On the back of our successful Stakeholder events and report, we’re delighted to announce that a steering group has been formed!
One of the key themes that came out of the Stakeholder activities and report was that there was a lack of perceived ownership of the Hub. The organisations involved felt that they didn’t have a role in the management, development, or direction of the Hub. Furniture Plus Ltd, who have taken the lead on the Hub Project for the past three years, took the decision that a formal steering group would be more appropriate, and that decisions for the Hub should be made by the group.
So, in October, Fife Council and Furniture Plus reached out to all of our Stakeholders, inviting them to a public meeting, or to fill in a questionnaire, on how we, as a group, could get involved in the planning, delivery and development of the Hub in the future. From that meeting, we are pleased to welcome our new Steering Group:
- CHAIR: Gillian Taylor, Dunfermline Community Manager, Fife Council
- Derek Bottom, Chair of the Dunfermline Local Planning Partnership
- Geoff Cartwright, Chair of the Board of Furniture Plus Ltd
- Shirley Melville, Community Learning and Development Manager, Fife Council
- Kenny Murphy, CEO, Fife Voluntary Action
- Stephanie Plotnikoff, Contracts Manager, Conduit Scotland
- David Redpath, Business Development Manager, CARF
- Dianne Williamson, Senior Health Promotion Officer, NHS Fife
The group will be meeting in November, to discuss the immediate issues of our venue, and will continue to meet to work with the Hub and its stakeholders to develop and deliver an excellent service for the Dunfermline community.
For more information on the Steering Group and how to get involved, please get in touch with Katie Thomson, Advice and Information Coordinator, on 01383 432483.