and Greenock South and South West in the first instance.  The partnership has a duty to develop locality plans for the areas experiencing greatest inequalities and our data tells us that it is these areas which need the greatest focus intially.  Further analysis on the Our Place Our Future results for Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay and Greenock West and Gourock will take place over the coming months. 


Page last updated: 27 September 2017