In preparation for the City of Edinburgh Council‘s Review of Community and Accessible Transport (CAT), representatives of Third Sector organisations are invited to a Symposium on Monday 20th January.
This is the third of three Symposiums to investigate and discuss issues which will impact upon the formal Review.
Ian Brooke, Deputy Director of EVOC and Chair of the Edinburgh Community Transport Organisers Group (ECTOG) encourages groups to feel welcome to this event and reassured that the voluntary sector is an active and respected partner in this learning process.
“The Council recognises that transport is fundamental to community participation and to the work of the voluntary sector. We want as much preliminary feedback and information from organisations as possible at this early stage, to help shape the formal review. The Symposium on the 20th January is a place to talk about your use of CAT and your needs for the future.”
Who this event is for:
- groups or organisations that use Community & Accessible Transport
- groups or organisations with a bus or vehicle which is dedicated to and run by their service, but which is owned by the Council
Organisations and groups which own and run their own vehicles will not be part of the Review and do not need to attend the Symposium.
Please see the invitation below:
Colleagues: We wish to invite you to a Symposium relating to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Review of Community and Accessible Transport which is currently in its research and evidence gathering stage. This is a vital stage as it is a pre-cursor to forming options upon which we could consult and be accountable.
This Review is complex and wide ranging and hence we wish to access as many viewpoints and perspectives as possible. This is the third Symposium and each time we have broadened the audience, the first was the Council and ECTOG colleagues, the second included wider Third Sector representation, NHS Lothian and a neighbouring local authority. We would welcome your involvement in this third Symposium to help shape ideas and gather further evidence.
Given the size of the likely attendance and to keep the Symposium focused and manageable, we unfortunately will have to restrict attendance to one nominee per organisation.
We trust that you will be able to be represented.
To secure your place, please contact Greer Brook Singh.
The Symposium takes place on Monday 20 January 2014 from 9am to 12.30pm in the Midlothian Suite, Lothian Chambers, George IV Bridge.