Community ConsulTation

How good is Thurso? - March 2018

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During March 2018, Thurso Community Development Trust led widespread community consultation via a public consultation event and online survey using the Place Standard Tool to identify community views and identify priorities. An unexpected yet phenomenal 1,180 people took part in the consultation exercise.

The Place Standard was jointly developed by NHS Health Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Scottish Government. The tool is intended to enable the physical, social and environmental quality of a place to evaluated and initiate positive conversations on how it can be improved.

In addition to a rating being given by respondents on each topic, comments are also invited. In total 1,180 people provided valid responses and made 7,045 comments. Of these responses 60 were made at public engagement community consultation events and the rest gathered from online responses. The level of engagement and quality responses received was wholly unexpected by TCDT. Around 19% of the Thurso population submitted responses. It is therefore felt that these results indicate a significant community engagement exercise. You can read the full and abbreviated reports by clicking on the links below.